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Health Sciences Association of BC donates $10,000 to fire relief fund

The Health Sciences Association of BC announced today a $10,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross BC Forest Fire Fund, to support relief efforts in British Columbia's devastating forest fires.

"This has been a devastating month for hundreds of families across BC. The immediate danger and personal stress has taken a toll on whole communities - from residents and volunteers to the people whose job it is to provide public safety, including fire fighting, policing and health care," HSA President Cindy Stewart said.

Stop privatization of surgeries and hold public hearings, health coalition tells government

A move by the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority to privatize thousands of surgical procedures has staggering implications for public health care, says a medicare advocacy organization.

And the BC Health Coalition is calling on Health Services Minister Colin Hansen to order a stop to the health authority's plans to contract out publicly insured surgeries and hold public hearings on the government's health privatization plans.

HSA kicks off annual convention April 11

The Health Sciences Association of BC (HSA) will kick off its 32nd annual convention Friday, April 11 at the Hilton Metrotown Hotel in Burnaby.

HSA represents health science professionals providing diagnostic, rehabilitation and clinical services in the health care system. HSA also represents workers in community social services and community health care.

More than 200 delegates will participate in the two-day convention, which will focus on protecting services and jobs in communities around the province.

Workers demand repeal of Bills violating international rights

UN body condemns Campbell's Liberals for legislation trampling workers' rights

The head of the province's labour movement today called on the BC Liberals to comply with international labour standards and stop violating the rights of thousands of public sector workers throughout British Columbia.

Unions urge ILO to send special mission to BC

Violations of workers' rights so flagrant, they warrant special attention from UN Agency

Ottawa - The International Labour Organizations condemnation of the British Columbia Liberals is so sweeping that the United Nations body should visit the province and get a first hand look at how badly the province is violating UN standards, says Canadas second largest union and its BC components.