Nurses

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...

We’re putting this call out to all HSA RPNs working at VCHA sites because we’re looking for an RPN who would like to take on this new paid 0.2 FTE steward role. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to learn more about the NBA collective agreement while supporting their fellow nurses. You’re not expected to do this...

HSA’s RPN members covered by the Nurses’ Bargaining Association collective agreement are eligible for incentive programs designed to address the unique staffing challenges faced in rural communities and staff difficult-to-fill vacancies in urban and metro communities. The following program initiatives are available from April 1, 2024 to March 31, 2025: • Expanded rural retention incentives. The Provincial Rural Retention Incentive...

Negotiated inflation-protection measures will trigger full 3.0% increase British Columbia inflation data released this week confirm that the maximum wage protections in the 2022-2025 NBA 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...

At the close of nominations for dedicated stewards-at-large to represent HSA Registered Psychiatric Nurses in three health authorities, Nicole McIntosh was acclaimed to represent members working in Providence Health Care. McIntosh is an RPN working at St. Paul’s Hospital, and a member of the union’s Board of Directors, representing members in Region 6. As the elected steward-at-large, McIntosh will have...

Nominations are now being accepted for steward-at-large to support HSA members covered by the Nurses’ Bargaining Association (NBA) collective agreement. Under the terms of a memorandum of agreement for a pilot project reached between the bargaining association (NBA) and Health Employers’ Association of BC (HEABC), HSA is entitled to a total 1.0 FTE of steward-at-large steward representation for HSA members...

NBA and HEABC agree to remove 10-year limitation and extend application deadline

Many members covered by the Nurses’ Bargaining Association (NBA) collective agreement who have reached 15-, 20-, 25- and 30-year milestones in their career are now eligible for long-service pay rates (also known as “Add Pay”) based on seniority date (regular employees) or seniority hours (casual employees). Find out more about Add Pay: June 1, 2023 - Agreement Reached on Long-Service...

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...

Employers to recognize nurses at 15-, 20-, 25- and 30-year career milestones Representatives for the Nurses’ Bargaining Association have successfully negotiated a final interpretation of App XX: MOA: Wage Schedule Adjustment with the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) intended to pay registered psychiatric nurses based on their years of seniority or relevant nursing experience. RPNs who have reached 15-...