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HELP COMMUNITIES AFFECTED BY WILDFIRE

August 22, 2017
HELP COMMUNITIES AFFECTED BY WILDFIRE   In communities across BC, thousands of people are suffering BC’s worst forest fire season in many years.  

BC Federation of Labour applauds the reestablishment of the BC Human Rights Commission

August 4, 2017
“The BC Federation of Labour believes strongly that human rights are workers’ rights, and that systemic discrimination of marginalized workers needs to be addressed at the highest level,” said Irene Lanzinger, President of the BC Federation of Labour. see full release here: http://bcfed.ca/news/releases/bcfed-welcomes-re-establishment-bc-human-r...

HSA regional meeting schedule set

August 4, 2017
HSA's annual regional fall meetings have been scheduled for September and October 2014. Regional meetings are an excellent forum for HSA members to review the issues and activities of the past year, and to discuss the opportunitie and challenges that lie ahead for the union. Delegates from in odd-numbered regions will also elect Members-at-Large to represent them on union committees.

Locked out Pacific Blue Cross workers need your help

July 28, 2017
Members of CUPE Local 1816 have been involved in a lengthy labour dispute with Pacific Blue Cross over the company’s decision to claw back retiree benefits for current employees. PBC has refused to withdraw this serious concession and will not attend the bargaining table unless the union accepts the concession.   Since July 7, these workers have been locked out by the company. During this period, all benefit claims for PBC members have been processed by non-union exempt employees of Pacific Blue Cross.  

BC FED Young Workers' School at Camp Jubilee

July 25, 2017
BC FED Young Workers' School at Camp Jubilee - Registration Now Open

A message for HSA members from HSA President Val Avery on the BC wild fires

July 12, 2017
I am writing during an incredibly frightening time for many British Columbians, and am reaching out to HSA members in the areas hit by wild fires to let you know your union is thinking of you, and we are here to assist you as needed. Our thoughts are with residents, emergency crews, and the health care and social services workers in the region who are working tirelessly toThe support patietns and clients in this natural disaster, even as you face personal losses.

Unionized benefits provider staff locked out

July 10, 2017
Unionized staff have been locked out at Pacific Blue Cross, the extended health benefits provider for thousands of HSA members.  

Nanaimo Child Development Centre workers choose HSA

July 6, 2017
Health science professionals at the Nanaimo Child Development Centre have voted by a strong majority to join the Health Sciences Association of BC (HSA). The union's 34 new members include health science professionals who deliver services in physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, infant development program, family development, Vancouver Island Children's Assessment Network, preschool, and supported child development.

Members invited to share priorities for health science professionals bargaining

June 28, 2017
HSA’s board of directors has set a plan to consult with members in advance of contract negotiations for health science professionals in 2018. Although the current HSPBA collective agreement is not due to expire until March 31, 2019, the union’s leadership wants to ensure members share their ideas on how to improve the strained health care system in British Columbia through innovative agreements with government and health care employers.  

An historic opportunity

June 13, 2017
HSA REPORT MAGAZINE, JUNE 2017 BY VAL AVERY, PRESIDENT It wasn't easy to figure out what was going on during election night, but it was apparent right away that BC had voted for change.

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