News & Updates

The Report: May / June 1998 vol.18 num.8 by RACHEL NOTLEY April 15, 1998 was the culmination of over five years of work by labouractivists committed to improving health and safety for BC workers. Thats because thefirst major revision of BCs health and safety regulation since 1970 came into effecton that day and workers can now rely on the enhanced...

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: March / April 1998 vol.18 num.7 by JEANNE MEYERS As a physiotherapist there has never been any question about my paramedical professional status, but the definition seems to be changing. What are the criteria? The criteria were revisited and set out by the Labour Relations Board in its decision no. B444/95. Paramedical professional employees: are engaged in the...

The Report: March / April 1998 vol.18 num.7 The Return to Work fund provides up to $10,000 to successful applicantsfrom the major health care unions, including HSA. The $150,000 fund is open to those onLTD or those waiting for LTD benefits and who wish to return to work but face some kind ofbarrier. Priority will be given to proposed return...

The Report: March / April 1998 vol.18 num.7 by DAN KEETON Wedlidi Speck couldn’t get enthused about the drive to unionize his work place. Infact, the counsellorat the John Howard Society in Courtenay was downright opposed to it. It was an unusual beginning for someone who now takes an active role in his union. Infact, Speck, a nine-year veteran, helped...

The Report: March / April 1998 vol.18 num.7 by CHERYL GREENHALGH Greetings from Region 3. We are HSA members working in almost 40different facilities located on the North Shore and in the cities from Burnaby to MapleRidge. As in other regions, the past year has not been a boring one. Congratulations must go out to our members at SHARE Family...

HSA members will soon be preparing for the 2011 HSA Convention, to be held April 19, 20, and 21, 2011 at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver.Conventions are the unions annual meeting where chapters from around the province determine the future direction of the union. Policies, actions, constitutional amendments, structural changes are all discussed and debated at convention. Members who...

Joan Magee, a laboratory technologist at Cariboo Memorial Hospital, has been acclaimed as the Region 8 representative on the HSA Board of Directors after the January 27th deadline passed with no further nominations.Joan is a charter member of HSA and has served as a chief steward at Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Williams Lake since 1996. As a Member-At-Large for Region...