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MLAs not the only ones who deserve wage increase

November 18, 2005
BL10085 HSA President Cindy Stewart has written to Premier Gordon Campbell calling on the government to apply the same factors and considerations that led to a 15 per cent wage increase for MLAs to the governments preparations for setting a wage mandate for other public sector workers, including the health care and community social services workers represented by HSA.

Over 100 municipal candidates pledge to become public health care defenders

November 16, 2005
BC HEALTH COALITION The BC Health Coalition has commitments from 113 municipal candidates who have each signed a pledge to protect public health care (list available for download below). As public health care defenders, the candidates have agreed to:

Political action: speaking up for health care and social services

November 14, 2005
The Report: November / December 2005 vol.26 num.6 by CINDY STEWART On November 19, 2005 British Columbians head to the polls again. This time, its to elect mayors, municipal councillors, school trustees, and regional district representatives.

Job qualifications

November 14, 2005
The Report: November / December 2005 vol.26 num.6 by RITU MAHIL

Helping labour spread community empowerment

November 14, 2005
The Report: November / December 2005 vol.26 num.6 by LAURA BUSHEIKIN

HSA members urged to vote in municipal election

November 14, 2005
On November 19, 2005 British Columbians head to the polls to elect mayors, municipal councillors, school trustees, and regional district representatives. These local representatives make decisions that affect our everyday lives, and play a critical role in making our neighbourhoods, towns, and regions places where we want to live. Local politicians also speak up for communities on important local, provincial and federal issues, and are an important voice for our communities with higher levels of government.

HSA scholarships for 2006 Canadian Labour Congress WINTER SCHOOL

November 10, 2005
One of Canada's best labour schools, held at Harrison Hot Springs, in January and February 2006

BC Federation of Labour scholarships - 2006 Canadian Labour Congress WINTER SCHOOL

November 10, 2005
The BC Federation of Labour offers two scholarships for attendance at the 2006 CLC Winter School:

WCB can save lives and money with safety needles, BC health care workers say

November 9, 2005
A coalition of BC unions says the Workers' Compensation Board can protect workers from deadly injuries and save the health care system millions by requiring the use of safety needles and other sharps.

Meeting to set contract objectives; this is your chance to have a say

November 9, 2005
BL10081 With the Paramedical Professional Bargaining Association contract set to expire March 31, 2006, planning is underway to prepare HSA's priorities to present at the bargaining table. Delegates to the January 23 to 25, 2006 Bargaining Proposal Conference will set the bargaining priorities based on proposals submitted by HSA members at local chapter meetings. Delegates from each region were elected as representatives to the conference at regional meetings held throughout the fall.