The Canadian Press

2001-06-20 | Emergency-Session-Bruce-Cool

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BC Labor Minister Graham Bruce said on June 20th Bill Two did not ram through a collective agreement in either the nurses or the technicians strikes. Instead, Bruce said it imposed a needed "time-out" from job action that was putting the health and safety of British Columbians at risk. (Bruce said as a result of the strikes by nurses and technicians, approximately 63-hundred surgeries were cancelled between April and mid-June. Both the nurses and the health professionals previously turned down wage offers that would have set them up as the highest paid in their fields in Canada.)

Date: 2001-06-20
Placeline: Victoria, BC, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 35 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << we want to cool off the situation so that parties can get back to the bargaining table and so they can successfully conclude a negotiated agreement just because it's imperative for our healthcare system that all parties that are in this dispute understand the exhibitions understand the degree of concern that's been expressed by the minister of health regards to the situation in our in our hospitals today we must ask upon them to come back to the table through this act to once again resume negotiations so that we can settle this matter >>

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