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HSA members will soon be preparing for the 2007 HSA Convention, to be held April 19, 20, & 21, 2007 at the Fairmont Hotel in 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.

2007 HSA Convention to be held April 19-21 in Vancouver

Highlights include election of a new HSA president

The next HSA Convention will take place April 19-21, 2007 at the Fairmont Hotel in Vancouver.

The 2007 convention is shaping up to be once of the most exciting conventions in recent memory as delegates will elect a new union president for the first time in 14 years.

Nominations officially open for HSA President

HSAs 2007 Annual Convention will be one of the most exciting conventions in recent memory as delegates will elect a new union president for the first time in fourteen years.

Cindy Stewart, president of HSA since 1993, announced last April that she would not be seeking re-election for another term at the 2007 convention.

Rally Nov. 30 to protest private emergency clinic

Health care workers are invited to join delegates to the B.C. Federation of Labours 50th Convention who will be rallying outside of Vancouver City Hall in protest of Canadas first private-for-profit emergency clinic.

DATE:  NOVEMBER 30, 2006

TIME:   12:30 PM

LOCATION:  VANCOUVER CITY HALL
   453 West 12th at Cambie

Speakers will include representatives of front line health care workers, seniors, and the B.C. Health Coalition.

Unions call for shutdown of private for-profit emergency clinic

Delegates to the B.C. Federation of Labour annual convention called this week for the immediate shutdown of the False Creek Surgical Centre's private, for-profit emergency clinic.

Tuesday morning, 1,100 delegates to the B.C. Federation of Labour's 50th Convention unanimously approved of a resolution demanding the federal, provincial and municipal governments enforce, support and maintain the Canada Health Act and called for the immediate shutdown of the Centre's clinic.

Lack of Staff Number One Issue in HSAA Survey

Ottawa (November 27, 2006) -- A recent survey of 12,000 members of the Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA/NUPGE) identifies workload and lack of staff as the number one issue. HSAA is a union that represents more than 14,000 professional, technical, support and ambulance workers in Alberta's health care system.

"We asked our members what it would take to create a quality work environment. Most say the hiring of more staff to reduce workload is what's needed," said HSAA president Elisabeth Ballermann.

Stop user-pay emergency room from opening, BC Health Coalition tells government

Health minister hesitates while private surgical clinic moves to expand profit-making enterprise

The BC Health Coalition is calling on the provincial government to immediately stop plans by the private, for-profit False Creek Surgical Centre to open Canadas first user-pay emergency room in Vancouver on Monday.

-The False Creek Surgical Centres latest entrepreneurial venture ... an emergency room ...appears to involve charging fees for medically-necessary treatments and procedures," says health coalition co-chair Joyce Jones.

HSA to be represented at 50th anniversary B.C. Federation of Labour convention

HSA will be represented by 38 delegates to the 50th annual convention of the B.C. Federation of Labour November 27 to December 1.

This year's theme: "A proud history. A strong future." celebrates the B.C. Federation's 50th Anniversary. Highlights will include discussion of the future of BC's resource communities, resolutions regarding the growing exploitation of temporary international workers, and reports on the future of organizing and how we grow our movement.