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Health Coalition demands Campbell government investigate latest allegations of illegal billing

April 6, 2009
The BC Health Coalition is urging the provincial government to investigate recent charges by a Kelowna surgeon that private surgical companies are illegally billing patients for publicly insured cataract surgeries across the province.

Join the Grand March for Housing this weekend

April 1, 2009
HSA is one of several unions, community organizations, churches and others endorsing this weekend's Grand March For Housing organized by the Citywide Housing Coalition. March participants will send a message to candidates in the upcoming provincial election that ending homelessness is a key to developing healthy communities. Join the march this Saturday, April 4 at one of these starting points at 12 noon:

Members lead the way to political participation

April 1, 2009
The Report: April 2009 vol.30 num.1  by REID JOHNSON

Patient advocacy key to social work

April 1, 2009
user The Report: April 2009 vol.30 num.1 by LAURA BUSHEIKIN

RPNs benefit from HSA advocacy

April 1, 2009
The Report: April 2009 vol.30 num.1 by LAURA BUSHEIKIN

Refusing unsafe work

April 1, 2009
The Report: April 2009 vol.30 num.1

Ambulance paramedics in legal strike position effective April 1

March 31, 2009
Ambulance paramedics across B.C. will be in a legal strike position effective Wednesday, April 1, 2009. The members of CUPE 873 are going on strike to support their position at the bargaining table that would lead to wage equity with other emergency service workers. As part of the paramedics job action, picket lines may be erected at facilities where HSA members work. Members who encounter a picket line are urged not to cross the picket line. HSA members are protected under the collective agreement against disciplinary action for failure to cross a legal picket line.

HSA offers scholarships for 28th Western Region Summer Institute for Union Women - -Women Workers of the World Unite"

March 25, 2009
August 11 ... 15, 2009University of California, at Los Angeles The 28th Annual Western Regional Summer Institute on Union Women will be held August 11-15, 2009, at the University of California, Los Angeles.  The five day residential program brings together 150 participants from the United States' and Canada's western regions for exciting workshops and speakers on the history, struggles, and achievements of working women.

Community Social Services Awareness Month proclaimed across BC

March 24, 2009
The campaign to raise awareness of the importance of community-based social services is being supported by municipal councils across BC. To date, 31 city councils have passed resolutions declaring March as Community Social Services Awareness Month, following presentations by local workers in the sector.