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HSA endorses Lanzinger for BC Fed President

Irene Lanzinger

The Health Sciences Association of BC has joined the growing list of leading BC unions to endorse Irene Lanzinger for President of the BC Federation of Labour.

"As secretary-treasurer of the BC Federation of Labour, Irene has demonstrated that she is a strong advocate for the services our members deliver in health care and social services," said HSA President Val Avery.

The future of HSA: what do you think?

In the next few days, you'll receive an invitation to participate in a process that is crucial to the future success of your union. Are you ready to take part?

As announced earlier this month, HSA has launched an inclusive and comprehensive planning process to create a five-year strategic plan. The plan will be presented to membership at HSA's Annual Convention in May 2015.

Down to business

Val Avery

HSA REPORT, JUNE 2014

I am deeply honoured to have been elected your president at HSA's 43rd convention in April.

I've been a member of this union for 31 years, and I've served at every level – as an activist, steward, a committee member, a director on the board, as vice-president and most recently as president, appointed under the constitution when Reid Johnson decided to move on last fall.

Convention 2014

HSA REPORT, jUNE 2014

Over 300 delegates from around the province gathered in April to vote overwhelmingly in favour of continuing the fight to defend public health care, the work of the Committee on Equality and Social Action, and to work to protect and improve services for patients and clients who count on the health care and community social services HSA members deliver.

Ayers to join HSA Board of Directors

Mandi Ayers, a lab technologist at Bulkley Valley District Hospital, will join the HSA Board of Directors in April 2014 as the Regional Director representing Region 10.

Allen Peters acclaimed as Region 8 representative on HSA Board of Directors

Allen Peters has been selected to return as the Region 8 representative to the HSA Board of Directors. He was acclaimed after the deadline passed with no further nominations.

Peters is a Medical Radiation Technologist at Nicola Valley General Hospital, and has served on the union's Board of Directors since 2011.

He currently chairs the union's Occupational Health and Safety and Education committees, and has been an active member of the union, serving as steward, member-at-large, and member of various committees for several years.

 

Anita Bardal acclaimed as Region 6 representative on HSA Board of Directors

Anita Bardal has been selected to return as the Region 6 representative to the HSA Board of Directors. She was acclaimed after the deadline passed with no further nominations.

Bardal is a Medical Radiation Technologist at St.Paul's Hospital, and has served on the union's Board of Directors since 2010.

She has served as chair and member of a number of the union's committees and as a Chief Steward at St. Paul's Hospital.

Two candidates for Region 10 Regional Director

During the next several weeks, HSA members in Region 10 will have an opportunity to elect their representative on HSA’s Board of Directors.

Nominations for the position closed January 30, with two members declaring their candidacy:

• Mandy Ayers, a Medical Laboratory Technologist at Bulkley Valley District Hospital

• Jameel Khan, a Medical Laboratory echnologist at University Hospital of Northern BC

Two candidates for Region 4 Regional Director

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 January 30, with two members declaring their candidacy:

• Joseph Sebastian, a Medical Radiation Technologist at Vancouver General Hospital

• Brendan Shields, a Music Therapist at Minoru Residence, Richmond Hospital