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Members identify wages as top bargaining priority for 2001

The Report: January / February 2001 vol.22 num.1

In mid-November, when delegates to HSAs paramedical professional bargaining conference sat down to their first day, they faced two immense tasks. The first was examining and evaluating over 600 proposals submitted by members from around the province. The second was narrowing the list of proposals, and setting strategic priorities for bargaining in order to give the bargaining committee a clear mandate for this round of negotiations.

Study finds radiographers at risk

The Report: January / February 2001 vol.22 num.1

by RACHEL NOTLEY

Medical radiation technologists tend to experience symptoms of respiratory illness at a higher rate than do physiotherapists. Thats the conclusion of a recent comparative study by researchers at UBC.

Working together to reduce workplace injuries

The Report: January / February 2001 vol.22 num.1

Members identify workload, ergonomics as key issues

by YUKIE KURAHASHI

Every day, each cytotechnologist at the BC Cancer Agency's Cervical Cancer Screening Program scrutinizes 85 slides, with the knowledge that each slide may carry information that could profoundly affect the life of a woman somewhere in the province.

HSA continues fight for better wages, working conditions

The Report: November / December 2000 vol.21 num.6

by KELLY FINLAYSON

The health care system in the Central Vancouver Island Region continues to struggle. We can only hope that the next round of bargaining will bring substantial improvements, for the sake of the public, as well as for health care workers who have been fighting a losing battle to provide quality services under deteriorating work conditions.

Supervisory "due diligence"

The Report: November / December 2000 vol.21 num.6

by RACHEL NOTLEY

Does "due diligence" under the revised Workers' Compensation Act increase supervisory responsibility or liability?

Regional Meetings build strength

The Report: November / December 2000 vol.21 num.6

by CINDY STEWART

Meeting rooms in nine communities around the province: $5,000.
Members wage replacement: over $50,000.
Hearing first hand from activists about the issues they care about: priceless.

I cant think of a better way to describe how I feel about the importance of the HSA Regional Meetings that are held every fall.

Standing up for members' rights

The Report: November / December 2000 vol.21 num.6

HSAs executive staff are the Executive Director of Labour Relations, Executive Director of Operations, Executive Assistant / Human Resources Coordinator ... and their secretarial support.

Executive Director of Labour Relations
The Executive Director of Labour Relations is one of the two senior executive staff positions in HSA and reports directly to the President.