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New ads show HSA running for the cure

HSA has launched a province-wide ad campaign celebrating our members dedication to finding a cure both in their professions and at Run for the Cure events on October 2.

-Our membership has always been incredibly dedicated to fighting breast cancer," says HSA President Reid Johnson. -They split their efforts between their professional work and volunteer events like Run for the Cure, and our new ads have a memorable way of showing it."

The campaign reaches the public on several levels:

Show your Union Pride!

Join us on the MultiUnion Pride Float:  Sunday, July 31, 2011 at 11:45

Vancouver Pride is in the final year of a three-year theme.

This year you - our Union Activists - will celebrate all you have accomplished and all you have liberated!

For full details and a printer-friendly poster, click here.

Join HSA at Surrey neighbourhood picnic!

Come learn about how you can support community social service workers, who are preparing for job action later this summer. HSA members will be on hand at the Surrey-Fleetwood neighbourhood picnic this weekend, talking to their neighbours about HSA and the struggle of the people who deliver the critical Community Social Services that help make our communities healthy. Those workers are preparing for job action after several months of unsuccessful bargaining for a new collective agreement.

2011 Run for the Cure: Register today for Team HSA

This years annual Run for the Cure, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation's most important fundraiser, is Sunday, October 2.

HSA has supported the run since 1997, and is one of three regional sponsors of the Run for the Cure.  At every step from diagnosis to treatment and recovery, highly trained health science professionals use their expertise to help breast cancer patients.

The union urges HSA members and others to join the HSA team to run or walk for the cure October 2.

Rally to support locked-out Rocky Mountaineer workers

The Great Canadian Railtour Company Ltd., operating as Rocky Mountaineer Vacations, has locked out members of Teamsters Local 31 as of June 21, 2011, affecting 109 on board attendants.

The Teamsters are holding a rally in support of these workers, and welcome support from other union members and the community.

  • Date: Thursday, July 7
  • Time:  4:00 pm
  • Place: 1755 Cottrell Street, Vancouver
    (behind the Home Depot off Terminal Avenue in Vancouver)

HSA conducting phone survey of members May 31-June 15

Beginning May 31, HSA is conducting a phone survey of members in communities around the province.

The survey, which focuses on HSAs communications tools and practices, will be conducted by Viewpoints Research. Callers will contact members at random until 600 interviews are completed. Be assured that members will not be called during Canucks games!

If you are called, please agree to participate. The survey will take approximately 15 minutes, and your views will help HSA plan improvements to The Report, our web site, e-mail bulletins, social media strategy and more.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Building a Fair Tax System

The Vancouver & District Labour Council presents:

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Building a Fair Tax System

  • Date:      Friday, May 27 7-9 p.m.
                  Saturday, May 28 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Location: Auditorium, Maritime Labour Centre
                 1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver 
  • Cost:       $75 for union sponsored delegates
                  $50 for individuals
                  $35 for low wage/student

To register, contact Rachel at the Vancouver and District Labour Council. 604-254-0703  

CORRECTION: April 28: National Day of Mourning for workers killed and injured on the job

On April 28 ... the National Day of Mourning for workers killed and injured on the job ...  HSA President Reid Johnson and the unions Board of Directors joins BC workers mourning for the dead and fighting for the living.

All workers and their families are invited to pay tribute to workers who have been injured or killed on the job, or stricken with occupational disease.

April 28, 2011
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Hastings Park
Vancouver, BC

BC Health Coalition Action Alert: Join public health care supporters at all candidates' debates scheduled for the Esquimalt ... Juan de Fuca riding!

The upcoming federal election is an enormous opportunity for British Columbians who want their universal public health care system to be strengthened and protected.
 
At upcoming debates, candidates from Esquimalt ... Juan de Fuca will be answering questions about the issues that voters care about most. Lets make sure that public health care is top of mind for all candidates!

Local scheduled debates:

LANGFORD
When: Monday, April 18, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Where: Isabelle Reader Theatre, Spencer Middle School, (1026 Goldstream Ave)