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Invitation to a special NUPGE online event on April 28th

The Prime Minister won't answer your questions - but we will!
The Election, Taxes and our Public Services:

How could the vote on May 2 affect our social programs?

Live online - Watch and participate in the discussion.
Thursday, April 28 2011
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

To watch the forum, or learn more about the campaign, go to http://alltogethernow.nupge.ca

Want to submit your question in advance?  Email NUPGE at alltogether@nupge.ca

BC Health Coalition Action Alert: Join public health care supporters at all candidates' debates scheduled for the Esquimalt ... Juan de Fuca riding!

The upcoming federal election is an enormous opportunity for British Columbians who want their universal public health care system to be strengthened and protected.
 
At upcoming debates, candidates from Esquimalt ... Juan de Fuca will be answering questions about the issues that voters care about most. Lets make sure that public health care is top of mind for all candidates!

Local scheduled debates:

LANGFORD
When: Monday, April 18, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Where: Isabelle Reader Theatre, Spencer Middle School, (1026 Goldstream Ave)

BC Health Coalition Action Alert: Join public health care supporters at all candidates' debates scheduled for the Vancouver Island North riding!

The upcoming federal election is an enormous opportunity for British Columbians who want their universal public health care system to be strengthened and protected.
 
At upcoming debates, candidates will be answering questions about the issues that voters care about most. Lets make sure that public health care is top of mind for all candidates!

Local scheduled debates:

CAMPBELL RIVER

When: Wednesday, April 20th, 1:00PM
Where: Seniors Centre, 1426 Ironwood St

Support community social service workers!

Strike vote meetings for members in the community social service sector are wrapping up in the next week.

Heres what you can do to support the people who work in this sector, as well as the families in your community who rely on the important services they deliver: send a quick email to the Premier through www.cssfairdeal.ca ... in one click.

Workshop Reminder

There is still room available in the two-day OH&S Steward Training workshop on May 3 & 4, 2011.

Please register as soon as possible if you are interested in attending this workshop

OH&S Steward Training
May 3 & 4, 2011

Pre-registration forms are available from the HSA website at www.hsabc.org

For more information, contact Leila Lolua at the HSA Office.

The Federal Election: Vote Public Health Care

Dear Friend of Medicare,

Health care is a top-of-mind issue for all Canadians. Polls show that we want our universal public health care system Medicare - to be strengthened and protected, not privatized.

The upcoming federal election is a great opportunity to bring our issues to the attention of candidates throughout the province.

Do you want to connect with others in your community and help out with sign campaigns, all candidates' meetings, or other community activities to raise the profile of public health care?

We can help!

Protecting members: responding to employers demand for consolidations in six Lower Mainland service areas

Consolidations:  an overview

Last spring, Lower Mainland health employers issued a notice to HSA members working in diagnostic imaging: services throughout the Lower Mainland would be consolidated region-wide. The employers said their objective was to reduce the diagnostic imaging budget by 10 per cent.

Employers have since announced plans to consolidate five other service areas, with the aim of cutting up to 10 per cent out of an already lean system.

The targeted areas are:

Reid Johnson re-elected president of HSA

Delegates to the 40th annual convention of the Health Sciences Association of BC have returned Reid Johnson as president of the 17,000-strong union of health science professionals working in hospitals and communities throughout BC.

Johnson has been President of the Health Sciences Association of BC since April 2007. The union represents more than 17,000 health science professionals in the public health care and community social services sectors in British Columbia.

Strike votes scheduled for HSA members working in community social services

Following more than a year and a half of negotiations, members of the community social services bargaining committee have been unable to reach a tentative collective agreement.

Members gave the unions bargaining representatives direction to negotiate improvements in layoff and bumping language, and improved job security.   The committee made heroic efforts to negotiate improvements that protect members against job loss, and work within the governments "zero mandate".