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Make your HSA team the best it can be!Fall 2009 Steward Training Level 1

Stewards play a vital role in the union.  Particularly important is the stewards role in contract interpretation, organizing and the grievance procedure.  In recognition of the need for educating new stewards in these areas, HSA is offering a 3-day Steward Training ... Level 1 workshop at the HSA office this fall:

Dates:  October 26, 27, 28, 2009
Location: HSA Office, 300 ... 5118 Joyce Street, Vancouver

Supervisors in the Union - Additional Date: Tuesday, June 16

Dates:
Friday, June 12 (Vancouver - HSA office)  FULL
Tuesday, June 16 (Vancouver ... HSA office)
Thursday, June 18 (Victoria ... Hotel Grand Pacific)

The June 12 workshop is now full.  Another workshop has been added for Tuesday, June 16 at the HSA office.

HSA members who work in a supervisory role will have the opportunity to attend a one-day workshop in either Vancouver at the HSA office or Victoria at the Hotel Grand Pacific.

Supervisors in the Union

HSA is offering two one-day workshops this Summer:

Dates:

Friday, June 12 (Vancouver - HSA office)
Thursday, June 18 (Victoria ... Hotel Grand Pacific)

HSA members who work in a supervisory role will have the opportunity to attend a one-day workshop in either Vancouver at the HSA office or Victoria at the Hotel Grand Pacific.

HSA offers scholarships for 28th Western Region Summer Institute for Union Women - -Women Workers of the World Unite"

August 11 ... 15, 2009
University of California, at Los Angeles

The 28th Annual Western Regional Summer Institute on Union Women will be held August 11-15, 2009, at the University of California, Los Angeles.  The five day residential program brings together 150 participants from the United States' and Canada's western regions for exciting workshops and speakers on the history, struggles, and achievements of working women.

BC Federation of Labour Womens Campaign School

Are you a woman planning to participate in the upcoming provincial election campaign?  If so, then the BCFLs Womens Campaign School may be for you.

Dates:  March 21-24, 2009
Location:  Harrison Hot Springs, BC

Education fund available for HSA members in HSPBA agreement

(This information applies to HSA members of the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association.)

In January of 2008 the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association successfully negotiated an agreement to resolve issues flowing from the Supreme Court of Canada decision that certain sections of Bill 29 were unconstitutional. HSA made professional development for our members a priority. As a result, the final agreement included a fund for professional development education for all HSPBA members.

Final week to register for HSA election campaign school

Space is still available in the non-partisan election campaign school HSA is holding for members interested in working on election campaigns or running for political office.  The school will focus on the May 12, 2009 provincial election, and will be the only campaign school HSA offers before this election.

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

Workshop Reminder

There is still room available in the following three-day Steward Training workshops and two-day OH&S Steward Training workshops.  All stewards who have not had HSA training, or stewards who wish to have a refresher course are encouraged to apply.  Please register as soon as possible if you are interested in attending any of these workshops.

Steward Training:

• January 26, 27, 28, 2009
• February 23, 24, 25, 2009
• March 9, 10, 11, 2009

OH&S Steward Training:

Scholarships and bursaries available for HSA members and their children

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 and two aboriginal scholarships.

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