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Day of Mourning this Saturday; events scheduled province-wide

April 23, 2007
This year the BC Federation of Labour Occupational Health and Safety theme is "Make it Safe! Make it Fair!" Changes to the OH&S Regulations under the Workers Compensation Act have affected the safety of workers and we have witnessed too many workers being injured and killed due to a lack of enforcement and meaningful regulations.

HSA elects new union president at 36th annual convention

April 21, 2007
Reid Johnson, HSA President Delegates to the 36th annual convention of Health Sciences Association of BC (HSA) have elected Reid Johnson as the new president of the union that represents 15,000 health care professionals who work in hospitals and communities around the province.

Election of president, 'Inconvenient Truth' on agenda for Health Sciences Association 36th annual convention

April 18, 2007
The Health Sciences Association of BC (HSA) will kick off its 36th annual convention Friday, April 20 at the Fairmont Vancouver Hotel in Vancouver. Proud of our Past; Ready for the Future is the theme of this years convention, which will feature the election of a new president for the union, as Cindy Stewart, president of HSA for the past 14 years, will not be seeking re-election. Eight candidates have declared their candidacy for the position.

RALLY: Seniors on Guard for Medicare and COSCO

April 11, 2007
Help us put the "heart" back in Medicare at a Rally in Richmond! Date:  Saturday, April 14, 2007Place:  DELTA VANCOUVER AIRPORT INN          3500 Cessna Drive, RichmondTime:  8:00 a.m. Printer-friendly poster with more details.

Health care in El Salvador ... Lessons for BC: An evening with Santiago Diaz

April 11, 2007
HSAs Committee for Equality and Social Action is hosting an evening with community organizer and activist Santiago Diaz on Wednesday, April 18, at 7 p.m. at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.  Diaz is the coordinator of APSIES, the Salvadoran Association for Integrated Health and Social Services, which has been a southern partner of HSA for over 15 years.

BC Fed pension forum May 24 in Vancouver

April 5, 2007
The third BC Federation of Labour Pension Forum, held jointly with the Shareholder Association for Research and Education (SHARE), will take place in Vancouver May 24th, 2007. The conference brings together union leaders, pension trustees, pension advisory committee members and pension activists with investment managers, public policy makers and leading international thinkers to discuss and debate crucial pension plan governance, funding and investment issues. For information: www.share.ca/forum  

NUPGE social services conference underway in Edmonton

April 4, 2007
Edmonton - A national conference for community-based social service workers, sponsored by the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE), wraps up today  in Edmonton. The three-day gathering is focusing on key challenges faced by the sector in all parts of the country. -Workers in this sector live in a trying environment of frequent government restructuring, under funding, low wages and job insecurity, rising incidents of violence, and the growing presence of for-profit providers," says NUPGE national president James Clancy.

HSA members elect Marg Beddis as Region 7 Director

April 3, 2007
HSA members in Region 7 have elected Marg Beddis, a dietitian at Surrey Memorial Hospital, as their representative on the HSA board of directors. Beddis defeated the incumbent director, Audrey MacMillan, a registered psychiatric nurse at Chilliwack General Hospital. Beddis is chief steward and a Member-at-Large. Since becoming an HSA member in 1991, she has been active in the union and has served on the Occupational Health and Safety, Political Action, Equality and Social Action and Resolutions committees.

Proud of HSAs growth

April 1, 2007
The Report: April / May 2007 vol.28 num.2 by CINDY STEWART t is with mixed emotions ... to say the least ... that I write my last column as HSA President.

Dual dental coverage

April 1, 2007
The Report: April / May 2007 vol.28 num.2 by JULIO TRUJILLO