The Day of Action is part of an intensive 8-day lobbying campaign to restore fairness to B.C.'s labour laws.
Health Sciences Association of B.C.
"Years of erosion in our health care system can’t be fixed overnight, but achieving a contract that addresses those issues and supports improvements to the health care service British Columbians expect and deserve will be a priority at the bargaining table." — Val Avery, HSABC President
“For several years, our public health system has been impacted by a critical shortage of sonographers, particularly in northern and remote communities. These new training spaces are an important step forward.” — Val Avery, HSABC President
"We are asking for provisions in the new agreement that better empower workers to identify hazards and recommend solutions." — Andrea Duncan, Chair, CSSBA negotiating team
This shattered the union's goal of raising 30,000 products to match the total collected across the lower mainland last year.
“It’s good to have a government that is taking a comprehensive view of what needs to be done to reduce surgical wait times, and that realizes this extends to reducing wait times for related diagnostic procedures like MRI.” — Val Avery, HSABC President
The recpient will be announced at the HSABC’s 2018 Annual Convention being held April 26–28.
"This partnership with the BC Centre on Substance Use supports social workers, who are critical members of the multidisciplinary care team, to lead research on the clinical approaches to addictions care." — Val Avery, HSABC President
This survey will examine the effects of precarious work, part‐time and casual employment on employees and the continuity of care in the community social services sector.
To register for this workshop, HSABC/NUPGE members can visit http://events.hsabc.org/.
These stories from frontline professionals can help convince the new government that the price of continued inaction is simply too high.
The new team has trained up more than 30 new member engagers, and over the next few months they'll be reaching out to colleagues on the phone, in the worksite and at events.
Health care professionals, including members of the Health Sciences Association of B.C. (HSABC/NUPGE), have stepped up by asking how they can help their colleagues deliver health in affected regions.
"They are joining a union that is a strong advocate for early intervention and specialized services for children to ensure they have the supports and services they need for a strong early start." — Val Avery, HSA BC President
Delegates from around the province will be elected to represent their region at the December conference at the union’s regular fall regional meetings in September and October.
The exceptionally close results mean it’s hard to predict what will happen in the longer term, but the governing agreement between the NDP and the Greens holds significant promise for health care and community social services in B.C.
"Buildings and equipment don't treat patients. Health professionals treat patients." — Val Avery, HSABC President
“New buildings and machines don’t actually treat patients. Health professionals treat patients, and there is a dire shortage of them because their pay has not been competitive for many years." — Val Avery, HSABC President
"We know that patients are waiting months for necessary diagnostic testing, and as long as they don’t get a diagnosis that leads to treatment, their physical condition will continue to deteriorate. It is a short-sighted approach to health care." — Val Avery. HSABC President
"The same survey showed that 62 per cent of members work up to 4 hours of unpaid overtime in a week, and 76 per cent of members are concerned that workload is negatively impacting patients." — Val Avery, HSABC President