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HSA Political Action Fund available to support members in October 29 provincial by-elections

October 2, 2008
HSA members who are running for office or working on campaigns in the provincial by-elections in Vancouver-Burrard and Vancouver-Fairview can apply to HSA for the following financial support from HSAs Political Action Fund: 1. Members who are candidates can apply for up to 20 days of wage replacement and/or up to $200 to cover approved personal expenses incurred to run for office.

VGH Steward Elections 2009

October 1, 2008
Notice of Chapter Meeting Help keep your union strong! HSA Stewards: ­ Advocate on behalf of members Keep members informed about union activities Provide democratic leadership Are the backbone of the union HSA offers ongoing leadership, grievance handling, and contract interpretation training for new and experienced stewards. Nominations and Voting:

Notice for HSA Safety Stewards and Activists

October 1, 2008
HSA is sponsoring an Occupational Health and Safety Conference-Connections ... Advocating for a Safe and Healthy Workplace"November 20 and 21, 2008Hilton Vancouver Airport Hotel This conference is designed for experienced safety stewards to develop their understanding and to help ensure safe working conditions for all members.  Learn from presenters from agencies such as OHSAH, WorkSafeBC, and other experts. Learn more about topics such as:

Speak up now, while you still can

October 1, 2008
The Report: October / November 2008 vol.29 num.4 by REID JOHNSON

Profession leader advocates for sonographers

October 1, 2008
The Report: October / November 2008 vol.29 num.4 by CAROLE PEARSON

Sharing skills, saving lives

October 1, 2008
The Report: October / November 2008 vol.29 num.4 by LAURA BUSHEIKIN

Scheduling vacations

October 1, 2008
The Report: October / November 2008 vol.29 num.4 What are the general guidelines you recommend for scheduling vacations? What happens if my vacation gets cancelled because of staff shortages?  

Big winner to be fight against cancer

September 26, 2008
Prince Rupert Daily News By Patrick Witwicki The Run for the Cure is back for another lap. Last year, CIBC's Run for the Cure made its debut in Prince Rupert, and was considered a moderate success. Not necessarily from the funds that were raised -- although the B.C. provincial total was impressive at $26 million -- but with the number of participants. Event coordinator Marcella Navarro didn't hesitate to get involved with the run again. "It will take us a few years to get the numbers up, to like Prince George (numbers)," she said.

OHSAH Health & Safety Update

September 25, 2008
Team OHSAH Team OHSAH successfully completed the Hoodoo 500 ultra-cycling race through 835 km of the Utah Canyonlands. From September 13-15, eight OHSAH employees undertook this physical and mental challenge to raise funds for the BC Cancer Foundation.

Poison food crisis shows Harpers contempt for government

September 24, 2008
'How many more people must die before the Harper government realizes that public health and safety must always transcend the boundaries of ideology?' James Clancy, National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE)