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CoDevelopment Canada: HSA's help crucial in improving lives

April 1, 2003
The Report: April / May 2003 vol.24 num.2 The Committee for Equality and Social Action (CESA) is responsible for a donation budget of $35,865 annually (approximately half a percent of dues revenue). The committee reviews many donation requests, and allocates donation funds to approved requests. This year, the committee reviewed and debated the merits of more than 50 requests before deciding on the final distribution of this years donation budget.

Unions urge ILO to send special mission to BC

March 27, 2003
Violations of workers' rights so flagrant, they warrant special attention from UN Agency Ottawa - The International Labour Organizations condemnation of the British Columbia Liberals is so sweeping that the United Nations body should visit the province and get a first hand look at how badly the province is violating UN standards, says Canadas second largest union and its BC components.

Workers demand repeal of Bills violating international rights

March 27, 2003
UN body condemns Campbell's Liberals for legislation trampling workers' rights The head of the province's labour movement today called on the BC Liberals to comply with international labour standards and stop violating the rights of thousands of public sector workers throughout British Columbia.

Occupational health and safety courses - health care

February 10, 2003
The following Occupational Health and Safety courses are being offered over the next few months. Please note that some courses are open only to OH&S Stewards who are members of their worksite's Joint OH&S Committee, while others are open to all HSA members.

Occupational health and safety courses - community social services

February 10, 2003
EB03-05  The following Occupational Health and Safety courses are being offered over the next few months. Please note that some courses are open only to OH&S Stewards who are members of their worksite's Joint OH&S Committee, while others are open to all HSA members.

Clancy says health accord only a start

February 6, 2003
New federal dollars welcome, but union will continue fighting for-profit care OTTAWA - Canada's second largest union warned today that Canada's First Ministers have only written the first prescription needed to protect and build the national Medicare system.

New health care money needs strings attached - B.C. unions

January 23, 2003
Globe and Mail ad argues that a contract-breaking B.C. premier can't be trusted with untied health dollars Should strings be attached to increased federal health dollars to guarantee that provincial premiers like B.C's Gordon Campbell actually spend the money on health care? That's the question B.C.'s unions are asking in a Globe and Mail advertisement that runs across the country today as provincial premiers gather in Toronto to plot strategy for the upcoming First Ministers' meeting on health care.

REMINDER: HSA Basic OH&S Steward Workshop

January 8, 2003
EB03-03 Spaces are still available for the Basic OH&S Steward workshop. The two-day workshop will be held at the HSA office, located at 300 - 5118 Joyce Street, Vancouver. dates:       workshop 1: January 20 & 21, 2003               workshop 2: February 17 & 18, 2003 time:        Monday, 9:00* am - 4:30 pm               Tuesday, 9:00* am - 4:00 pm

Counsellors face risk of vicarious traumatization

January 1, 2003
The Report: January / February 2003 vol.24 num.1 by CAROL RIVIERE and YUKIE KURAHASHI