Health Science Professionals

Here’s the latest news that you should know about the transition to the new classification system for health science professionals. Highlights: • The new classification system won’t take effect until either later this year or early in 2025 – this date is part of ongoing discussions with the employer, and we’ll update you when the date is confirmed. • Scroll...

June 14, 2024 Update: Pacific Blue cross has informed members that Pacific Blue Cross will be postponing the upcoming AGM, originally scheduled for June 19, 2024, to a later date, yet to be determined. This includes all associated processes, including the Directors Election. HSA members have fought hard for our extended health benefits, and to access them we rely on...

Rolling out this fall at three sites, the pilot program acknowledges that current statutory holidays do not reflect the diversity of health care and social services in BC One of the most exciting aspects of the 2022-2025 Health Sciences Professional Bargaining Association Collective Agreement is a Memorandum of Agreement (“MOA”) for a Days of Cultural or Religious Significance Pilot Project...

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...

Negotiated inflation-protection measures will trigger full 3.0% increase British Columbia inflation data released this week confirms that the maximum wage protections in the 2022-2025 HSPBA collective agreement will be triggered, and members will receive the full 3.0% wage increase starting April 1, 2024. For most members, this brings the total general wage increase for the three years of the agreement...

We know that job classifications, and the systems that help determine them, aren’t always the easiest thing to understand. However, they are a tool that has the potential to determine a lot about your job and your career. For this reason, we want to ensure that all health science professionals know the broad strokes of what’s going on with the...

Last fall, as part of the HSPBA classifications review, HSA members and HSA staff filed profile match objections where they thought that the employer-assigned profile match for a job was incorrect. Since they were filed, these objections have been moving through the agreed-upon process. The outcome of each objection will be decided by the appointed classification referee (an experienced third-party...

HSA members covered by the HSPBA collective agreement are eligible for funding to cover health science professional fees paid in 2023 as negotiated in the recent round of HSPBA bargaining. Members will be reimbursed up to a maximum cap, informed by the fee rates set by regulatory bodies and professional associations. Note that this fund is not on a first...