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New deadline for Region 8 election is Friday, July 15

Due to the recent lock-out by Canada Post of Canadian Union of Postal Workers members HSA has extended the deadline for Region 8 members to return their mail-in ballots to elect a new Region 8 Director.  

With the new deadline, ballots must be received at the HSA office by 3:00 pm on Friday, July 15.

Ballot envelopes received by HSA will continue to be stored in a secure location until the new deadline, at which time all ballots received will be counted by the Elections Committee.

HSA Run for the Cure ... Member Mobilizer

Health Sciences Association of BC (HSA) is seeking an HSA member with a commitment to the unions partnership in the annual Run for the Cure to work as a -member mobilizer" to recruit HSA members to participate in the annual Run for the Cure against breast cancer, and in related fundraising activities.

Attached please find a request for expressions of interest, as well as application form for the temporary position of a member mobilizer for the 2011 HSA Run for the Cure.

HSA encourages members to vote YES to scrap the HST

In keeping with a resolution passed by delegates at HSAs 2010 convention, HSA is encouraging members to vote -Yes" to extinguish the Harmonized Sales Tax in the current BC-wide referendum. 

The 2010 resolution directed HSA to take the following actions to oppose the HST:

Revised date: Basic OH&S Steward Training

Please note this is a correction from last weeks bulletin (EB11-09) advertising the Basic OH&S Steward Training dates of October 18 & 19, the correct dates are:

Basic OH&S Steward Training
(2-day workshop):

November 7 & 8, 2011

 

 

Please apply ASAP as workshops have been filling up quickly.

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Pre-registration form:

Additional steward workshops scheduled

Due to increased demand for steward training and OH&S steward training, HSA is offering the following workshops:

Basic OH&S Steward Training
(2-day workshop):
Oct 19&20
NEW DATE: Nov 7 & 8, 2011

Basic Steward Training
(3-day workshop):
October 24 ... 26, 2011

Please apply ASAP as workshops have been filling up quickly.

Election of Region 8 director ... Deadline Extended

Due to the current lock-out by Canada Post of Canadian Union of Postal Workers members, HSA is extending the deadline for Region 8 members to return their mail-in ballots to elect a new Region 8 Director.

Wednesday, June 29 was the original deadline for HSA to receive ballots.  Canada Post discontinued all regular mail delivery, and ceased accepting any new mail, in the middle of June.  Once mail service resumes, HSA will issue another bulletin to notify Region 8 members of the revised deadline for HSA to receive ballots.

Lower Mainland Health Information Management: HSA negotiating to minimize disruption

Since January 11, 2011, health employers have been attempting to consolidate Health Information Management (HIM) Lower Mainland wide. 

HSA has been making attempts to negotiate a labour adjustment agreement to minimize impacts to our health information management members caught up in this process.

To date, HSA does not have an agreed upon labour adjustment agreement with Providence for HIM Lower Mainland consolidation.

We understand that the employer has gone ahead in implementing their organizational structure for HIM.