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BC Health Coalition Action Alert: Join public health care supporters at all candidates' debates scheduled for the Vancouver Island North 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 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:

CAMPBELL RIVER

When: Wednesday, April 20th, 1:00PM
Where: Seniors Centre, 1426 Ironwood St

WE ARE ONE! Solidarity rally at Peace Arch Park this Saturday, April 2

Right wing governments are using the economic downturn to attack collective agreements and workers' right. 

The B.C. Federation of Labour stands in solidarity with our brothers and sisters under attack by the Republican government of Wisconsin.

The -Budget Repair Bill" adopted by the states House of Representatives includes draconian measures that eliminate fundamental rights of Wisconsin public employees, cut real wages and attempt to destroy their unions. 

March 26 - Community Social Services Walk in Victoria

Members on Vancouver Island are invited to participate in a walk and rally for community social services planned for Victoria on March 26.

The walk is an all-inclusive celebration to raise awareness about the vital role of community social services. The walk will commence & end at Centennial Square.

Date: Saturday, March 26, 2011
Place: Centennial Square, Victoria
Start Time: 11:00 am

Welcoming remarks: Michael "Mickey" Cook, Namgis First Nation (Alert Bay Region)

Urgent meeting re: anti-union agenda in Wisconsin

Following the US election, the Republican right launched an all-out attack on trade union and collective bargaining rights.  While other states have initiated anti-union legislation, Wisconsin has been the front-line of the assault, and a symbol of resistance to the conservative agenda. 

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.