'Our members have waited 17 months to see a reasonable monetary offer from SAHO and ... they’re still waiting.' - SGEU negotiator Bonnie Erickson.
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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Transfer of patients to 'community-based spaces' a privatization scheme, critics say.
'It's not worth the paper it's written on. - Elisabeth Ballermann.
Public Health Agency of Canada says pregnant women, people with chronic conditions, children six months to five years old, people living in remote communities and health care workers will be invited to get vaccinated first.
'A meeting of all DynaLIFE Dx HSAA members will be scheduled very shortly for the purpose of communicating particulars of the tentative agreement.' Updated
'After 13 days of bargaining, the team has negotiated a three-year collective agreement which will expire on March 31, 2011.'
November conference will set the stage for negotiations to replace the current collective agreement which expires on March 31, 2010.
Bad faith by the Brad Wall government is apparent at the bargaining table and in the passage of unfair 'essential services' legislation.
The money will go towards purchasing vaccine, anti-viral drugs, masks, gloves and gowns, as well as hiring more staff to care for the sick.
NUPGE has already asked the Public Health Agency of Canada to issue 'fit-tested NIOSH approved N95 respirators' to all health care workers exposed to the H1N1 flu virus.