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We're running the race every day - join us October 1

September 22, 2006
As HSA's Team Captain for the 2006 Run for the Cure, I encourage you to support this year's CIBC Run for the Cure, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation's most important fundraiser of the year. Runs are being held across British Columbia, and even if there isn't a run in your community, you can help the fight against breast cancer by making a donation to a member of the HSA provincial team.

Labour Studies Program - Capilano College - Fall 2006

September 21, 2006
Please check out the variety of courses offered by the Capilano College Labour Studies Program for the Fall of 2006  The instructors and staff are members of unions in British Columbias public sector.  In 2005, the Labour Studies program celebrated its 30th anniversary of developing, promoting and offering union education.  Participant feedback indicates these courses provide valuable information, and are facilitated by instructors that have an incredible amount of knowledge.

TELUS Tour for the Cure arrives in Vancouver

September 20, 2006
HSA members are invited to attend the official opening for the TELUS Tour for the Cure in Vancouver on Saturday, September 23rd at 11:00 a.m. at Oakridge Centre. The TELUS Tour for the Cure is an informative and interactive exhibit that will travel to communities across British Columbia over the next eight months to promote the value and importance of breast health and mammography screening.  The Tour is part of a campaign by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation to help women detect smaller tumors earlier.

Last chance for Steward Training Sept. 18 - 20

September 11, 2006
There is still room available in HSA's Steward Training Level 1 workshop  beginning September 18.  Members who need this training should be aware that this is the only time this workshop is scheduled this fall. Please register as soon as possible since space is limited. In addition, Occupational Health and Safety stewards are reminded of the two-day Basic Training Workshop scheduled for:

TELUS Tour for the Cure arrives in Burnaby

September 11, 2006
HSA members are invited to attend the official opening for the TELUS Tour for the Cure in Burnaby on Monday, September 18th at 11:10 a.m. at Metropolis at Metrotown. The TELUS Tour for the Cure is an informative and interactive exhibit that will travel to communities across British Columbia over the next eight months to promote the value and importance of breast health and mammography screening.  The Tour is part of a campaign by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation to help women detect smaller tumors earlier.

B.C. Supreme Court dismisses petition; BMETs and CTs to remain HSA members

August 31, 2006
The B.C. Supreme Court today dismissed a petition by the Hospital Employees Union to overturn a decision of the Labour Relations Board to assign union membership of Biomedical Engineering Technologists from HEU to HSA.

TELUS Tour for the Cure arrives in Abbotsford

August 30, 2006
HSA members are invited to attend the official opening for the TELUS Tour for the Cure in Abbotsford on Thursday, September 7th at 12:30 p.m. at the Sevenoaks Shopping Centre. The TELUS Tour for the Cure is an informative and interactive exhibit that will travel to communities across British Columbia over the next eight months to promote the value and importance of breast health and mammography screening.  The Tour is part of a campaign by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation to help women detect smaller tumors earlier.

TELUS Tour for the Cure arrives in Chilliwack

August 29, 2006
HSA members are invited to attend the official opening for the TELUS Tour for the Cure in Chilliwack on Friday, September 1st at 11 a.m. at the Chilliwack Mall. The TELUS Tour for the Cure is an informative and interactive exhibit that will travel to communities across British Columbia over the next eight months to promote the value and importance of breast health and mammography screening.  The Tour is part of a campaign by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation to help women detect smaller tumors earlier.

Three cheers for the labour movement

August 29, 2006
By James Clancy, President   There is a point during the Canadian summer when one starts to think of the fall. It's mid-August and the garden has just peaked. Kids are complaining that they are bored. You can hear the crickets at night. It's a classic Canadian summer.  

Survivors' Parade of Hope to launch Run for the Cure September 9

August 21, 2006
You're invited to join the second annual province wide kick-off event for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure The Survivors' Parade of Hope will be held in seven cities across B.C. on September 9, 2006. The Survivors' Parade of Hope unites breast cancer survivors from around the province's communities on the same day -- demonstrating that there is hope for those newly diagnosed with the disease and that a future without breast cancer can be achieved.