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Register now for all-candidates' meetings in HSA election

February 13, 2007
The registration deadline is fast-approaching for attendance at the alll-candidates' meetings in HSA's election for a new president for the first time in 14 years, as Cindy Stewart has announced she will not be seeking re-election.  A series of three all-candidates' meetings to give convention delegates an opportunity to meet the presidential candidates, hear their vision for the union and ask questions has been scheduled as follows:

Early Intervention Program for the Community Health Sector

February 12, 2007
New program will help injured workers successfully return to work Download PDF 

BC Health Coalition urges Victoria to halt privatization during Conversation on Health

February 8, 2007
The B.C. Health Coalition is calling on the provincial government to suspend plans to privatize health services during the course of its year-long conversation on health. Download the BC Health Coalition news release here.

BC Health Coalition rallies in Surrey for public health care Feb. 10

February 8, 2007
Saturday, February 10th 7:30 am start to 9:15 am Days Inn - 9850 King George Highway (outside hotel) Download poster here

All-candidate meetings set for March in HSA election for president

February 7, 2007
(first web-posted January 17, 2007) Delegates to the 2007 HSA Convention will elect a new union president for the first time in 14 years.  As this marks a major change in the leadership of the union, HSA will be holding a series of three all-candidate meetings to give chief stewards an opportunity to meet the presidential candidates, hear their vision for the union and ask questions. The all-candidate meetings will be as follows:

Register by Feb. 16 for 'Conversation' in North Vancouver

February 7, 2007
The provincial government has announced the dates for the regional forums on health care. In North Vancouver, the forum will be held March 31 at the Lonsdale Quay Hotel, 123 Carrie Cates Court. Deadline for registration for the forum in North Vancouver is February 16. Health care professionals have been barred from participating in the public forums, but are encouraged to participate in 'professional forums.'  In North Vancouver, the 'professional' forum is scheduled for March 30.

High tuition fees make us all poorer, Georgetti says

February 7, 2007
OTTAWA ... The Canadian Labour Congress stands in solidarity with the Canadian Federation of Students and supports its campaigns and its National Day of Action for affordable, high-quality, post-secondary education in Canada. -Our governments, federal and provincial, are short changing the country and betraying our children when they refuse to open up access to post-secondary education while they keep repeating that we now live in a knowledge-based economy," says Ken Georgetti, president of the Canadian Labour Congress.

Community dialogue on health care in Kelowna Feb. 11

February 7, 2007
A coalition of public health care advocates will host a Dialogue on Health Care in Kelowna Sunday, February 11. Download the information here.

HSA election campaign school

February 6, 2007
Do you want to work to elect representatives in the coming federal election who will support public health care and community social services, and who respect the work that HSA members perform?  Have you ever considered running for elected office yourself?  If your answer to one or both of these questions is -Yes!" (or even just -Maybe"), then HSAs non-partisan campaign school is for you. CAMPAIGN SCHOOL DATES:March 12 & 13, 2007

Early intervention program for return to work to be implemented in Nurses Bargaining Association

February 1, 2007
As provided under the Nurses Bargaining Association collective agreement, an Early Intervention Program (EIP) is to be implemented effective February 12, 2007. The purpose of the EIP is to facilitate pro-active, appropriate and customized programs to assist workers who are off work due to injury or illness to successfully return to work.