Bulletins

Come learn about how you can support community social service workers, who are preparing for job action later this summer. HSA members will be on hand at the Surrey-Fleetwood neighbourhood picnic this weekend, talking to their neighbours about HSA and the struggle of the people who deliver the critical Community Social Services that help make our communities healthy. Those workers...

This years annual Run for the Cure, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation's most important fundraiser, is Sunday, October 2.HSA has supported the run since 1997, and is one of three regional sponsors of the Run for the Cure. At every step from diagnosis to treatment and recovery, highly trained health science professionals use their expertise to help breast cancer patients.The...

As you are aware, HSA has been working to minimize the impact of the employers consolidation plan for health information management services in the Lower Mainland. Here are answers to frequently-asked questions. Q: I received my -transfer package" July 4, 2011. What happens if I dont fill out the forms in this package? HSA strongly encourages members to fill out...

The Great Canadian Railtour Company Ltd., operating as Rocky Mountaineer Vacations, has locked out members of Teamsters Local 31 as of June 21, 2011, affecting 109 on board attendants. The Teamsters are holding a rally in support of these workers, and welcome support from other union members and the community. Date: Thursday, July 7 Time: 4:00 pm Place: 1755 Cottrell...

Health Sciences Association of BC (HSA) is seeking an HSA member with a commitment to the unions partnership in the annual Run for the Cure to work as a -member mobilizer" to recruit HSA members to participate in the annual Run for the Cure against breast cancer, and in related fundraising activities. Attached please find a request for expressions of...

Due to the recent lock-out by Canada Post of Canadian Union of Postal Workers members HSA has extended the deadline for Region 8 members to return their mail-in ballots to elect a new Region 8 Director. With the new deadline, ballots must be received at the HSA office by 3:00 pm on Friday, July 15. Ballot envelopes received by HSA...

In keeping with a resolution passed by delegates at HSAs 2010 convention, HSA is encouraging members to vote -Yes" to extinguish the Harmonized Sales Tax in the current BC-wide referendum. The 2010 resolution directed HSA to take the following actions to oppose the HST: • inform HSA members about the potentially negative impact of the HST;• support community groups lobbying...

July 13 - 17, 2011 - University of Victoria There is still room available for HSA members wanting to attend this years Summer Institute for Union Women. The BC Summer Institute for Union Women (SIUW) offers an intensive week of learning within a supportive environment in which union women can develop their skills as workers, activists and leaders. Sponsored by...

Please note this is a correction from last weeks bulletin (EB11-09) advertising the Basic OH&S Steward Training dates of October 18 & 19, the correct dates are: Basic OH&S Steward Training(2-day workshop): November 7 & 8, 2011 Please apply ASAP as workshops have been filling up quickly. Printer-friendly pdf. Pre-registration form: Basic OH&S Steward Training

Canadian Labour Congress President Ken Georgetti is calling for a return to the bargaining table so that locked-out postal workers can get back to work. http://www.canadianlabour.ca/national/news/ken-georgetti-writes-labour-… the Canadian Union of Postal Workers' (CUPW) website for information on how to support locked-out postal workers.