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URGENT: Important information for HSA members working in long term care

 

TO: HSA members working in Long Term Care

In an effort to slow the transmission of COVID-19 in BC’s hard-hit Long Term Care facilities, BC’s Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, issued two province-wide orders aimed at restricting movement of health care staff between Long Term Care facilities. The orders went into effect yesterday, Thursday March 26, 2020

Getting it right: the potential of community health centres in BC primary care reform

As the province undergoes major reform to the delivery of primary care in BC, we have a valuable opportunity to learn from and build off the successes seen in other jurisdictions. HSA has long been an advocate for expanding team-based approaches to primary and community care. They allow health professionals with specialized knowledge and skills to collaborate to optimize patient care. 

Update on Community Health low wage redress

One of the features of the new Community Health collective agreement that expires on March 31, 2022 is a $40 million fund for low wage redress. This is different than the comparability monies distributed in the agreement that expires March 31, 2019 because it will be applied to a greater number of positions. You can find the collective agreement language HERE on the first page under “Low Wage Redress.”

Community Bargaining Association – tentative agreement details

Details of the Community Bargaining Association tentative agreement are now available for members here.
 
HSA’s Board of Directors will meet on Tuesday, July 3 to review the terms, and to make a recommendation to members on whether to support the tentative collective agreement.
 
HSA is a member of the Community Bargaining Association, which represents 16,000 community health workers – including 1000 HSA members.
 

Community Bargaining Association reaches tentative agreement for workers in community health

The Community Bargaining Association and the Health Employers’ Association of British Columbia have reached a tentative agreement on a new collective agreement.
 
HSA represents almost 1000 members in the bargaining association and was represented at the bargaining table by staff negotiator Jessica Derynck and member representative Katherine Oliver, a child care assistant at Thompson Nicola Family Resource Society.
 

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