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2012 OH&S Basic Steward Training

HSA is offering the following 2-day OH&S steward training workshops at the HSA office:

Basic OH&S Steward Training dates:  Registration closes:
February 13 & 14, 2012                        February 3, 2012
March 26 & 27, 2012                             March 5, 2012

Scholarships and bursaries available for HSA members and their families

HSA is offering scholarships and bursaries to all members and their children.  Ten scholarships will be awarded for full-time studies, twenty bursaries for full-time studies and four bursaries for part-time studies.  Two aboriginal scholarships will be awarded to aboriginal students in BC.

The criteria and details are set out on the application forms.  To obtain a copy please see the HSA website.

Municipal Pension Plan seminars scheduled for HSA members

The Municipal Pension Plan has scheduled seminars for HSA members as follows:

• Tuesday, March 27, 2012: Dawson Creek
• Wednesday, April 18, 2012: Terrace

Two seminars will be offered at each location, with one geared to new and mid-career members, and the other geared to members nearing retirement.

4:30 ... 6 p.m. Your Pension, Your Future seminar provides information for new and mid-career members.  This seminar will provide information to help you understand your pension plan, and the options your plan affords you for the future.

2012 Canadian Labour Congress Winter School

One of Canadas best labour schools, held at Harrison Hot Springs, in January and February 2012

The CLC Winter School offers a wide variety of week-long, quality labour oriented courses.  To support HSAs ability to represent HSA members effectively and to help build a stronger union, members and/or stewards can apply to take courses chosen to meet these objectives.

HSA offers a number of scholarships which cover full reimbursement for wages, travel, registration, accommodation (twin), meals and dependant care.  In addition, HSA provides one Ann Hallman Scholarship.

Applications now available for professional development fund for HSA health science professionals

The 2010-2012 HSPBA collective agreement includes a Letter of Agreement ... Re: Professional Development Fund ... which provides for a $450,000 Professional Development Fund for use by all HSPBA members, including members represented by unions other than HSA, over the term of the collective agreement.

The amount available to HSA members covered by the HSPBA contract is approximately $450,000, which includes HSAs portion of this fund plus Bill 29 funds that were approved but never claimed.

HSA Run for the Cure ... Member Mobilizer

Health Sciences Association of BC (HSA) is seeking an HSA member with a commitment to the unions partnership in the annual Run for the Cure to work as a -member mobilizer" to recruit HSA members to participate in the annual Run for the Cure against breast cancer, and in related fundraising activities.

Attached please find a request for expressions of interest, as well as application form for the temporary position of a member mobilizer for the 2011 HSA Run for the Cure.

Additional steward workshops scheduled

Due to increased demand for steward training and OH&S steward training, HSA is offering the following workshops:

Basic OH&S Steward Training
(2-day workshop):
Oct 19&20
NEW DATE: Nov 7 & 8, 2011

Basic Steward Training
(3-day workshop):
October 24 ... 26, 2011

Please apply ASAP as workshops have been filling up quickly.