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What's really happening in health care?

April 14, 2005
Front-line providers not allowed to tell The gag order on front-line health care workers at St. Pauls Hospital is not an isolated case, says Health Sciences Association President Cindy Stewart. -Health care providers are afraid to speak out about the deteriorating conditions in the health care system. Conditions for patients are getting worse, and the health care professionals are under a gag order. They cant tell the public whats really going on, or they will lose their jobs," Stewart said.

UN labour agency condemns human rights violations by Campbell government

April 14, 2005
An agency of the United Nations has again condemned the Campbell Liberal government for violating workers human rights by contravening international labour standards that Canadian governments are supposed to uphold. In a highly critical report released recently, the International Labour Organization(ILO) uses blunt language to condemn the BC government for clear violations offreedom of association principles. It also put pressure on Victoria to repair thedamage done and demanded that the province come into compliance with international standards.

HSA President Cindy Stewart re-elected

April 9, 2005
Delegates to the 34 th annual convention of the Health Sciences Association of BC have re-elected Cindy Stewart, a physiotherapist from Vernon, as their president for another two years. Stewart defeated challenger Derrick Hoyt, a lab technologist from Victoria. Stewart has been President of HSA since 1993. The union represents more than 12,000 health care and social services professional across BC who provide a range of diagnostic, clinical and rehabilitation services.

HSA Annual Convention

April 6, 2005
Burnaby, April 8-9, 2005 The Health Sciences Association of BC will hold its annual convention at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, 6083 McKay Ave., Burnaby. About 300 delegates, observers and staff are expected to attend. Convention delegates will debate resolutions ranging from internal union to political action and social justice issues. The convention will be called to order at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, April 8, in the Crystal Ballroom. Sessional hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, and 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Fighting for safety

April 1, 2005
The Report: April / May 2005 vol.26 num.2 by CINDY STEWART he statistics are staggering. In Canada, on average, 900 workers die at work every year. Thats more than two deaths every day.

Job classifications

April 1, 2005
The Report: April / May 2005 vol.26 num.2 by KATHY McLENNAN

Running for office to improve health care

April 1, 2005
The Report: April / May 2005 vol.26 num.2 by CAROLE PEARSON

Keeping records, crunching numbers – for your health

April 1, 2005
The Report: April / May 2005 vol.26 num.2 by DAN KEETON

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

March 17, 2005
EB05-05 HSA is offering an extra two-day basic OH&S steward workshop this spring on: Dates: May 9 and 10, 2005 Location: HSA office, 300 - 5118 Joyce Street, Vancouver

Single seniority list agreements reached for all HSA members in Vancouver Coastal Health Authority

February 25, 2005
BL10031 All Health Sciences Association members who work in the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority and are covered by the Paramedical Professional Bargaining Association and Nurses Bargaining Association collective agreements will benefit from agreements reached to develop single seniority lists for each of the bargaining associations.