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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.

Clancy says health accord only a start

New federal dollars welcome, but union will continue fighting for-profit care

OTTAWA - Canada's second largest union warned today that Canada's First Ministers have only written the first prescription needed to protect and build the national Medicare system.

New health care money needs strings attached - B.C. unions

Globe and Mail ad argues that a contract-breaking B.C. premier can't be trusted with untied health dollars

Should strings be attached to increased federal health dollars to guarantee that provincial premiers like B.C's Gordon Campbell actually spend the money on health care?

That's the question B.C.'s unions are asking in a Globe and Mail advertisement that runs across the country today as provincial premiers gather in Toronto to plot strategy for the upcoming First Ministers' meeting on health care.

Hold public hearings on VGH P3 clinic, says health coalition

Medicare advocates are calling on the BC government and the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority to hold immediate public hearings into their scheme to privatize the financing and operation of a new ambulatory care centre at Vancouver General Hospital.

The BC Health Coalition is also challenging the health authority to release its business case for the $90 million public-private partnership so that the public can judge for themselves whether the project is financially sound, provides better health services and wont trigger expensive and risky trade disputes.

Community social services workers call on new trustee to pay up

A joint release from the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union, the B.C. Division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, the Hospital Employees' Union (CUPE), and the Health Sciences Association.

The women and men who care for society's most vulnerable citizens are urging the government's new trustee in the community social services sector to implement their outstanding wage increase.

Unions await mediator's recommendations aimed at settling contract at Deltassist

Mediator Grant MacArthur is poised to issue recommendations to settle a collective agreement at Deltassist Family and Community Services. Two unions, the Health Sciences Association (HSA) and the Canadian Autoworkers Union (CAW) represent about 40 employees at Deltassist.

HSA negotiator Dave Martin said following two days of mediation last week around a framework settlement agreement devised by the mediator, very few issues remain outstanding.