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Federal election advance voting

January 9, 2006
In the last federal election, more than a third of Canadians eligible to vote didn't. It was the worst voter turnout in Canada's history. HSA urges members to help reverse this trend. Your vote does make a difference - and the Members of Parliament you elect can have a huge impact on the health care and community social services that HSA members provide. Three days of advance voting will be held throughout BC, to help ensure voters can get to the polls:

LRB rules Biomedical Engineering Technologists to remain HSA members

January 6, 2006
   BL10090 Biomedical Engineering Technologists who maintain specialized hospital equipment at acute care hospitals across the province will continue to be represented by HSA, according to a review panel of the Labour Relations Board.

NUPGE 2006 scholarship opportunities for members

January 5, 2006
HSA is a component of NUPGE. Application deadline for all NUPGE Scholarships is June 30, 2006.

Reminder - HSA is offering courses

January 4, 2006
HSA is offering the following courses: 2006 Steward Training Level 1 (3-day workshops): January 30, 31 and February 1, 2006 (deadline for registration is January 9, 2006) February 13, 14, and 15, 2006 (deadline for registration is January 23, 2006) February 27, 28 and March 1, 2006 (deadline for registration is February 6, 2006 Pre-Registration Form - 2006 Steward Training Level 1

Canadian Women Voters Congress Womens Campaign School

January 4, 2006
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 8th Annual Womens Campaign School is for you.

How can I vote to protect health care and social services?

January 1, 2006
The Report: January / February 2006 vol.27 num.1 n January 23, HSA members will once again head to the polls to elect a new federal government. The Members of Parliament we elect can have a huge impact on the health care and community social services that HSA members provide.

Questions for federal candidates

January 1, 2006
The Report: January / February 2006 vol.27 num.1 These are sample questions; personalize your question and incorporate your own personal experiences to get clear answers from your candidates.

HSA activists paving the way for bargaining season

January 1, 2006
The Report: January / February 2006 vol.27 num.1 by CINDY STEWART

Mediation and arbitration of grievances

January 1, 2006
The Report: January / February 2006 vol.27 num.1 by BRUCE WILKINS What is the difference between mediation and arbitration? What role does mediation play in arbitration?

HSA members take seats on council, school board

January 1, 2006
The Report: January / February 2006 vol.27 num.1 Debora Munoz takes her seat on Prince George Municipal Council Debora Munoz was still glowing a bit the morning after she was inaugurated as a new member of the Prince George city council. Having finally recovered from the sleep deprivation that accompanied the last weeks of her campaign, she had enjoyed every minute of the ceremony.