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Domestic violence and workplace safety: Why policy change is needed

October 1, 2019
Domestic violence and workplace safety: Why policy change is neededBy Samantha Ponting, HSA Communications When we talk about health and safety in the workplace, domestic violence issues rarely enter the discussion. Yet for someone who has been awake most of the night from duress, their ability to manage workplace risks and hazards can become a serious issue.

HSA President Val Avery: Walk with me in the River Walk for Hospice

September 26, 2019
A message from HSA President Val Avery I would like to invite HSA members to join me in supporting the New West Hospice Society by participating in the River Walk for Hospice, happening Saturday, Oct. 5. The River Walk for Hospice is an opportunity to gather in community, raise money for a good cause, and honour the memory of loved ones.

Award-winning research explores stress management for LTC staff

September 24, 2019
By Anne LeclercHSA member

This federal election, let's vote for a universal Pharmacare program

September 23, 2019
President's Report: This federal election, let's vote for a universal Pharmacare programBy HSA President Val Avery  

The effects of for-profit health insurance on public healthcare delivery: Examining the research

September 23, 2019
The effects of for-profit health insurance on public health care delivery: Examining the researchBy Samantha Ponting, HSA Communications

Addressing malnutrition in acute care

September 23, 2019
According to research conducted by the Canadian Malnutrition Taskforce, 25 to 50 per cent of patients admitted to a Canadian hospital are malnourished.  “That’s a significant portion of people who we serve in our hospitals,” said Jaki Thornhill, HSA member, dietitian and professional practice leader at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver.

Bear Creek Park, Surrey: Red Dress Gathering to honour missing and murdered Indigenous women

September 6, 2019
As a result of systemic violence, thousands of Indigenous women and girls have gone missing across Canada. This violence is both historic and ongoing. The National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls called this violence "a national tragedy of epic proportion" and a "deliberate and often covert campaign of genocide against Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA people." 

Celebrate this Labour Day with a chance to win tickets to a Whitecaps game September 14

August 29, 2019
Celebrate this Labour Day with a chance to win tickets to a Whitecaps game September 14 Are you a soccer fan? Enter to win tickets to Union Night with the Vancouver Whitecaps Saturday September 14. The Vancouver Whitecaps MLS soccer team is celebrating union night on Saturday Sept. 14 in a game against the Houston Dynamo at the Bell Pitch at BC Place in Vancouver. Kick off time is 7 p.m. HSA has obtained 20 tickets for HSA members, and is giving away 10 sets of two tickets.

Solidarity Includes Everyone: Transgender People and Your Union

August 29, 2019
SOLIDARITY INCLUDES EVERYONE: TRANSGENDER PEOPLE AND YOUR UNION DATE: Monday, November 18, 2019TIME: 8:30 am to 4:00 pmLOCATION: HSA Head Office - 180 East Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC This is an awareness-raising day-long workshop on the challenges facing trans workers in communities, workplaces, and unions. We will explore how unions can work to end discrimination and support our trans members.