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October 7, 2013
THE REPORT: OCTOBER 2013 BY DAVID DURNINGOCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY OFFICER WorkSafeBC has ruled that posters and hard copies of first aid information must be properly posted and readily available to workers throughout FHA work locations. BACKGROUND

Three candidates in Region 2 byelection

October 7, 2013
During the next several weeks, HSA members in Region 2 will have an opportunity to elect their representative on HSA’s Board of Directors. The byelection was required when Region 2 regional director Val Avery was named HSA President last month, creating a vacancy on the board of directors. The successful candidate will fill the vacancy until the end of the term, which expires at the end of the 2014 HSA Convention in April. Nominations for the position closed October 2, with three members declaring their candidacy:

Adesh Kahlon, ultrasound technologist

October 3, 2013
THE REPORT: OCTOBER 2013 BY LAURA BUSHEIKIN Ultrasound technologist Adesh Kahlon knew early on what career path she wanted. And when she got into that career, she knew, with equal clarity, that she wanted to be in a unionized workplace.

HSA's newest TV ad on air

October 2, 2013
HSA has just launched a new TV ad, and it’s being broadcast all around the province for the next six weeks. It’s our third original TV ad, all developed over the last four years as HSA’s long-term commitment to raising the profile of health science professionals and their vital role in modern health care.

Byelection called for Region 5 director

September 30, 2013
A bylection for election of Regional Director for Region 5, (primarily Provincial Health Services Authority) has been called today to fill a vacancy on the board created by the resignation of Kimball Finigan. Finigan was not able to fulfill his responsibilities as a board member for the term that expires in April 2015. Nominations for Regional Director must be received by the HSA office not later than Monday, October 21, 2013 at 5 p.m. Balloting will be completed by Monday, November 25, 2013.

Byelection called for Region 2 Regional Director

September 11, 2013
A byelection for election of Regional Director for Region 2 (lower Vancouver Island) has been called today to fill the vacancy created by the appointment of Val Avery as HSA president. Avery, who has served as HSA’s vice president since May 2009, was appointed president upon the resignation of Reid Johnson, as provided under the union’s constitution. Nominations for Regional Director must be received by the HSA office not later than Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 5 p.m. Balloting will be completed by Wednesday, November 13, 2013.

Reid Johnson steps down as president of HSA

September 11, 2013
HSA's Board of Directors announces the resignation of President Reid Johnson effective today, September 11, 2013. As provided under the union's constitution, vice president Val Avery, a physiotherapist at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, steps in as the new president. An election will be held at the union's April 2014 annual convention.

RPNs not affected by voting ordered by Labour Relations Board

September 6, 2013
RPN members have expressed concern that an upcoming round of votes ordered by the Labour Relations Board will result in HSA members becoming members of another union. This is not the case. The votes will not involve RPNs, and to date, the Labour Relations Board has not given any indication that its decision will have any bearing on HSA's right to continue to represent RPN members. BACKGROUND

Celebrate Labour Day with BC's unions

August 29, 2013
BC's unions invite you to the Annual Labour Day Picnic Monday, September 2 at 11 a.m. to 3 John Hendy Park at Trout Lake in Vancouver. The famil-oriented day will feature music by Jim Byrnes, No Sinner, and Bend Sinister By sktrain: get off at Broadway Station. The park is at 12th Avenue and Grandview Highway. Free hot dogs, face painting , and kids' games along with community and union information booths. Come out and celebrate unions, who brought us the weekend!

Labbatt brewery workers need your support

August 16, 2013
The Canadian (CLC) has endorsed a national consumer boycott of the following Labatt imported products: