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Bill 37 a shocking betrayal of health careworkers PDF Print E-mail
Justice News
Thursday, 29 April 2004 01:34
Hospital Employees Union: Legislation introduced today by the Gordon Campbell government that would impose massive wage rollbacks o­n 43,000 hospital and long-term care staff while allowing for the continued privatization of health services is a shocking betrayal of workers, say health unions.

Back-to-work legislation may be brought in against the HEU strike by Wednesday afternoon! The union is widely expected to defy such a law, but to succeed they will need MASSIVE, IMMEDIATE, AND DURABLE SUPPORT from everyone who values unionism, public health care, and/or fairness.

From: HEU CUPE 6142 - Pacific Rim Local
To:
HEU CUPE 6142 Pacific Rim
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2004 9:20 PM
Subject: Fw: [seniorsnetwork-bc] Fw: Massive, Immediate, Durable Support for HEU

Back-to-work legislation may be brought in against the HEU strike by Wednesday afternoon! The union is widely expected to defy such a law, but to succeed they will need MASSIVE, IMMEDIATE, AND DURABLE SUPPORT from everyone who values unionism, public health care, and/or fairness.

If you are o­ne of those people, please

1) plan to spend as much time as you can o­n the HEU lines over the coming week,

2) flood call-in radio shows with calls supporting health care workers,

3) get friends and family to do both 1) and 2),

4) talk to fellow workers about whether they would be willing to lauch a sympathy strike if the government starts jailing HEU leaders/members and using other methods to crush the strike.

Check out www.generalstrikenews.ca



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> News Releases
>
> April 28, 2004
>
> Bill 37 a shocking betrayal of health care workers
>
> Go to http://www.legis.gov.bc.ca/37th5th/1st_read/gov37-1.htm to read
> Bill 37.
>
> Go to http://www.heu.org/2004/nr-04-28-04-betrayal.pdf for the Printer
> Friendly Version
>
> Legislation introduced today by the Gordon Campbell government that would
> impose massive wage rollbacks o­n 43,000 hospital and long-term care staff
> while allowing for the continued privatization of health services is a
> shocking betrayal of workers, say health unions.
>
> "The Campbell Liberals continue to demonstrate nothing but disdain for
> the women and men working o­n health care's front lines," says HEU
> secretary-business manager Chris Allnutt.
>
> "Once again, this premier and his government have callously rewritten the
> law to suit their privatization agenda in health care and violated the
> legal rights of tens of thousands of workers in the process.
>
> "Bill 37 is nothing short of a stinging indictment of this government's
> failure to deal honestly, openly and cooperatively with those who deliver
> health care to British Columbians," adds Allnutt who also speaks for the
> multi-union bargaining association.
>
> Since their election in 2001, the government has used legislation to
> impose agreements o­n doctors, nurses and paramedical professionals and to
> rip up the last collective agreement negotiated by this group of health
> care workers.
>
> But Bill 37 is the first time the Campbell Liberals have imposed wage and
> benefit cuts o­n a group of workers through legislation.
>
> "This is a dangerous piece of legislation which puts the rights of all
> workers at risk and will further deepen the chaos this government has
> inflicted o­n health care over the last three years," says Allnutt.
>
> HEU represents 40,000 workers affected by the contract talks. Ten other
> unions in the bargaining association including the B.C. Government and
> Service Employees' Union and the International Union of Operating
> Engineers represent the remaining 3,000 workers.
>
> Workers covered by the contract talks include hundreds of job
> classifications including LPNs and care aides, lab assistants, x-ray and
> ECG technicians, biomedical engineers, trades, cleaners, dietary workers
> and clerical staff like medical transcriptionists, OR booking clerks and
> unit coordinators.
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