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How to apply for Long Term Disability

April 1, 2000
The Report: April / May 2000 vol.21 num.2 by ALISON HIETANEN and CINDY STEWART What happens if you are injured so severely that you are not able to work for an extended period of time? What do you do if you develop an illness or condition caused by your work, so that you are no longer able to work?

HSA helps put the brakes on program management

April 1, 2000
The Report: April / May 2000 vol.21 num.2 by PAM BUSH and REBECCA MAURER HSA members in the Capital Health Region have helped put the brakes on a plan by their employer to introduce an extreme form of program management.

Summary of changes to workers' compensation legislation

April 1, 2000
The Report: April / May 2000 vol.21 num.2 During the past few months, the HSA office has received several inquiries about Bill 14, the new workers compensation legislation that was enacted by the provincial government last year. In response to those questions, HSAs occupational health and safety experts have produced this article, outlining the key changes in the legislation.

HSA members and activists deserve to be recognized

April 1, 2000
The Report: April / May 2000 vol.21 num.2 by CINDY STEWART This year, with convention being scheduled for the end of March, HSAs annual cycle is two months shorter then usual. In many contexts, two months may not seem like a long time, but it is significant when a 12-month cycle is tight at the best of times.

What's up and what's not with union organizing and labour relations activities

April 1, 2000
The Report: April / May 2000 vol.21 num.2 Organizing efforts continue at MDS Vancouver Island HSA is continuing our efforts to organize over 250 employees at MDS Laboratories on Vancouver Island. These employees include lab technologists, lab assistants, and couriers. They work in analytical labs, as well as in patient service centres, which are community-based specimen collection facilities.

Bringing hope of beating cancer with radiation therapy

April 1, 2000
The Report: April / May 2000 vol.21 num.2 by YUKIE KURAHASHI Wendy Webb Radiation Therapist BC Cancer Agency - Cancer Centre for the Southern Interior

Education leave

April 1, 2000
The Report: April / May 2000 vol.21 num.2 by MARYANN ABBS and YUKIE KURAHASHI

Time limits modified to benefit members

February 1, 2000
The Report: February / March 2000 vol.21 num.1 by SARAH O'LEARY Some favourable news for members who are injured or disabledfrom working: previously, some HSA members have had problems collecting Long TermDisability benefits when they had been injured at work and collected workerscompensation.

Creative energy for a better workplace

February 1, 2000
The Report: February / March 2000 vol.21 num.1 by YUKIE KURAHASHI Most stewards agree: the work as a union rep is rewarding, butthe workload can be intense. That was the answer stewards gave HSA in a 1994 surveydesigned to assess the needs of HSA activists. As a result, the union made a decision later that year to implement theOrganizing Model at three facilities.

Advocating for members each and every day

February 1, 2000
The Report: February / March 2000 vol.21 num.1 When to call your LRO