November 19, 2012

Limited job action continues in Community Health

VANCOUVER—Workers in community health continued limited job action last week, with over 60 BCGEU members picketing in Cranbrook on Wednesday. Over 200 union members were impacted by the strike at the Cranbrook Health Unit and Cranbrook Home Support.

Striking workers want to send a message to health employers and to the BC Liberal government: it’s time for a fair deal.

November 13, 2012

Strong support for Health Care Workers

VANCOUVER—Hundreds rallied in support of health care workers last Wednesday afternoon and sent a strong message to Christy Clark and the BC Liberals: “health care workers deserve a fair deal too!”

The rally was held for the 70,000 BC health workers who are still without a contract and have been without one for more than ten months now.

Both CUPE BC president Barry O’Neill and CUPE National president Paul Moist attended the rally to show their support for the 1,000 CUPE workers in the health sector.

November 6, 2012

Job action in community health

VANCOUVER–The Community Bargaining Association (CBA) reviewed the employer's latest offer and although a wage increase is included in the offer, it is tied securely to a corresponding "offset" (cost savings) from the collective agreement.  The offset is matched by the employer to provide the wage increase.  There is no guarantee built into the proposal that the wage increase will not be eroded in the future by increases to the cost of the provisions where the 'savings' were proposed.

November 5, 2012

Rally for Health Care - November 7

70,000 BC health care workers are still without new collective agreements.

It’s time for a fair and reasonable deal.

November 1, 2012

Health care unions calls strike vote after negotiations break off for health science professionals

VANCOUVER - After seven months of bargaining, the province’s health science professionals – the modern health care team that delivers the diagnostic, clinical and rehabilitation services British Columbians rely on for their health – are taking a strike vote.

November 1, 2012

Community Health Bargaining talks stall and limited job action to commence

The Community Bargaining Association (CBA) has reviewed the employer's latest offer and has determined that there is no reason to return to the bargaining table at this time. 

HEABC continues to hold the position that an increase in wages must be accompanied by an offset found within the collective agreement.

November 1, 2012

More tricks and no treats for health science professionals

VANCOUVER—The government announced yesterday through the Health Employers’ Association of BC (HEABC) that bargaining a fair collective agreement for health science professionals – who have been without a contract since April 2012 – is not on the agenda.

October 31, 2012

Health science professionals table wage increase proposal

VANCOUVER—After more than six months of talks, the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSBPA) today tabled a wage proposal in contract discussions with the Health Emplo

October 10, 2012

Two weeks scheduled for health science professionals bargaining

VANCOUVER—In the wake of tentative agreements reached in the master provincial government workers’ (BCGEU) and nurses’ bargaining (NBA), the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) and Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) return to the bargaining table this week.

October 3, 2012

Members of the Community Health Services and Support sector vote in favour of job action

VANCOUVER—Members of the Community Bargaining Association (CBA) voted 86 per cent in favour of job action after more than six months of negotiations.