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Stasia Hasumi, crisis intervention support worker

Stasia Hasumi

HSA REPORT MAGAZINE, JUNE 2015

BY LAURA BUSHEIKIN

Stasia Hasumi, a Crisis Intervention Support Worker at the Comox Valley Transition Society, has plenty of high-stress moments at work.

As a front-line worker at a 12-bed transition house for women and children, she needs to respond moment-by-moment to the needs of women facing danger, trauma and severely disrupted lives.

2015 Bland award honours sonographers

HSA REPORT MAGAZINE, JUNE 2015

HSA member David Bland was a vocational counsellor who worked at Richmond Mental Health Services. At the end of an otherwise ordinary work day in January of 2005, as David left his workplace, a former client was waiting in the parking lot – and fatally stabbed David. To honour his memory, the union established the David Bland Memorial Award in 2007 to honour the important work that members undertake as advocates for their colleagues in ensuring we all work in a safe environment.

Unique but united: HSA Convention 2015

HSA REPORT MAGAZINE, JUNE 2015

Acknowleding the diversity of HSA members and the issues they care about, HSA President Val Avery opened the convention with a report on how the board of directors, committees and activists must daily strive to balance demands and goals.

2020 vision

Val Avery at St Paul's Hospital

HSA REPORT, MARCH 2015

What does your union do well? what do you think HSA needs to improve? what should it look like in 2020?

Why it makes sense to vote YES

HSA Report, March 2015

The BC Federation of Labour is encouraging union members and all Metro Vancouver residents to vote yes in the upcoming spring transit referendum.

Erica Kang, dietitian

Erica Kang dietitian

HSA REPORT, MARCH 2015

BY LAURA BUSHEIKIN

For many cancer patients, getting enough to eat is a challenge.

Update on the 37.5 hour work week

HSA REPORT, MARCH 2015

The 37.5 hour work week first took effect on September 1, 2013, and over the course of that fall HSA filed a significant number of grievances on behalf of members impacted by the implementation. In the 18 months since then, a lot has happened.

Joint Benefit Trust under construction

HSA REPORT, MARCH 2015

BY DENNIS BLATCHFORD, HSA PENSIONS AND BENEFITS ADVOCATE

Can members expect to see changes in our health and welfare benefits through the new health and welfare trust? It would be good to have additional services like dietitians added to the extended health portion of the plan.