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Health science professionals welcome talks on Supreme Court decision

The Health Sciences Association (HSA) welcomes todays announcement that the government will enter into discussions about the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision that strikes down controversial provisions in Bill 29, the legislation that restricted health care workers bargaining rights.

Canadians deserve more paid vacation time

A new report released today by the Canadian Labour Congress confirms what most working people in this country have long suspected. Canadians give more of their waking hours to their employers than workers in most OECD countries.

While less discussed than wage and income inequality, there are huge differences among working people in terms of access to paid time off the job within Canada ... mostly depending on their province of residence. Ken Georgetti, the president of the Canadian Labour Congress, says it's time for a change.

National Day of Action for for First Nations

Join the National Day of Action June 29, 2007 in a march and rally.

March: 11 a.m. - Vanier Park to Library Square (begin assembling at 9:30 a.m. at the Coast Guard station by the Burrard Street Bridge.)

Rally: 12 noon at Library Square (300 West Georgia)

Elders, families and drivers are encouraged to follow the march as a caravan of vehicles. Paid parking is available in and around Libary Square.

Private diagnostic services clinic staff in Lower Mainland and Victoria join HSA

Health Sciences Association of B.C. is pleased to welcome new members, employees of CML HeatlhCare, to the union of caring professionals.

HSA has represented staff at CML HealthCare, a private company that provides medical diagnostic imaging services to the public, in Victoria since 2003.  Employees at four additional CML HealthCare clinics in Victoria and the Lower Mainland voted to join the union early this year, but the results of the vote were not known until yesterday.