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Help make positive change together

December 1, 2008
The Report: December 2008 vol.29 num.5 by REID JOHNSON

Providing security in traumatic times

December 1, 2008
The Report: December 2008 vol.29 num.5 by YUKIE KURAHASHI hen the phone rings in the night, it might be the police. Or a social worker. Or the hospital where an abused woman has been admitted for treatment.

Activism inspires run for council

December 1, 2008
The Report: December 2008 vol.29 num.5 by BEV PAUSCHE

Compassionate leave

December 1, 2008
The Report: December 2008 vol.29 num.5

Safety training for new and young workers now just a click away

December 1, 2008
The Report: December 2008 vol.29 num.5 by LAURA BUSHEIKIN

HSA offers election campaign school - REVISED DATES

November 26, 2008
HSA is holding a non-partisan election campaign school for members who are interested in working on election campaigns or running for political office.  The school will focus on the provincial election scheduled for May 12, 2009. If you want to help elect representatives who will support public health care and community social services, or are considering running for elected office some day, then HSAs election campaign school is for you! Campaign School Dates:  Thursday & Friday, February 19 & 20, 2009

Thank you for election support

November 25, 2008
Penticton Western News I want to take this moment to say a huge thanks to everyone who voted for me and my bid to be a Penticton School Trustee. My campaign was financed by a very small budget. Without the support of my union, Health Sciences Association, the Canadian Labour Congress, the South Okanagan Boundary Labour Council and the Penticton International Association of Firefighters, Local 1399, I could not have done as much as I did in my campaigning.

16 Days of Activism focuses on ending violence against women

November 20, 2008
Through the union's Committee for Equality and Social Action, HSA is supporting the "We Can" campaign to end violence against women. The campaign kicks off in Vancouver with a dinner November 25 featuring guest speakers Mona Mehta of Oxfam Great Britain, Sandra Moran, of Guatemala's Women's Sector of the Civil Society, and Robert Fox, executive director of Oxfam Canada. HSA has a limited number of free tickets for this dinner available. If you would like tickets, please send an email to:

Health professionals call throne speech a huge disappointment for ignoring "health-care deficit"

November 19, 2008
Ottawa (19 Nov. 2008) ... Health professionals are calling todays speech from the throne a -huge disappointment" because it failed to address important issues facing Canadas health-care system.  "Its clear from this throne speech that the Harper government doesnt view health care as a top priority and in fact seems to suggest the job is pretty much done," says Elisabeth Ballermann, Co-Chair of the Canadian Health Professionals Secretariat (CHPS). 

Public solutions for better ... faster health care

November 18, 2008
During National Medicare Week the National Union is urging governments to look to the public system to deliver solutions to wait-time issues and health care shortages. Ottawa (17 Nov. 2008) - The Canadian Health Coalition and health coalitions across the country are marking November 17-22 as National Medicare Week. The National Union of Public and General Employees is supporting the week and calling for governments to make a greater commitment to publicly funded, delivered and administered health care.