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The $1 Billion Question

February 28, 2006
In preparation for the 2006 negotiations, unions consulted extensively with our members. You said strongly that you wanted your bargaining committee to negotiate fair wages, safe workplaces, improve benefits, improve work-life balance and provide job security. Download full version as PDF

NUPGE International Women's Day Message - The Struggle for Equality Continues

February 28, 2006
Ottawa (22 Feb. 2006) - International Women's Day (IWD) is the story of ordinary women as makers of history. It is rooted in the centuries old struggle of women seeking to participate in society on an equal footing with men. The idea of an IWD (March 8) first arose at the turn of the century, which in the industrialized world was a period of expansion and turbulence, booming population growth and radical ideologies. NUPGE gender equality success

Government should strengthen new workplace hazard prevention rules: CLC

February 24, 2006
OTTAWA (CLC) ... Next Tuesday, February 28, is the internationally-recognized Repetitive Strain Injury Awareness Day. On this occasion, working people are counting on the federal government to follow through with promised new regulations to prevent the scourge of workplace injuries known as RSIs (repetitive strain injuries). Download full text of CLC communiqué

Health science professional unions to table monetary proposal Monday

February 24, 2006
As the second week of bargaining for a new collective agreement for British Columbia\s 13,000 health science professionals concluded Friday, talks were progressing steadily.

HSA to represent 226 Cardiology Technologists

February 23, 2006
The BC Labour Relations Board has ruled that Cardiology Technologists, including Electrodiagnostic Technologists are appropriately represented by HSA. The Board found that HSA, HEU and HEABC did not oppose that Cardiology Technologists should be transferred from the facilities sub-sector bargaining unit to the paramedical professional bargaining unit.

Community health unions table wage package

February 23, 2006
Contract talks for 13,000 community health workers are focused thisweek on compensation issues as the unions outlined their plan for a fair pay boost along with measures to make up for lost ground.

Essential to your health: see the ads

February 23, 2006
HSA is raising awareness and seeking support for a fair contract for these critical members of the health care team in highly specialized disciplines covered by the contract. A series of newspaper ads and bus signs across the province promotes the value of health science professionals to patients and their families from diagnosis to recovery.

Rachel Tutte to represent Region 6 on HSA Board of Directors

February 22, 2006
HSA members in Region 6 have acclaimed Rachel Tutte as their representative to HSAs Board of Directors. She was acclaimed after the February 21, 2006 deadline passed with no further nominations.

Three candidates seek to represent HSA members in Region 3

February 22, 2006
During the next several weeks HSA members in Region 3 will have an opportunity to elect their representative on the HSA Board of Directors. Nominations for the position closed on February 21 with three members declaring their candidacy: Tanis Blomly, a recreation therapist at Eagle Ridge Hospital; Susan Hearsey, a physiotherapist at Burnaby Hospital, and Bruce MacDonald, a social worker at Royal Columbian Hospital.

Employer tables proposals at health science professionals negotiations

February 21, 2006
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 optimistic that now that both parties have a common understanding of each others objectives we will be able to make some progress in contract talks," Ohmart said.