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HSA regions amended

December 20, 2006
As provided under the HSA constitution, the unions Board of Directors has approved changes to the ten regions. The new regions composition reflects changes in the governance of health care regions while continuing to provide for numerical balance among the HSA regions. The changes in regions were reviewed by delegates to the union's fall regional meetings, and feedback to the Board of Directors was positive.

Register by Jan. 12 for 'Conversation' in Nanaimo

December 20, 2006
The provincial government has announced the dates for the regional forums on health care. Deadline for registration for the forum in Nanaimo is January 12. Health care professionals have been barred from participating in the public forums, but are encouraged to participate in 'professional forums.'  In Kelowna, the 'professional' forum is scheduled for Feb. 16.

'Conversation on Health' gets underway next month

December 19, 2006
The provincial government has announced the dates for the regional forums on health care. Deadline for registration for the first two forums, to be held in Kamloops and Surrey, is December 29.

B.C. labour calls on half a million members to boycott Goodyear Tires

December 14, 2006
Vancouver - The B.C. Federation of Labour has endorsed a call by the Canadian Labour Congress for a national boycott of Goodyear Tire, says Federation President Jim Sinclair. Delegates to the Federation's recent 50th annual convention approved an emergency resolution supporting the struggle of 15,000 striking Goodyear workers in Canada and the United States. These workers have been battling major contract concessions while on strike at 15 Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. facilities across North America since October 5, 2006.

International Human Rights Day Dec. 10

December 8, 2006
OTTAWA ... This Sunday December 10, people across the country will mark International Human Rights Day by asking the federal government to realize that women's rights are human rights. "This government let women down when they abandoned the promotion of women's equality, " said Barbara Byers, executive vice-president of the Canadian Labour Congress.

2007 HSA Convention to be held April 19-21 in Vancouver

December 5, 2006
Highlights include election of a new HSA president The next HSA Convention will take place April 19-21, 2007 at the Fairmont Hotel in Vancouver. The 2007 convention is shaping up to be once of the most exciting conventions in recent memory as delegates will elect a new union president for the first time in 14 years.

•Therefore be it resolved

December 5, 2006
HSA members will soon be preparing for the 2007 HSA Convention, to be held April 19, 20, & 21, 2007 at the Fairmont Hotel in Vancouver. Conventions are where chapters from around the province determine the future direction of the union.  Policies, actions, constitutional amendments, structural changes are all discussed and debated at convention.

Nominations open for Regional Director positions in Region 1, 3, 5, 7 & 9

December 5, 2006
This year, Regional Director elections will take place in Regions 1, 3, 5, 7, & 9.  All HSA members in these regions are encouraged to put their name forward for these important positions.

2007 Canadian Labour Congress

December 4, 2006
WINTER SCHOOL One of Canadas best labour schools, held at Harrison Hot Springs, in January and February 2007

BC Federation of Labour Scholarships

December 4, 2006
2007 Canadian Labour CongressWINTER SCHOOL The BC Federation of Labour offers two scholarships for attendance at the 2007 CLC Winter School: