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Victoria Labour Council Labour Education Weekend May 6 and 7

April 19, 2006
The Victoria Labour Council is offering four labour education workshops the weekend of May 6 and 7 at Camosun College, Inter-Urban Campus, 4461 Interurban Road, Victoria. Deadline for registration is April 20. Times:Registration at 8:30 a.m.Saturday, May 6: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (lunch provided)Sunday, May 7: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Details of the Nurses (NBA) tentative agreement

April 13, 2006
Ratification packages have been mailed to all HSA RPNs and RNs to vote on the tentative agreement between the Nurses' Bargaining Association and Community Social Services Employers' Association. The HSA Board of Directors and your bargaining committee are recommending you vote "YES" in favour of the agreement. For information on this agreement: Summary of the proposed agreement

Details of the Community Health Services and Support (CBA) collective agreement

April 13, 2006
Ratification meetings are being held for HSA members to vote on the tentative agreement between the Community Bargaining Association (Community Health Services and Support) and Health Employers' Association. The HSA Board of Directors and your bargaining committee are recommending you vote "YES" in favour of the agreement. For information on this agreement: Summary of the proposed collective agreement

Details of the Community Social Services (UBA) tentative agreement

April 13, 2006
Ratification meetings are being held for HSA members to vote on the tentative agreement between the Union Bargaining Association and Community Social Services Employers' Association. The HSA Board of Directors and your bargaining committee are recommending you vote "YES" in favour of the agreement. For information on this agreement: Summary of the proposed agreement

Tell Stephen Harper to honour Canada's child care program

April 12, 2006
The federal government and all 10 Canadian provinces agreed in 2005 to establish a $5-billion national child care program. Now Prime Minister Harper is planning to scrap it entirely. It's not too late to change his mind. Here's what you can do to help save this vital program.

Frequently asked questions about the new Health Science Professionals collective agreement

April 11, 2006
With the Health Science Professionals Collective Agreement now ratified, members can expect to see the provisions of the collective agreement to begin to take effect immediately. The following frequently asked questions are being distributed to members in response to numerous enquiries about key issues contained in the agreement. For information about issues not covered in this bulletin, contact your steward.

Privatization key theme at HSA's 35th convention

April 8, 2006
HSAs 35th Annual Convention kicked off Friday with an announcement by HSA President Cindy Stewart that she will not be seeking re-election when her current term expires in April 2007. Stewart noted the union has received a strong vote of confidence from the membership and is well-positioned to tackle the challenges that lie ahead. One of the challenges Stewart identified is the growing threat of health care privatization, and she challenged delegates to take a key role in protecting public health care for the future.

Bruce MacDonald to represent Region 3 members

April 5, 2006
HSA members in Region 3 have elected Bruce MacDonald, a social worker at Royal Columbian Hospital, as their representative on the union's Board of Directors. The other candidates for election were Tanis Blomly, a recreation therapist at Eagle Ridge Hospital, and Susan Hearsey, a physiotherapist at Burnaby Hospital.

Health science professionals bargaining association name change

April 5, 2006
An application by HSA to change the name of the bargaining association covering health science professionals has been approved by the Labour Relations Board. Effective immediately, the bargaining association will be known as the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association — a name that better reflects the work of the professionals covered by the contract. It was previously known as the Paramedical Professional Bargaining Association.

BC Federation of Labour Womens Conference

April 4, 2006
"Making Our Voices Heard"May 1 ... 3, 2006Coast Victoria Harbourside Hotel & Marina, Victoria