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HSA members and stewards, including OHS stewards, are encouraged to help the union gather information about the state of preparedness in your facility for a possible pandemic. Please complete a short online survey to help HSA gather information about the extent to which Health Authorities are prepared to protect the health of employees, as well as patients and their families...

Taking a tough stand on health care budgets will hurt British Columbia at a time it wants to shine, says Reid Johnson, president of the Health Sciences Association, the union that represents 16,000 health science professionals who provide the diagnostic, clinical, and rehabilitation services British Columbians count on for your good health. Just last week, Health Minister Kevin Falcon was...

(This information applies to HSA members of the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association.) In January of 2008 the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association successfully negotiated an agreement to resolve issues flowing from the Supreme Court of Canada decision that certain sections of Bill 29 were unconstitutional. HSA made professional development for our members a priority. As a result, the final...

The Canadian Labour Congress is offering a number of courses for Saturday, October 24 at The Justice Institute in New Westminster. The deadline for registration is Wednesday, October 14, 2009. *Members may apply under the Madden Memorial Fund to cover registration fees and travel costs. (Application forms are at the bottom of this posting or from your chief steward.) Date...

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: Dates : October 26, 27, 28, 2009 Location...

HSA is offering two 2-day OH&S steward workshops this fall: Dates : Workshop #1: November 2 & 3, 2009 Workshop #2: November 23 & 24, 2009 Location : HSA Office, 300 ... 5118 Joyce Street, Vancouver Occupational health and safety issues are very important to HSA members. OH&S stewards have a vital role in promoting a safe work environment and...

Date : Wednesday, July 8 Time : 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Sassafras Cafeteria Jim Pattison Pavilion, 2nd Floor Printer-friendly poster & more information.

Members of United Food and Commercial Workers 1518 have been on strike since December, 2008 over wages and benefits. Join the members at a New Westminster and District Labour Council-organized Pancake Breakfast Rally to show your support. Date: Saturday, June 20 Time: 10 a.m. to noon Place: Extra Foods, corner of Dewdney Trunk Road and 224th in Maple Ridge Download...

Four unions have reached a settlement with the BC government that provides compensation for community social services workers who lost job security provisions under the Liberal governments 2002 contract-breaking legislation known as Bill 29. The settlement amounts to $425,000 divided among four unions, including Health Sciences Association of BC. The other unions are the BC Government and Service Employees Union...

CML employees in the Victoria clinics are encouraged to read the following memo outlining the impact of new technologies at CML's Victoria clinics. June 12, 2009 Memo re: impact of technological change on staffing