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Organizing Model continuing to expand

The Report: February / March 2000 vol.21 num.1

by RAE JOHNSON

Today HSA stewards are facing ever-increasing difficulties in fulfilling theirsteward roles in the face of workload pressures on the job exacerbated by staffingcutbacks and lack of relief.

With many employers embarking on restructuring efforts, stewards havean increased role on Labour Adjustment and other committees.

Survivor draws on personal experience to help others

The Report: February / March 2000 vol.21 num.1

by YUKIE KURAHASHI

Shes worked the ugliest job at the pulp mill. She was the second-everfemale ice-maker in BC. Shes survived abuse, learned her rights, and won a case onappeal for a 25-year-old sexual assault.

<i>The Report</i> kicks off the new year with a make-over

The Report: February / March 2000 vol.21 num.1

by CINDY STEWART

Over the next few months, you will notice some exciting changes to The Report.Some of these changes are evident in this issue, and other will be phased in over time.They are all a part of our attempt to provide HSA members with a better qualitypublication that is relevant to your needs and interests.

Creative energy for a better workplace

The Report: February / March 2000 vol.21 num.1

by YUKIE KURAHASHI

Most stewards agree: the work as a union rep is rewarding, butthe workload can be intense. That was the answer stewards gave HSA in a 1994 surveydesigned to assess the needs of HSA activists.

As a result, the union made a decision later that year to implement theOrganizing Model at three facilities.

Time limits modified to benefit members

The Report: February / March 2000 vol.21 num.1

by SARAH O'LEARY

Some favourable news for members who are injured or disabledfrom working: previously, some HSA members have had problems collecting Long TermDisability benefits when they had been injured at work and collected workerscompensation.

Federal government seeks privatization of health care, education

The Report: November / December 1999 vol.20 num.4

by MURRAY DOBBIN

The arcane world of trade and investment agreements is not known for its poeticlanguage, but there are exceptions. Promoters of the World Trade Organiztion (WTO) comparemembership in the organization to Ulysses tying himself to the mast of his ship soas not to succumb to the call of the Sirens.

What's up and what's not with union actions and grievances

The Report: November / December 1999 vol.20 num.4

HSA calls for review of Vancouver area rehab services

HSA is urging the Vancouver / Richmond Health Board to delay making wide-rangingchanges to the way rehab services are delivered in the region until the Boards ownreview of rehab programs and services is complete.