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The Report: November / December 2002 vol.23 num.5 by RITU MAHIL As a steward, I know that the union and the employer sometimes have to find creative solutions to adapt to employees' special needs in order to make it possible for them to continue working. Can you explain how "duty to accommodate" works? “Duty to accommodate” language in collective agreements...

The Report: November / December 2002 vol.23 num.5 by KELLY FINLAYSON s a union activist working in a health care profession, I am constantly yearning for self-growth or so-called teachable moments; recently, three that I would like to share collided in my life. The first was being asked to speak at the funeral of a man I had known all...

The Report: November / December 2002 vol.23 num.5 by CINDY STEWART fter six weeks of meeting with HSA members at regional meetings this fall, I have a very clear, albeit sad, picture of what the Liberal government is doing to communities across the province. School closures. School transportation safety issues. Pharmacare cuts. Closed and downgraded hospitals. Displaced seniors. Reduced services...

The Report: November / December 2002 vol.23 num.5 mployees in health care can now find out, quickly and easily, about the chemicals and other products they work with, and the risks and/or hazards the products might pose. Workers have the ‘right to know the nature and make-up of the chemicals they use or come into contact with on the job...

The Report: November / December 2002 vol.23 num.5 by DAN KEETON f you dont fight to keep publicly-funded health care in Canada, youll lose it forever, Dr. Linda Peeno warns. A physician from Louisville, Kentucky, Dr. Peeno is an outspoken critic of health management organizations (HMOs) ... the powerful private health insurers that she says are killing patients by denying...

The Report: November / December 2002 vol.23 num.5 very day, HSA members help breast cancer patients in their personal fight with cancer. We provide the diagnostic services that detect and pinpoint the disease. We perform crucial clinical roles during treatment. And with the rehabilitation services we provide, we help patients and their families adjust to their post-treatment lives. HSA is...

Cindy Stewart, President of the Health Sciences Association, called on Premier Gordon Campbell today to live up to his promise to make health care a priority for British Columbians. "Every day, Premier Gordon Campbell pulls another piece out of a public health care system that has been envied around the world," Stewart said. She said the governments wholesale attack on...

Health Sciences Association (HSA) President Cindy Stewart presented the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation this week with a $25,000 donation in the lead-up to the annual Run for the Cure, taking place across the province September 30. The donation marks the fifth year in a row HSA has been a regional sponsor of the BC-Yukon Chapter of the foundation. HSA members...

The Report: September / October 2001 vol.22 num.4 by DAN KEETON Liz Dohan Social Worker / Practice Leader Vancouver Cancer Centre On the scale of things that can shake you and force a pronounced revaluation of your life, being told you have breast cancer has to be close to the top. But learning to cope with that is only the...

The Report: September / October 2001 vol.22 num.4 In place of The Reports regular -Contract Interpretation" feature, we asked BCs most prominent labour historian to comment on the broader implications of the contracts imposed on health professionals in August. Please also see in-depth coverage above. interview with DR. MARK LEIER What effect do imposed contracts have on relationships between employers...