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November 6: National Unions community social services appreciation day

Community Social Service workers are essential to building strong communities and making life better for families and individuals. Yet workers in this sector are often as invisible as the members of the society they support.

The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) has made a commitment to raise the profile of community social service workers.

Join Partners in the Horn of Africa at Hope for Children fundraiser

Partners in the Horn of Africa is holding a fundraiser for -Hope for Children," Ethiopias leading charity improving the lives of women and children affected by HIV/AIDS. 

Date:    Thursday, November 17, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Place:    Vancouver Rowing Club, 450 Stanley Park Drive

Tickets:   $40.00

Guest Speaker: Yewoinshet Masresha  (6:30 p.m.)
Founder and Executive Director, Hope for Children, Ethiopia.  One of Africas most prominent feminists and an inspirational speaker.

Support a Robin Hood Tax: Rally October 29

Rallies, sit-ins, and occupations will be held in cities across the United States and Canada this Saturday in support of fair taxes.

In Vancouver, members of the labour movement will show our support by joining Occupy Vancouver events at 12:00 noon at the Vancouver Art Gallery with a march at 1:00 p.m. 

HSA encourages members to get flu shot

Union encourages flu shots
HSA encourages health professionals to get immunized against seasonal influenza.   Keep your immunization record current and your employee health file up to date by receiving a flu shot at an employer-run clinic.

Together with hand washing and safe coughing protocols (e.g., coughing into sleeve), follow regular safety protocols to avoid seasonal flu.

Health science professionals bargaining survey launches: We want to hear what you think

HSA has contracted with Viewpoints Research to conduct a survey of HSA members covered by the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association collective agreement about issues related to upcoming contract negotiations.

Your feedback is important and valuable to your bargaining committee.
If you are contacted by Viewpoints Research in the coming weeks, you are encouraged to participate in the telephone survey, which will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

You are invited to Health Care Drinks

Health Care Drinks is a fun and fabulous networking opportunity for those who want to connect with others to help protect and improve our amazing Canadian health care system - as a professional health worker, an advocate or as a user!

Whatever your reason for coming - to meet doctors and nurses and lab techs and pharmacists and others in the sector, or to get inspired in your activism to protect Medicare - we invite you to come.