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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.

Safety Stewards: working to prevent workplace injuries

November 1, 1999
The Report: November / December 1999 vol.20 num.4 by RACHEL NOTLEY & YUKIE KURAHASHI HSA currently enjoys the privilege of having over 200 members who volunteer torepresent their fellow members by advocating for a safe and healthy workplace. At the same time, however, we also have over 20 facilities that do not currently havesafety stewards. This role is critical, and volunteers are needed.

Equality in the workplace

November 1, 1999
The Report: November / December 1999 vol.20 num.4 by JUDITH MCCORMICK / CALM My employer plays favourites. She also discriminates between workers. Is she allowed to do this?

New brochures encourage RPN utilization, training

November 1, 1999
The Report: November / December 1999 vol.20 num.4 by MAUREEN WHELAN

Seattle protests illuminate implications of trade talks

November 1, 1999
The Report: November / December 1999 vol.20 num.4 by CINDY STEWART

What's up and what's not with union actions and grievances

November 1, 1999
The Report: November / December 1999 vol.20 num.4 HSA calls for review of Vancouver area rehab services HSA is urging the Vancouver / Richmond Health Board to delay making wide-rangingchanges to the way rehab services are delivered in the region until the Boards ownreview of rehab programs and services is complete.

Federal government seeks privatization of health care, education

November 1, 1999
The Report: November / December 1999 vol.20 num.4 by MURRAY DOBBIN The arcane world of trade and investment agreements is not known for its poeticlanguage, but there are exceptions. Promoters of the World Trade Organiztion (WTO) comparemembership in the organization to Ulysses tying himself to the mast of his ship soas not to succumb to the call of the Sirens.

Bargaining association demands action on levelling money

October 1, 1999
The Report: October / November 1999 vol.20 num.3 The Paramedical Professional Bargaining Association is demanding that the provincialgovernment intervene in the on-going dispute between the unions and the employer overlevelling money. Although the paramedical collective agreement was ratified more than eight months ago,many union members are still waiting to receive the levelling money awarded in thecontract.

Life Quilt a legacy of hope and healing

October 1, 1999
The Report: October / November 1999 vol.20 num.3 On October 24, 1999, the Life Quilt for Breast Cancer was unveiled in its entirety– a dream fulfilled for the woman who first conceived of it five years ago, and whosepersonal odyssey with breast cancer continues to inspire Canadians from coast to coast.

The grievance process: part 2

October 1, 1999
The Report: October / November 1999 vol.20 num.3 by SARAH O'LEARY This is part two in a series about the grievance and arbitration process. In mylast article I discussed the steps to follow when an issue arises which concerns you inyour workplace. I suggested that it would be advisable to have your steward present whenyou meet with your employer at step one to have initial discussions about your concern.