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Talking about Health Care

As health care professionals, HSA members have a great deal of expertise to contribute to the current public discussion about the future of public health care.   As individuals, we have many questions and concerns about where Premier Campbell intends to take our health care system, and what it will mean for our communities, our families and ourselves.

Labour Studies Program - Capilano College - Fall 2006

Please check out the variety of courses offered by the Capilano College Labour Studies Program for the Fall of 2006  The instructors and staff are members of unions in British Columbias public sector.  In 2005, the Labour Studies program celebrated its 30th anniversary of developing, promoting and offering union education.  Participant feedback indicates these courses provide valuable information, and are facilitated by instructors that have an incredible amount of knowledge.

Last chance for Steward Training Sept. 18 - 20

There is still room available in HSA's Steward Training Level 1 workshop  beginning September 18.  Members who need this training should be aware that this is the only time this workshop is scheduled this fall. Please register as soon as possible since space is limited.

In addition, Occupational Health and Safety stewards are reminded of the two-day Basic Training Workshop scheduled for:

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Fall 2006 Steward Training Level 1

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:

Victoria Labour Council Labour Education Weekend May 6 and 7

The Victoria Labour Council is offering four labour education workshops the weekend of May 6 and 7 at Camosun College, Inter-Urban Campus, 4461 Interurban Road, Victoria. Deadline for registration is April 20.

Times:
Registration at 8:30 a.m.
Saturday, May 6: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (lunch provided)
Sunday, May 7: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Additional steward workshops scheduled

Due to increased demand for steward training, HSA is offering the following courses:

Steward Training Level 1 (3-day workshops):

  • May 1, 2, & 3, 2006

OH&S Steward Training - Basic (2-day workshops):

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; ten bursaries for full-time studies; five bursaries for part-time studies and two aboriginal scholarships.

The criteria and details are set out on the application forms. To obtain a copy please download the applications below or contact your chief steward who will have a copy of these forms.