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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

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.