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Privacy, medical records, and the WCB

August 1, 2005
The Report: August / September 2005 vol.26 num.4 by SARAH OLEARY

Expert care with a big heart

August 1, 2005
The Report: August / September 2005 vol.26 num.4 by LAURA BUSHEIKIN

Every breath you take

August 1, 2005
The Report: August / September 2005 vol.26 num.4 by CAROLE PEARSON sk most people what the fastest growing disease in the world is, and you would get a variety of responses.

Join the Pride Parade Sunday, July 31

July 26, 2005
BL10062 The HSA Committee for Equality and Social Action (CESA) is urging all HSA members to participate in this years Pride Parade on Sunday, July 31st in Vancouver's West End. This years theme is No Turning Back. The Pride Parade is an annual celebration for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people and their friends and allies. The Multi-Union Pride Committee will meet at 11:00 am in the 1700 block of Alberni Street. The parade begins on Barclay (East of Denman) at noon, ending with a festival from 2-6 at Sunset Beach.

NBA collective agreements soon available for members

July 7, 2005
BL10061 The provincial agreement between the Nurses Bargaining Association (NBA) and the Health Employers Association of BC effective April 1, 2004 - March 31, 2006 has been printed and should reach employers by July 18, 2005. Employers are responsible for ensuring all members working under the contract receive a copy. If you do not receive a copy of the contract, you may request one through the human resources department or contact at your workplace.

Help make your workplace safe!Fall 2005 OH&S Basic Steward Training

June 29, 2005
EB05-14 HSA is offering two 2-day basic OH&S steward workshops this fall:

Education leave funds now closed

June 23, 2005
  BL10060 All funds remaining in the Education Leave Fund have been allocated, and no further applications are being accepted. All applicants to date will receive written confirmation regarding whether or not their application was successful. Applications were approved according to established criteria and granted according to the date received, subject to sufficient funds remaining.

Labour Relations Board allows appeal to be heard on union membership for BMETs

June 22, 2005
BL10059 The Labour Relations Board has granted the Hospital Employees Union leave to appeal the boards decision to allow Biomedical Engineering Technologists to be represented by HSA. Submissions must be received by June 30. Meanwhile, arbitrator Judi Korbin has been selected to hear arguments August 2 and 3 on appropriate wage rates and other classification issues for the BMETs. At issue are entry-level wage rates, classification of supervisory positions, and opportunities for recognition of work over and above the entry level.