2005: News Archive

Sinclair says coordinated job action is being taken to reach a settlement BC Federation of Labour news release Vancouver — Officers of unions affiliated to the B.C. Federation of Labour today announced that workers will begin protesting Bill 12 on Monday in Greater Victoria if the government refuses to negotiate a settlement with the BC Teachers Federation. -Theres a window...

As you know, all workers have a right to a safe work environment. Surveys consistently indicate that HSA members care about and are willing to become involved in health and safety issues. Unions have a significant role to play ensuring that our workplaces are safe. HSA takes a leadership role in the promotion of workplace safety through health and safety...

BL10077 Preparations for bargaining for a new Health Services and Support Community Collective Agreement will begin this month. All chapters where HSA members are covered by this collective agreement will hold meetings before November 4, 2005 to set priorities for bargaining in 2006. Please contact your chief steward for information about your chapters bargaining proposal meeting. HSAs Board of Directors...

BL10078 With the Heath Services and Support Community contract set to expire March 31, 2006, planning is underway to prepare bargaining priorities to present at the bargaining table. HSA stewards will be setting chapter meetings to be held by November 4, 2005 to discuss and develop bargaining proposals. All HSA members covered by the Health Services and Support Community collective...

Last night, teachers across the province voted overwhelmingly to take a stand against Bill 12, the Liberal act aimed at ending the limited job action undertaken by the B.C. Teachers Federation to put pressure on government to negotiate a collective agreement. The legislation, which is still being debated in the Legislature, rolls over the current collective agreement to June 30...

The Report: October / November 2005 vol.26 num.5 by LAURA BUSHEIKIN ami Nishi enjoys a lot of things about her job. For instance, the toys. Tami Nishi Steward Speech Language Pathologist The Centre for Development -I go to work every day, open my materials cupboard, and its full of toys," Nishi said, smiling. -I love that." What she loves even...

The Report: October / November 2005 vol.26 num.5 or a woman escaping abuse, North Island Transition Societys Ann Elmore House offers safe haven ... and the skilled, empathetic aid of transition house workers like Charity Perrault. Charity Perrault Transition House Worker Chief Steward Ann Elmore House, North Island Transition Society Perrault was drawn to front-line support work from early life...

The Report: October / November 2005 vol.26 num.5 What is -off-duty conduct?" When can employers discipline employees for -off-duty conduct"? Employee behaviour that is characterized as -off-duty conduct" is behaviour occurring outside the scope of an employees performance of regular duties, but falls below a reasonable norm in relationship to the employers legitimate concerns, and could give the employer grounds...

The Report: October / November 2005 vol.26 num.5 by CINDY STEWART n December 26, 2004 an earthquake rocked the ocean floor. The resulting devastation, and ultimately the loss of more than 150,000 lives, galvanized the worlds communities in an unprecedented relief effort. NUPGE components, including HSA, joined with unions across the country to respond to the call for help in...

BL10075 Solidarity is more than making donations. Personal contact and relationships between people from the north and the south can be as important as money. Are you interested in learning first hand about the projects HSA supports in Central America? Would you like to see for yourself the reality for the majority of the population in Central America? Are you...