...Therefore be it resolved

HSA members will soon be preparing for the 2012 HSA Convention, to be held April 19, 20, and 21, 2012 at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver.

Conventions are the unions annual meeting where chapters from around the province determine the future direction of the union.  Policies, actions, constitutional amendments, structural changes are all discussed and debated at convention.

Members who have specific issues that they want to raise at convention are encouraged to attend their local chapter meeting.  Resolutions must be endorsed by the chapter before they are sent to the HSA office for inclusion in the Annual Report.

The Annual Report is published in March and this year will be available on-line only, with a limited supply to be printed for use at the annual convention.

The deadline for receipt of resolutions in the office is 5:00 p.m., on Tuesday, February 14, 2012.  To ensure your chapter resolutions are forwarded to convention, please submit resolutions before the final deadline, as late resolutions are not considered.

Please note that proposed changes to the collective agreement are dealt with at the Bargaining Proposal Conferences, held before the expiry of HSA collective agreements.  Such proposals will not be accepted as convention resolutions.

Convention forms the basis of the union's decision-making process.  Each individual member has an important role to play in determining HSA's objectives and goals for the next year.  Please attend your chapter meeting and participate in this vital part of the union's democratic process.

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