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BC Fed pension forum May 24 in Vancouver

April 5, 2007
The third BC Federation of Labour Pension Forum, held jointly with the Shareholder Association for Research and Education (SHARE), will take place in Vancouver May 24th, 2007. The conference brings together union leaders, pension trustees, pension advisory committee members and pension activists with investment managers, public policy makers and leading international thinkers to discuss and debate crucial pension plan governance, funding and investment issues. For information: www.share.ca/forum  

NUPGE social services conference underway in Edmonton

April 4, 2007
Edmonton - A national conference for community-based social service workers, sponsored by the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE), wraps up today  in Edmonton. The three-day gathering is focusing on key challenges faced by the sector in all parts of the country. -Workers in this sector live in a trying environment of frequent government restructuring, under funding, low wages and job insecurity, rising incidents of violence, and the growing presence of for-profit providers," says NUPGE national president James Clancy.

HSA members elect Marg Beddis as Region 7 Director

April 3, 2007
HSA members in Region 7 have elected Marg Beddis, a dietitian at Surrey Memorial Hospital, as their representative on the HSA board of directors. Beddis defeated the incumbent director, Audrey MacMillan, a registered psychiatric nurse at Chilliwack General Hospital. Beddis is chief steward and a Member-at-Large. Since becoming an HSA member in 1991, she has been active in the union and has served on the Occupational Health and Safety, Political Action, Equality and Social Action and Resolutions committees.

Dual dental coverage

April 1, 2007
The Report: April / May 2007 vol.28 num.2 by JULIO TRUJILLO

Relentless advocacy led to investigation of health concerns

April 1, 2007
The Report: April / May 2007 vol.28 num.2 by YUKIE KURAHASHI The David Bland Memorial Award Ater years of complaints about incineration fumes and other air quality concerns in the laboratory, one of her colleagues was diagnosed with cancer. Then another. And another. And yet another. An alarming number of her colleagues were being diagnosed, all within months of each other.

Injured at work? Heres why you should report it

April 1, 2007
The Report: April / May 2007 vol.28 num.2 by CAROLE PEARSON

Proud of HSAs growth

April 1, 2007
The Report: April / May 2007 vol.28 num.2 by CINDY STEWART t is with mixed emotions ... to say the least ... that I write my last column as HSA President.

Mourn for the dead, but keep fighting for the living

April 1, 2007
The Report: April / May 2007 vol.28 num.2 by MAUREEN HEADLEY his month, on April 28, Canadians will commemorate the Day of Mourning ... a day of remembrance for working people killed or injured on the job.

Rally for Public Health Care

March 29, 2007
Date: Saturday, March 31, 8am Place: In front of the "Conversation on Health" forum Lonsdale Quay Hotel1123 Carrie Cates CourtNorth Vancouver View pdf

Rally in Vancouver March 31 for Childcare.

March 28, 2007
March 30-31 marks the elimination of federal-provincial childcare funding agreements by the Harper Conservatives. It also marks the closure of several childcare resource and referral centres in B.C. and the elimination of critical services to working families as a result of funding cuts by the Campbell Liberals. A childcare rally is planned for Vancouver Saturday, March 31: Gather at 11 a.m. at Seaforth Peace Flame Park (south end of Burrard Street Bridge by Cornwall Avenue).