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Hoyt re-elected as Region 2 director

HSA  members in Region 2 have re-elected Derrick Hoyt to serve another two-year term as their representative on the union’s Board of Directors.  Hoyt is a pathologist’s assistant at Royal Jubilee Hospital.

Hoyt first joined the union’s board of directors in November 2013. He has served on the Constitutional and Organizational Policy Committee (COPS) and Committee for Equality and Social Action and Elections Committee. He is a former Chief Steward at Royal Jubilee Hospital.

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Trina Nguyen

HSA REPORT MAGAZINE, APRIL 2016

In April 2015, at a workshop prior to HSA's last convention, Trina Nguyen heard something that startled her.

Two candidates declared in election for Region 8 representative on HSA board of directors

During the next several weeks, HSA members in Region 8 will have an opportunity to elect their representative on HSA's Board of Directors.

Nominations for the position closed with two members declaring their candidacy:

• Cherylee Hale, a cardiology technologist at Kelowna General Hospital

• Kevin Towhey, a medical radiation technologist at Royal Inland Hospital

Two candidates declared in election for Region 4 representative on HSA board of directors

During the next several weeks, HSA members in Region 4 will have an opportunity to elect their representative on HSA's Board of Directors.

Nominations for the position closed with two members declaring their candidacy:

• Sarah Chapple, a social worker at Vancouver General Hospital

• Joseph Sebastian, a medical radiation technologist at Vancouver General Hospital

Two candidates declared in election for Region 2 representative on HSA board of directors

During the next several weeks, HSA members in Region 2 will have an opportunity to elect their representative on HSA's Board of Directors.

Nominations for the position closed with two members declaring their candidacy:

• Derrick Hoyt a pathologist's assistant at Victoria's Royal Jubilee Hospital

• Anna Morton, a social worker at the Queen Alexandra Centre for Child Development

Nominations open for HSA board members in Regions 2, 4, 6, 8, & 10

This year, Regional Director elections will take place in Regions 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10.  All HSA members in these regions are encouraged to put their name forward for these important positions.

The Board of Directors meets quarterly, and directors take an active leadership role in representing the union.  They receive wage replacement at their regular rate of pay for the time they spend in official meetings.  Part-time and casual members are reimbursed as if they were at work during the meetings they attend.

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Children's Hospital Steward Team

HSA REPORT MAGAZINE, DECEMBER 2015

When laboratory technologist John Bhullar was first asked to consider taking over the work of a retired steward, he thought he wasn't up for the job.

2016 HSA steward elections

Elections will be held during the coming few weeks 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, or wish to become, affiliated to their local labour council).