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Stop privatization of surgeries and hold public hearings, health coalition tells government

June 11, 2003
A move by the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority to privatize thousands of surgical procedures has staggering implications for public health care, says a medicare advocacy organization. And the BC Health Coalition is calling on Health Services Minister Colin Hansen to order a stop to the health authority's plans to contract out publicly insured surgeries and hold public hearings on the government's health privatization plans.

Delegates gather to share mobilizing ideas, debate issues

June 1, 2003
The Report: June / July 2003 vol.24 num.3 by MIRIAM SOBRINO SAs 32nd annual convention wrapped up Saturday, April 12 after two days of debate on issues ranging from the Campbell governments record on health care and social services, to the unions support for the 2010 Olympic bid.

Health science professionals play a key role in diagnosis, treatment

June 1, 2003
The Report: June / July 2003 vol.24 num.3

How can health care workers protect themselves?

June 1, 2003
The Report: June / July 2003 vol.24 num.3

HSA committees work to make an important difference

June 1, 2003
The Report: June / July 2003 vol.24 num.3 by CINDY STEWART s delegates to HSA’s 32nd annual convention wrapped up proceedings of this year’s two-day meeting, the room was filled with a sense of a renewed energy to take on the tasks of the coming years.

Making up lost ground

June 1, 2003
The Report: June / July 2003 vol.24 num.3 by JEANNE MEYERS

Facing the challenges of a changing system

June 1, 2003
The Report: June / July 2003 vol.24 num.3 by JENNY ROBERTSON hange has become an old friend in Region 4, and probably also in yours, ever since the federal Liberals first slashed provincial transfer payments.

When are union stewards entitled to pay?

June 1, 2003
The Report: June / July 2003 vol.24 num.3 by RITU MAHIL Are union stewards entitled to their full regular salary when they perform steward duties during work time? 

An advocate on and off the job

June 1, 2003
The Report: June / July 2003 vol.24 num.3 by DAN KEETON

HSA kicks off annual convention April 11

April 10, 2003
The Health Sciences Association of BC (HSA) will kick off its 32nd annual convention Friday, April 11 at the Hilton Metrotown Hotel in Burnaby. HSA represents health science professionals providing diagnostic, rehabilitation and clinical services in the health care system. HSA also represents workers in community social services and community health care. More than 200 delegates will participate in the two-day convention, which will focus on protecting services and jobs in communities around the province.