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HSA members question changes to screening mammography guidelines

September 1, 1998
The Report: September 1998 vol.19 num.2 by REBECCA MAURER Recent changes to the Screening Mammography Program of BC have raisedconcerns among many HSA members. As a union, HSA has a unique perspective on the changes;not only is the unions membership 90 per cent female, but HSA represents themammographers who provide this important service on a daily basis.

When you can apply for long-term disability benefits

September 1, 1998
The Report: September 1998 vol.19 num.2 by SARAH O'LEARY

Issue of levelling holding up talks at paramedical table

July 1, 1998
The Report: July / August 1998 vol.19 num.1 A major hurdle at the paramedical professional bargainingtable is the issue of levelling. For months, members of the bargaining committee have beentrying to get the employer to address levelling issues left over from the 1996negotiations.

Community social services group bargaining conference an historic first

July 1, 1998
The Report: July / August 1998 vol.19 num.1 HSA members from CSSEA facilities held their first-ever bargainingproposal conference May 6 and 7 in Vancouver. The conference provided an opportunity forHSA members who work in the community social services sector to compare wage and benefitprovisions and develop proposals for group bargaining.

Superannuation vesting rules change

July 1, 1998
The Report: July / August 1998 vol.19 num.1 Effective January 1, 1998, Municipal Pension Plan members will bevested for all pensionable service ("fully vested") with two years ofcontributory service or five years of continuous employment, whichever comes first. Theywill be locked-in for post-1992 service only.

Residential care worker gives his all to clients <u>and</u> union

July 1, 1998
The Report: July / August 1998 vol.19 num.1 by DAN KEETON Raj Dhillon is what you might call the quintessential trade unionactivist, taking a leading role in two of the three unions in which he holds memberships. As an HSA member, Raj cares for people with severe mental and physicalhandicaps at Archway, a group home run by Peace Arch Community Services (PACS). Since thehome certified with HSA in March last year, Raj has been up to his neck in union duties.

Convention 1998: Looking ahead

July 1, 1998
The Report: July / August 1998 vol.19 num.1 More than 250 delegates packed HSAs 27th Annual Convention May28-30, making it the largest on record and demonstrating the continued growth of theunion. Many were attending for the first time, representing workers in thehealth and social service sectors, and reflecting the unions successful organizingefforts.

Delegates reaffirm their support for breast cancer awareness and prevention

July 1, 1998
The Report: July / August 1998 vol.19 num.1 Breast cancer is a serious illness that takes many lives, and HSAmembers treat the issue with the attention it deserves - so much so that for the secondyear running, delegates to the annual convention voted to spend $20,000 in union funds topromote the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundations Run for the Cure.

When do I have the right to refuse unsafe work?

July 1, 1998
The Report: July / August 1998 vol.19 num.1 by RACHEL NOTLEY

Conventions: an important democratic tradition

May 1, 1998
The Report: May / June 1998 vol.18 num.8 by CINDY STEWART Annual Convention is an opportunity to meet with the many friends whoare committed to advancing our union, and a time to participate in the supreme governingbody of our union. As I write this, the convention is five weeks away, but we will be inthe middle of the proceedings when The Report bearing this column is distributed.