Bulletins

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...

After three days of working through proposals from members and developing direction for 2012 bargaining, HSAs health science professionals elected members to the negotiating committee with a mandate to demand respect at the bargaining table. HSA President Reid Johnson said the Liberal governments -net zero" mandate of 2010 has been renamed a -cooperative gains" mandate. -HSA members served notice at...

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...

The Occupy movement is here to stay. It will morph into something else. But its not going away until there are serious reforms to our economy and democracy, says NUPGE President James Clancy in a commentary.

After months of working to ensure that HEABC was taking certain collective agreement obligations seriously, the HSPBA filed a policy grievance last week, charging that HEABC is refusing to adhere to the terms and conditions negotiated in the 2010-2012 HSPBA Collective Agreement. -The parties jointly agreed to a committee to actively review and make recommendations to improve the classification system...

On October 13th, Vancouver Coastal Health announced it was postponing its third of three Working Group Sessions to a later date. They have now announced that their session will be delayed into January. HSA Membership Services Coordinator Kathy McLennan said the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association welcomes this postponement. -VCH caused much uncertainty and worry with their announcement in August...

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).Vote for...

If you are an HSA member who was laid off after January 28, 2002 due to re-tendering, contracting out, or bumping from a heaath care job in the community subsector, -or- If you are a current employee in a community subsector job and are interested in skills development, you may be eligible for reimbursement of training costs. The retraining funds...

The Canadian Labour Congress is giving away some great prizes to whoever comes up with the best ad about the basic unfairness that sees the tax burden shifted away from profitable corporations and onto ordinary working people as their governments cut services, eliminate programs and hike user fees to balance the books. Clever, creative, ironic or with a sense of...

With the Community Social Services Bargaining Association contract set to expire March 31, 2012, work is already underway to prepare HSAs priorities to the joint bargaining association. HSA stewards will be calling chapter meetings to be held by November 25, 2011 to discuss bargaining proposals. All HSA members covered by the Community Social Services Bargaining Association collective agreement are urged...