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How do you decide when to file a grievance?

The Report: February / March 1999 vol.19 num.6

EDITOR'S NOTE: We are departing from our usual format this issue toreprint an article by Judith McCormack, the former chair of the Ontario Labour RelationsBoard, and a lawyer with Sack Goldblatt Mitchell in Toronto.

Job action underscores importance of HSA members

The Report: January 1999 vol.19 num.5

by CINDY STEWART

The recent job action taken by HSA paramedical professionals clearlygave our bargaining team the momentum we needed to get a fair collective agreement. Byputting pressure on health employers, we were able to get the provincial governmentinvolved in our negotiations, forcing HEABC to address our issues seriously.

Regional Directorship takes dedication, hard work

The Report: January 1999 vol.19 num.5

by JACKIE SPAIN

About two years ago I was in the process of deciding whether I had theright skill set ... and indeed the determination, motivation and conviction ... tohold the position of HSA Regional Director for Region 9 (Kootenays).

I was also at the point that I knew it was time to embark on a new lifepath. I was ready to experience the learning and increased challenge that comes when youadvance on one of lifes adventures.

Experts to study effects of chemical exposures on respiratory health

The Report: January 1999 vol.19 num.5

by RACHEL NOTLEY and CAROL RIVIERE

HSA is assisting with a study of the effect of occupational chemicalexposure on the respiratory health of various groups of health care professionals. Thisstudy is being conducted by members of the Occupational and Environmental Lung DiseasesResearch Unit of the Department of Medicine, in conjunction with the Occupational HygieneProgramme of the University of British Columbia.

Absenteeism

The Report: January 1999 vol.19 num.5

by SARAH O'LEARY

Can I be fired for being absent too often from work?

Bargaining team needs your continued support

The Report: November / December 1998 vol.19 num.4

by RICK LAMPSHIRE

As the Paramedical Professional Bargaining Association heads intomediation, I want to take this opportunity to thank all HSA members for their strongsupport during these negotiations.