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Membership survey now online

This year, as many of you will know, the Health Sciences Association of BC is developing a Strategic Plan.  We are seeking input from a wide range of people to inform this task, and some of you may have already participated in focus groups and other processes.  We are now inviting all members to participate in a short online survey.

To access the online survey, you must register as a user on the HSA website. Register as a user here.

Update on action taken on 2008 Convention resolutions

To help facilitate HSA chapter meetings dealing with resolutions for HSA's annual convention, HSA has posted a draft report of action taken on resolutions passed at the 2008 convention.

The draft "Business Arising" document is available on the HSA website at www.hsabc.org

"Business Arising" documents from previous conventions, as well as minutes from those conventions are also available on the HSA website under the "News" section, "Annual Reports."

HSA welcomes 120 new members from CML HealthCare

Employees at 10 Metro Vancouver locations of CML Healthcare, a private medical imaging and laboratory company with locations across Canada, have voted to join the Health Sciences Association of BC. The 120 employees join HSA members working at 12 CML facilities in Metro Vancouver and on Vancouver Island.

Nominations open for HSA President

HSAs 2009 Annual Convention will include an election for the position of President, a full-time position that carries a two-year term.

All members in good standing are eligible to run for President when nominated in writing by six members.  

Nominations for President are open until the final call for nominations takes place on the last day of convention Saturday, April 25, 2009.

Nominations open for Regional Director positions in Region 1, 3, 5, 7 & 9

This year, Regional Director elections will take place in Regions 1, 3, 5, 7, & 9.  All HSA members in these regions are encouraged to put their name forward for these important positions.

Directors meet, on average, every six weeks and take an active leadership role in representing the union.  They will receive wage replacement for the time they spend in official meetings at their own regular rate of pay.  Part-time and casual members are reimbursed as if they were at work during the meetings they attend.

...Therefore be it resolved

HSA members will soon be preparing for the 2009 HSA Convention, to be held April 23, 24, & 25, 2009 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

Conventions are where chapters from around the province determine the future direction of the union.  Policies, actions, constitutional amendments, structural changes are all discussed and debated at convention.

2009 HSA Convention to be held April 23-25 in Vancouver

Thenext HSA Annual Convention will take place April 23-25, 2008 at the FairmontHotel Vancouver in Vancouver.

AllHSA members are welcome to attend and speak at the convention.  However, only delegates have the right tovote.

Forchapters with 49 or fewer members, the HSA chief steward is the soledelegate.  If the chief steward is notattending convention, an alternate should be identified.  Chapters with more than 49 members areentitled to one additional delegate for each additional 50 members or portionthereof.

Notice of meeting and elections at St. Paul's Hospital

All HSA members at St. Pauls Hospital are invited to a meeting. Guest speakers include HSA President Reid Johnson and Rachel Tutte, your representative on HSAs Board of Directors. This will be an opportunity to hear about what HSA is doing on your behalf, and to elect stewards to represent you at work.

Wednesday, November 26
Time: noon to 1:30pm
Hurlburt Auditorium, Providence Level 2

Lunch will be provided

HSA steward elections

Elections will be held during the next 2 months to select members to fill the following HSA positions for the coming year:

1. Chief Steward
2. Assistant Chief Steward
3. General Stewards
4. Occupational Health & Safety Stewards and
5. Labour Council Delegates (for chapters that are affiliated to their local labour council)

Stewards play an essential role within HSA and the workplace.  All members are encouraged to vote in these elections, and to consider running for these positions.