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Rally at Legislature Tuesday to support BC's teachers

HSA members  are encouraged to join the rally in Victoria tomorrow (Tuesday, March 6) to oppose Bill 22 and to support a fair and negotiated agreement for BC teachers.

  • Date:  Tuesday, March 6, 2012
  • Time: 11:00 am gather at Centennial Square, Victoria BC
             12:00 pm Rally at the BC Legislature

 

 

 

UPDATED EVENTS: March 8: Unions are leading the fight for womens equality

International Womens Day: When our mothers entered the workforce a generation ago, 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.

BC Teachers Federation and B.C. Federation of Labour to rally in Victoria next week to oppose Bill 22 and to support a fair and negotiated agreement for BC teachers

The BC Teachers Federation (BCTF) and the B.C. Federation of Labour today announced they will be holding a Rally at the BC Legislature next week.

-Teachers are tremendously heartened by the solidarity and support we have felt coming from union members all across BC," said BCTF President Susan Lambert.

-People understand that Bill 22 threatens the quality of public education for their children and grandchildren. Its just the latest example of this governments assault on all public services in BC."

Wear PINK against bullying! February 29

HSA is proud to support Pink Shirt Day in BC on February 29, and encourages members to show our solidarity by wearing pink on Wednesday.

The Pink Shirt Day initiative, originating in support for bullied youth, has grown to encompass concerns regarding violence in society as a whole. In particular, awareness is growing about bullying in workplaces.

HSA advocates for workplaces free of bullying and urges employers to view the elimination of bullying as a cornerstone of their programs for overall safety and prevention of violence.

Teachers must be supported: A statement from BC's labour leaders

On Thursday, February 23, Education Minister George Abbott announced he was instructing his staff to unilaterally draft legislation that would impose a contract on BCs teachers. This legislation is expected as early as Monday.

Premier Clark claims that there is a crisis, that there is no way forward, and that legislation will end the dispute and restore normalcy to our schools. Minister Abbott is wrong on all three counts.

December 6: Ending violence against women

December 6 marks the anniversary of the Montréal massacre of 14 young women at the École Polytechnique.

Violence against women continues to be a serious issue in Canada:

December 1: World AIDS Day highlights need for continued action

In 2009, a global survey found that fifty per cent of educated youths admit they dont know enough about HIV and AIDS, according to AIESEC International, the worlds largest student organization.

However, in the decade since the United Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS was signed in 2001, HIV infections have been reduced by 17 per cent, according to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the World Health Organization.

HSA members working to support people living with HIV and AIDS know that there are more people than ever living with HIV in BC.

HSA members urged to vote in municipal election

On Saturday, November 19, 2011 British Columbians head to the polls to elect mayors, municipal councillors, school trustees, and regional district representatives.

These local representatives make decisions that affect our everyday lives, and play a critical role in making our neighbourhoods, towns, and regions places where we want to live.  Local politicians are also an important voice for our communities with higher levels of government, speaking up for communities on important local, provincial and federal issues. 

CAMRT contest: Vote for your favourite videos & photos during Medical Radiation Technology Week!

Have you seen this amazing video by Vancouver General Hospital CT techs Michael Banting and Allen Miller?

Its a finalist in the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologys Very Image of Care contest. The video features CT techs, MRI techs, X-ray techs, nuclear medicine techs, and radiation therapists at Vancouver General Hospital and BC Cancer Agency (Vancouver Cancer Centre).