After numerous delays, community social services workers in B.C. can expect job action to commence in August. The majority of essential services levels are now established
The minister can take steps to cut surgical wait times and ease emergency room congestion by expanding home and residential care to seniors and investing in multi-disciplinary health centres.
As of January 1 the new living wage bylaw takes effect in the City of New Westminster, the first of its kind in Canada. Now, the Township of Esquimalt is positioned to follow suit.
The B.C. government’s fee increases for people living in long-term care facilities, which came into effect on January 1, 2010, have hurt residents and family members and it will only get worse.
Job security and expanded employment opportunities are the main focus as bargaining resumes with health employers.
The two-year agreement protects wages and health benefits, expands options for workers during restructuring, and provides increases for targeted job categories.