Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Network see proposed changes to the Health Services and Insurance Act as significant step forward.
In bargaining since 2011, HSAA/NUPGE members look to mediator for assistance.
Edmonton (28 June 2012) - The Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA/NUPGE) has requested the assistance of a mediator in contract talks with Carewest. Recent contract talks have not progressed sufficiently toward a settlement.
Eight-nine per cent of the ballots cast were in favour of a strike.
Mediation hopes to resolve impasse between BCGEU/NUPGE members at Pine Acres and the employer, Westbank First Nation.
Employer seeks massive concessions and jeopardizes seniors’ care.
Hopefully, the result of this vote will help the employer realize we are miles apart on what the parties see as a fair offer," says Trent Edwards, SGEU negotiating committee co-chair.
Regina (26 June 2012) - Workers at the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency rejected a final offer from the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations (SAHO) but are extending an invitation to work with a mediator to find solutions to the bargaining impasse.
“The government is trying to save money by sending inappropriate inspectors out to conduct inspections they are not trained for,” says Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President. “This completely undermines the process.”
Improvements included in tentative agreement with Calgary Laboratory Services.
NSGEU/NUPGE members at VON improve working conditions in new agreements.
“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.