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Survivors' Parade of Hope to launch Run for the Cure September 9

August 21, 2006
You're invited to join the second annual province wide kick-off event for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure The Survivors' Parade of Hope will be held in seven cities across B.C. on September 9, 2006. The Survivors' Parade of Hope unites breast cancer survivors from around the province's communities on the same day -- demonstrating that there is hope for those newly diagnosed with the disease and that a future without breast cancer can be achieved.

BC Fed urges unions to withdraw Island Savings deposits to support striking workers

August 18, 2006
The B.C. Federation of Labour has urged its affiliated unions to follow the example of the United Steelworkers Local 1-80, which has withdrawn $500,000 of its funds from Island Savings Credit Union to show its support for members of Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union, Local 15 (COPE) on strike for a new contract.

Challenges Labour Minister to deal with inequality facing working families

August 15, 2006
The B.C. Federation of Labour has challenged Olga Illich, the newly-appointed Minister of Labour, to deal with the growing inequality facing working families says President Jim Sinclair. "Employment standards are the lowest in Canada and too many people are dying or are injured on the job," said Sinclair. "The new Minister has her work cut out for her. This government didn't need a new Labour Minister, it needs new policies to deal with the really difficult situation facing thousands of working people."

TELUS Tour for the Cure arrives in Nelson

August 9, 2006
HSA members are invited to attend the official opening for the TELUS Tour for the Cure in Nelson on Thursday, August 16th at 11 a.m. at Chahko Mika Mall. The TELUS Tour for the Cure is an informative and interactive exhibit that will travel to communities across British Columbia over the next eight months to promote the value and importance of breast health and mammography screening.  The Tour is part of a campaign by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation to help women detect smaller tumors earlier.

Make your HSA team the best it can be!

August 9, 2006
Fall 2006 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:

Help make your workplace safe!

August 9, 2006
Fall 2006 OH&S Basic Steward Training HSA is offering two 2-day basic OH&S steward workshops this fall:

TELUS Tour for the Cure arrives in Trail

August 4, 2006
HSA members are invited to attend the official opening for the TELUS Tour for the Cure in Trail on Thursday, August 10th at 11 a.m. at Waneta Plaza. The TELUS Tour for the Cure is an informative and interactive exhibit that will travel to communities across British Columbia over the next eight months to promote the value and importance of breast health and mammography screening. The Tour is part of a campaign by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation to help women detect smaller tumors earlier.

Federal government quietly awards wage increases to top officials

August 2, 2006
Ottawa  - The federal government has awarded raises of 2.5% to top government executives and deputy ministers along with 3% increases to the heads of crown corporations. The increases were not announced officially by the new Conservative government, which made accountability to voters a hallmark of its election campaign last January.

Union members invited to participate in Pride Week events

August 2, 2006
Union members interested in participating in Vancouvers Pride Week events this year are encouraged to join to Multi-Union Pride events. Saturday, Aug. 5: Dyke March

Health ministry facing challenge with departure

August 1, 2006
The Report: August 2006 vol.27 num.4 by CINDY STEWART