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VGH Steward Elections 2009

October 1, 2008
Notice of Chapter Meeting Help keep your union strong! HSA Stewards: ­ Advocate on behalf of members Keep members informed about union activities Provide democratic leadership Are the backbone of the union HSA offers ongoing leadership, grievance handling, and contract interpretation training for new and experienced stewards. Nominations and Voting:

Notice for HSA Safety Stewards and Activists

October 1, 2008
HSA is sponsoring an Occupational Health and Safety Conference-Connections ... Advocating for a Safe and Healthy Workplace"November 20 and 21, 2008Hilton Vancouver Airport Hotel This conference is designed for experienced safety stewards to develop their understanding and to help ensure safe working conditions for all members.  Learn from presenters from agencies such as OHSAH, WorkSafeBC, and other experts. Learn more about topics such as:

OHSAH Health & Safety Update

September 25, 2008
Team OHSAH Team OHSAH successfully completed the Hoodoo 500 ultra-cycling race through 835 km of the Utah Canyonlands. From September 13-15, eight OHSAH employees undertook this physical and mental challenge to raise funds for the BC Cancer Foundation.

Poison food crisis shows Harpers contempt for government

September 24, 2008
'How many more people must die before the Harper government realizes that public health and safety must always transcend the boundaries of ideology?' James Clancy, National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE)

A NAFTA challenge to Medicare ... the other shoe dropping?

September 23, 2008
By Larry BrownNational Secretary-TreasurerNational Union of Public and General Employees Canadian governments have made our public health care and other social programs very vulnerable to attack by private for profit companies outside of Canada. They have done that by signing trade deals like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Weve known that for years î º and for years weve been warning them and nervously waiting for the other shoe to drop, for someone to actually challenge our public programs.

The Big Issue: Debating the Future of Canadian Health Care

September 18, 2008
Join the BC Health Coalition for... The Big Issue: Debating the Future of Canadian Health Care. A Vancouver Centre Federal All-Candidates Forum Tuesday September 23, 2008. 1:00pm - 3:00pm. 411 Seniors Centre, 3rd Floor: 411 Dunsmuir @ Homer in Vancouver.

CESA supports members participation in the Remembrance Day Teach-in: Ninety Years After -The War to End All Wars"

September 17, 2008
Call for delegatesTo celebrate the International Day of Peace on September 21, the Committee on Equality and Social Action is calling on members to apply for support to attend the Remembrance Day Teach-In being developed by the World Peace Forum Society.

Week one of the election campaign

September 15, 2008
An election campaign is no time to discuss serious issues: that famous line from the 1993 federal election seemed, to a large extent, the main truth of the first week of the 2008 federal election campaign. Watching the reports from the hustings, Canadian working families are, with reason, asking themselves the most political question of all: whats in it for us?

Countdown is on for 2008 Run for the Cure: Register today for Team HSA

September 15, 2008
The 2008 annual Run for the Cure, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation's most important fundraiser, is Sunday October 5. HSA has supported the run for the past 11 years, and as a gold-level sponsor encourages HSA members and others to join the HSA team to Run for the Cure October 5.

Region 4 & 6 meeting set for October 23

September 11, 2008
HSA regional meetingThursday, October 23, 20088:30 a.m. ...4:00 p.m.Hyatt Regency Vancouver-Regency E & F"655 Burrard StreetVancouver, BC Regional meetings are an excellent forum for HSA members to review the issues and activities of the past year, and discuss the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.  The meeting will be chaired by your Region 4 & 6 Directors, Agnes Jackman and Rachel Tutte.  HSA president Reid Johnson will report on union activities since the April  2008 Convention.