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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 06, 2005

Strategies and Tools to Deal with HR Issues
in Union Environments

BC HRMA & UNBC
1101 - 1111 W. Hastings Street., Vancouver, BC Canada V6E 2J3
Phone 604.684.7228 Fax 604.684.3225
chama@bchrma.org www.bchrma.org

Contact: Carol Hama or Nina Velásquez
Phone: 604.684.7228
chama@bchrma.org OR nvelasquez@bchrma.org

Vancouver, BC, CANADA - "There are lots of failures and less-than-satisfactory experiences that have cost organizations significant time and money, compromised business results and led to further deterioration of already fragile relationships within those companies" says Bill Cave, CHRP, President & CEO of Breakthrough Strategies Consulting Inc.

Cave will be presenting a workshop on "Organizational Development Strategies Within A Changing Union Environment" at an upcoming symposium in Prince George, where nine authorities in the area of employee relations, labour issues and other human-resource topics will come together to speak to a region where labour issues are common. The British Columbia Human Resources Management Association (BC HRMA) has partnered with the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) to deliver a two-day symposium, October 25 through 27, which is in high demand by human resource professionals in the area.

According to Carol Hama, CHRP, BC HRMA's director of professional development & services, "…British Columbia has always had to deal with union and management issues and HR professionals have a responsibility to keep up with current legislation, problem-solving techniques and retention measures to engage employees". Hama, who will be presenting a session at the symposium on the benefits of becoming CHRP certified, feels that "mid to senior-level managers want hands-on tools they can use to deliver business results and save costs that quickly escalate when intellectual capital is lost; this is really HR's contribution to organizational success".

The keynote will be presented by Larry Farrell, an expert on entrepreneurship, and the line-up includes Dr. Anil Verma of the University of Toronto, Dr. Tony Fang of the UNBC School of Business and Cy Charney of Charney and Associates Inc.

Over 100 BC HRMA members work in the northern region of British Columbia, representing both private enterprise and the public sector.

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MEDIA: for more information or interviews please contact:
Carol Hama or Nina Velásquez at BC HRMA, Tel: 604.684.7228 Fax: 604.684.3225
e-mail: chama@bchrma.org OR nvelasquez@bchrma.org




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