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Nominations open for HSA President

December 16, 2008
HSAs 2009 Annual Convention will include an election for the position of President, a full-time position that carries a two-year term. All members in good standing are eligible to run for President when nominated in writing by six members.   Nominations for President are open until the final call for nominations takes place on the last day of convention Saturday, April 25, 2009.

Election Campaign School for Women

December 16, 2008
Are you a woman considering either running for elected office, or working in a key position in a future election campaign?  If so, then the annual Canadian Women Voters Congress Womens Campaign School is for you. Dates:  March 27-29,  2009Location:  SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver, B.C.

Union holiday open house at Vancouver Hospital

December 12, 2008
HSA, HEU and BCNU chapters at Vancouver Hospital are hosting a holiday season open house and invite all to enjoy holiday treats and camaraderie. Date: Thursday, December 18 Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Place: Ground Floor, Room 100A865 West 10th Avenue Everyone welcome. Download invitation here.

HSA Political Action Fund available to support members in provincial election

December 9, 2008
HSA members throughout the province who are running for office or working on campaigns in the May 2009 provincial election 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.

BC Health Coalition plans 2009 seniors' health care campaign

December 9, 2008
Today the BC Health Coalition announced the upcoming January 2009 launch of their Seniors Health Care campaign, Broken Promises. The campaign will be focused on the growing crisis in seniors health around BC.

Central American tour planned to learn about HSA-supported projects

December 9, 2008
Solidarity is more than making donations. Personal contact and relationships between people from the north and the south can be as important as money. In partnership with CoDevelopment Canada,  HSA has supported the Honduran women workers organization CODEMUH, and the Salvadoran Association for Integrated Health and Social Services (APSIES) in Central America.  In March 2009, a tour will visit both projects and provide opportunities to do some rural community health work.

'We've got an extremely rare opportunity right now'

December 8, 2008
An open letter from NUPGE President James Clancy Dear Friends: Thank you! In the last week you proved that change can happen. Together, we worked hard, mobilized quickly and forced Stephen Harper to back off critical parts of his economic statement, which offered nothing to address the current economic crisis and instead attacked workers rights and the opposition parties.

Labour reacts to the shutdown of Parliament

December 4, 2008
OTTAWA ... The President of the Canadian Labour Congress has reacted to todays shutdown of Parliament by the Prime Minister, saying it will cost people their jobs and delay much-needed action to confront the economic crisis. -Our country is standing on the edge of an economic crisis. People are losing their jobs and watching their retirement savings evaporate. While governments around the world are taking action to stimulate their economies our Prime Minister has shut Parliament down. This is not what the country needs. We need Parliament to get to work," said Georgetti.

Tell Stephen Harper not to shut down Canada's Parliament

December 2, 2008
The National Union of Public and General Employees has started a petition for its members and the general public urging Prime Minister Stephen Harper not to shut down Parliament in order to avoid defeat in the Commons. You can sign the petition by clicking here.

Rally to support a coalition government

December 2, 2008
The B.C. Federation of Labour and the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) are calling on British Columbians to support the proposed coalition government in order to ensure that Canada has a government prepared to deal with the economic crisis the country is facing. Canadians are worried about their jobs, their savings, and their future. Right now we need all of our political leaders to work together for the good of the economy and the country.