"These specialists are often unrecognized by the public as an essential part of the health care team because most of their work is carried out behind the scenes," said Furlong.
"The public sector offers good paying jobs, effective social programs, and public policy that not only generates wealth in the province but ensures that wealth is fairly distributed.” - PEIUPSE President Shelley Ward.
We are at a time in our history, I believe, where we are on the doorstep of enormous change." - HSABC President, Reid Johnson.
Vancouver (20 April 2012) - Members of the Health Sciences Association of British Columbia (HSABC/NUPGE), the union delivering modern health care that represents health sciences professionals who deliver diagnosis, treatment and recovery in BC’s hospitals and communities, is meeting over the weekend at its 41st annual convention in Vancouver.
“The economy is still in the tank. Nothing in the provincial budget leads me to believe we are on the road to job creation to enhance fairness,” said Thomas. “Though we do have a tremendous fight on our hands, we are up to the challenge.”
Slow progress is being made in bargaining for health science professionals in B.C.
Vancouver (18 April 2012) - Bargaining at the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) table continues to make slow but steady progress, Chief Negotiator Jeanne Meyers reported.
Like most public sector union contracts in the province, the agreement expired March 31, 2012.
"Today’s cuts to Aboriginal health and well-being will be tomorrow’s burden.” - Jeannette Corbiere Lavell, president of NWAC.
NUPGE’s ACWI members become Women 4 Change activists as part of the All Together Now! campaign on April 23-24, 2012.
“We want C4Ps to focus on a positive message which talks about the impact workplace pensions have in providing seniors with decent retirement income as well as creating a strong and healthy economy.”
HSAA/NUPGE members employed by AHS/Covenant Health start voting on tentative agreement.
Edmonton (16 April 2012) - On March 22, the Health Sciences ASsociation of Alberta reached a tentative agreement with Alberta Health Services and Covenant Health. The bargaining committee has recommended approval of the new contract.
For the first time, NSGEU/NUPGE representatives will share in the decision-making about the plan’s assets and will have a say about what to do if the plan is over or underfunded.