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Should You Be Receiving WWGS Pay?

SHOULD YOU BE RECEIVING WWGS PAY?

And what is WWGS pay anyway?

Effective the first pay period after April 1, 2021, changes to classifications in the Health Science Professionals collective agreement provided increased pay for certain HSA members in more than 30 different health science professions when they work without general supervision (WWGS).
 
The professions with new WWGS classifications are:

Applications Now Open For New $3 Million Professional Development Fund

Funding can be applied to training between April 1, 2021 and August 31, 2022

Health Science Professional Bargaining Association members of Health Sciences Association are invited to apply for financial support from a new $3 million fund announced in June.

The funding, provided by the BC Ministry of Health, is intended to support health science professionals looking to maintain and upgrade specialized training.

Call for Expressions of Interest - HSA EDMP Representative - Fraser Health Authority

Are you an HSA member with a passion for disability management and rehabilitation? Do you have strong organizational, multi-tasking, and problem-solving skills? Are you employed with the Fraser Health Authority? If so, consider putting in an application for an appointment as an Enhanced Disability Management Program (EDMP) regional representative. 
 

HSA and BC Government Agree on New Funding for Professional Development

Working in partnership with the government of British Columbia, Health Sciences Association of BC has secured $3 million in new funding to support professional development for members covered by the Health Sciences Professional Bargaining Association collective agreement. The funding, provided by the BC Ministry of Health, will allow members to pursue further specialization of skills in key professions.

Applications now open for 2021-2022 professional development funding for HSA members covered by HSPBA contract

Applications are now being accepted for funding to support HSA members who work under the Health Science Professionals Collective Agreement (HSPBA) and who are pursuing professional development. The continued funding was negotiated in the 2019-2022 collective agreement, with a $400,000 contribution to the fund each year.
 
“I encourage members to apply to this fund to support their professional development, as I know that HSA members are committed to keeping their skills and knowledge current in an ever-advancing modern health care team,” said HSA President Val Avery.

Draft 2019-2022 Health Science Professionals Collective Agreement Now Available

The draft 2019-2022 Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) contract is now available on the HSA website for members to download or use online.

Members and stewards should be aware that this draft version may contain errors and omissions that will be corrected over the next few months as the agreement is finalized and printed. Once the printed version is finalized, employers will be responsible for the distribution of the collective agreement books to every employee covered by the HSPBA.

Update on Temporary Pandemic Pay

HSA has received confirmation from the Ministry of Health that the Temporary Pandemic Pay will be paid out to Health Authority staff on October 9, 2020.
 
The $4 an hour payment applies both to regular and overtime hours worked by health care workers covered by the Health Science Professionals' Bargaining Association (HSPBA), Community Bargaining Association (CBA), and Nurses’ Bargaining Association (NBA) collective agreements for the period March 15 to July 4. Union dues are not payable on the Temporary Pandemic Pay earnings.
 

HSPBA Member Participation Needed in Classification Redesign Survey

As part of the 2019-2022 collective agreement, a joint working group of the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) and Health Employers’ Association of BC (HEABC) was established to continue the work of modernizing the HSPBA Classification System to address anomalies and regularize a number of professions and professional practice issues that have developed in a changing health care system.

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