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Do public demonstrations make a difference?

The Report: April / May 2002 vol.23 num.2

by DR. MARK LEIER

f protests, rallies, petitions, and strikes didn’t work, we would all still be working 10 hours a day, six days a week. There would be no holidays, no EI, no healthcare, and women wouldn’t have the vote. These, and much more, were won using those same tools.

Music therapy: for heart and mind

The Report: January / February 2002 vol.23 num.1

by YUKIE KURAHASHI

Wendy Watts was well on her way to becoming a concert pianist when she changed her mind. -I was training for a degree in music, but I had always wanted to be either a counsellor or social worker," she said. -So I thought music therapy was a good combination: using my music to help people."

BC Labour's initiative: the Working Opportunity Fund

The Report: January / February 2002 vol.23 num.1

by MAUREEN WHELAN

Each year around this time, The Report features an advertisement for the Working Opportunity Fund (WOF) as members gear up to invest in their RRSPs. Some of you may wonder what’s the connection between HSA and WOF.

Bumping rights

The Report: January / February 2002 vol.23 num.1

by JEANNE MEYERS

What rights do HSA members have to "bump" when faced with a lay-off?

Celebrating women's rights

The Report: January / February 2002 vol.23 num.1

by MAUREEN ROSS

While serving six years on the HSA Board of Directors, I have written a number of these -Across the Province" reports on a variety of subjects. For my final report, I would like to explore with you the history of International Womens Day, celebrated around the world on March 8 of each year.

Facing the future with renewed determination

The Report: January / February 2002 vol.23 num.1

by CINDY STEWART

Throughout the fall, your board of directors hosted the annual regional meetings to hear from the members about your issues and concerns.

Following the summer of contract talks, job action and a change in government, the regional meetings were a timely opportunity for all of us to review the work of the union, what we need to do better, and what we can do differently.