Nurses

Members of the Nurses Bargaining Association have voted 61 per cent in favour of a new collective agreement effective April 21, 2022 to March 31, 2025. Highlights of the contract include significant pay increases amounting to a minimum of 13 to 14% over three years, depending on whether cost-of-living protections are triggered by BC inflation in year three, with retroactive...

HSA’s Registered Psychiatric Nurses and Registered Nurses are eligible for partial reimbursement of fees paid to the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) in 2023 The rate of reimbursement has been set at $215 per member. To claim for partial reimbursement of your fees, scan and send your receipt for fees paid to the BCCNM to @email. Please include...

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This month, the NBA Bargaining Committee has been back at the table with bargaining representatives from the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC), exchanging article language proposals on housekeeping and non-monetary issues. In bargaining, “housekeeping” is a term that refers to changes that update the contract without changing it (for example, correcting spelling mistakes, or adding and removing punctuation), while...

Bargaining for the next Nurses’ Bargaining Association (NBA) collective agreement began on Thursday, December 8 th in Vancouver when both the NBA Bargaining Committee and the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) presented their opening remarks. HSA members are represented on the Bargaining Committee by Nicole McIntosh, a registered psychiatric nurse at St. Paul’s Hospital and Alyson Warner, HSA Assistant...

Since its launch, the Emergency Health Provider Registry (EHPR) has adapted to respond to health system emergencies (including floods, wildfires, and other climate-change related disasters) and the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 10,000 people are currently registered with the EHPR and the Ministry of Health is undertaking a refresh of the system to update registrant information and improve our capacity to...

HSA’s Registered Psychiatric Nurses and Registered Nurses are again eligible for partial reimbursement of fees paid to the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). The rate of reimbursement has been set at $215 per member. To claim for partial reimbursement of your fees, scan and send your receipt to @email , along with an EFT form. (Regardless if you...

HSA’s Registered Psychiatric Nurses and Registered Nurses are again eligible for partial reimbursement of fees paid to the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). The rate of reimbursement has been set at $215 per member. To claim for partial reimbursement of your fees, scan and send your receipt to @email , along with an EFT form. (Regardless if you...

HSA’s Registered Psychiatric Nurses and Registered Nurses are again eligible for partial reimbursement of fees paid to the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). The rate of reimbursement has been set at $215 per member. Please be advised that the deadline for licence renewals with the BCCNM is Thursday, March 31st at 4:30 p.m. You can make your payment...

2022 is off to a busy start for HSA with preparations underway for contract negotiations for members working in health care and community social services. Contracts covering more than 20,000 members are set to expire March 31, 2022. Also coming up in 2022 is the union’s annual convention April 28-30, planned to be held in person in Vancouver. In the...