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Tour for the Cure arrives in Port Alberni

HSA members are invited to attend the official opening for the TELUS Tour for the Cure in Port Alberni on Wednesday, May 17 at 11 a.m. at the Alberni 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.

HSA rejoins Telus Tour for the Cure

HSA has returned as a sponsor for the Telus Tour for the Cure, an interactive multi-media education exhibit providing information on breast cancer prevention, detection and treatment.

As sponsor of the mammography section of the travelling exhibit, HSA is working with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation to raise awareness and participation in the free breast cancer screening program.

Budget: -No vision and no hope for working families," Georgetti says

OTTAWA ... Working families have been let down by the first budget of federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, according to the Canadian Labour Congress. It shows no vision of the country and offers no sense of hope to working Canadians.

-After the repeated promises to govern in the interests of ordinary working families, we have a budget which fundamentally undercuts the ability of the federal government to make a positive difference in peoples lives over the long term," says Ken Georgetti, president of the Canadian Labour Congress.

B.C. Health Coalition calls on Harper to defend medicare in B.C.

The Federal government must follow through on its promise to uphold the Canada Health Act, and refuse to allow public funds to be used to underwrite the profits at the Copeman Healthcare Centre. The BC Health Coalition (BCHC)  sent a  strongly worded letter yesterday to Prime Minister Harper demanding that he take action similar to his intervention in Alberta to reverse the explosive growth of private health clinics in B.C.

May Day ... International Day of the Worker

May 1st  is a day chosen by workers to acknowledge the struggles and celebrate the gains the labour movement has made throughout history.  Now, with workers rights and public services under attack by governments across this country and around the world, it is more important than ever to remember the importance of international solidarity and the history of May Day. 

March 21: International Day for the Elimination of Racism

Ottawa (17 March 2006) - The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's most diverse unions.

This year, on March 21, the 40th International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, we are again urging our 340,000 members across the country to pause and reflect on how tolerance and racial harmony enrich our lives.

Link to NUPGE statement