First contract provides improvements to working conditions and wages.
130 health care workers to be laid off at Spring Valley care home
Vancouver (10 May 2012) - One hundred and thirty health care aids and health care assistants at the Spring Valley seniors' home in Kelowna, British Columbia have received lay off notices.
"Licensed and registered practical nurses play an important role in keeping our health care system running effectively and ensure patients receive care with dignity and respect," says James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
“This award reflects the value of our front-line health care members, and recognizes the importance of the work they do,” Thomas said.
NAPE/NUPGE certified to represent home care workers with Exploits Homecare Agenc.
Bargaining resumes at the end of May for community health workers in B.C.
“Instead of recognizing the value of this important work, the employer wants to slash what few benefits these workers have." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
“We are ready to get to the bargaining table to negotiate collective agreements that reflect the value of the vital services our members provide to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.”
Members of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) gathered in Victoria this week to discuss the ongoing Health Accord negotiations and various labour relations and professional practice issues. They were joined by representatives from the B.C Hospital Employees' Union.
Climate impacts like floods, heat waves, damaging storms and diseases like West Nile Virus have recently been shown to have a huge health care cost.