January 2012

Nova Scotia Citizens' Health Network holds town halls on the future of health care in Canada

Public invited to town hall meetings on the future of health care.

Bridgewater (24 Jan. 2012) - On Jan. 19, in Bridgewater, the Nova Scotia Citizens' Health Care Network kicked off the first in a series of traveling town hall meetings discussing the 2014 Health Accord and the future of public health care. There will be four town halls in total: Bridgewater, Truro, Berwick and Tatamagouche.

Licensed and Registered Practical Nurses urge Premiers to agree on key principles to protect and strengthen public Medicare

Members of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) gathered in Victoria this week to discuss the ongoing Health Accord negotiations and various labour relations and professional practice issues. They were joined by representatives from the B.C Hospital Employees' Union.

Cease and desist: HSABC files policy grievance to stop wage rollback for pharmacists

"There’s absolutely no question HEABC’s notice to cut pharmacists’ wages by 9 to 14 per cent is short-sighted and ill-considered.” - Jeanne Meyers, Executive Director, HSABC/NUPGE.

Vancouver (19 Jan. 2012) - Hospital pharmacists across B.C. are protesting a surprise unilateral announcement rolling back their wages and aggravating a critical recruitment and retention crisis.