Monday, July 02, 2007

‘Miracle’ needed to avoiding Saskatchewan health strike

From the Saskatoon Star Phoenix:
It would take “a miracle,” to avoid a strike by 2,700 health workers across Saskatchewan Tuesday, according to their union.

Bargaining officials from the union and the province’s health regions failed to meet, let alone reach an agreement, over the Canada Day long weekend.

Chris Driol, president of the Health Sciences Association of Saskatchewan, said Monday afternoon that “unless a miracle happens in the next 15 hours,” at least some professionals will walk off the job this morning.

It’s feared a walkout could cripple Saskatchewan’s health system, halting all non-emergency surgeries and impacting the dispensing of drugs in hospitals and long-term care homes. ...more

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