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Agreement reached for transferred Cardiology Technologists

July 11, 2006
TheHealth Science Professional Bargaining Association (HSPBA) has reachedagreement with the Health Employers Association of British Columbia concerningthe terms of transfer for Cardiology Technologists. Theagreement is effective February 22, 2006 ... the date the Labour Relations Boarddetermined that Cardiology Technologists, including ElectrodiagnosticTechnologists, are in the Health Science Professional bargaining unit and arerepresented by HSA.

HSA Runs for the Cure: Join the team today!

June 28, 2006
HSA has formed a provincial team to participate in the Run for the Cure, to be held Sunday, October 1 across Canada and in ten communities across B.C.: Abbotford/Fraser Valley, Castlegar, Golden, Kamloops, Kelowna, Nanaimo, Port McNeill, Prince George, Vancouver, and Victoria.Family, friends and colleagues are welcome to join the Health Sciences Association team.

BC ministry of health faces challenge

June 27, 2006
On the day that Gordon Campbell visited Surrey with an announcement of a new -outpatient centre\" to augment health care services in that city ... widely speculated to be the most bold introduction of private health care into our system ... the government\s strongest and most effective advocate for thoughtful, managed and successful public health care reform threw in the towel.

HSA President Cindy Stewart to open TELUS Tour for the Cure in Kelowna

June 20, 2006
"Please note date and time change" HSA members are invited to join HSA President Cindy Stewart at the official opening for the TELUS Tour for the Cure at Kelownas Orchard Park Shopping Centre Wednesday, June 21 at 12 noon.

Join the Walk for Peace, Justice and Sustainability, Saturday, June 24, 2006

June 20, 2006
The HSA Committee for Equality and Social Action (CESA) is urging all HSA members in the Lower Mainland to participate in this years Walk for Peace, Justice and Sustainability on Saturday, June 24 in Vancouver.  The walk is being held in conjunction with the World Peace Forum which was enthusiastically endorsed by delegates to HSAs 2006 annual convention in April. HSA members will gather at 12:00 noon at Canada Place, in front of the Convention Centre (-the sails") on the Stanley Park side.  Look for the HSA flags!

(CLC) Women tell their MPs: Working families need child care

June 15, 2006
One out of every six Members of Parliament had a delegation of working women from their home constituency knocking on the door of their Ottawa office this week with a message to deliver.

(CLC) Labour to the Bank of Canada: -Dont slam the brakes!"

June 9, 2006
OTTAWA ... The good news of today's job numbers from Statistics Canadas Labour Force Survey raises concerns among working Canadians and their families that the Bank of Canada may take them, once more, as a reason to raise interest rates.

(CLC) Anti-scab legislation good for Canada

June 8, 2006
After the first debate on Bill C-257 ... An Act to amend the CanadaLabour Code (replacement workers) ... Canadian working families feel more confident that Parliament will finally adopt legislation to ban the use of scabs during labour disputes under the Canada Labour Code. -Its a matter of fairness and balance," explains Ken Georgetti, president of the Canadian Labour Congress. -The prohibition to use scabs protects the interests of working Canadians and their families against the might of large, often global, employers with no roots in the community."

(NUPGE) Norway cites ethics in ending Wal-Mart pension investments

June 8, 2006
Oslo - Citing ethical reasons, the Norwegian government has withdrawn more than $430-million (U.S.) in pension investments from two American corporate giants, Wal-Mart Stores and Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold.

(BCHC) Home support makes sense says BC Health Coalition

June 7, 2006
A Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives study released today documents the dramatic decline in BC home support services over the last four years. The BC Health Coalition (BCHC) has received countless calls from individuals and families in crisis because of lack of available services.