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Good news for long-term LTD recipients wishing to return to work

The Report: March / April 1998 vol.18 num.7

The Return to Work fund provides up to $10,000 to successful applicantsfrom the major health care unions, including HSA. The $150,000 fund is open to those onLTD or those waiting for LTD benefits and who wish to return to work but face some kind ofbarrier.

Counsellor praises move to HSA

The Report: March / April 1998 vol.18 num.7

by DAN KEETON

Wedlidi Speck couldn’t get enthused about the drive to unionize his work place. Infact, the counsellorat the John Howard Society in Courtenay was downright opposed to it.

It was an unusual beginning for someone who now takes an active role in his union. Infact, Speck, a nine-year veteran, helped negotiate the bargaining unit’s firstcollective agreement.

A counsellor who uses both conventional and First Nations methods in his work, Speckapplied a live-and-let-live approach to the unionization drive.

Never a dull moment in Region 3

The Report: March / April 1998 vol.18 num.7

by CHERYL GREENHALGH

Greetings from Region 3. We are HSA members working in almost 40different facilities located on the North Shore and in the cities from Burnaby to MapleRidge. As in other regions, the past year has not been a boring one.