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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 5, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE May Hospital officials warned labor unions to get tough BUILDING may be held back in most places b> high material prices and scarce mortgage money, but it's booming in one Tallahassee, Fla backyard Shawn Peddie, 11 right foreground, is strawbossing the con- struction of a tree house to end all tree houses Shawn is trj ing to bring the neighborhood project in for under sfoo VANCOUVER If Canadian hospital administrations and governing boards think labor relations are tough today, they ve been served notice here this week that things will get one hprk of a lot worse before they get better The warning came from someone who should know what he s talking about William Rolfe, assistant director of labor relations for the British Columbia Hospital Association a man who has been involved in collective bargaining for years, on the labor side of the hospital bargaining table, until he as sumed his present job late last year Addressing a meeting of hospital administrators during the annual convention of the Canadian College of Health Service Executives at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Tuesday Mr Rolfe told his audience to expect three major trends to disconcert them in the immediate future numerous and more aggressive labor union inroads into hitherto non- unionized non-and semi- professional hospital work forces right across the na- tion emergence of the first bargaining units for mid man- agement level employees, in the more major hospital and population centres for the time being efforts on the part of such groups as interns, residents, dentists and phar- macists employed by hospitals hopefully on an m- plant or house union basis without coalescing of such units between health institutions in the same community Mr Rolfe also predicted a nation-wide surge of union militancy among registered and licensed practical nurses, starting almost immediately in all parts of Canada after its recent emergency in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Ontario "It is a bygone conclusion that nurses are too professional to said Mr Rolfe "It's a foregone conclusion that they will take industrial action In British Columbia this has been demonstrated by a rank- and-file membership attitude which "suddenly refused to follow the more conservative 'tea-and-sympathy' leadership group in the profession during the last confrontation" and the writing is on the wall for the rest of Canada, the labor expert said Money and inflation are only partly to blame for the three indicated trends, Mr Rolfe WHERE SMART WOMEN SHOP Pre-Summer TOP and PANT event! It's the sale of the season, this week only... a rare opportunity to brighten up your wardrobe at prices too good to miss! V TOPS Assorted geometries and flower prints in polyester and cotton. S-M-L. 5.00 PANTS Jeans, Cottons, Polyester and Knits. Pull- 'ons. fly fronts in patterns and plains. Sizes 6-20 10.00 FOR BEST SELECTION SHOP EARLY WHILE QUANTITIES LAST SATISFACTION GUARANTEED OR MONEY REFUNDED MORE THAN 300 STORES COAST TO COAST TO SERVE YOU SfTTfR 508 4th Avenue South Tel: 32S-2653 College Mall 20th Ave. Mayor Magrath Drive Tel: 328-7011 said A major cause is the fact that hospital managements have too otten dealt unfairly with their work forces in the past and are now reaping the harvest of their attitudes of yesteryear The labor relations expert recounted how on many occasions he witnessed inconsiderate or unfair treatment of hospital em- ployees before he joined the hospital associationn pointing up the dichotomy between what hospitals were doing for their patients and what they were doing to their staff "If there is one message I d hope to impart on you here said Mr Rolfe "it would be that those working in hospitals have a right to representation by the labor movement and that they also have a right to satisfaction, dignity and treatment in the fashion you and I would expect to re- ceive Mr Rolfe said he was aware that his opinion could result in hospital criticism that he was a "union lover But I can tell you that that is the thinking of the 1930s and 1940s and just is not relevant any longer Debate A debate among local candidates in the July 8 federal election continues tonight on CJOC television Part two of the four-part debate is scheduled to appear at 11 40 p m The debates are 15-mmute segments of a pre- recorded one-hour discussion Participating in the segments labelled Confrontation" are Progressive Conservative Ken Hurlburt, New Democrat Bessie Annand, Social Credit candidate Vern Young and Liberal Sven Encksen, all contesting the Lethbridge riding Parts three and four will appear Thursday and Friday night In Spring a young artist's fancy can turn in some strange directions, as demon- strated by student works on display at the San Francisco Aft Institute At right, Doreen Schecter makes a point possibly for acupuncture with bristling fakir on a bed of nails A "puzzle sculpture" of auto tires and cut-up telephone poles, below left, proves absorbing Right up to date, a group student effort in stacking oil barrels is entitled "Monument to the Energy Crisis" (Photos by John Arms) New isolationism wave U.S. threat ANNAPOLIS, Md (AP) President Nixon told graduating United States Naval Academy midshipmen today that "a new wave of isolationism" poses one of the greatest dangers facing the US Defending his policy of de- tente the president said "In our era American isolation could easily lead to global de- struction Nixon said that the U S can- not retreat into isolation from world responsibilities because the alternative to detente is a runaway arms race, a return to constant confrontation and a "shattering setback to our hopes for building a new struc- ture of peace in the world Women injured in mishaps A 22 year old Lethbridge woman was treated for abrasions and shock and kept overnight in St Michael's Hospital after she fell out of a car travelling between 20 and 25 m ph Wendy Sorrell, 1107 13th St S fell out of the car Tuesday on the 300 block of 3rd St S. The car was driven by Barry Lou Banack. Suite 104. 1013 27th St AN In another accident at 2nd Avenue and 8th Street S a vehicle driven bv Paul Sue Ing. 43. of 1514 29th St. S was in collision with a car driven by Lauchie Champney. 31. of 1732 16Ui Ave S There was damage and Ester Champney, a passenger in the Champney vehicle, received superficial injuries Laura Baird, 58. of Granum received cats to her forehead and hands following an accident at 8th Avenue and 17th Street S The Baird vehicle was in collision with a vehicle driven by Dan Magistad. 20, of Suite 5, 2240 Mayor Magrath Drive Following the collision the Baird vehicle swung around and struck a tree There was damage In another accident Tuesday a vehicle driven by Lloyd Fredericks. 43, of 419 14th St S was in collision with a car driven by Henry Giesbrechi, 76. of 1103 13th St S The accident occurred at 5 Stli .Street and 9th Avenue S and there was damage But he said detente does not mean the U S should become involved in the domestic affairs of other countries In clear references to the controversy over emigration of Soviet Jews, Nixon said "We would not welcome the intervention of their countries in our domestic affairs, and we cannot expect them to be co-operative when we seek to intervene directly in theirs MUST PREVENT WAR "We cannot gear our foreign policy to transformation of other societies In the nuclear age. bur first responsibility must be the prevention of a war that could destroy all so- cieties he said Nixon said his trip to the Middle East beginning next week "will provide an opportunity to explore with the leaders of the nations I shall visit ways in which we can continue our progress for permanent peace in that area (1-3 Year Term) GUARANTEED SAVINGS CERTIFICATES Interest payable monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or compounded to maturity. 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