NSGEU/NUPGE members employed by District Health Authorities go into conciliation to achieve improved working conditions.
The Canadian Health Professionals Secretariat (CHPS) is a national advocacy body that represents 100,000 unionized health professionals who deliver the diagnostic, clinical, rehabilitation and preventative services that are essential to timely and quality health care.
Some of the highly trained professionals represented by CHPS include medical laboratory technologists, physiotherapists, social workers, pharmacists, occupational therapists, dieticians and psychologists. These professionals work in hospitals, long-term care facilities, mental health services, laboratories, home care services and public health agencies.
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“Tire experts will say the same thing; if you want the best tire in all kinds of winter driving conditions, you need winter tires, not all season tires,” says Chacun.
"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).
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.
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).
“Mr. Drummond wants to take an axe to public services, ignore tax fairness, and actively kill jobs by taking money out of communities." Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President OPSEU/NUPGE
National Union urges Ministers of Health to take strong action to build and expand upon a national publicly funded and delivered mental health system.
"It’s difficult to hear the health CEOs crying poor when they can afford to spend millions on consultants. And I’m disappointed they would treat their employees – the very heart of the health system – with such disrespect."
Rather than spending wildly on no-strings attached corporate tax cuts, Harper could have provided tax refunds to corporations after they actually created jobs; instead, job-killers like Caterpillar take our tax money and run.
By James Clancy
National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE)
“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.”
Burnaby (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.