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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.

Helping share knowledge among members and activists

The Report: October 2000 vol.21 num.5

by YUKIE KURAHASHI

Are you a new steward, and want to know more about your role? How do you ensure a safe, healthy work environment? Are you a supervisor in the union, and want to know how to avoid abridging the rights of your staff while carrying out your supervisory duties?

Safety concerns in your workplace? See your Safety Steward!

The Report: October 2000 vol.21 num.5

by RACHEL NOTLEY

HSAs hard-working safety stewards have a tough job: working to ensure that their fellow members enjoy a safe, healthy workplace. Please see your safety steward if you have occupational health and safety concerns at your worksite.

HSA calls for improved recruitment and retention strategies

The Report: October 2000 vol.21 num.5

by YUKIE KURAHASHI

If you need a cardiac ultrasound in Prince George, you can expect to wait three months. If you need one in Comox, youll be waiting four months. If you need one in Campbell River or Powell River, youre out of luck- unless youre able to travel to Comox, and join the four-month waiting list. Its hard to imagine waiting that long for a procedure to help diagnose what may be a serious illness.

Raising awareness for fetal alcohol syndrome

The Report: August / September 2000 vol.21 num.4

by DAN KEETON

You might say that Karin Cleven takes her work home with her. After a busy day as a supervisor at SHARE Family & Community Services Society, Cleven plows her energies into securing permanent funding for individuals with fetal alcohol syndrome and their families. Clevens experience in counselling sparked her activism and her passion for helping those affected by FAS.

HSA's support making a difference in El Salvador

The Report: August / September 2000 vol.21 num.4

by DAN KEETON

When Anabel Salazar toured several clinics around northern Vancouver Island and Victoria recently, she was awed by the level of health care services enjoyed by Canadians.

But for the Salvadoran activist, the most memorable experience she will take back to her Central American homeland is "the very friendly people I met."