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Between 2003 and 2007 more than 10 per cent of BC health care and social assistance claims were violence-related, according to WorkSafeBC. Taking into account incidents of violence that are not reported or do not result in a claim, a true picture of violence faced by BC health care workers is still unknown. The Provincial Violence Prevention Steering Committee (PVPSC)...

On February 5, 2009, more than 200 organizations and community leaders joined together to call on all BC political parties to commit to a comprehensive, legislated poverty reduction plan. Health Sciences Association of BC is one of the more than 200 organizations to sign onto an open letter calling for a commitment to a comprehensive poverty reducation plan. This groundswell...

From Knowledge to Action: Solutions that Work BC Health Authorities conference abstract deadline The BC Healthcare Collaborative Group is hosting the second Workplace Health, Safety and Wellness Conference in Kelowna, BC on September 14-15, 2009. "From Knowledge to Action: Solutions that Work" The conference will discuss research initiatives and practice interventions in health and safety that have shown promising results...

The Harper government has let Canadians down again with a stimulus package that is short on the bold investments needed to boost the economy, create jobs and protect vulnerable families, says the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE). The union says the budget is not equal to the challenges facing the country and should be significantly amended or...

The Vancouver & District Labour Council Education Committee and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives present a public forum and conference on the economic crisis in BC. The public forum, Economics for Everyone, will be held Friday Jan. 30 from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Maritime Labour Centre, 1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver. Featured speaker is Jim Stanford, Canadian Auto...

1. REGIONAL DIRECTOR ELECTIONS A reminder that Regions 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 are holding elections for Regional Director. All HSA members in these regions are encouraged to put their names forward for nomination. Regional Directors sit on the unions Board of Directors. They meet ten times per year and take an active leadership role in the unions committees...

Space is still available in the non-partisan election campaign school HSA is holding for members interested in working on election campaigns or running for political office. The school will focus on the May 12, 2009 provincial election, and will be the only campaign school HSA offers before this election. If you want to help elect representatives who will support public...

The latest issue of the NUPGE Equality and Human rights newsletter is now available at http://www.nupge.ca/taxonomy/term/22

This year, as many of you will know, the Health Sciences Association of BC is developing a Strategic Plan. We are seeking input from a wide range of people to inform this task, and some of you may have already participated in focus groups and other processes. We are now inviting all members to participate in a short online survey...

As Prime Minister Stephen Harper prepares to meet with Canada's first ministers this week to discuss the economic downturn and the next federal budget, a new Nanos Research poll suggests Canadians want a stimulus package that invests in public services at the top of the federal agenda. Commissioned by the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE), the poll...