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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.

Equality in the workplace

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

by JUDITH MCCORMICK / CALM

My employer plays favourites. She also discriminates between workers. Is she allowed to do this?

Safety Stewards: working to prevent workplace injuries

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

by RACHEL NOTLEY & YUKIE KURAHASHI

HSA currently enjoys the privilege of having over 200 members who volunteer torepresent their fellow members by advocating for a safe and healthy workplace.

At the same time, however, we also have over 20 facilities that do not currently havesafety stewards. This role is critical, and volunteers are needed.

Children & families urgently need adequate funding

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

by REID JOHNSON

In the spring of this year, the provincial Minister of Health, the Honourable PennyPriddy, announced to the HSA Convention that the Ministry of Health had added $615 millionnew dollars to the health budget for British Columbia.

This revelation was welcome news to those members of HSA whose employers are funded by theMinistry of Health.

However, for HSA members whose employers are funded through the Ministry for Children andFamilies, this information was of little comfort.