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Unique but united: HSA Convention 2015

HSA REPORT MAGAZINE, JUNE 2015

Acknowleding the diversity of HSA members and the issues they care about, HSA President Val Avery opened the convention with a report on how the board of directors, committees and activists must daily strive to balance demands and goals.

2020 vision

Val Avery at St Paul's Hospital

HSA REPORT, MARCH 2015

What does your union do well? what do you think HSA needs to improve? what should it look like in 2020?

Why it makes sense to vote YES

HSA Report, March 2015

The BC Federation of Labour is encouraging union members and all Metro Vancouver residents to vote yes in the upcoming spring transit referendum.

Erica Kang, dietitian

Erica Kang dietitian

HSA REPORT, MARCH 2015

BY LAURA BUSHEIKIN

For many cancer patients, getting enough to eat is a challenge.

Update on the 37.5 hour work week

HSA REPORT, MARCH 2015

The 37.5 hour work week first took effect on September 1, 2013, and over the course of that fall HSA filed a significant number of grievances on behalf of members impacted by the implementation. In the 18 months since then, a lot has happened.

Joint Benefit Trust under construction

HSA REPORT, MARCH 2015

BY DENNIS BLATCHFORD, HSA PENSIONS AND BENEFITS ADVOCATE

Can members expect to see changes in our health and welfare benefits through the new health and welfare trust? It would be good to have additional services like dietitians added to the extended health portion of the plan.

Action on cardiac sonographer injuries

HSA REPORT, MARCH 2015

BY DAVID DURNING, HSA OHS OFFICER

Diagnostic Medical Sonographers – workers who specialize in the use of imaging devices to produce diagnostic images, scans and videos – have always been at risk for developing work-related musculoskeletal disorders.

Those injuries include tendonitis, bursitis and muscle and nerve damage to hands, arms, elbows, shoulders, necks and backs.

Guarding minds at work

HSA REPORT, MARCH 2015

BY VAL AVERY, HSA PRESIDENT

Workload and stress are among the most serious workplace challenges of our time.

As a union, we're seeing an increasing number of members, from all professions, paying a terrible price for this. Compromised performance, increased illness and disability wreak havoc on professionals, their families, and the health care system itself.