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HSA members urged to vote in municipal election

November 14, 2005
On November 19, 2005 British Columbians head to the polls to elect mayors, municipal councillors, school trustees, and regional district representatives. These local representatives make decisions that affect our everyday lives, and play a critical role in making our neighbourhoods, towns, and regions places where we want to live. Local politicians also speak up for communities on important local, provincial and federal issues, and are an important voice for our communities with higher levels of government.

HSA scholarships for 2006 Canadian Labour Congress WINTER SCHOOL

November 10, 2005
One of Canada's best labour schools, held at Harrison Hot Springs, in January and February 2006

BC Federation of Labour scholarships - 2006 Canadian Labour Congress WINTER SCHOOL

November 10, 2005
The BC Federation of Labour offers two scholarships for attendance at the 2006 CLC Winter School:

Meeting to set contract objectives; this is your chance to have a say

November 9, 2005
BL10081 With the Paramedical Professional Bargaining Association contract set to expire March 31, 2006, planning is underway to prepare HSA's priorities to present at the bargaining table. Delegates to the January 23 to 25, 2006 Bargaining Proposal Conference will set the bargaining priorities based on proposals submitted by HSA members at local chapter meetings. Delegates from each region were elected as representatives to the conference at regional meetings held throughout the fall.

Date change for Bargaining Proposal Conference for HSA members covered by the Community Social Services Bargaining Association Collective Agreement

October 26, 2005
BL10080 The Bargaining Proposal Conference for members covered by the Community Social Services collective agreement has been re-scheduled from Wednesday, November 16, 2005 to Thursday, November 24, 2005. The conference will be held in Burnaby, location to be announced. In order to prepare for the Bargaining Proposal Conference, you must hold a Chapter meeting to identify bargaining issues and to elect your delegate(s) to the conference.

Political Action Fund support still available for HSA members to run or work in November municipal election

October 21, 2005
HSA members who are running for municipal office, or working on campaigns to elect candidates for local government positions, can apply to HSA for the following financial support from HSAs Political Action Fund:

Reminder - Supervisors in the Union workshops

October 19, 2005
HSA offered three one-day workshops this fall:

Reminder - Prevention of Workplace Violence workshops

October 12, 2005
As you know, all workers have a right to a safe work environment. Surveys consistently indicate that HSA members care about and are willing to become involved in health and safety issues. Unions have a significant role to play ensuring that our workplaces are safe. HSA takes a leadership role in the promotion of workplace safety through health and safety education initiatives for our membership, such as the Prevention of Workplace Violence Workshop.

Meeting to set contract objectives; this is your chance to have a say

October 7, 2005
BL10078 With the Heath Services and Support Community contract set to expire March 31, 2006, planning is underway to prepare bargaining priorities to present at the bargaining table. HSA stewards will be setting chapter meetings to be held by November 4, 2005 to discuss and develop bargaining proposals. All HSA members covered by the Health Services and Support Community collective agreement are urged to attend these chapter meetings. Your negotiating team needs your input.

HSA members to develop bargaining proposals for community health contract

October 7, 2005
BL10077 Preparations for bargaining for a new Health Services and Support Community Collective Agreement will begin this month. All chapters where HSA members are covered by this collective agreement will hold meetings before November 4, 2005 to set priorities for bargaining in 2006. Please contact your chief steward for information about your chapters bargaining proposal meeting.