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A new home, with room to grow

HSA REPORT, DECEMBER 2014

By Val Avery, President

HSA's first office was a little place on Kingsway.

As the number of members grew steadily, so did the need to find new space. We soon moved to an office on Hastings at Boundary, staying there until 1994, when we moved to Metrotown. Only a few years later, in 1998, we moved to the offices many of you know on Joyce Street.

Now, it's time to move again.

HSA is moving

Please make a note of our contact information effective Jan. 5, 2015:

Health Sciences Association of BC
180 East Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC
V3L 0G7

New Phone: 604 517 0994 / toll free 800 663 2017
New Fax: 604 515 8889 / toll free 800 663 6119

Join the Fairness Express!

NUPGE’s “Fairness Express” bus will be touring BC from August 16th to September 21st.  The Fairness Express is part of our National Union’s ongoing campaign to promote income equality, fair taxation, and the value of public services and unions. 

Regional conference gives BCFED province-wide focus

BC Fed regional conference

HSA REPORT, JUNE 2014

"We need to be the BC Federation of Labour – not the Downtown Vancouver Federation of Labour."

That's how Jim Sinclair, BC Fed President, opened The fourth BC Federation of Labour Regional Conference was held June 6-7 in Kimberley. He was remembering the words of a delegate to the convention that saw the Federation move from annual to biannual conventions.

Rally Thursday to support teachers

BC's labour leaders have issued a statement of solidarity with BC’s teachers, who started full-scale strike action across the province today, and are organizing a solidarity rally for Thursday, June 19.

Teachers are holding strong against the BC Liberal government’s assault on our public education system. We need to send a clear message to Christy Clark and the BC Liberals that they must respect the work of our teachers and negotiate a settlement in good faith.

The B.C. Federation of Labour and the BC Teachers’ Federation are co-hosting a rally:

Celebrating International Women's Day - Inspiring Change

Thursday March 6 and Friday March 7, 2014
HSA Head office

HSA invites women in our union to join us for two days of sharing to celebrate International Women’s Day.  HSA is providing the opportunity for members to participate in a workshop that combines attending IWD events and in-house HSA training.
           
Learn about:
• the significance of International Women’s Day
• women’s struggles and achievement
• the history of women in politics and the labour movement 

Celebrate Labour Day with BC's unions

BC's unions invite you to the Annual Labour Day Picnic Monday, September 2 at 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.at John Hendy Park at Trout Lake in Vancouver.

The famil-oriented day will feature music by Jim Byrnes, No Sinner, and Bend Sinister

By sktrain: get off at Broadway Station. The park is at 12th Avenue and Grandview Highway.

Free hot dogs, face painting , and kids' games along with community and union information booths.

Come out and celebrate unions, who brought us the weekend!

Take time to vote Tuesday May 14th

HSA members are urged to vote in the provincial election. The outcome of this election will have a profound effect on the health care and community services our members provide, as well as other public services that our families, friends and communities rely on.

Tuesday, May 14th is BC's provincial Election Day. Polls are open that day from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Pacific Time).

Right to time off

Vote early in the provincial election

HSA members are urged to vote in the provincial election. The outcome of this election will have a profound effect on the health care and community services our members provide, as well as other public services that our families, friends and communities rely on.

Eligible voters may vote on the general voting day, May 14, or may vote between 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. local time on any of the following advance voting days: