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Classes for Union Members

When: Saturday, October 23, 2010
Classes 9:00 ... 4:30 pm, registration 8:30 am

Where: Justice Institute of BC, New Westminster Campus, 715 McBride Blvd

The New Westminster & District Labour Council is hosting the following labour education courses:

Help make your workplace safe! Fall 2010 OH&S Steward Training

HSA is offering a 2-day OH&S steward workshop this fall:

Date: November 8 & 9, 2010

Location: HSA Office, 300 ... 5118 Joyce Street, Vancouver

Occupational health and safety issues are very important to HSA members, and OH&S stewards play a vital role in promoting a safe work environment and helping to prevent injuries. These workshops are participatory and discussion oriented. We encourage you to bring examples from your workplace for discussion. Please refer to the attached pre-registration form for further details.

REMINDER ... Deadline: September 24 - Fall conference for HSA health and safety stewards - 2nd Bi-Annual OHS Conference - -Creating a Culture of Safety"

October 25 and 26, 2010
Hilton Vancouver Airport Hotel

Spaces are filling up for this conference, designed for experienced safety stewards and advocates, to increase awareness on key issues related to safe working conditions for all members. 

Learn more about topics such as:

• An update on violence prevention initiatives.
• The relationship between worker and patient/client safety.
• Information technology to support OHS programs and initiatives.
• HSA projects and Initiatives.
• Stress in the workplace.

Register now for Supervisors in the Union workshops

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

  • Monday,  May 31, 2010
  • Wednesday, June 16, 2010

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.

Additional steward workshop scheduled

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

Basic Steward Training
(3-day workshop):

May 10, 11, 12, 2010

Please apply ASAP as workshops have been filling up quickly.

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

Reminder: March 3, 2010 deadline - Scholarships and bursaries available for HSA members and their families

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:  www.hsabc.org

Workshop Reminder

There is still room available in the two-day OH&S Steward Training workshop on January 18 & 19, 2010 please register as soon as possible if you are interested in attending this workshop.

OH&S Steward Training:  January 18 & 19, 2010

Eligible stewards should print a pre-registration form off the HSA website http://www.hsabc.org/ (go to Member Services, then Education) and return it to the HSA Office (Attention:  Karin Herbert) as soon as possible.  HSA will call you to confirm your registration.

Education Fund available for HSA members in CSSBA Agreement

(This information applies to HSA members of the Community Social Services Bargaining Association.)

On April 2, 2009, the constituent unions of the CSSBA entered into a Settlement Agreement with the Provincial Government to resolve litigation related to the Health and Social Services Delivery Improvement Act (Bill 29).

Workshop Reminder

There is still room available in the two-day OH&S Steward Training workshop on November 23 & 24, 2009 please register as soon as possible if you are interested in attending this workshop.

OH&S Steward Training:
November 23 & 24, 2009

Eligible stewards should print a pre-registration (attached) and return it to the HSA Office (Attention:  Karin Herbert) as soon as possible.  HSA will call you to confirm your registration.