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What should you do if you get sick or are injured at work?

The Report: April / May 2000 vol.21 num.2

by RACHEL NOTLEY

Although you may think it will never happen to you, 7,000 health care workers were injured or got sick on the job last year alone. Health care workers have the highest rate of injury in BC, and HSA members are no exception. In either case, there are benefits available beyond those directly provided by the employer and it is important to know what those benefits are and how they are obtained.

Organizing the unorganized

The Report: April / May 2000 vol.21 num.2

Sometimes, being a union organizer can be hard work, but it can also be one of the most satisfying and enjoyable jobs in the HSA office. Janice Davis, HSAs Organizer, enjoys every minute of her job. 

Often, non-union employees contact her directly to seek advice on how they can join HSA. But sometimes, she meets with employees who are uncertain about joining a union and want information about the benefits of a unionized workplace. 

Preventing injuries and supporting the injured

The Report: April / May 2000 vol.21 num.2

If you are ever injured on the job, these are the people you need to know. Rachel Notley and Carol Riviere are HSAs WCB Officers. Should you ever have problems with your claim, they are there to help you, up to and including appealing a Workers Compensation Board decision.

Board highlights for December / January

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

The HSA Board of Directors meets regularly to addressarising and ongoing issues, and to make policy and governing decisions on behalf of HSAmembers.

The HSA Board approved the proposals from consultant Bobbi Noble toupdate HSAs policy and procedures manual. The Board approved the use of $15,000 forthis project.

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.