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Safety at work is first priority

The Report: July / August 2009 vol.30 num.2

SWORN AT, SPIT ON, HIT, BITTEN, STABBED...or worse! None of us accepted a career in health care to endure violence in our work ... but that is the reality of what can happen when you are a health care worker.

Education leave

The Report: July / August 2009 vol.30 num.2

Education leave has always been an important part of the Agreement


I thought I was entitled to Education Leave under Article 17.02 of the health science professionals agreement, but my employer tells me they didnt budget any money for it this year. Is this right?

Award recognizes health and safety leader

The Report: July / August 2009 vol.30 num.2

Radiation technologist Allen Peters will keep advocating for safety in the workplace


ALTHOUGH HE APPRECIATES receiving this years David Bland Award for outstanding advocacy in occupational health and safety, HSA member Allen Peters has no intention of resting on his laurels.

In fact, for Peters, the award was a poignant reminder of the pressing need to keep advocating and educating to make workplaces safer.

A passion for education

The Report: July / August 2009 vol.30 num.2


Medical Radiation Technologist Charmaine Nathan guides students through their practicum year

AS MEDICAL RADIOLOGY clinical educator at St. Pauls Hospital, Charmaine Nathan has a job that fulfills both her passions.

Working together to overcome daily economic challenges

The Report: July / August 2009 vol.30 num.2

IN JUNE, I JOINED WITH BC Government and Service Employees Union President, Darryl Walker, at a community meeting in Nanaimo to hear from members of the community about the impact of the economic situation on regular people.