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Your participation counts, more than ever

September 1, 2002
The Report: September / October 2002 vol.23 num.4 by CINDY STEWART eptember is always a month of renewal. After a summer with friends and family we’re re-energized to take on another year of challenges.

Health care needs your help

September 1, 2002
The Report: September / October 2002 vol.23 num.4 by LOIS DICK ay you live in interesting times" has traditionally been considered a curse; if we didnt understand why, we do now!

Harassment: when do you cross the line?

September 1, 2002
The Report: September / October 2002 vol.23 num.4 by RITU MAHIL My supervisor is constantly on my case. I feel threatened, intimidated and harassed. Is there anything under the collective agreement to protect me from this treatment?

Liberal government and HEABC responsible for industry instability

September 1, 2002
The Report: September / October 2002 vol.23 num.4 by RON OHMART he Liberal government has been running a television advertising campaign on health care for the past month. In one of the ads, you see a doctor going into an empty operating room.

Reckless cuts to health care take human toll

September 1, 2002
The Report: September / October 2002 vol.23 num.4 by DAN KEETON

Unions await mediator's recommendations aimed at settling contract at Deltassist

August 23, 2002
Mediator Grant MacArthur is poised to issue recommendations to settle a collective agreement at Deltassist Family and Community Services. Two unions, the Health Sciences Association (HSA) and the Canadian Autoworkers Union (CAW) represent about 40 employees at Deltassist. HSA negotiator Dave Martin said following two days of mediation last week around a framework settlement agreement devised by the mediator, very few issues remain outstanding.

LRB decision on seniority now available

August 22, 2002
Late Tuesday afternoon the Labour Relations Board issued its written decision setting the boundaries for new expanded seniority lists in the health care sector. This follows an oral decision delivered Friday. The decision is available for download as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file, with an accompanying separate appendix listing worksites by area.

Fall occupational health and safety courses

July 18, 2002
EB02.15 HSA is offering Basic and Advanced OH&S courses this fall. Courses will be held at the HSA Office, 300 - 5118 Joyce St., Vancouver. HSA BASIC OH&S COURSE Occupational health and safety issues are very important to HSA members. OH&S Stewards have a vital role in promoting a safe work environment and helping to prevent injuries. This workshop will be participatory and discussion oriented. We urge you to bring examples from your workplace for discussion.

Health and social service cuts: members share ideas on fighting back

July 1, 2002
The Report: July / August 2002 vol.23 num.3 ision. Values. Voice. It was the theme of the Health Sciences Association's 31st annual convention held in Burnaby April 11 to 13.