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How can I vote to protect health care and social services?

January 1, 2006
The Report: January / February 2006 vol.27 num.1 n January 23, HSA members will once again head to the polls to elect a new federal government. The Members of Parliament we elect can have a huge impact on the health care and community social services that HSA members provide.

Questions for federal candidates

January 1, 2006
The Report: January / February 2006 vol.27 num.1 These are sample questions; personalize your question and incorporate your own personal experiences to get clear answers from your candidates.

HSA activists paving the way for bargaining season

January 1, 2006
The Report: January / February 2006 vol.27 num.1 by CINDY STEWART

Mediation and arbitration of grievances

January 1, 2006
The Report: January / February 2006 vol.27 num.1 by BRUCE WILKINS What is the difference between mediation and arbitration? What role does mediation play in arbitration?

HSA members take seats on council, school board

January 1, 2006
The Report: January / February 2006 vol.27 num.1 Debora Munoz takes her seat on Prince George Municipal Council Debora Munoz was still glowing a bit the morning after she was inaugurated as a new member of the Prince George city council. Having finally recovered from the sleep deprivation that accompanied the last weeks of her campaign, she had enjoyed every minute of the ceremony.

Safety Source Bulletin

December 20, 2005
News and information for HSA safety stewards.  Download bulletin as PDF

Prevention of Workplace Violence Workshop

December 19, 2005
As you know, all workers have a right to a safe work environment. Surveys consistently indicate that HSA members care about and are willing to become involved in health and safety issues. Unions have a significant role to play ensuring that our workplaces are safe. HSA takes a leadership role in the promotion of workplace safety through health and safety education initiatives for our membership, such as the Prevention of Workplace Violence Workshop. We urge you to talk to other Stewards, OH&S Stewards and interested members to encourage them to attend this workshop together.

Nominations open for Regional Director positions in Region 2, 4, 6, 8, & 10

December 8, 2005
This year Regional Director elections will take place in Regions 2, 4, 6, 8 & 10. All HSA members in these regions are encouraged to put their name forward for these important positions. Directors meet, on average, every six weeks and take an active leadership role in representing the union. They are reimbursed for the time they spend in official meetings at their own regular rate of pay. Part-time and casual members are reimbursed as if they were at work during the meetings they attend.

•Therefore be it resolved

December 8, 2005
HSA members will soon be preparing for the 2006 HSA Convention, to be held April 6, 7, & 8, 2006 at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown in Burnaby. Conventions are where chapters from around the province determine the future direction of the union. Policies, actions, constitutional amendments, structural changes are all discussed and debated at convention.

2006 HSA Convention to be held April 6, 7, & 8, 2006 in Burnaby

December 8, 2005
The 2006 HSA Convention is just around the corner. Once again, delegates will have an opportunity to debate issues and help to determine the future direction of our union. All HSA members are welcome to attend and speak at the Convention, which will be held this year at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown in Burnaby. However, only delegates have the right to vote.