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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

Study shows alarming injury rate amongst ultrasonographers

February 1, 2000
The Report: February / March 2000 vol.21 num.1 by RACHEL NOTLEY and YUKIE KURAHASHI

<i>The Report</i> kicks off the new year with a make-over

February 1, 2000
The Report: February / March 2000 vol.21 num.1 by CINDY STEWART Over the next few months, you will notice some exciting changes to The Report.Some of these changes are evident in this issue, and other will be phased in over time.They are all a part of our attempt to provide HSA members with a better qualitypublication that is relevant to your needs and interests.

Survivor draws on personal experience to help others

February 1, 2000
The Report: February / March 2000 vol.21 num.1 by YUKIE KURAHASHI Shes worked the ugliest job at the pulp mill. She was the second-everfemale ice-maker in BC. Shes survived abuse, learned her rights, and won a case onappeal for a 25-year-old sexual assault.

Off-duty conduct is beyond the scrutiny of your employer except in certain exceptional circumstances

February 1, 2000
The Report: February / March 2000 vol.21 num.1 by JUDITH MCCORMICK / CALM Can what I choose to do off-duty have any impact on my employment? Can my employer have any say in what I choose to do on my days off?

Organizing Model continuing to expand

February 1, 2000
The Report: February / March 2000 vol.21 num.1 by RAE JOHNSON Today HSA stewards are facing ever-increasing difficulties in fulfilling theirsteward roles in the face of workload pressures on the job exacerbated by staffingcutbacks and lack of relief. With many employers embarking on restructuring efforts, stewards havean increased role on Labour Adjustment and other committees.

Thinking ahead: your priorities for the next round of bargaining

February 1, 2000
The Report: February / March 2000 vol.21 num.1 by RICK LAMPSHIRE

Board highlights for December / January

February 1, 2000
The Report: February / March 2000 vol.21 num.1 The HSA Board of Directors meets regularly to addressarising and ongoing issues, and to make policy and governing decisions on behalf of HSAmembers. The HSA Board approved the proposals from consultant Bobbi Noble toupdate HSAs policy and procedures manual. The Board approved the use of $15,000 forthis project.

Children & families urgently need adequate funding

November 1, 1999
The Report: November / December 1999 vol.20 num.4 by REID JOHNSON In the spring of this year, the provincial Minister of Health, the Honourable PennyPriddy, announced to the HSA Convention that the Ministry of Health had added $615 millionnew dollars to the health budget for British Columbia. This revelation was welcome news to those members of HSA whose employers are funded by theMinistry of Health. However, for HSA members whose employers are funded through the Ministry for Children andFamilies, this information was of little comfort.