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“This is the first sign we’ve seen that HEABC has been given the green light to be at the bargaining table to negotiate,” Johnson said.
Vancouver (09 March 2012) - On Mar. 6, the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) announced that it was rescinding the plan to roll back the temporary market adjustment for pharmacists.
Health Sciences Association of BC President Reid Johnson applauded the efforts of hospital pharmacists across the province who spoke out against the nine to 14 per cent wage rollback planned for April 1, 2012.
Health-care professionals held information pickets across Alberta on Wednesday to protest contract cuts and rollbacks.
Edmonton (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.
Bargaining continues for HSAA/NUPGE members employed by Carewest.
Edmonton (20 Jan. 2012) - The Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA/NUPGE) exchanged initial proposals on Oct. 11, 2011 with the bargaining representatives of Carewest and met several times throughout November.
HSAA EMS members negotiate new working conditions.
Edmonton (3 Jan. 2012) - A tentative agreement was reached for members of the Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA/NUPGE) employed by Stettler Emergency Medical Services (EMS) following two days of mediation in December.
The Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA/NUPGE) helped raise $97,000 to an outdoor hockey rink for Lubicon Cree in Northern Alberta.
"We know that the provincial economy has been doing well, yet the wealth is still shared by a minority. You see the richest 1% in Alberta making 18 times more than the bottom 90%. This is categorically unfair." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
Alberta Labour Relations Board rules against AUPE's application to take over bargaining rights.
Shows strong correlation between unions and better wages, improved workplace safety, and greater equality.
The fact such an organization is recommending higher taxes for corporations and the wealthy shows how bad inequality has become.