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Scholarships and bursaries available for HSA members and their families

HSA is offering scholarships and bursaries to all members and their children. We will be awarding ten scholarships for full-time studies, twenty bursaries for full-time studies and two aboriginal scholarships.

The criteria and details are set out on the application forms. To obtain a copy please see the HSA website: www.hsabc.org or contact your chief steward.

Reminder: HSA election campaign school

There will be elections at all 3 levels of government during the next 18 months. A federal election is expected to be called in early 2008. Municipal and school board elections will be held in November, 2008. The provincial election is scheduled for May, 2009.

If you want to help elect representatives who will support public health care and community social services, or are considering possibly running for elected office yourself, then HSAs non-partisan campaign school is for you!

Campaign School Dates: January 31 & February 1, 2008

HSA election campaign school

There will be elections at all 3 levels of government during the next 18 months. A federal election is expected to be called in early 2008. Municipal and school board elections will be held in November, 2008. The provincial election is scheduled for May, 2009.

If you want to help elect representatives who will support public health care and community social services, or are considering possibly running for elected office yourself, then HSAs non-partisan campaign school is for you!

Campaign School Dates: January 31 & February 1, 2008

Workshop reminder

There isstill room available in the two-day OH&S Steward Training workshop on November26 & 27, 2007. Please register as soon as possible if you are interested inattending this workshop.

OH&S Steward Training:
November 26 and 27, 2007

2008 Canadian Labour Congress WINTER SCHOOL

One of Canadas best labour schools, held at Harrison Hot Springs, in January and February 2008

The CLC Winter School offers a wide variety of week-long, quality labour orientated courses. Past HSA participants have rated the courses and the experience highly. The school offers an opportunity to meet people from other unions and workplaces across BC. To support HSAs ability to represent HSA members effectively and to help build a stronger union, members and/or stewards can apply to take courses chosen to meet these objectives.

Supervisors in the Union

HSA is offering two one-day workshops this Fall:

Dates:  Friday, November 23, 2007
           Thursday, November 29, 2007

Place:   HSA Office, 300 - 5118 Joyce Street, Vancouver

HSA members who work in a supervisory role will have the opportunity to attend a one-day workshop at the HSA office.

Fall 2007 Steward Training Level 1 - Make your HSA team the best it can be!

Stewards play a vital role in the union.  Particularly important is the stewards role in contract interpretation, organizing and the grievance procedure.  In recognition of the need for educating new stewards in these areas, HSA is offering a 3-day Steward Training ... Level 1 workshop at the HSA office this fall:

Dates:  October 29, 30 & 31, 2007
Location: HSA Office, 300 ... 5118 Joyce Street, Vancouver

HSA offers scholarships for Summer Institute for Union Women

HSA offers scholarships for Summer Institute for Union Women
-Strong Women Taking Action"

July 4 - 8, 2007 ... Victoria

The BC Summer Institute for Union Women offers an intensive week of learning within a supportive environment where union women can develop skills as workers, activists and leaders.