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Dietary counselling: food for the body and soul

November 1, 2001
The Report: November / December 2001 vol.22 num.5 by DAN KEETON Colleen CanningDietitian Adult Metabolic Diseases Clinic, Vancouver Hospital

Liberals put health care at risk

October 4, 2001
Cindy Stewart, President of the Health Sciences Association, called on Premier Gordon Campbell today to live up to his promise to make health care a priority for British Columbians. "Every day, Premier Gordon Campbell pulls another piece out of a public health care system that has been envied around the world," Stewart said. She said the governments wholesale attack on health care puts the system and British Columbians who rely on health care services at risk.

BC's union of health science professionals donates $25,000 for breast cancer research

September 20, 2001
Health Sciences Association (HSA) President Cindy Stewart presented the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation this week with a $25,000 donation in the lead-up to the annual Run for the Cure, taking place across the province September 30. The donation marks the fifth year in a row HSA has been a regional sponsor of the BC-Yukon Chapter of the foundation. HSA members play an integral role in the diagnosis and care of people with breast cancer, and the majority of HSA members are women.

Workplace violence survey

September 1, 2001
The Report: September / October 2001 vol.22 num.4 by CAROL RIVIERE

Employers and government anger health professionals

September 1, 2001
The Report: September / October 2001 vol.22 num.4 Liberals begin attacks on BC health care by MIRIAM SOBRINO and YUKIE KURAHASHI Last month, the Liberal government celebrated its first three months in office by announcing it had met its campaign promise of delivering on a number of programs within a 90-day time-frame.

Tommy Douglas appeals to the nation

September 1, 2001
The Report: September / October 2001 vol.22 num.4 by LEYA BEHRA Leya Behra, daughter of HSA member Zaheda Behra, has won the Tommy Douglas Scholarship offered through the National Union of Public and General Employees. Leya Behras imagination brought Tommy Douglas -sad and restless spirit" to speak to us.

Continuing to fight for a fair contract

September 1, 2001
The Report: September / October 2001 vol.22 num.4 by CINDY STEWART It has been a very difficult six months for the union, and each and every one of our members. In January, your bargaining committee set out to negotiate a collective agreement that included a substantial wage increase for all our members. That was the mandate: a wage increase that reflected your value to the system.

Bargaining process disappoints

September 1, 2001
The Report: September / October 2001 vol.22 num.4 by REID JOHNSON As a first-time member of a negotiating committee, I looked forward to the round of bargaining for a new collective agreement.

Saluting members' courage

September 1, 2001
The Report: September / October 2001 vol.22 num.4 by RICK LAMPSHIRE When the Liberals were elected in a landslide victory on May 17, we all knew that British Columbia was in for “a new era.” This new era was going to make British Columbia a better place for all British Columbians, Gordon Campbell told voters.

Imposed terms of work

September 1, 2001
The Report: September / October 2001 vol.22 num.4 In place of The Reports regular -Contract Interpretation" feature, we asked BCs most prominent labour historian to comment on the broader implications of the contracts imposed on health professionals in August. Please also see in-depth coverage above.