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Ending family violence

April 1, 2001
The Report: April / May 2001 vol.22 num.2 by ANITA BLOY and SALLY HALLIDAY Chances are, many of you know somebody in your personal or professional life who is the victim of spousal violence. An astounding fifty one per cent of Canadian women have been or are victims of physical or sexual abuse.

Provincial election our chance to encourage improved health care

April 1, 2001
The Report: April / May 2001 vol.22 num.2 by CINDY STEWART With a throne speech and budget that spelled out a commitment to health care, the NDP government set the stage last month for an election campaign with a strong commitment to health care. The timing couldn’t be better – for HSA members and for all British Columbians.

Looking back through years of change and regionalization

April 1, 2001
The Report: April / May 2001 vol.22 num.2 by CHERYL GREENHALGH In 1993, as a newly elected board member, I never imagined how far my activism would extend or how much that commitment would come to mean to me. As I now prepare to leave HSAs Board of Directors, I cant help but look back on the many years of change that I have been privileged to be a part of.

Members can be proud of 30 years of union history

April 1, 2001
The Report: April / May 2001 vol.22 num.2 by MAUREEN WHELAN The more things change, the more they remain the same. Thirty years ago, health science professionals felt they were losing out in respect of the wages they were paid.

Right to refuse overtime

April 1, 2001
The Report: April / May 2001 vol.22 num.2 by BRUCE WILKINS What is the scope of an employee's right to refuse overtime?

Social worker uses full spectrum of skills to serve patients, families, and health team

April 1, 2001
The Report: April / May 2001 vol.22 num.2 by DAN KEETON Leslie Sofarelli Social Worker Intensive Care Unit, St. Paul's Hospital

HSA tables wage demands, seeks strike mandate

March 30, 2001
The Health Sciences Association (HSA) tabled a wage proposal with the Health Employers Association of BC this week calling for a 30 per cent wage increase over two years for the provinces 14,000 health sciences professionals. The union bargaining committee is recommending health science professionals back the demands at the bargaining table with a strong strike vote to be conducted by April 20.

Paramedical Professional Bargaining Association begins negotiations today

January 30, 2001
The bargaining association representing 10,000 health science professionals opens negotiations today with the Health Employers' Association of B.C. "Our members have told us it's time for a raise," chief negotiator Rick Lampshire of the Health Sciences Association said. "After ten years of wage controls, health science professionals are looking for a significant increase in wages to recognize their education level, skills and experience," he said.

Working together to reduce workplace injuries

January 1, 2001
The Report: January / February 2001 vol.22 num.1 Members identify workload, ergonomics as key issues by YUKIE KURAHASHI Every day, each cytotechnologist at the BC Cancer Agency's Cervical Cancer Screening Program scrutinizes 85 slides, with the knowledge that each slide may carry information that could profoundly affect the life of a woman somewhere in the province.

Study finds radiographers at risk

January 1, 2001
The Report: January / February 2001 vol.22 num.1 by RACHEL NOTLEY Medical radiation technologists tend to experience symptoms of respiratory illness at a higher rate than do physiotherapists. Thats the conclusion of a recent comparative study by researchers at UBC.