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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.

YOU'RE INVITED: HSA Lower Mainland family picnic

September 18, 2007
HEALTH SCIENCES ASSOCIATION ANNUAL LOWER MAINLAND FAMILY PICNIC NEW BRIGHTON PARK500 N WINDERMERE ST(NORTH OF THE PNE OFF OF MCGILL ST.)LOOK FOR THE HSA BANNER WEST OF THE POOL Sunday September 23, 20072PM ... 5PM BRING POTLUCK SNACKS, YOUR OWN PLATES, CUPS AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS!!

$10 minimum wage critical as BCs economic boom bypasses provinces working families and key regions

August 28, 2007
BC's current economic boom is bypassing working families, according to a Labour Day analysis prepared by the B.C. Federation of Labour, forcing them to work longer hours just to stand still while corporate profits rise and CEOs take home massive pay increases.

Labour Day Message

August 24, 2007
Over the past five years, Canadas economy has lost over 300,000 of its best-paying jobs and continues to lose hundreds more every week. These were jobs with good salaries. They offered benefits that helped people raise healthy families and plan for a decent retirement. They came with incomes that supported local businesses and paid for social services that raised everyones quality of life.

Health unions ad sends a positive public solutions message to Canadian physicians

August 21, 2007
-Public health care. Lets look at the evidence" is the message that B.C.s health care unions are sending to Canadian physicians in an ad placed in todays Globe and Mail and Vancouver Sun as doctors from across the country meet in Vancouver this week for the Canadian Medical Associations annual general meeting.

Register early for Run for the Cure and win!

August 20, 2007
Join the HSA team by Sept. 20, 2007 and be entered to win a $500 travel voucher from WE Travel. This year's annual Run for the Cure, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation's most important fundraiser, is Sunday September 30. HSA has supported the run for the past 10 years, and as a gold-level sponsor encourages HSA members and others to join the HSA team to Run for the Cure September 30.

Double-dipping and private care go against evidence-based policy

August 16, 2007
While there can be no doubt that the vast majority of doctors care first and foremost for their patients and their well-being, it doesnt follow that the public policies their delegates support will adequately address issues of waiting times, of access and of fairness.