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Register by Jan. 12 for 'Conversation' in Nanaimo

The provincial government has announced the dates for the regional forums on health care.

Deadline for registration for the forum in Nanaimo is January 12.

Health care professionals have been barred from participating in the public forums, but are encouraged to participate in 'professional forums.'  In Kelowna, the 'professional' forum is scheduled for Feb. 16.

HSA regions amended

As provided under the HSA constitution, the unions Board of Directors has approved changes to the ten regions. The new regions composition reflects changes in the governance of health care regions while continuing to provide for numerical balance among the HSA regions.

The changes in regions were reviewed by delegates to the union's fall regional meetings, and feedback to the Board of Directors was positive.

Register by Jan. 11 for 'Conversation' in Kelowna

The provincial government has announced the dates for the regional forums on health care.

Deadline for registration for the forum in Kelowna is January 11.

Health care professionals have been barred from participating in the public forums, but are encouraged to participate in 'professional forums.'  In Kelowna, the 'professional' forum is scheduled for Feb. 16.

Register by Dec. 29 for 'Conversation' forum in Surrey

The provincial government has announced the dates for the regional forums on health care.

Deadline for registration for the first two forums, to be held in Kamloops and Surrey, is December 29.

Health care professionals have been barred from participating in the public forums, but are encouraged to participate in 'professional forums.' The 'professional' forum in Kamloops is scheduled for February 2. In Surrey, the 'professional' forum is scheduled for Feb. 9.

Register by Dec. 29 for 'Conversation' forum in Kamloops

The provincial government has announced the dates for the regional forums on health care.

Deadline for registration for the first two forumsa, to be held in Kamloops and Surrey, is December 29.

Health care professionals have been barred from participating in the public forums, but are encouraged to participate in 'professional forums.' The 'professional' forum in Kamloops is scheduled for February 2. In Surrey, the 'professional' forum is scheduled for Feb. 9.

Holiday best wishes

In past years, the Health Sciences Association has marked the holiday season with cards of thanks and greetings to activists, colleagues, supporters and suppliersto thank you for the work you do with us throughout the year.

B.C. labour calls on half a million members to boycott Goodyear Tires

Vancouver - The B.C. Federation of Labour has endorsed a call by the Canadian Labour Congress for a national boycott of Goodyear Tire, says Federation President Jim Sinclair.

Delegates to the Federation's recent 50th annual convention approved an emergency resolution supporting the struggle of 15,000 striking Goodyear workers in Canada and the United States. These workers have been battling major contract concessions while on strike at 15 Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. facilities across North America since October 5, 2006.

International Human Rights Day Dec. 10

OTTAWA ... This Sunday December 10, people across the country will mark International Human Rights Day by asking the federal government to realize that women's rights are human rights.

"This government let women down when they abandoned the promotion of women's equality, " said Barbara Byers, executive vice-president of the Canadian Labour Congress.

Rally Nov. 30 to protest private emergency clinic

Health care workers are invited to join delegates to the B.C. Federation of Labours 50th Convention who will be rallying outside of Vancouver City Hall in protest of Canadas first private-for-profit emergency clinic.

DATE:  NOVEMBER 30, 2006

TIME:   12:30 PM

LOCATION:  VANCOUVER CITY HALL
   453 West 12th at Cambie

Speakers will include representatives of front line health care workers, seniors, and the B.C. Health Coalition.