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2010 Run for the Cure: Register today for Team HSA

This years annual Run for the Cure, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation's most important fundraiser, is Sunday October 3.

HSA has supported the run since 1997, and is one of three regional sponsors of the Run for the Cure. At every step from diagnosis to treatment and recovery, highly trained health science professionals use their expertise to help breast cancer patients.

The union urges HSA members and others to join the HSA team to run or walk for the cure October 3.

Labour Day Family Picnic: A celebration of solidarity

Join HSA, the BC Federation of Labour and friends for a fun and relaxing family day at the annual Labour Day Picnic

Monday, September 6, 11 am to 2 pm
Central Park in Burnaby (Kingsway between Boundary and Patterson) -- a 5-minute stroll from adjacent Patterson Skytrain Station

The day will include family entertainment, fun (games and prizes), and food (hotdogs, drinks & corn on the cob). HSAs booth will distribute labour day stickers and BC orchard apples.

Hotel workers stage protest July 22 at Vancouver Hyatt

Join hotel workers across North America in a historic protest against global hotel corporations. In 14 cities, including Vancouver, hotel workers will be demonstrating their unity and their determination to fight for respect in an industry dominated by wealthy multinational companies that continue cutting jobs and trying to squeeze more from workers.

Rally June 23: International Trade Union Confederation on World Public Services Day

Trade Unionists from all over the world are gathering in Vancouver to attend the congress of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).

The CLC and the ITUC invite all trade Unionists and supporters to a Rally on World Public Services Day and on the eve of G20.

Theme:  Now the People: from the crisis to global justice
Date:     Wednesday, 23 June
Time:     12:30 ... 1:15
Place:     Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building Terrace 1055 Canada Place

On to Ottawa Trek: 75th anniversary highlights labour victories, goal to end homelessness

This June marks the 75th anniversary of the On to Ottawa Trek, when 1,000 young unemployed men climbed atop railway boxcars to take their plea for work and wages to the federal government.

In 1935, unemployed workers were being forced into relief camps, and made to perform labour under military-style discipline -- for 20 cents a day. When workers finally organized a walkout to protest conditions, then-Vancouver mayor Gerry McGreer directed city police to beat the protestors. Two months later, the young protestors decided to take their message to Ottawa.

Honduras: The Struggle Continues

Attached please find an information poster regarding an event being held to meet and hear Honduran partner, Maria Luisa Regalado of the Honduran Womens Collective speak about their work supporting the rights of women workers in Honduras and their participation in the resistance movement in Honduras.

The HSA Committee on Equality and Social Action supports CoDevelopment Canada, which is sponsoring this event on June 14, 2010, and encourages you to attend.

Please post this information on your union notice board.

Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine national conference May 13-15

The Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine will host a national conference in Vancouver from May 13-15, 2010.

For details and registration information, see www.transfusion.ca

The Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine is a multidisciplinary society which promotes and supports the best practice in transfusion medicine in Canada through education, communication and partnerships.

Conference poster

 

 

Join HSA President Reid Johnson at rally on Saturday

Fight cuts to health and social services

Join HSA President Reid Johnson at a rally on Saturday April 10 to fight recent government cuts ... including cuts to arts and culture funding, seniors services, early childhood education and infant development, mental health and addictions services, supports for the disabled, and an array of social services.