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The Remaining Light film in Prince George

The Remaining Light film in Prince George (Part of the Traveling World Community Film Festival)

Date:  Thursday, March 24 @ 12:05 pm
Place:  Prince George Public Library, Bob Harkins Branch

Click here for full festival schedule and ticket information

The Remaining Light premiered at the World Community Film Festival in Vancouver, and we're thrilled to see it travel around the province.

Solidarity rally April 2 at Peace Arch

HSA is joining with unions across British Columbia, Oregon and Washington at a rally to stand in solidarity with workers who are struggling to keep their right to collectively bargain.

UPDATED: Unions lead the fight for womens equality

March 8 marks the 100th Anniversary of International Womens Day.
Just a generation ago, when our mothers entered the workforce, job postings still listed higher wages for men ... -mens rates" ... alongside lower -womens rates," for people working side by side, doing exactly the same job.
While women have fought for and achieved many significant gains, the wage gap between women and men today remains staggering: almost 30 per cent. Women working full-time still only make 70 cents for every dollar men are paid.

International Women's Day - 2011

Vancouver & District Labour Council Women's Committee invites you to:

100 YEARS OF CELEBRATING WOMEN

Thursday, March 3
Doors Open:  5:30 p.m.
Dinner:  6:45 p.m.

Fraserview Hall
8240 Fraser Street

Please see attached poster for more details and to please post.

THE FUTURE OF MEDICARE - A vision for a renewed public health care system

Join Libby Davies, MP and Don Davies, MP, for an important discussion.

Thursday, January 20th:  7pm to 9pm
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
800 East Broadway @ Prince Albert, 1 block east of Fraser

With special guest panelists:

• Megan Leslie and Adrian Dix, Federal NDP and BC NDP Health Critics
• Rachel Tutte, Co-Chair of the BC Health Coalition
• Sylvia MacLeay, President of the Council of Senior Citizens of BC
• Guest speaker from Canadian Doctors for Medicar

Happy holidays from HSA

In past years, the Health Sciences Association has marked the holiday season with cards of thanks and greetings to activists, colleagues, supporters and suppliers to thank you for the work you do with us throughout the year.

A love letter to transition house workers

By Anne Davis
HSA member and transition house worker

The call comes late at night.  A woman is weeping; she says she has been beaten.  Its not the first time and the attacks are more brutal each time.  She is hurting and scared and doesnt know what to do.  She thought her children were sleeping but now she knows the oldest child was awake and listening; he is also hurting and scared.  Her partner has stormed out of the house; she doesnt know when he will return or what his mood will be when he does.  She doesnt know what to do.

National Medicare Week, November 15-20, 2010

This week is National Medicare Week and a time to celebrate a defining feature of Canada.

And this year the timing could not be more critical.

Promoters of for-profit, privatized health care are on the offensive. Key figures in the federal government have made calls to dismantle national Medicare and end federal health transfers to the provinces.

Invitation to November 9 special town hall meeting on the future of health care in Canada

Are you concerned about the BC government's introduction of hospital user fees? Worried about the state of Home and Community Care for seniors and disabilities? Troubled by the growth of for-profit clinics and their legal attack on Medicare?

Federal Liberal Health Critic Ujjal Dosanjh has organized a Special Town Hall meeting on the future of Canadian Health Care to in Vancouver to launch a national dialogue on how to best defend, strengthen and improve the health care system over the course of the next decade.