Delay in redesign of allied professional leadership structure a welcome for HSABC health professionals

HSABC/NUPGE pleased with redesign postponement.

Vancouver (9 Dec. 2011) - In October, the Vancouver Coastal Health announced it was postponing its third of three Working Group Sessions to a later date. It has now announced the session will be delayed into January.

Health Sciences Association of B.C. (HSABC/NUPGE) membership services coordinator Kathy McLennan said the Health Science Professionals’ Bargaining Association welcomes this postponement. “VCH caused much uncertainty and worry with their announcement in August that it plans to redesign the Allied Health Professional Leadership structure,” she said.

“Our members are aware that this is an initiative of Vancouver Coastal Health; this is not a collaborative project with HSABC/NUPGE or the Health Science Professionals’ Bargaining Association,” she added. “HSABC/NUPGE and HSPBA are working to protect members’ rights throughout this employer-initiated process.”

To keep updated on this process, members are encouraged to visit the union's website for further information. Members may also send questions to the union via this email address.

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