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Caring for a living, with a big heart

December 1, 2004
The Report: December 2004 vol.25 num.6 by LAURA BUSHEIKIN

HSA members going the distance

December 1, 2004
The Report: December 2004 vol.25 num.6 by CINDY STEWART

Ensuring a safe workplace

December 1, 2004
The Report: December 2004 vol.25 num.6 What obligation is there on my employer to maintain a safe workplace?

Fighting breast cancer with help from skilled colleagues

December 1, 2004
The Report: December 2004 vol.25 num.6 by LAURA BUSHEIKIN verything has been great ... Ive been lucky," says laboratory technologist Katie Fulop. It may come as a surprise to know that with these upbeat words she is describing her experience with breast cancer.

HSA and Vancouver Coastal Health agree on adjustment plan for lab redesign

November 23, 2004
HSA - VCHA (Joint Bulletin)BL10015 HSA and VCHA are pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached on a without prejudice basis, for a number of measures designed to mitigate the impact of laboratory restructuring. Restructuring will occur in the laboratories at Lions Gate Hospital, Richmond Hospital, Vancouver Hospital - 12th and Oak Pavilions, and Vancouver Hospital - UBC Pavilions.

2005 OH&S Steward Training

November 16, 2004
EB04-16 HSA is offering two 2-day basic OH&S steward workshops on: Workshop 1: January 31st and February 1st, 2005 Workshop 2: February 28th and March 1st, 2005

Deadline to submit extended health receipts extended to November 15

October 29, 2004
BL10010 All HSA members covered by the paramedical professional collective agreement are encouraged to submit any unclaimed receipts for extended healthcare benefits incurred by members or dependents between May 5 and December 31, 2003 to Pacific Blue Cross no later than November 15, 2004 in order to receive reimbursement. The deadline has been extended one month to November 15 because of administrative delays.

Paramedical professionals ratify contract

September 28, 2004
BL10000 Paramedical professionals have voted 92 per cent in favour of the tentative contract reached this summer between the Paramedical Professional Bargaining Association (PPBA) and the Health Employers' Association of BC (HEABC). "Clearly, paramedical professionals recognized that this was the best contract possible given the current political climate," says Ron Ohmart, chief negotiator for the PPBA.

Important reminder re: extended health care receipts from May 5 - December 31, 2003

September 21, 2004
BL9995 All HSA members covered by the paramedical professional collective agreement are reminded that any unclaimed receipts for extended healthcare benefits incurred between May 5 and December 31, 2003 must be submitted to Pacific Blue Cross no later than October 15, 2004 in order to receive reimbursement.

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