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Make your HSA team the best it can be!

September 9, 2008
- Fall 2008 Steward Training Level 1 - Stewards play a vital role in the union. Particularly important is the stewards role in contract interpretation, organizing and the grievance procedure. In recognition of the need for educating new stewards in these areas, HSA is offering a 3-day Steward Training ... Level 1 workshop at the HSA office this fall: Dates: October 27, 28 & 29, 2008Location: HSA Office, 300 ... 5118 Joyce Street, Vancouver

Region 5 meeting set for October 20

September 8, 2008
HSA regional meetingMonday, October 20, 20088:30 a.m. ...4:00 p.m.Hilton Vancouver Metrotown-Waterford 1 & 2"6083 McKay AvenueBurnaby, BC Regional meetings are an excellent forum for HSA members to review the issues and activities of the past year, and discuss the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. The meeting will be chaired by your Region5 Director, Kimball Finigan and HSA president Reid Johnson will report on union activities since the April 2008 Convention.

Tour for the Cure arrives in city

September 5, 2008
Williams Lake Tribune By Sage Birchwater The Telus Tour for the Cure, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation road show touched down in Williams Lake this week. Its large interactive display will be set up in Boitanio Mall until Sunday, Sept. 7. The informative exhibit with six display kiosks is on both levels of the mall and contains important life-saving information on the early detection of breast cancer. "Come and learn the facts about breast cancer and see what you can do to create a future without breast cancer," says tour leader Priscilla Fazakas.

Saving public health care

September 5, 2008
The BC Health Coalition, Council of Canadians and Parksville Qualicum KAIROS is hosting two public forums on saving public health care. The events feature best-selling author and activist Holly Dressel, who recently published Who Killed the Queen? The Story of a Community Hospital and How to Fix Health Care. The book investigates the sustainability of Canadian health care and what it offers compared to other countries' health care systems.

Region 3 and 7 meeting set for Oct. 15

September 2, 2008
Region 3 & 7 meeting set for October 15HSA regional meetingWednesday, October 15, 20088:30 a.m. ...4:00 p.m.Coast Cascades-Mackie Room"20393 Fraser HighwayLangley, BC

Region 10 meeting set for October 9

August 28, 2008
HSA regional meetingThursday, October 9, 20088:30 a.m. ... 4:00 p.m.Coast Inn of the North-Summit Room"770 Brunswick StreetPrince George, BC

HSA Labour Day Family Picnic

August 27, 2008
Join HSA colleagues for a fun and relaxing family day Monday, Sept. 1 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at the annual Labour Day Picnic at Confederation Park in Burnaby The day will include live music provided by the BC Federation of Labour and BC Union Label Trades Council, clowns and magicians, a playground and lacrosse box. Burnaby Central Railway authentic miniature trains will be running at the north end of the park.

Weekend school offered in Kamloops Oct. 25

August 27, 2008
The Canadian Labour Congress offers a series of courses for union members, with a focus on leadership, problem-solving, public speaking, retirement, and steward skills. A day-long course has been scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 25 in Kamloops. The following courses are offered: Retire in Style: Thinking of retiring but need to know more about the pension system? Plan your retirement in style with this course.

Remember the origin of Labour Day

August 27, 2008
Today we take paid holidays, safe work places, medical care, unemployment insurance, fair hours, union wages and 'the weekend' for granted. But how many of these advances would have happened if it were not for the long-forgotten heroes who fought so hard to make unions, and Labour Day, a reality in the first place? Continue reading this message from NUPGE

Labour Day Rally planned

August 27, 2008
Help the BC Federation of Labour mark Labour Day and send Premier Gordon Campbell a message. Download information here.