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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.

Please dont shop at PriceSmart!

February 21, 2006
A message from the employees of Save-On Foods in Surrey. Download PDF

Community health talks at loggerheads

February 17, 2006
Let's bargain through the weekend, unions urge.

Progress in health science professional talks slow

February 17, 2006
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.

'Modest' proposal really indecent

February 17, 2006
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

Scheduling, hours of work in the spotlight at community health talks

February 15, 2006
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

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation seeks CIBC Run for the Cure volunteers

February 14, 2006
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