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January 9, 2007
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Holiday best wishes

December 20, 2006
In past years, the Health Sciences Association has marked the holiday season with cards of thanks and greetings to activists, colleagues, supporters and suppliersto thank you for the work you do with us throughout the year.

Register by Dec. 29 for 'Conversation' forum in Kamloops

December 20, 2006
The provincial government has announced the dates for the regional forums on health care. Deadline for registration for the first two forumsa, to be held in Kamloops and Surrey, is December 29. Health care professionals have been barred from participating in the public forums, but are encouraged to participate in 'professional forums.' The 'professional' forum in Kamloops is scheduled for February 2. In Surrey, the 'professional' forum is scheduled for Feb. 9.

Register by Dec. 29 for 'Conversation' forum in Surrey

December 20, 2006
The provincial government has announced the dates for the regional forums on health care. Deadline for registration for the first two forums, to be held in Kamloops and Surrey, is December 29. Health care professionals have been barred from participating in the public forums, but are encouraged to participate in 'professional forums.' The 'professional' forum in Kamloops is scheduled for February 2. In Surrey, the 'professional' forum is scheduled for Feb. 9.

Register by Jan. 11 for 'Conversation' in Kelowna

December 20, 2006
The provincial government has announced the dates for the regional forums on health care. Deadline for registration for the forum in Kelowna is January 11. Health care professionals have been barred from participating in the public forums, but are encouraged to participate in 'professional forums.'  In Kelowna, the 'professional' forum is scheduled for Feb. 16.

HSA regions amended

December 20, 2006
As provided under the HSA constitution, the unions Board of Directors has approved changes to the ten regions. The new regions composition reflects changes in the governance of health care regions while continuing to provide for numerical balance among the HSA regions. The changes in regions were reviewed by delegates to the union's fall regional meetings, and feedback to the Board of Directors was positive.

Register by Jan. 12 for 'Conversation' in Nanaimo

December 20, 2006
The provincial government has announced the dates for the regional forums on health care. Deadline for registration for the forum in Nanaimo is January 12. Health care professionals have been barred from participating in the public forums, but are encouraged to participate in 'professional forums.'  In Kelowna, the 'professional' forum is scheduled for Feb. 16.

'Conversation on Health' gets underway next month

December 19, 2006
The provincial government has announced the dates for the regional forums on health care. Deadline for registration for the first two forums, to be held in Kamloops and Surrey, is December 29.

B.C. labour calls on half a million members to boycott Goodyear Tires

December 14, 2006
Vancouver - The B.C. Federation of Labour has endorsed a call by the Canadian Labour Congress for a national boycott of Goodyear Tire, says Federation President Jim Sinclair. Delegates to the Federation's recent 50th annual convention approved an emergency resolution supporting the struggle of 15,000 striking Goodyear workers in Canada and the United States. These workers have been battling major contract concessions while on strike at 15 Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. facilities across North America since October 5, 2006.

International Human Rights Day Dec. 10

December 8, 2006
OTTAWA ... This Sunday December 10, people across the country will mark International Human Rights Day by asking the federal government to realize that women's rights are human rights. "This government let women down when they abandoned the promotion of women's equality, " said Barbara Byers, executive vice-president of the Canadian Labour Congress.