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Speaking out for better elder care

November 1, 2007
The Report: November 2007 vol.28 num.5 by LAURA BUSHEIKIN

From union activism to fighting bears

November 1, 2007
The Report: November 2007 vol.28 num.5 Retired lab tech makes national news by fending off bear attack by LAURA BUSHEIKIN

Privacy rights & workplace accommodations

November 1, 2007
The Report: November 2007 vol.28 num.5

Effective return-to-work program workshop offered by UBC and Physiotherapists' Association

October 24, 2007
University of BC, School of Environmental Health, in cooperation with the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia presents Ergonomic Assessment of Upper Limb Risk Factors for Effective Return-To-Work Programs. There are a few spaces left in the November 3 and November 29 workshops.

2008 Canadian Labour Congress WINTER SCHOOL

October 23, 2007
One of Canadas best labour schools, held at Harrison Hot Springs, in January and February 2008 The CLC Winter School offers a wide variety of week-long, quality labour orientated courses. Past HSA participants have rated the courses and the experience highly. The school offers an opportunity to meet people from other unions and workplaces across BC. To support HSAs ability to represent HSA members effectively and to help build a stronger union, members and/or stewards can apply to take courses chosen to meet these objectives.

Members urged to take action October 17, International Day for the Elimination of Poverty

October 11, 2007
HSA's Committee for Equality and Social Action urges you to join the BC Federation of Labour campaign to Raise the Minimum WageMinimum wage earners working full-time should earn enough to stay above the poverty line. That can only be achieved by immediately raising the minimum wage to at least $10.00 per hour.

Supervisors in the Union

October 5, 2007
HSA is offering two one-day workshops this Fall: Dates:  Friday, November 23, 2007           Thursday, November 29, 2007 Place:   HSA Office, 300 - 5118 Joyce Street, Vancouver HSA members who work in a supervisory role will have the opportunity to attend a one-day workshop at the HSA office.

Talking Politics: How to get women more involved in municipal politics

October 3, 2007
Members in the Lower Mainland interested in geting women involved in municipal politics are welcome to attend the latest in the Talking Politcis series. Thursday, October 11 hear from Sue Hammell, MLA, who will speak about internationl examples. Menna Wong will focus on how to involve all communities. Loretta Woodcock will talk about her experience as a Vancouver Parks Board member, and Sharon Gregson will share her perspectives as a school board member.

Hundreds of HSA members participate in Run for the Cure

October 1, 2007
Hundreds of HSA members across BC participated in the CIBC Run for the Cure, held Sunday September 30. HSA is a gold-level sponsor.

Leaked documents expose government plans for more contracting out to private clinics

October 1, 2007
Government documents obtained by the BC Health Coalition expose plans to expand the contracting out of surgeries to for-profit clinics even though the -Conversation on Health" public consultation has not yet concluded. In a July letter sent to all B.C.s private clinics, Deputy Minister Gordon Macatee asks clinic owners for information about their facilities operations in order to help government explore ``further opportunities for innovative private sector involvement`` in public health care.