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Two candidates declared in election for Region 8 representative on HSA board of directors

During the next several weeks, HSA members in Region 8 will have an opportunity to elect their representative on HSA's Board of Directors.

Nominations for the position closed with two members declaring their candidacy:

• Cherylee Hale, a cardiology technologist at Kelowna General Hospital

• Kevin Towhey, a medical radiation technologist at Royal Inland Hospital

Two candidates declared in election for Region 4 representative on HSA board of directors

During the next several weeks, HSA members in Region 4 will have an opportunity to elect their representative on HSA's Board of Directors.

Nominations for the position closed with two members declaring their candidacy:

• Sarah Chapple, a social worker at Vancouver General Hospital

• Joseph Sebastian, a medical radiation technologist at Vancouver General Hospital

Two candidates declared in election for Region 2 representative on HSA board of directors

During the next several weeks, HSA members in Region 2 will have an opportunity to elect their representative on HSA's Board of Directors.

Nominations for the position closed with two members declaring their candidacy:

• Derrick Hoyt a pathologist's assistant at Victoria's Royal Jubilee Hospital

• Anna Morton, a social worker at the Queen Alexandra Centre for Child Development

Nominations open for HSA board members in Regions 2, 4, 6, 8, & 10

This year, Regional Director elections will take place in Regions 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10.  All HSA members in these regions are encouraged to put their name forward for these important positions.

The Board of Directors meets quarterly, and directors take an active leadership role in representing the union.  They receive wage replacement at their regular rate of pay for the time they spend in official meetings.  Part-time and casual members are reimbursed as if they were at work during the meetings they attend.

There for others

Children's Hospital Steward Team

HSA REPORT MAGAZINE, DECEMBER 2015

When laboratory technologist John Bhullar was first asked to consider taking over the work of a retired steward, he thought he wasn't up for the job.

2016 HSA steward elections

Elections will be held during the coming few weeks to select members to fill the following HSA positions for the coming year:

1. Chief Steward
2. Assistant Chief Steward
3. General Stewards
4. Occupational Health & Safety Stewards and
5. Labour Council Delegates (for chapters that are, or wish to become, affiliated to their local labour council).

Growing up on the picket lines

Val Avery

HSA REPORT MAGAZINE, JUNE 2015

Val Avery was re-elected president of HSA by delegates attending convention in May. In her remarks just prior to balloting, she spoke of how er roots in the labour movement fuel her determination to fight for the future of HSA members. The full text of her speech follows.

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Unique but united: HSA Convention 2015

HSA REPORT MAGAZINE, JUNE 2015

Acknowleding the diversity of HSA members and the issues they care about, HSA President Val Avery opened the convention with a report on how the board of directors, committees and activists must daily strive to balance demands and goals.