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Patient advocacy key to social work

April 1, 2009
user The Report: April 2009 vol.30 num.1 by LAURA BUSHEIKIN

RPNs benefit from HSA advocacy

April 1, 2009
The Report: April 2009 vol.30 num.1 by LAURA BUSHEIKIN

Refusing unsafe work

April 1, 2009
The Report: April 2009 vol.30 num.1

Ambulance paramedics in legal strike position effective April 1

March 31, 2009
Ambulance paramedics across B.C. will be in a legal strike position effective Wednesday, April 1, 2009. The members of CUPE 873 are going on strike to support their position at the bargaining table that would lead to wage equity with other emergency service workers. As part of the paramedics job action, picket lines may be erected at facilities where HSA members work. Members who encounter a picket line are urged not to cross the picket line. HSA members are protected under the collective agreement against disciplinary action for failure to cross a legal picket line.

HSA offers scholarships for 28th Western Region Summer Institute for Union Women - -Women Workers of the World Unite"

March 25, 2009
August 11 ... 15, 2009University of California, at Los Angeles The 28th Annual Western Regional Summer Institute on Union Women will be held August 11-15, 2009, at the University of California, Los Angeles.  The five day residential program brings together 150 participants from the United States' and Canada's western regions for exciting workshops and speakers on the history, struggles, and achievements of working women.

Community Social Services Awareness Month proclaimed across BC

March 24, 2009
The campaign to raise awareness of the importance of community-based social services is being supported by municipal councils across BC. To date, 31 city councils have passed resolutions declaring March as Community Social Services Awareness Month, following presentations by local workers in the sector.

Survey on quality of women's lives

March 20, 2009
Although all working people report they are suffering from more stress related to balancing responsibilities at work and at home, the greater burden is falling on women. Statistics reveal that women bear the brunt of duties associated with child care, are the primary caregivers for the elder care of aging parents and are responsible for the majority of household chores.

OHSAH Learning Portal - It's a Go!

March 19, 2009
March 9, 2009 OHSAH is pleased to announce that it will be moving forward with the development of the OHSAH Learning Portal, which will provide BC's healthcare stakeholders with access to a centralized repository of healthcare occupational health and safety (OHS) education and training resources.

Nurses Bargaining Association reaches tentative deal to extend provincial contract

March 17, 2009
While there is no general wage increase, the 24-month extension provides a 3 per cent labour market adjustment in 2010 and in 2011. Thats in addition to the 4.2 per cent wage increase already negotiated and scheduled for April 1, 2009. HSA represents just over 800 Registered Psychiatric Nurses covered by the Nurses' Bargaining Association collective agreement. HSA's nurses will vote on the tentative agreement by mail-in ballot, being distributed to HSA members this week. Completed ballots must be returned to the HSA office by Friday, April 3, 2009.