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Reminder:HSA offers scholarships forSummer Institute for Union Women

July 13 ... 17, 2011 - University of Victoria

The BC Summer Institute for Union Women (SIUW) offers an intensive week of learning within a supportive environment in which union women can develop their skills as workers, activists and leaders.  Sponsored by the British Columbia Federation of Labour, the Institute will be held at the University of Victoria (UVIC).

Workshop Reminder

There is still room available in the two-day OH&S Steward Training workshop on May 3 & 4, 2011.

Please register as soon as possible if you are interested in attending this workshop

OH&S Steward Training
May 3 & 4, 2011

Pre-registration forms are available from the HSA website at www.hsabc.org

For more information, contact Leila Lolua at the HSA Office.

Supervisors in the Union

HSA is offering two one-day workshops at the HSA office:

Dates:  Thursday, June 2, 2011 -- or -- Tuesday, June 14, 2011

HSA members who work in a supervisory role have the opportunity to attend a one-day workshop in Vancouver at the HSA office.

Supervisors have particular concerns and needs and sometimes feel -caught in the middle".  One of the goals of the "Supervisors in the Union" workshop is to resolve apparent conflicts and clear the lines of communication between supervisors, stewards and HSA in order to improve working relationships.

Reminder: February 28, 2011 deadline for HSA Scholarships and Bursaries

HSA is offering scholarships and bursaries to all members and their children.  We will be awarding ten scholarships for full-time studies, twenty bursaries for full-time studies, four bursaries for part-time studies and two aboriginal scholarships.

The criteria and details are set out on the application forms.  To obtain a copy please see the HSA website:  http://www.hsabc.org/content.php?id=10&sid=5

Additional OH&S Steward workshop scheduled

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

Basic OH&S Steward Training (2-day workshop):  May 2 & 3, 2011

Please apply ASAP as workshops have been filling up quickly.
Pre-registration forms are available from the HSA website at www.hsabc.org.

For more information, contact Leila Lolua at the HSA Office.

HSA offers election campaign school

HSA is holding a 2-day, non-partisan election campaign school for members who are interested in working on election campaigns or running for political office. The school will discuss opportunities for HSA members to be involved in municipal elections scheduled for the fall of 2011, as well as a likely federal election and possible provincial election in 2011.

If you want to help elect representatives who will support public health care and community social services, or are considering running for elected office, then HSAs election campaign school is for you!

Municipal Election Issues & Campaign Strategies Workshop

HSA is offering Political Action Fund support for members to attend a Municipal Election Issues & Campaign Strategies workshop being offered by the Canadian Labour Congress.

Dates:  January 16-21, 2011
Location:  CLC Winter School, Harrison Hot Springs

This workshop will discuss basic campaign fundamentals, messaging and communications, campaign tactics, media relations, and the process of creating a campaign plan.  These skills can be applied to internal union campaigns, issue-based campaigns, and election campaigns.