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New Health Legislation threatens Medicare as we know it, unless we act now and send a message to Health Minister George Abbott telling him to Kill Bill 21! British Columbians have spoken: they know universal public health care is the most efficient, fair and affordable way to provide health care to all regardless of income. They want proven, public solutions...

The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) has negotiated a guaranteed minimum fund for Early Incentive Bonus Payments with the Community Social Service Employers' Association (CCSEA). The CSSBA also reached an agreement with CCSEA that if there was money left after distributing the Early Incentive Payments the CSSBA would determine the manner of distribution of that money. The audit of...

Suzanne Bennett, regional director for HSA Region 1, has been elected by the HSA Board of Directors to serve as the unions vice-president. The vice-president assumes the duties of the president at the presidents request or in the presidents absence and chairs the unions resolutions committee. This is her second term as vice-president. Bennett is a youth addictions counsellor at...

HSA is offering three one-day workshops this Fall: Dates : Thursday, June 5 (Kelowna ... Coast Capri Hotel) Tuesday, June 10 (Prince George ... Coast Inn of the North) Thursday, June 12 (Vancouver ... HSA Office) HSA members who work in a supervisory role will have the opportunity to attend a one-day workshop in either Kelowna, Prince George, or in...

On April 28, 2008, we mark the 24th anniversary of the National Day of Mourning for workers killed and injured on the job. The National Day of Mourning is an initiative of the Canadian Labour Congress and was started in 1984. It is now celebrated around the world from Azerbaijan to Zambia. Unfortunately, workplace fatalities continue to grow in Canada...

Delegates rallied to Stand Up for Medicare. Delegates to the 37th annual convention of the Health Sciences Association kicked off the two-day convention with a rally to support Medicare, and closed the annual meeting bidding farewell to two long-standing board members. The Friday rally, -Standing up for Medicare" featured warnings about what the future hold for health care in B.C...

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: May 30, May 31 and June 1, 2008 Location: SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver, B.C. The Canadian Women Voters Congress is a nonpartisan, grass...

Speak out against the threat to public health care in BC Join us! Friday, April 18 March: noon Assemble beside the Hilton Metrotown 6083 McKay Avenue, Burnaby (McKay & Kingsway) Rally: 12:15-1:15pm Northeast corner of Central Park Corner of Kingsway & Patterson, Burnaby 1 block from Patterson Skytrain station Parking available off Patterson Speakers: Reid Johnson, Health Sciences Association Marie-Claude...

Ottawa (10 April 2008) ... In the lead-up to National Medical Laboratory Week, Canadas largest organization of health science professionals is sounding alarm bells that accessible and high quality patient care is threatened by an escalating shortage of medical laboratory technologists across the country. -Most governments are in denial about the escalating shortage of medical laboratory technologists," says Elisabeth Ballermann...

Just hours after Health Minister George Abbott tabled controversial amendments to the Medicare Protection Act on April 8, more than 200 people attended a public talk by physicians and international policy experts about the dangers of continued health care privatization in B.C. Dr. Michael Klein ... physician, researcher and founding member of the Canadian Doctors for Medicare ... reasserted that...