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Burnaby, April 8-9, 2005 The Health Sciences Association of BC will hold its annual convention at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, 6083 McKay Ave., Burnaby. About 300 delegates, observers and staff are expected to attend. Convention delegates will debate resolutions ranging from internal union to political action and social justice issues. The convention will be called to order at 9:00 a.m...

The Report: April / May 2005 vol.26 num.2 by DAN KEETON hen you look around the health care field, youd be hard pressed to find a more specialized combination of skills than that held by Gerald Yu, a Health Records Administrator who oversees the collection and management of clinical data for the Fraser Health Authority. Gerald Yu Health Records Administrator...

The Report: April / May 2005 vol.26 num.2 by CAROLE PEARSON ix years in Brazil taught me a lot," says Jenny Stevens, a retired Mission physiotherapist. -It gave me insight into how wrong a health program can go, particularly when its multilayered as that one was." She is alarmed to see BCs health care system heading along a similar route...

The Report: April / May 2005 vol.26 num.2 by KATHY McLENNAN I work in a position covered by the Paramedical Professional Bargaining Association collective agreement. My employer told me that my union has approved the job description for my position and the salary structure has been established for it. I think my position is not properly classified. What can I...

The Report: April / May 2005 vol.26 num.2 by CINDY STEWART he statistics are staggering. In Canada, on average, 900 workers die at work every year. Thats more than two deaths every day. Usually, its a number you read in the newspaper, or a story you hear on the radio on your way to work. But for HSA members earlier...

EB05-05 HSA is offering an extra two-day basic OH&S steward workshop this spring on: Dates: May 9 and 10, 2005 Location: HSA office, 300 - 5118 Joyce Street, Vancouver Occupational health and safety issues are very important to HSA members. OH&S stewards have a vital role in promoting a safe work environment and helping to prevent injuries. These workshops will...

BL10031 All Health Sciences Association members who work in the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority and are covered by the Paramedical Professional Bargaining Association and Nurses Bargaining Association collective agreements will benefit from agreements reached to develop single seniority lists for each of the bargaining associations. -This is a very significant breakthrough, as HSA has been trying for several rounds of...

BL10031 All Health Sciences Association members who work in the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority and are covered by the Paramedical Professional Bargaining Association and Nurses Bargaining Association collective agreements will benefit from agreements reached to develop single seniority lists for each of the bargaining associations. -This is a very significant breakthrough, as HSA has been trying for several rounds of...

Subject: HSA Reacts to Government Announcement on Health Workers The Health Sciences Association says today's government announcement that it will expand a program to track health and safety incidents is not enough to ensure health care workers are safe in their workplaces. "Today's announcement to complete a system to track health and safety incidents by computer is a fine project...

Subject: HSA Reacts to Government Announcement on Health Workers The Health Sciences Association says today's government announcement that it will expand a program to track health and safety incidents is not enough to ensure health care workers are safe in their workplaces. "Today's announcement to complete a system to track health and safety incidents by computer is a fine project...