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<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

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.

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