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The economic crisis in BC: Developing an alternative

The Vancouver & District Labour Council Education Committee
and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives present a public forum and conference on the economic crisis in BC.

The public forum, Economics for Everyone, will be held Friday Jan. 30 from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Maritime Labour Centre, 1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver.

Featured speaker is Jim Stanford, Canadian Auto Workers' economist and author of Economics for Everyone.

HSA welcomes 120 new members from CML HealthCare

Employees at 10 Metro Vancouver locations of CML Healthcare, a private medical imaging and laboratory company with locations across Canada, have voted to join the Health Sciences Association of BC. The 120 employees join HSA members working at 12 CML facilities in Metro Vancouver and on Vancouver Island.

Nominations open for HSA President

HSAs 2009 Annual Convention will include an election for the position of President, a full-time position that carries a two-year term.

All members in good standing are eligible to run for President when nominated in writing by six members.  

Nominations for President are open until the final call for nominations takes place on the last day of convention Saturday, April 25, 2009.

...Therefore be it resolved

HSA members will soon be preparing for the 2009 HSA Convention, to be held April 23, 24, & 25, 2009 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

Conventions are 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.

2009 HSA Convention to be held April 23-25 in Vancouver

Thenext HSA Annual Convention will take place April 23-25, 2008 at the FairmontHotel Vancouver in Vancouver.

AllHSA members are welcome to attend and speak at the convention.  However, only delegates have the right tovote.

Forchapters with 49 or fewer members, the HSA chief steward is the soledelegate.  If the chief steward is notattending convention, an alternate should be identified.  Chapters with more than 49 members areentitled to one additional delegate for each additional 50 members or portionthereof.

BC Health Coalition urges citizens to take action during National Medicare Week, November 17 to 22

The BC Health Coalition is urging citizens to take action to protectand expand public health care in their communities during NationalMedicare Week, November 17-22.

-Ongoing violations of the Canada Health Act (CHA),such as private clinics extra-billing and costly membership fees, area threat to Canadians health and their pocketbooks," says Joyce Jones,Community Co-Chair of the Coalition.

Public solutions for better ... faster health care

During National Medicare Week the National Union is urging governments to look to the public system to deliver solutions to wait-time issues and health care shortages.

Ottawa (17 Nov. 2008) - The Canadian Health Coalition and health coalitions across the country are marking November 17-22 as National Medicare Week. The National Union of Public and General Employees is supporting the week and calling for governments to make a greater commitment to publicly funded, delivered and administered health care.

Public Health Care Double Header

Two FREE Public Events Next Week:

On Wednesday Nov. 5th:

Who's Minding the Store?
The privatization of long-term care and what it means for care quality

Unitarian Church - 949 W. 49th Avenue, Vancouver

With speakers:

Charlene Harrington, professor and researcher
Dr. Margaret McGregor, family physician and health services researcher
Lyne England, advocacy activist from Victoria

NUPGE hosts international labour rights symposium

More than 150 Canadian and international guests will meet Nov. 19-21 in Ottawa to discuss how labour rights are a critical component of human rights, helping to protect and promote democracy as well as the social and economic wellbeing of citizens.