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One step closer to stomping out period poverty

July 15, 2019
Last week the BC NDP government announced a $95 thousand grant for the United Way to research the full impact of period poverty on people and families. According to the government press release, the initial project will distribute free products through 12 community agencies around the province and collect critical information to ensure future policies are meeting the needs of people in our communities.

Developments in the benefit plan for heatlh science professionals

July 9, 2019
By Dennis Blatchford HSA’s pensions and benefits advocate answers common questions from HSA members.  Have there been any developments regarding my benefit plan, the Joint Health Sciences Benefit Trust (JHSBT)? Yes! I expect the JHSBT will soon launch a website giving members information and updates on their benefit plan going forward. The new website will be the main communication source for updates and reports on JHSBT developments.

How climate change affects public health, and what we can do about it

July 9, 2019
By Tim Lim Universal health care is an issue of national pride, shared among Canadians. Similarly, Canadians take pride in the beautiful nature encompassed in the country. Yet with recent climate change pressures – from hurricanes and floods to ravaging forest fires – the effects of climate change are threatening our ecosystems and becoming more intertwined with our daily health.

CMHA BC workers: Why we unionized

July 8, 2019
BY DANIELLE DIONNE, ASHLEY GRANT, TANYA MILLER, AND MRIDULA MORGANHSA MEMBERS 

How lab workers addressed workload issues through coming together

July 5, 2019
By Jennifer Edgar, HSA member   I write to share what happened when union members at my worksite took action, with support from HSA, to address workload issues in our laboratory.

HSA Basic Steward/OH&S Training Dates - Fall 2019

June 28, 2019
  HSA BASIC STEWARD/OH&S TRAINING DATES - FALL 2019   Registration Information:

HSA Young Workers’ Advisory Group: Call for expressions of interest

June 27, 2019
Are you a young HSA member (35 and under) interested in increased young worker participation in the union?   The union’s board of directors is seeking members aged 35 and younger to get involved in a five-member Young Workers’ Advisory Group.   The Advisory Group’s purpose is to

Register for Pension Seminars for HSA Members at Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre

June 18, 2019
REGISTER FOR PENSION SEMINARS FOR HSA MEMBERS AT ABBOTSFORDREGIONAL HOSPITAL AND CANCER CENTRE   Thanks to popular demand and the efforts of the HSA steward team at Abbotsford Regional Hospital, Municipal Pension Plan seminars are scheduled as follows:

HSA welcomes report calling for universal Pharmacare program

June 17, 2019
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Wild fires anticipated: Registration now open for health science professionals to register for the Emergency Health Provider Registry

June 3, 2019
As British Columbia heads into another summer of wild fires, Health Emergency Management BC has activated the provincial Emergency Health Provider Registry to assist in the coordination of relief staffing for health care providers. Any Health Authority is able to access the registry when local emergencies create additional staffing needs.

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