December 10, 2012

HSBPA Bargaining Update: Health science professionals call off job action

Vancouver— The Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) has called off rotating strikes planned for this week.

Following three round-the-clock days of talks mediated by veteran labour mediator Vince Ready, the government tabled a proposal just before midnight Saturday for a wage increase and massive concessions.

December 7, 2012

Health science professionals plan continuation of rotating strikes

VANCOUVER - Health science professionals began rotating strikes yesterday to put pressure on government to get serious about bargaining a new collective agreement with the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA).

Yesterday pharmacists reduced services to essential services only, while today public health inspectors and licensing officers are reducing their services to essential services only.

December 7, 2012

New dates scheduled for Community Health bargaining

VANCOUVER—Community Health bargaining will pause for the holiday season, but is scheduled to resume January 7, 2013.

December 5, 2012

Health Science Professionals set to continue job action Thursday

VANCOUVER—After nine months of bargaining health science professionals are frustrated with the lack of progress in bargaining and lack of willingness from the employer to negotiate a fair and reasonable agreement.

December 3, 2012

Rotating strikes planned for Thursday, Friday as health science professionals pressure for a new union contract

VANCOUVER-As health science professionals return to the bargaining table today, plans to begin rotating strikes have been delayed one day to demonstrate good faith in the bargaining process. Talks between the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association and Health Employers Association of BC are scheduled to continue through the week.

November 28, 2012

Rotating Strike Action in Community Health

VANCOUVER— CUPE 15 members who work at the Vancouver Costal Health Authority and the Robert and Lily Lee Family Community Health Centre, took action today (Nov.28) to show their employer and the BC government that health workers are serious about getting back to the table to negotiate a fair and reasonable agreement. 

More than 14,000 community health care workers are still without a contract after more than ten months of bargaining.

November 27, 2012

New bargaining dates set for community health sector

VANCOUVER— The Community Bargaining Association (CBA) has agreed to reconvene bargaining on December 10 in Vancouver. There will be no job action that week.

If an agreement is not reached rotating strike action will continue the week of December 17.

November 23, 2012

Health science professionals issue strike notice after employers pull a no-show at scheduled bargaining

VANCOUVER-- Bargaining for a new contract for BC’s health science professionals was to resume yesterday for the first time since health science professionals delivered a 90 percent strike vote to support the bargaining committee’s proposals for a fair and reasonable collective agreement. Bargaining had broken off October 31.

The employers’ bargaining agent, Health Employers’ Association of BC (HEABC), called the unions back to bargain Thursday. But as hour after hour passed, the employer did not make an appearance at the bargaining table.

November 23, 2012

Talks resumed this week; rotating strikes continue

Vancouver- The Community Bargaining Association (CBA) met in Vancouver this week, but no progress was made. The CBA and the Health Employers' Association of BC (HEABC) are seeking additional dates.

CUPE members were picketed out today by Community Health workers in Vancouver Coastal Health Authority in Richmond and North Vancouver.

November 20, 2012

Health science professionals vote 90 per cent in favour of striking

VANCOUVER—Health science professionals have delivered a resounding 90 percent strike vote to back their bargaining committee in negotiations with BC’s health employers.