Board highlights for December / January

The Report: February / March 2000 vol.21 num.1

The HSA Board of Directors meets regularly to addressarising and ongoing issues, and to make policy and governing decisions on behalf of HSAmembers.

The HSA Board approved the proposals from consultant Bobbi Noble toupdate HSAs policy and procedures manual. The Board approved the use of $15,000 forthis project.

Chris Marioni, Sonographer and Chief Steward at Vernon JubileeHospital, was appointed District Representative for the North Okanagan Regional HealthBoard.

Karen Derkson, Medical Technologist at Golden and District GeneralHospital, was appointed District Representative for the Golden Community Health Council.

HSA President Cindy Stewart accepted an invitation from the NationalUnion of Public and General Employees to join the UNISON Study Tour in the UK. UNISON isthe largest labour organization in Britain. This tour presented an opportunity for NUPGEto exchange ideas with health unions in Britain, who face a legislated increase in privatehealth care provision.

Jackie Spain, Region 9 Director and Chair of HSAs OccupationalHealth and Safety Committee, obtained the Boards approval to attend the annualHealth and Work Wellness Conference held in Vancouver.

HSA President Cindy Stewart reported that she has accepted a one-yearappointment as a Director of the BC Science Council.

The Board of Directors agreed to join with other unions to developinformation for union members that outline the proposed changes to pension legislation inBC.

The following Board / HSA Staff members have been appointed to BCFederation of Labour committees:

  • Occupational Health and Safety Committee: Rachel Notley (HSA OH&S
  • Education Committee: Maryann Abbs (HSA Education Officer)
  • Womens Committee: Faith Uchida (Region 4 Director)
  • Community & Social Action Committee: Kelly Finlayson (Region 1 Director)

The Board received notification from HSA member Lorraine Brown that she will not becontinuing as the union nominee on the Central Cariboo Chilcotin Community Health Council.The Board agreed to recommend Glen Sanderson for appointment by the Minister of Health.