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HSAs 2009 Annual Convention will include an election for the position of President, a full-time position that carries a two-year term. All members in good standing are eligible to run for President when nominated in writing by six members. Nominations for President are open until the final call for nominations takes place on the last day of convention Saturday, April...

Are you a woman considering either running for elected office, or working in a key position in a future election campaign? If so, then the annual Canadian Women Voters Congress Womens Campaign School is for you. Dates: March 27-29, 2009 Location: SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver, B.C. The Canadian Women Voters Congress is a nonpartisan, grass roots organization, dedicated to encouraging...

HSA, HEU and BCNU chapters at Vancouver Hospital are hosting a holiday season open house and invite all to enjoy holiday treats and camaraderie. Date: Thursday, December 18 Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Place: Ground Floor, Room 100A865 West 10th Avenue Everyone welcome. Download invitation here.

HSA members throughout the province who are running for office or working on campaigns in the May 2009 provincial election can apply to HSA for the following financial support from HSAs Political Action Fund: 1. Members who are candidates can apply for up to 20 days of wage replacement and/or up to $200 to cover approved personal expenses incurred to...

Today the BC Health Coalition announced the upcoming January 2009 launch of their Seniors Health Care campaign, Broken Promises. The campaign will be focused on the growing crisis in seniors health around BC. The BC Health Coalition is calling on all British Columbians to stand up for seniors and people with disabilities by sending 5,000 letters to Premier Campbell demanding...

Solidarity is more than making donations. Personal contact and relationships between people from the north and the south can be as important as money. In partnership with CoDevelopment Canada, HSA has supported the Honduran women workers organization CODEMUH, and the Salvadoran Association for Integrated Health and Social Services (APSIES) in Central America. In March 2009, a tour will visit both...

An open letter from NUPGE President James Clancy Dear Friends: Thank you! In the last week you proved that change can happen. Together, we worked hard, mobilized quickly and forced Stephen Harper to back off critical parts of his economic statement, which offered nothing to address the current economic crisis and instead attacked workers rights and the opposition parties. His...

OTTAWA ... The President of the Canadian Labour Congress has reacted to todays shutdown of Parliament by the Prime Minister, saying it will cost people their jobs and delay much-needed action to confront the economic crisis. -Our country is standing on the edge of an economic crisis. People are losing their jobs and watching their retirement savings evaporate. While governments...

The National Union of Public and General Employees has started a petition for its members and the general public urging Prime Minister Stephen Harper not to shut down Parliament in order to avoid defeat in the Commons. You can sign the petition by clicking here.

The B.C. Federation of Labour and the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) are calling on British Columbians to support the proposed coalition government in order to ensure that Canada has a government prepared to deal with the economic crisis the country is facing. Canadians are worried about their jobs, their savings, and their future. Right now we need all of our...