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HSA members elect Kimball Finigan as Region 5 Director

July 16, 2007
HSA members in Region 5 have elected Kimball Finigan, a radiation therapist at the Vancouver Centre of the BC Cancer Agency as their representative on the HSA board of directors. Finigan defeated Gerald Yu, a health records administrator at Childrens and Womens Health Centre of BC.

Fall 2007 Steward Training Level 1 - Make your HSA team the best it can be!

July 13, 2007
Stewards play a vital role in the union.  Particularly important is the stewards role in contract interpretation, organizing and the grievance procedure.  In recognition of the need for educating new stewards in these areas, HSA is offering a 3-day Steward Training ... Level 1 workshop at the HSA office this fall: Dates:  October 29, 30 & 31, 2007Location: HSA Office, 300 ... 5118 Joyce Street, Vancouver

Fall 2007 OH&S Basic Steward Training - Help make your workplace safe!

July 13, 2007
HSA is offering two 2-day OH&S steward workshops this fall: Workshop #1:  November 5 & 6, 2007Workshop #2:  November 26 & 27, 2007 Location: HSA Office, 300 ... 5118 Joyce Street, Vancouver

Conversation on Health: British Columbians want better public health care, while the government plans more for-profit, private schemes

July 6, 2007
As the provincial government prepares for the final sessions of its -Conversation on Health" this weekend in Vancouver, participants from 14 of the public forums held across the province during the past six months joined with the BC Health Coalition to deliver a clear message today. Read more ... (printer-frienldy version).

Pride events planned around the province

June 29, 2007
HSA's Committee for Equality and Social Action encourages members to participate in the following Pride Week events scheduled throughout British Columbia. Contact Julia at the HSA office for HSA Pride stickers to wear at these events. June 29 - July 8 - Pride Week Victoria June 30 - July 8 - Pride Week Prince George

National Day of Action for for First Nations

June 28, 2007
Join the National Day of Action June 29, 2007 in a march and rally. March: 11 a.m. - Vanier Park to Library Square (begin assembling at 9:30 a.m. at the Coast Guard station by the Burrard Street Bridge.) Rally: 12 noon at Library Square (300 West Georgia) Elders, families and drivers are encouraged to follow the march as a caravan of vehicles. Paid parking is available in and around Libary Square.

Private diagnostic services clinic staff in Lower Mainland and Victoria join HSA

June 22, 2007
Health Sciences Association of B.C. is pleased to welcome new members, employees of CML HeatlhCare, to the union of caring professionals. HSA has represented staff at CML HealthCare, a private company that provides medical diagnostic imaging services to the public, in Victoria since 2003.  Employees at four additional CML HealthCare clinics in Victoria and the Lower Mainland voted to join the union early this year, but the results of the vote were not known until yesterday.

Join the HSA team running for the cure

June 22, 2007
HSA is celebrating 10 years of participating in the CIBC Run for the Cure, the most important fundraiser for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Visit the CIBC Run for the Cure to register today and join the HSA team. For information, email

HSA President reacts to suggestion Supreme Court decision provides opening for increased privatization

June 21, 2007
HSA President Reid Johnson responds to a Vancouver Sun report suggesting that the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision on Bill 29 means less flexibility and more privatization. See his letter to the editor here.