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HSA kicks off 35th annual convention Friday, April 7

The Health Sciences Association of BC (HSA) will kick off its 35th annual convention Friday, April 7 at the Hilton Metrotown Hotel in Burnaby.

HSA represents health science professionals who provide diagnostic, rehabilitation and clinical services in the health care system. HSA also represents workers in the community social services and community health care.

More than 200 delegates will participate in the two-day convention.
 
Highlights of the convention include:

Friday, April 7

NUPGE International Women's Day Message - The Struggle for Equality Continues

Ottawa (22 Feb. 2006) - International Women's Day (IWD) is the story of ordinary women as makers of history. It is rooted in the centuries old struggle of women seeking to participate in society on an equal footing with men.

The idea of an IWD (March 8) first arose at the turn of the century, which in the industrialized world was a period of expansion and turbulence, booming population growth and radical ideologies.

NUPGE gender equality success

10th Annual Labour Community Christmas Dinners

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The 10th Annual Labour Community Christmas Dinners will be held on Saturday, December 24th, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Whalley Legion Hall in Surrey and the Maritime Labour Centre in Vancouver.

There are many ways that HSA members can help.

HSA members wishing to make a donation can send cheques payable to:

Labour Community Christmas Dinner
c/o Angela Schira, Secretary-Treasurer
BC Federation of Labour
#200 - 5118 Joyce Street
Vancouver, BC V5R 4H1

Central American tour planned to learn about HSA-supported projects

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Solidarity is more than making donations. Personal contact and relationships between people from the north and the south can be as important as money.

Are you interested in learning first hand about the projects HSA supports in Central America? Would you like to see for yourself the reality for the majority of the population in Central America? Are you ready for a life changing experience?

Labour Day rally to support locked-out and striking workers

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Labour Day is not just another holiday, and HSA is encouraging all members to remember the struggles of working people before us that have helped achieve things like the 40-hour work week, minimum wage, and protection from occupational hazards this weekend.

In the Lower Mainland, the BC Federation of Labour is holding a Labour Day rally in support of locked-out Telus and CBC and striking Teck-Cominco workers, to be held Monday, Sept. 5 at 12 noon across from the Telus Building at the corner of Kingsway and Boundary in Burnaby.