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Province allows LPNs to charge bargaining units

April 15, 2013
Province allows LPNs to charge bargaining units

The BC government has responded to union calls and enacted a bill that allows licensed practical nurses to change bargaining units. The BC Nurses Union delivered poster boards covered in signatures to the government’s downtown Vancouver cabinet offices last Friday. They called for the province to enact bill 18, which expands the definition of the [...]

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Nurses union complains about working conditions

March 14, 2013
Nurses union complains about working conditions

Nurses are leaving BC’s Childrens and Women’s hospitals in droves according to the union.  BC Nurses Union President Deb McPherson says a number of concerns expressed for years by nurses at the hospitals are being ignored. “We decided that maybe we needed to shine a little spotlight on what used to be the beacon of [...]

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“In bargaining and politics nothing is ever really dead.”

March 9, 2013
“In bargaining and politics nothing is ever really dead.”

That from the BC Nurses Union when asked if any talks will continue to get a contract extension. Talks broke down last weekend after Premier Christy Clark went public with a desire to get nurses signed to a ten year deal. BCNU President Deb McPherson says she wants four years, not ten, “A ten year [...]

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BCNU union friction

March 8, 2013
BCNU union friction

Despite several raids on other unions and criticism from labour leaders, the president of the BC nurses union says she is a team player.  Deb Mcpherson says she takes issue with accusation the BCNU is ‘cozy with the province, “The BC nurses union is a non-partisan organization and we work with which ever government is in [...]

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Health Sciences Association says BCNU working on another raid

January 17, 2013

Fresh off of plucking licensed practical nurses from the Hospital Employees Union the BC Nurses union has launched another raid.  Health Sciences Association President Reid Johnson says the BCNU is trying to grab about 60 registered psychiatric nurses at Royal Columbian Hospital.  “The BCNU has raided our members that work there who are registered psychiatric [...]

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