News & Updates

We’re putting this call out to all HSA RPNs working at VCHA sites because we’re looking for an RPN who would like to take on this new paid 0.2 FTE steward role. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to learn more about the NBA collective agreement while supporting their fellow nurses. You’re not expected to do this...

Health Sciences Association of BC has contracted Viewpoints Research to conduct an online survey to explore members' priorities and concerns as your union begins negotiations for your next contract. Viewpoints Research an industry leader with 30 years of experience conducting research for unions and other progressive organizations. Using an experienced third-party professional research firm for this membership survey ensures confidentiality...

A byelection has been called for a new member of HSA’s Board of Directors from Region 5. The vacancy was created by the resignation of Regional Director Jill Slind on May 3, 2024. “The decision to do this was particularly hard because I can honestly say that I love serving as your Regional Director. I love working with my fellow...

Close to 450 delegates attended HSA’s 2024 Convention in Vancouver May 1-3, the highest number of participants in HSA’s 53-year history. “It’s very good to see so many members taking responsibility for the direction of their union by devoting time to serve as delegates representing their colleagues,” said Kane Tse, President. A total of 230 resolutions were submitted for debate...

New incentives aimed at tackling retention and recruitment are now under development for members covered by the Community Bargaining Association collective agreement. The Community Bargaining Association today announced that they are in talks with the provincial government to finalize details of programs that would increase incentives for members living and working in rural and remote communities, and deliver tuition credits...

HSA’s RPN members covered by the Nurses’ Bargaining Association collective agreement are eligible for incentive programs designed to address the unique staffing challenges faced in rural communities and staff difficult-to-fill vacancies in urban and metro communities. The following program initiatives are available from April 1, 2024 to March 31, 2025: • Expanded rural retention incentives. The Provincial Rural Retention Incentive...

Government plan includes signing bonuses for new recruits and top up of pay for current staff in 56 rural communities Following intensive advocacy by union leadership, supported by HSA Regional Directors and front-line members through the Constituency Liaison government relations program, the provincial government has announced new initiatives designed to increase recruitment of health science professionals in rural communities and...

In the most recent round of negotiations for the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association, HSA achieved funding to help members pay for fees for regulatory bodies and professional associations. Today, we’re opening up the next round of funding to help you pay for fees paid in 2024. You may submit a receipt for reimbursement to cover the fees related to...

In the most recent round of negotiations for the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association, HSA achieved funding to help members pay for fees for regulatory bodies and professional associations. On April 25, we’ll open up the next round of funding to help you pay for fees paid in 2024. You may submit a receipt for reimbursement to cover the fees...

“We are saddened to share that James Clancy, a trailblazer in the labour movement, a staunch advocate for social justice and former President of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE), passed away on April 2, 2024,” said Bert Blundon, NUPGE President. “Our deepest condolences go to his partner, Debbie and his children Allison, Nick and Alex.” Clancy...