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Education fund available for HSA members in HSPBA agreement

July 8, 2009
(This information applies to HSA members of the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association.) In January of 2008 the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association successfully negotiated an agreement to resolve issues flowing from the Supreme Court of Canada decision that certain sections of Bill 29 were unconstitutional. HSA made professional development for our members a priority. As a result, the final agreement included a fund for professional development education for all HSPBA members.

Get educated -- classes for union members

July 3, 2009
The Canadian Labour Congress is offering a number of courses for Saturday, October 24 at The Justice Institute in New Westminster.  The deadline for registration is Wednesday, October 14, 2009.  *Members may apply under the Madden Memorial Fund to cover registration fees and travel costs.  (Application forms are at the bottom of this posting or from your chief steward.) Date:October 24, 2009 Time:9:00 a.m. ... 4:30 p.m.  (8:30 a.m. Registration)

Make your HSA team the best it can be!Fall 2009 Steward Training Level 1

July 2, 2009
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 26, 27, 28, 2009Location: HSA Office, 300 ... 5118 Joyce Street, Vancouver

Help make your workplace safe! Fall 2009 OH&S Steward Training

July 2, 2009
HSA is offering two 2-day OH&S steward workshops this fall: Dates:Workshop #1:  November 2 & 3, 2009Workshop #2:  November 23 & 24, 2009 Location:HSA Office, 300 ... 5118 Joyce Street, Vancouver

CIBC Run for the Cure - HSA "Kick-off" event at VGH

July 2, 2009
Date:  Wednesday, July 8Time:  11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Sassafras CafeteriaJim Pattison Pavilion, 2nd Floor Printer-friendly poster & more information.

Working together to overcome daily economic challenges

July 1, 2009
The Report: July / August 2009 vol.30 num.2 IN JUNE, I JOINED WITH BC Government and Service Employees Union President, Darryl Walker, at a community meeting in Nanaimo to hear from members of the community about the impact of the economic situation on regular people.

A passion for education

July 1, 2009
The Report: July / August 2009 vol.30 num.2 by LAURA BUSHEIKIN Medical Radiation Technologist Charmaine Nathan guides students through their practicum year AS MEDICAL RADIOLOGY clinical educator at St. Pauls Hospital, Charmaine Nathan has a job that fulfills both her passions.

Award recognizes health and safety leader

July 1, 2009
The Report: July / August 2009 vol.30 num.2 Radiation technologist Allen Peters will keep advocating for safety in the workplace by LAURA BUSHEIKIN ALTHOUGH HE APPRECIATES receiving this years David Bland Award for outstanding advocacy in occupational health and safety, HSA member Allen Peters has no intention of resting on his laurels. In fact, for Peters, the award was a poignant reminder of the pressing need to keep advocating and educating to make workplaces safer.

Education leave

July 1, 2009
The Report: July / August 2009 vol.30 num.2 Education leave has always been an important part of the Agreement by JULIO TRUJILO I thought I was entitled to Education Leave under Article 17.02 of the health science professionals agreement, but my employer tells me they didnt budget any money for it this year. Is this right?

Safety at work is first priority

July 1, 2009
The Report: July / August 2009 vol.30 num.2 SWORN AT, SPIT ON, HIT, BITTEN, STABBED...or worse! None of us accepted a career in health care to endure violence in our work ... but that is the reality of what can happen when you are a health care worker.