February 2012

Bargaining begins for B.C. health science professionals

"We are in a challenging bargaining climate, and we are in for a difficult round of negotiations,” Meyers said.

Vancouver (28 Feb. 2012) - Bargaining for a new collective agreement for B.C.’s 17,000 health science professionals got underway on Feb. 27 in Vancouver. The Health Sciences Association of B.C. (HSABC/NUPGE) is the lead union in the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA).

HSAA members ask Alberta Health Services and Covenant Health "Where's the fairness?"

Health-care professionals held information pickets across Alberta on Wednesday to protest contract cuts and rollbacks.

health sciences association of alberta (HSAA/NUPGE) logoEdmonton (24 Feb. 2012) - Health care professionals represented by the Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA/NUPGE) held information pickets across Alberta on Feb. 23 to show dissatisfaction with employer proposals in bargaining. 

Health professionals in B.C. head into bargaining for new contract

Health science professionals begin negotiations for a new collective agreement next week.

Vancouver (24 Feb. 2012) - Health science professionals will be looking for strong indications early on that government and its bargaining agent, Health Employers’ Association of BC (HEABC), are prepared to address fundamental issues, said Reid Johnson, President, Health Sciences Association of B.C. (HSABC/NUPGE).

Health unions seek “fair and reasonable” settlement as talks begin

“It’s important that health employers recognize the sacrifices that workers have had to make in previous rounds of bargaining and that we reach a fair deal that compensates these losses.”

BCGEU logoBurnaby (08 Feb. 2012) - Unions representing 43,000 B.C. health care workers met with employers and government to begin negotiations for a new collective agreement yesterday.