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You are invited to Health Care Drinks

Health Care Drinks is a fun and fabulous networking opportunity for those who want to connect with others to help protect and improve our amazing Canadian health care system - as a professional health worker, an advocate or as a user!

Whatever your reason for coming - to meet doctors and nurses and lab techs and pharmacists and others in the sector, or to get inspired in your activism to protect Medicare - we invite you to come.

Sisters in Spirit vigils Oct 4


The sixth annual Sisters in Spirit Vigil will take place October 4 across Canada to honour murdered and missing Aboriginal women and their families.

Running for the cure: HSA members make a difference

Hundreds of HSA members across the province participated in Sunday's Run for the Cure. HSA is a proud regional sponsor of the Run for the Cure. Send us your photos! If we use your photo on our website or in The Report magazine, we'll send you a gift package.

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Why CETA is a bad idea for Canada

Canada and the European Union are negotiating a new Comprehensive Trade Agreement (CETA). This is a big deal for Canada, and so far, negotiations have been quietly taking place behind closed doors.

If CETA is signed, it will:

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)