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(CLC) Anti-scab legislation good for Canada

After the first debate on Bill C-257 ... An Act to amend the Canada
Labour Code (replacement workers) ... Canadian working families feel more confident that Parliament will finally adopt legislation to ban the use of scabs during labour disputes under the Canada Labour Code.

-Its a matter of fairness and balance," explains Ken Georgetti, president of the Canadian Labour Congress. -The prohibition to use scabs protects the interests of working Canadians and their families against the might of large, often global, employers with no roots in the community."

Telus Tour for the Cure arrives in Penticton

HSA members are invited to attend the official opening for the TELUS Tour for the Cure in Penticton on Wednesday, June 14 at 11 a.m. at the Cherry Lane Shopping Centre.

The TELUS Tour for the Cure is an informative and interactive exhibit that will travel to communities across British Columbia over the next eight months to promote the value and importance of breast health and mammography screening.  The Tour is part of a campaign by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation to help women detect smaller tumors earlier.

(BCHC) Home support makes sense says BC Health Coalition

A Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives study released today documents the dramatic decline in BC home support services over the last four years.

The BC Health Coalition (BCHC) has received countless calls from individuals and families in crisis because of lack of available services.

New health centre for the North Shore: better care for patients or bigger bucks for developers?

Wednesday, June 14

7:30-9:30 PM
Royal Canadian Legion
123 West 15th (at Lonsdale), North Vancouver

Come hear whats right and whats wrong about the planned -Primary Access Health Care Centre" to be built and owned by private developers on the grounds of Lions Gate Hospital.

Speakers ... Richard Neal and Mary-Ann Abbs, BC Health Coalition

Come out and give your views

Sponsored by North Shore Health Coalition
For more information contact: Becy Seet 604-828-0155

(BC FED) Labour calls for free Adult Basic Education to address BCs literacy challenge

Burnaby—Free Adult Basic Education is a must to address BCs literacy challenge B.C. Federation of Labour President, Jim Sinclair said today in a presentation to the BC Legislatures Select Standing Committee on Education.

Sinclair noted that among working-age Canadians, 3 million (14.6 percent) struggle with very serious literacy challenges, having difficulty with even the most basic written materials. The unemployment rate for Canadians at the lowest literacy level is 26 percent, compared with 4 percent for those at the highest literacy levels.

TELUS Tour for the Cure arrives in Vernon

HSA members are invited to attend the official opening for the TELUS Tour for the Cure in Vernon on Wednesday, May 31 at 11 a.m. at the Village Green Mall.

The TELUS Tour for the Cure is an informative and interactive exhibit that will travel to communities across British Columbia over the next eight months to promote the value and importance of breast health and mammography screening. The Tour is part of a campaign by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation to help women detect smaller tumors earlier.