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Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine national conference May 13-15

April 27, 2010
The Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine will host a national conference in Vancouver from May 13-15, 2010. For details and registration information, see www.transfusion.ca The Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine is a multidisciplinary society which promotes and supports the best practice in transfusion medicine in Canada through education, communication and partnerships. Conference poster    

Join HSAs Board of Directors at Day of Mourning ceremonies

April 22, 2010
On April 28 ... the National Day of Mourning for workers killed and injured on the job ...  HSA President Reid Johnson and the unions Board of Directors will place a wreath at a ceremony in downtown Vancouver. All workers and their families are invited to pay tribute to workers who have been injured or killed on the job, or stricken with occupational disease.

National Occupational Health and Safety Week: May 2 ... 8, 2010

April 21, 2010
May 2 - 8, 2010 is National Occupational Health and Safety Week. The attached information from Worksafe BC provides a listing of resource materials to assist in any promotions you may consider, in support of this week. More information can be found at the WorkSafe BC website. Printer-friendly version

Health science professionals talks focus on principles for job evaluation review to reflect the modern health care team

April 8, 2010
The expiry of the 2006 ... 2010 Health Science Professionals collective agreement on March 31, 2010 was marked with continued discussion between the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association and Health Employers Association of BC about the principles that will be used for a thoughtful discussion in negotiating a collective agreement that protects quality health care and values the work of health science professionals.

Join HSA President Reid Johnson at rally on Saturday

April 8, 2010
Fight cuts to health and social services Join HSA President Reid Johnson at a rally on Saturday April 10 to fight recent government cuts ... including cuts to arts and culture funding, seniors services, early childhood education and infant development, mental health and addictions services, supports for the disabled, and an array of social services.

Rally April 10: Fight cuts to health and social services

April 1, 2010
The Coalition to Build a Better BC will hold a rally April 10 to fight recent government cuts ... including cuts to arts and culture funding, seniors services, early childhood education and infant development, mental health and addictions services, supports for the disabled, and an array of social services.

Register now for Supervisors in the Union workshops

March 31, 2010
HSA members who work in a supervisory role will have the opportunity to attend a one-day workshop in Vancouver at the HSA office. Monday,  May 31, 2010 Wednesday, June 16, 2010 Supervisors have particular concerns and needs and sometimes feel -caught in the middle".  One of the goals of the "Supervisors in the Union" workshop is to resolve apparent conflicts and clear the lines of communication between supervisors, stewards and HSA in order to improve working relationships.

HSA members elect Anita Bardal as Region 6 Director

March 29, 2010
HSA members in Region 6 have elected Anita Bardal, a medical radiation technologist at St. Pauls Hospital, as their representative on the unions Board of Directors. The other candidates for election were James Lyons, a medical radiation technologist at Mount St. Joseph Hospital, and Mo Norton, a program support clerk at North Shore Community Health Services.

Bargaining update for HSA members working in the community social services sector

March 26, 2010
No new contractHSA has learned that members may be hearing rumours that a tentative collective agreement has been reached between the unions and employers in the community social services sector. -These are just rumours," said HSA President Reid Johnson. -Last fall, negotiations were undertaken, but the talks collapsed December 17.  While there have been informal discussions, there is no bargaining happening at this time," he said.

Health Care Professional Conference 2010

March 23, 2010
On June 4, 2010 WorkSafeBC's Health Care Services is hosting the 6th Annual Health Care Professional Conference at the West building of the new Vancouver Convention Centre — one of the citys most breathtaking venues. The conference, geared towards clinical and physical rehabilitation providers, as well as other health care professionals, promises a full day of top-notch presentations by field experts.