“Music therapy is one of the therapies that is the first to go when health authorities look for cost savings,” said HSABC President Reid Johnson. “It’s seen as a ‘frill service,’ but the value of the therapy proves otherwise.”
"Islanders expect and deserve quality health care services. They should not have to accept a significant reduction in vital services because of poor fiscal management on the part of government." - Shelley Ward, President PEIUPSE.
“This is the first sign we’ve seen that HEABC has been given the green light to be at the bargaining table to negotiate,” Johnson said.
Vancouver (09 March 2012) - On Mar. 6, the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) announced that it was rescinding the plan to roll back the temporary market adjustment for pharmacists.
Health Sciences Association of BC President Reid Johnson applauded the efforts of hospital pharmacists across the province who spoke out against the nine to 14 per cent wage rollback planned for April 1, 2012.
Women in Canada and the U.S. have not been in this much danger for a generation.
Toronto (8 Mar. 2012) - Heather Mallick is a Canadian journalist and author who has been a guest speaker at several National Union Women's Conferences. Below is her article posted in the Toronto Star on March 6, 2012:
Thursday is International Women’s Day. Women in Canada and the U.S. have not been in this much danger for a generation.
“When, because of traditions, social taboos or simple prejudice, half of the world’s population is prevented from making its contribution to the life of a nation, the economy will suffer.”
NSGEU/NUPGE members employed by District Health Authorities go into conciliation to achieve improved working conditions.
“Tire experts will say the same thing; if you want the best tire in all kinds of winter driving conditions, you need winter tires, not all season tires,” says Chacun.
"We are in a challenging bargaining climate, and we are in for a difficult round of negotiations,” Meyers said.
Vancouver (28 Feb. 2012) - Bargaining for a new collective agreement for B.C.’s 17,000 health science professionals got underway on Feb. 27 in Vancouver. The Health Sciences Association of B.C. (HSABC/NUPGE) is the lead union in the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA).
Health-care professionals held information pickets across Alberta on Wednesday to protest contract cuts and rollbacks.
Edmonton (24 Feb. 2012) - Health care professionals represented by the Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA/NUPGE) held information pickets across Alberta on Feb. 23 to show dissatisfaction with employer proposals in bargaining.
Health science professionals begin negotiations for a new collective agreement next week.
Vancouver (24 Feb. 2012) - Health science professionals will be looking for strong indications early on that government and its bargaining agent, Health Employers’ Association of BC (HEABC), are prepared to address fundamental issues, said Reid Johnson, President, Health Sciences Association of B.C. (HSABC/NUPGE).