"Years of erosion in our health care system can’t be fixed overnight, but achieving a contract that addresses those issues and supports improvements to the health care service British Columbians expect and deserve will be a priority at the bargaining table." — Val Avery, HSABC President
Health Sciences Association of B.C.
“For several years, our public health system has been impacted by a critical shortage of sonographers, particularly in northern and remote communities. These new training spaces are an important step forward.” — Val Avery, HSABC President
"We are asking for provisions in the new agreement that better empower workers to identify hazards and recommend solutions." — Andrea Duncan, Chair, CSSBA negotiating team
This shattered the union's goal of raising 30,000 products to match the total collected across the lower mainland last year.
“It’s good to have a government that is taking a comprehensive view of what needs to be done to reduce surgical wait times, and that realizes this extends to reducing wait times for related diagnostic procedures like MRI.” — Val Avery, HSABC President
The recpient will be announced at the HSABC’s 2018 Annual Convention being held April 26–28.
"This partnership with the BC Centre on Substance Use supports social workers, who are critical members of the multidisciplinary care team, to lead research on the clinical approaches to addictions care." — Val Avery, HSABC President
This survey will examine the effects of precarious work, part‐time and casual employment on employees and the continuity of care in the community social services sector.
To register for this workshop, HSABC/NUPGE members can visit http://events.hsabc.org/.
These stories from frontline professionals can help convince the new government that the price of continued inaction is simply too high.