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Make your HSA team the best it can be! Fall 2014 Basic Steward Training

Stewards play a vital role in the union. Particularly important is the steward's 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 Basic Steward Training workshop at the HSA office this fall:

Dates:  September 15, 16, 17
Location:  HSA Office, 300 – 5118 Joyce Street, Vancouver

Apply now for Community Social Services education funds

The Community Social Services Labour Adjustment and Education Fund Committee is calling for new applications from members working in the community social services sector.

  • If you were laid off as of April 1, 2011, have had a reduction in hours and are currently a union member covered by the Community Social Services Bargaining Association Collective Agreement

OR

Celebrating International Women's Day - Inspiring Change

Thursday March 6 and Friday March 7, 2014
HSA Head office

HSA invites women in our union to join us for two days of sharing to celebrate International Women’s Day.  HSA is providing the opportunity for members to participate in a workshop that combines attending IWD events and in-house HSA training.
           
Learn about:
• the significance of International Women’s Day
• women’s struggles and achievement
• the history of women in politics and the labour movement 

2014 Canadian Labour Congress WINTER SCHOOL

One of Canada's best labour schools, held at Harrison Hot Springs, in January and February 2014

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

2014 Basic Steward Training and Basic OH&S Steward Training

2014 Basic Steward Training

Stewards play a vital role in the union. Particularly important is the steward's role in contract interpretation, organizing and the grievance procedure. In recognition of the need for educating new stewards in these areas, HSA is offering four 3-day Basic Steward Training workshops at the HSA office as follows -

Dates: January 13 – 15, 2014

              February 3 – 5, 2014

              February 24 – 26, 2014

              March 10 – 12, 2014

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

HSA supporting members to attend Women’s Campaign School

Are you a woman considering either running for elected office, or working in a key position in a future election campaign? If so, then the Canadian Women Voters Congress Women's Campaign School is for you.

Dates:  November 29 (evening) & November 30 (all day)
Location:  SFU Surrey, BC

Funds still available for RPN professional development

 HSA Registered Psychiatric Nurses are encouraged to access funding available through the union for professional development.

“Continuing education is important to Registered Psychiatric Nurses, and HSA has structure this fund – obtained through contract bargaining – to provide access to training dollars to as many members as possible,” said HSA President Val Avery.