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Unions await mediator's recommendations aimed at settling contract at Deltassist

August 23, 2002
Mediator Grant MacArthur is poised to issue recommendations to settle a collective agreement at Deltassist Family and Community Services. Two unions, the Health Sciences Association (HSA) and the Canadian Autoworkers Union (CAW) represent about 40 employees at Deltassist. HSA negotiator Dave Martin said following two days of mediation last week around a framework settlement agreement devised by the mediator, very few issues remain outstanding.

LRB decision on seniority now available

August 22, 2002
Late Tuesday afternoon the Labour Relations Board issued its written decision setting the boundaries for new expanded seniority lists in the health care sector. This follows an oral decision delivered Friday. The decision is available for download as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file, with an accompanying separate appendix listing worksites by area.

Fall occupational health and safety courses

July 18, 2002
EB02.15 HSA is offering Basic and Advanced OH&S courses this fall. Courses will be held at the HSA Office, 300 - 5118 Joyce St., Vancouver. HSA BASIC OH&S COURSE Occupational health and safety issues are very important to HSA members. OH&S Stewards have a vital role in promoting a safe work environment and helping to prevent injuries. This workshop will be participatory and discussion oriented. We urge you to bring examples from your workplace for discussion.

Health and social service cuts: members share ideas on fighting back

July 1, 2002
The Report: July / August 2002 vol.23 num.3 ision. Values. Voice. It was the theme of the Health Sciences Association's 31st annual convention held in Burnaby April 11 to 13.

The Liberals' health plan: senseless, shortsighted

July 1, 2002
The Report: July / August 2002 vol.23 num.3 Seth Klein, the BC Director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, recently spoke to the Canadian College of Health Care Executives, BC Lower Mainland Chapter about health care policy in British Columbia. In his presentation, he outlined the weaknesses in the government’s reform approaches. The following are some excerpts from his presentation.

Continuing coverage for security of mind

July 1, 2002
The Report: July / August 2002 vol.23 num.3

"Review" shouldn't mean loss of services

July 1, 2002
The Report: July / August 2002 vol.23 num.3 by CINDY STEWART ince the provincial government began its overhaul of our health care system, health care unions and advocacy groups have been anticipating a massive privatization of services.

We <i>do</i> have the power

July 1, 2002
The Report: July / August 2002 vol.23 num.3 by JACKIE SPAIN

Maternity leave for part-time employees

July 1, 2002
The Report: July / August 2002 vol.23 num.3 by BRUCE WILKINS