Health Science Professionals

Three steps to modernize health care AND ensure you’re paid correctly! By September 22, all HSA members who work full or part-time under the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association will have the opportunity to help modernize the health care system, ensure your role in that system is clearly recognized, and confirm that your job is classified and paid appropriately. For...

You must respond to the letter from your former employer no later than October 14. BC health authorities have begun contacting former employees with instructions on how to access any retroactive payment they may be eligible to receive under the terms of the 2022-2025 Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) collective agreement. Former employees should have recently received or will...

HEABC, Ministry of Health reveal security breach involving up to 240,000 health care employees’ e-mail addresses and other personal information. The Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) CEO Michael McMillan and Minister of Health Adrian Dix announced this afternoon a significant cybersecurity breach affecting health care employees’ personal information occurred on HEABC servers in June this year. HEABC said it...

HSA is pleased to advise members covered by the HSPBA collective agreement that the application process for funding to cover health science professional fees for 2023 – negotiated in the recent round of HSPBA bargaining – is now open. Recognizing that many health science professionals pay out of pocket for mandatory regulatory body fees, and/or voluntary fees to professional associations...

Did you leave your job with an HSPBA employer after April 1, 2022? Do you know anyone who did? Please read and share the attached information about how to apply for retroactive payment back to April 1, 2022. This is only for former members no longer working under the HSPBA Collective Agreement. Link: HSA reaches agreement on retroactive pay for...

For your information, the worksite at 13450 102nd Avenue (Central City) in Surrey will be behind picket lines tomorrow, Wednesday, July 18, 2023, as members of the Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU) at SFU continue to fight for a fair contract. They have been on strike since early June. TSSU members perform the majority of teaching work at SFU. Still...

Health Sciences Association of BC has contracted Viewpoints Research to conduct the annual survey to learn about member priorities and concerns as the union assesses ongoing issues arising from shortages, patient wait times and excessive workload. 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...

Ongoing delays in paying the wage increases negotiated in the 2022-2025 collective agreement are extremely frustrating for members and extremely concerning to the union. Delayed implementation of pay changes for new collective agreements almost always happens to some degree, but the extent of the delays in this instance is not acceptable. While the problems are the responsibility of BC’s health...

HSA’s radiation therapists and radiation therapy service technologists will see an additional increase in wages when the April 1, 2023 wage increases are applied. Last month, Premier David Eby and Health Minister Adrian Dix released the 10-year Cancer Care Action Plan to take concrete steps to improve cancer care in British Columbia. One of the top priorities is to invest...

HSPBA members to receive maximum wage increase this year Inflation-protection measures negotiated in new agreement will trigger 6.75% increase British Columbia inflation data released this week confirm that the maximum wage protections in the new HSPBA collective agreement will be triggered, and members will receive the full 6.75% wage increase starting April 1, 2023. This brings the total general wage...