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Standing up for members' rights

The Report: November / December 2000 vol.21 num.6

HSAs executive staff are the Executive Director of Labour Relations, Executive Director of Operations, Executive Assistant / Human Resources Coordinator ... and their secretarial support.

Executive Director of Labour Relations
The Executive Director of Labour Relations is one of the two senior executive staff positions in HSA and reports directly to the President.

HSA pharmacists receive prestigious award

The Report: November / December 2000 vol.21 num.6

by YUKIE KURAHASHI

Most recipients of the coveted Bowl of Hygeia ... the highest honour in pharmacy ... are fairly certain which of their achievements is being recognized by the award. Some may be state senators. Others might be city mayors. Still others might receive the award for devoting their time and talent to various pharmaceutical associations and colleges, or to hospital boards.

An increasingly complex world for HSA members

The Report: November / December 2000 vol.21 num.6

by CAROLE PEARSON

That a policy to improve health care should create so many headaches is ironic. But when the BC Ministry of Health implemented its Better Teamwork Better Care approach through regionalization, it created a tangle of jurisdictional and contractual issues.

Validity of HSA's certifications upheld by Labour Board

The Report: October 2000 vol.21 num.5

by RICK LAMPSHIRE

A recent Labour Relations Board (LRB) decision suggests the LRB may likely follow a rational approach to health care bargaining in the future - instead of maximizing the confusion caused by the Health Authorities Act, as advocated by some. This decision - British Columbia Society of Clinical Perfusion, BCLRB - upheld earlier rulings confirming the validity of HSAs certifications for certain employees. 

Pensions an important benefit of union membership

The Report: October 2000 vol.21 num.5

by CINDY STEWART

Pensions - its not a subject many of us think about - other than thinking "I want to retire early." It is certainly not a subject that many think about during the leisure days of summer. In fact, our pensions are probably the furthest thing from our minds. 

Getting you the information

The Report: October 2000 vol.21 num.5

by YUKIE KURAHASHI

As Communications Director, Rebecca Maurer is responsible for ensuring that HSA members receive timely information about union events and activities. She is responsible for issuing bulletins and keeping HSAs web site current and informative. She also serves as Managing Editor of The Report.

Getting the facts to help protect members' rights

The Report: October 2000 vol.21 num.5

by YUKIE KURAHASHI

As HSAs Researcher, Pam Bush describes her job as "math and politics." Her job is wide-ranging, and varies according to the needs of the union, and current issues in health care.