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Regional Meetings build strength

November 1, 2000
The Report: November / December 2000 vol.21 num.6 by CINDY STEWART Meeting rooms in nine communities around the province: $5,000.Members wage replacement: over $50,000.Hearing first hand from activists about the issues they care about: priceless. I cant think of a better way to describe how I feel about the importance of the HSA Regional Meetings that are held every fall.

Medical information and certificates

November 1, 2000
The Report: November / December 2000 vol.21 num.6 by SARAH O'LEARY What medical information does my employer have a right to ask for?

Supervisory "due diligence"

November 1, 2000
The Report: November / December 2000 vol.21 num.6 by RACHEL NOTLEY Does "due diligence" under the revised Workers' Compensation Act increase supervisory responsibility or liability?

Helping therapists and clients find the right equipment

November 1, 2000
The Report: November / December 2000 vol.21 num.6 by YUKIE KURAHASHI Ian DenisonPhysiotherapist / Equipment Evaluation Specialist GF Strong / BC Rehab

HSA continues fight for better wages, working conditions

November 1, 2000
The Report: November / December 2000 vol.21 num.6 by KELLY FINLAYSON The health care system in the Central Vancouver Island Region continues to struggle. We can only hope that the next round of bargaining will bring substantial improvements, for the sake of the public, as well as for health care workers who have been fighting a losing battle to provide quality services under deteriorating work conditions.

HSA calls for improved recruitment and retention strategies

October 1, 2000
The Report: October 2000 vol.21 num.5 by YUKIE KURAHASHI If you need a cardiac ultrasound in Prince George, you can expect to wait three months. If you need one in Comox, youll be waiting four months. If you need one in Campbell River or Powell River, youre out of luck- unless youre able to travel to Comox, and join the four-month waiting list. Its hard to imagine waiting that long for a procedure to help diagnose what may be a serious illness.

Safety concerns in your workplace? See your Safety Steward!

October 1, 2000
The Report: October 2000 vol.21 num.5 by RACHEL NOTLEY HSAs hard-working safety stewards have a tough job: working to ensure that their fellow members enjoy a safe, healthy workplace. Please see your safety steward if you have occupational health and safety concerns at your worksite.

Helping share knowledge among members and activists

October 1, 2000
The Report: October 2000 vol.21 num.5 by YUKIE KURAHASHI Are you a new steward, and want to know more about your role? How do you ensure a safe, healthy work environment? Are you a supervisor in the union, and want to know how to avoid abridging the rights of your staff while carrying out your supervisory duties?

Getting the facts to help protect members' rights

October 1, 2000
The Report: October 2000 vol.21 num.5 by YUKIE KURAHASHI As HSAs Researcher, Pam Bush describes her job as "math and politics." Her job is wide-ranging, and varies according to the needs of the union, and current issues in health care.

Getting you the information

October 1, 2000
The Report: October 2000 vol.21 num.5 by YUKIE KURAHASHI As Communications Director, Rebecca Maurer is responsible for ensuring that HSA members receive timely information about union events and activities. She is responsible for issuing bulletins and keeping HSAs web site current and informative. She also serves as Managing Editor of The Report.