Many B.C. nurses are outraged by the government's
legislation to impose a contract that 96% (20,000)
said no to.
This government shows contempt and disrespect for the
very nurses that have been subsidizing the health care
system on our backs for too long.
The government has broken it's promise to the people
of B.C. about improving health care thereby placing our
patients in more jepordy by this action.
They even extened the cooling off period so the nurses
cannot do any legal protest until they have pushed
through the legislation.
This government offers up misleading information to the public
regarding an offer that they claim is on parity with the
Alberta nurses however it is not. The offer is $57 million
less than what nurses in Alberta begin earning April 1,2001.
The initial wage increase April 1, 2001 in this imposed
contract will be 2%. That is chump change for a front line
general duty level 6 nurse making $26.50 (Canadian).
There are also consessions regarding casual call in
by senority and removal of designated days off from
part time workers.
Our Premier Hon. Gordon Campbell has said he wants
to make B.C. a magnet for nurses to come to. Would you
want to work here? If not please let him know and his
team why you would not come to B.C.
Hon. Gordon Campbell Premier
fax: 250 387-0087
po Box 9041
STN Prov GOVT
Victoria, B.C. Canada V8W 9E1
Hon. Colin Hansen Minister of Health Services
Phone: 250 953-3547
fax: 250 356-9587
po box 9050
STN Prov GOVT
Victoria, B. C. Canada V8W 9E2
Hon. Graham Bruce
Minister of Skills Development and Labour
Phone: 250 356 6348
Fax:250 356 356 6595
Po Box 9052
STN PROV GOVT
Victoria B.C. Canada V8W 9E2
If you want more information visit the BCNU web site or give
them a call at 604-433-2268
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