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Heroes in the workplace

HSA REPORT MAGAZINE, APRIL 2016

BY DAVID DURNING, OHS OFFICER

The Canadian Mental Health Association's annual Bottom Line Conference brings together workers, employers and researchers to find ways of improving mental health in Canadian workplaces.

This year, HSA sponsored two members to attend the conference held recently in Vancouver.

lobby group raises women's issues

BC Federation of labour lobby

HSA REPORT MAGAZINE, APRIL 2016

Report on B.C. Federation of Labour Lobby in Victoria March 7 and 8, 2016

BY ANNE DAVIS, DIRECTOR, REGION 1

The BC Federation of Labour's annual government lobby day was scheduled for International Women's Day this year. So it was decided that it should be carried out by the Women's Rights Committee.

There for others

Children's Hospital Steward Team

HSA REPORT MAGAZINE, DECEMBER 2015

When laboratory technologist John Bhullar was first asked to consider taking over the work of a retired steward, he thought he wasn't up for the job.

A focus on stewards

HSA REPORT MAGAZINE, DECEMBER 2015

BY VAL AVERY, PRESIDENT, HSA

For most members, their first contact with our union is through a steward.

OHS: Break the silence on violence

RPN summit on violence

HSA REPORT MAGAZINE, DECEMBER 2015

BY DAVID DURNING, HSA OHS OFFICER

A recent survey of emergency department staff at Abbotsford Regional Hospital indicated that more than half of those who had recently experienced violence on the job didn't report those events.

Doris Peters, mental health clinician

Doris Peters

HSA REPORT MAGAZINE, DECEMBER 2015

BY LAURA BUSHEIKIN

"Just what is our union doing for us?"

This was the question that set HSA member Doris Peters down a path that led, surprisingly quickly, to becoming a chief steward in June of last year.

Change at the top

HSA REPORT MAGAZINE, DECEMBER 2015

On October 19th, Canadians soundly rejected the Harper Conservatives' refusal to provide federal leadership on health care.

Instead, we elected a majority Liberal government which made important promises during the election campaign to improve Canada's public health care system.

Are sick leave credits affected by upcoming changes?

HSA REPORT MAGAZINE, DECEMBER 2015

BY DENNIS BLATCHFORD, HSA PENSIONS AND BENEFITS ADVOCATE

I am planning to retire sometime next year and am wondering if the formation of the new benefit plan will have any bearing on my retirement benefits?