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Its your union: have your say

January 1, 2009
The Report: January/February 2009 vol.29 num.6 by REID JOHNSON

Reaching out to future health science professionals

January 1, 2009
The Report: January/February 2009 vol.29 num.6 by SUSANNE SHAW

Helping to bridge the gap towards employment and independence

January 1, 2009
The Report: January/February 2009 vol.29 num.6 by LAURA BUSHEIKIN danadas provincial and federal social programs are meant to provide a safety net, but there are always people who fall through the gaps ... often landing on rough ground.

Job postings for health science professionals

January 1, 2009
The Report: January/February 2009 vol.29 num.6

Safety conference a first for HSA

January 1, 2009
The Report: January/February 2009 vol.29 num.6

HSA welcomes 120 new members from CML HealthCare

December 23, 2008
Employees at 10 Metro Vancouver locations of CML Healthcare, a private medical imaging and laboratory company with locations across Canada, have voted to join the Health Sciences Association of BC. The 120 employees join HSA members working at 12 CML facilities in Metro Vancouver and on Vancouver Island.

Violence in Health Care

December 17, 2008
The following article is reprinted from the WorkSafe BC WorkSafe Magazine. HSA is actively involved in the provincial anti-violence committee, and is a partner in an anti-violence awareness campaign launched in Campbell River to reach communities in the Vancouver Island Health Authority region. By Helena Bryan  Partnership working to protect nurses and other health care workers

2009 HSA Convention to be held April 23-25 in Vancouver

December 16, 2008
Thenext HSA Annual Convention will take place April 23-25, 2008 at the FairmontHotel Vancouver in Vancouver. AllHSA members are welcome to attend and speak at the convention.  However, only delegates have the right tovote. Forchapters with 49 or fewer members, the HSA chief steward is the soledelegate.  If the chief steward is notattending convention, an alternate should be identified.  Chapters with more than 49 members areentitled to one additional delegate for each additional 50 members or portionthereof.

...Therefore be it resolved

December 16, 2008
HSA members will soon be preparing for the 2009 HSA Convention, to be held April 23, 24, & 25, 2009 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Conventions are where chapters from around the province determine the future direction of the union.  Policies, actions, constitutional amendments, structural changes are all discussed and debated at convention.

Nominations open for Regional Director positions in Region 1, 3, 5, 7 & 9

December 16, 2008
This year, Regional Director elections will take place in Regions 1, 3, 5, 7, & 9.  All HSA members in these regions are encouraged to put their name forward for these important positions. Directors meet, on average, every six weeks and take an active leadership role in representing the union.  They will receive wage replacement for the time they spend in official meetings at their own regular rate of pay.  Part-time and casual members are reimbursed as if they were at work during the meetings they attend.