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Join the Walk for Peace, Justice and Sustainability, Saturday, June 24, 2006

June 20, 2006
The HSA Committee for Equality and Social Action (CESA) is urging all HSA members in the Lower Mainland to participate in this years Walk for Peace, Justice and Sustainability on Saturday, June 24 in Vancouver.  The walk is being held in conjunction with the World Peace Forum which was enthusiastically endorsed by delegates to HSAs 2006 annual convention in April. HSA members will gather at 12:00 noon at Canada Place, in front of the Convention Centre (-the sails") on the Stanley Park side.  Look for the HSA flags!

Town Hall meeting tonight

June 7, 2006
Important meeting tonight on the future of health care in Comox and Courtenay. Download PDF poster here.  

Telus Tour for the Cure arrives in Penticton

June 7, 2006
HSA members are invited to attend the official opening for the TELUS Tour for the Cure in Penticton on Wednesday, June 14 at 11 a.m. at the Cherry Lane 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.

New health centre for the North Shore: better care for patients or bigger bucks for developers?

June 6, 2006
Wednesday, June 14 7:30-9:30 PM Royal Canadian Legion123 West 15th (at Lonsdale), North Vancouver Come hear whats right and whats wrong about the planned -Primary Access Health Care Centre" to be built and owned by private developers on the grounds of Lions Gate Hospital. Speakers ... Richard Neal and Mary-Ann Abbs, BC Health Coalition Come out and give your views Sponsored by North Shore Health CoalitionFor more information contact: Becy Seet 604-828-0155

Labour Peace Forum to feature international speakers

June 1, 2006
The Labour Peace Forum, taking place at the University of B.C. June 25 and 26, will feature discussion about trade unions' experiences in the peace movement around the world.

TELUS Tour for the Cure arrives in Vernon

May 26, 2006
HSA members are invited to attend the official opening for the TELUS Tour for the Cure in Vernon on Wednesday, May 31 at 11 a.m. at the Village Green 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.

The Report recognized for excellence in writing

May 25, 2006
The Report, HSA's official publication published six times per year, has been awarded the Ed Finn Award for best feature story by the national 450-member Canadian Association of Labour Media (CALM).

UN agency rebukes Canada for violating labour standards

May 24, 2006
Ottawa (23 May 2006) - The International Labour Organization has blasted the government of Canada in extraordinarily frank language for failing to uphold international labour standards that it is obligated to enforce. Ottawa has also been rebuked for not using its influence to bring offending Canadian provinces into compliance with the United Nations labour standards.

Suzanne Bennett to represent Region 1 on HSA Board of Directors

May 23, 2006
HSA members in Region 1 have acclaimed Suzanne Bennett as their representative to HSAs Board of Directors. She was acclaimed after the May 18, 2006 deadline passed with no further nominations.  /> Suzanne is the first HSA member from the community social services sector to serve on the board.

New health science professional wage rates now available

May 16, 2006
A complete wage grid" and wage rates" effective April 1, 2006 for the 2006 ... 2010 Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) is now available for viewing and downloading on the HSA website at www.hsabc.org. The wage rates and grid levels reflect the changes negotiated in the recent round of collective bargaining.