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Forum on Public Health Care: How can we sustain it?

Public Forum:  Public Health Care: How can we afford it?

Date:
Friday, May 14

Time:
7:00 p.m.

Place:
Firefighter's Conference Centre
6515 Bonsor Street, Burnaby
(in the Metrotown complex)

SPECIAL GUESTS:

Iglika Ivanova, Economist and Public Interest Researcher with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on supporting innovation in the public health care system.

BC Health Coalition: Health Authority appointment raises serious concerns about governments commitment to defend Medicare

The BC Health Coalition is calling into question the provincial governments commitment to defend public health care in the courts in the wake of the recent appointment of Kip Woodward as chair of Vancouver Coastal Health ... the provinces second largest health authority.

Mr. Woodward is a former Board member of the for-profit Cambie Surgery Centre and his family investment firm, Woodcorp Investments Ltd., is an investor in the controversial private clinic run by Dr. Brian Day.

Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine national conference May 13-15

The Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine will host a national conference in Vancouver from May 13-15, 2010.

For details and registration information, see www.transfusion.ca

The Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine is a multidisciplinary society which promotes and supports the best practice in transfusion medicine in Canada through education, communication and partnerships.

Conference poster

 

 

Join HSAs Board of Directors at Day of Mourning ceremonies

On April 28 ... the National Day of Mourning for workers killed and injured on the job ...  HSA President Reid Johnson and the unions Board of Directors will place a wreath at a ceremony in downtown Vancouver.

All workers and their families are invited to pay tribute to workers who have been injured or killed on the job, or stricken with occupational disease.

Join HSA President Reid Johnson at rally on Saturday

Fight cuts to health and social services

Join HSA President Reid Johnson at a rally on Saturday April 10 to fight recent government cuts ... including cuts to arts and culture funding, seniors services, early childhood education and infant development, mental health and addictions services, supports for the disabled, and an array of social services.

Health science professionals talks focus on principles for job evaluation review to reflect the modern health care team

The expiry of the 2006 ... 2010 Health Science Professionals collective agreement on March 31, 2010 was marked with continued discussion between the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association and Health Employers Association of BC about the principles that will be used for a thoughtful discussion in negotiating a collective agreement that protects quality health care and values the work of health science professionals.

Register now for Supervisors in the Union workshops

HSA members who work in a supervisory role will have the opportunity to attend a one-day workshop in Vancouver at the HSA office.

  • Monday,  May 31, 2010
  • Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Supervisors have particular concerns and needs and sometimes feel -caught in the middle".  One of the goals of the "Supervisors in the Union" workshop is to resolve apparent conflicts and clear the lines of communication between supervisors, stewards and HSA in order to improve working relationships.