2006: News Archive

A message from the employees of Save-On Foods in Surrey. Download PDF

After a slow start to negotiations last week, Ron Ohmart, HSAs Executive Director ... Labour Relations and chief negotiator for the Paramedical Professional Bargaining Association and the union bargaining committee welcomed a comprehensive list of proposals tabled by HEABC Monday morning. -We are pleased the employer has tabled proposals that will allow for meaningful discussion at the table. I am...

It was deja vu all over again at the bargaining table this week. While the Union Bargaining Association tabled proposals on employment continuity, the employers representatives continued to dig in with demands for concessions. Download full version of this bulletin

After four days of bargaining between the Paramedical Professional BargainingAssociation and Health Employers\ Association of BC, PPBA Chief Negotiator andHealth Sciences Association\s Executive Director of Labour Relations Ron Ohmart reportsthat bargaining has got off to a slow start.

Let's bargain through the weekend, unions urge.

The crucial issues of scheduling and hours of work for home support workers dominated negotiations with health employers as talks for a new contract for 13,000 community health employees resumed February 14 in Vancouver. Download full text as PDF

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, BC/Yukon Chapter is currently looking for two key, community-minded volunteers to help make the Sunday, October 1, 2006 Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure happen in Kelowna and Vancouver. CBCF BC/Yukon Chapter seeks a Co-Run Director volunteer in Kelowna CBCF BC/Yukon Chapter seeks a Co-Run Director volunteer in Vancouver

Bargaining for health science professionals began today with opening remarks from Cindy Stewart, president of HSA and Louise Simard, CEO of the Health Employers Association of BC. Download full text as PDF

The UBA bargaining team has tabled proposals aimed at rebuilding the community social services workforce. Download full text of this bulletin

Due to increased demand for steward training, HSA is offering the following courses: Steward Training Level 1 (3-day workshops): May 1, 2, & 3, 2006 OH&S Steward Training - Basic (2-day workshops): May 8 & 9, 2006 2006 OH&S Steward Training - Advanced (2-day workshops): April 24 and 25, 2006 (deadline for registration is April 3, 2006), some spots still...