“It’s a half-hour drive from Chilliwack to the hospital in Abbotsford. This may not seem like a big deal – but when you’re in rehab therapy, that can seem like an insurmountable difficulty,” HSABC President Reid Johnson said.
The intolerance that is often at the root of internal displacement and refugee flows is also present in some of the countries that refugees flee to. Instead of finding empathy and understanding, they are often met with mistrust or scorn.
Bargaining continues for HSAA/NUPGE members employed by Canadian Blood Services.
Edmonton (19 June 2012) - The Health Services Association of Alberta (HSAA/NUPGE) bargaining unit for Canadian Blood Services (CBS) reports significant progress being made at the negotiating table.
Bargaining for 1300 health care workers stalls in PEI.
Charlottetown (19 June 2012) - Discussions to determine a collective agreement between PEI Union of Public and Private Sector Employees (PEIUPSE/NUPGE) health bargaining unit and Health PEI have stalled. The two parties bargained for six days and had agreement on a number of non-economic issues.
“Our members are the second-lowest paid CMHA employees in the province,” said Tischa Forster, OPSEU Local President. “The employer’s offer doesn’t come close to the industry norms for mental health professionals performing this work.”
Arbitrator awards 7.5 per cent increase over three years to Capital Health health care employees in NSGEU/NUPGE (Local 42); reaffirms principle of leading acute-care wages at CDHA.
Halifax (15 June 2012) - Arbitrator Tom Kuttner today awarded a 7.5 per cent increase over three years to all Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union (NSGEU/NUPGE) health care workers employed by Captial Health (Local 42).
Workers approve contract at three health authorities in Nova Scotia.
Halifax (15 June 2012) - Members of the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union (NSGEU/NUPGE) members who provide clerical services for the South Shore Health Authority, South West Health Authority and Annapolis Valley Health Authority have voted in favour of the tentative agreement.
National Union young workers from across Canada are meeting in Ottawa to strategize how to build a future with economic justice for all.
Stand up for democracy by joining the June 13 protest agains tthe Conservative's budget bill.
Essential services protocol finalized in B.C. but negotiations continue for government workers.
Vancouver (08 June 2012) - Since talks broke down at the end of March 2012, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU/NUPGE) master bargaining committee has been meeting with the employer to reach an agreement about essential service staffing levels if the union engages in job action.