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Rally for fairness tomorrow

November 27, 2012
Come join 2000 delegates to the BC Federation of Labour convention to call for fairness for all workers: DATE: Wednesday, November 28 TIME: noon -- convene between East and West Vancouver Convention buildings, 1055 Canada Place noon-12:30pm -- march to Vancouver Art Gallery

Community health services and support workers strike at VCMHS; community social services workers strike at Cameray Family and Community Services

November 27, 2012
Community social services workers (represented by HSA) are on strike tomorrow, as are community health services and support workers (represented by CUPE) at Vancouver Community Mental Health. (HSA also represents health science professionals at VCMHS, who are not on strike.)   Community health services and support  

Union ready to strike

November 23, 2012
Cariboo Press / Vernon Morning Star Health science professionals have delivered a 90 per cent strike vote to back their bargaining committee in negotiations with B.C.'s health employers.

Health science professionals issue strike notice after employers pull a no-show at scheduled bargaining

November 23, 2012
Bargaining for a new contract for BCs health science professionals was to resume yesterday for the first time since health science professionals delivered a 90 per cent strike vote to support the bargaining committees proposals for a fair and reasonable collective agreement. Bargaining had broken off October 31.

Health sciences move toward job action

November 21, 2012
Kamloops Daily News Job action could be looming in the health-care sector after members of the Health Sciences Association voted 90 per cent in favour of a strike. Association president Reid Johnson said talks between the association and the province are tentatively expected to resume Thursday or Friday. "These are some of the smartest people in health care and we've got a 90-per-cent strike vote. That says something," he said Tuesday.

BC Strike Vote HSA

November 20, 2012
Canadian Press Job action could be looming in the health care sector after members of the Health Sciences Association voted 90 per cent in favour of a strike.  Association president Reid Johnson says his members are seeking a fair and reasonable wage increase and refuses to respond to requests for costing on budget-saving measures. 

Health science professionals vote 90 per cent in favour of striking

November 19, 2012
For immediate release: November 19, 2012   Health science professionals have delivered a resounding 90 per cent strike vote to back their bargaining committee in negotiations with BCs health employers.

Community social service workers striking in Surrey Nov. 15; targeting Minister of Children and Families

November 14, 2012
Community social service workers who provide counselling, mental health, transition housing, but also family, children and immigrant services in Surrey will be on strike tomorrow. HSA members are not directly affected by strike action on November 15 ... but please show your solidarity on your personal time by supporting the protest.

Locations for Health Science Professionals strike vote meetings

November 13, 2012
UPDATED November 14, 2012 at  5:32 pm HSA has been at the bargaining table for seven months working to negotiate a new collective agreement. Talks broke down October 31. After seven months, the HEABC and the government have nothing to offer: No response to a wage demand. No response to repeated requests for costing on budget saving measures, including reorganizations and wellness programs. No agreement to proposals to reduce the risks to patients and health care professionals, who currently do not have sufficient sleeping hours free from call.

Community social services workers on strike in the Okanagan and Cariboo today & tomorrow

November 13, 2012
Community social services workers from agencies that support children and adults with developmental disabilities and provide numerous other community services will be on strike this week in the Okanagan (Vernon, Armstrong) and the Cariboo (Quesnel, Williams Lake). Striking workers want to send a message to the B.C. Liberal government: stop putting vulnerable families last!