Nurses

While there is no general wage increase, the 24-month extension provides a 3 per cent labour market adjustment in 2010 and in 2011. Thats in addition to the 4.2 per cent wage increase already negotiated and scheduled for April 1, 2009. HSA represents just over 800 Registered Psychiatric Nurses covered by the Nurses' Bargaining Association collective agreement. HSA's nurses will...

The Municipal Pension Plan continues to offer pension seminars to plan members. Plan members have a choice of two seminars: Your Pension, Your Future is aimed towards new and mid-career plan members. In this seminar, the emphasis is on the value of plan membership, explaining pension benefits and helping members understand how decisions they make today can impact their future...

HSA President Reid Johnson responds to February 24, 2008 Vancouver Province columnist Brian Lewis, who praises the new facilities and equipment at the Abbotsford P3 hospital set to open next year. See letter to the editor here.

Today the BC Health Coalition is supporting Canadas nurses and hospital workers, which have teamed up to launch the -Know your Medicare Rights" campaign. The campaign will focus on providing citizens with an opportunity to report incidences of extra-billing and other violations of the Canada Health Act through a new national website. -In British Columbia, and across Canada, the right...

Highlights include a $3 million fund for re-dress and education The HSA Board of Directors has approved a tentative Memorandum of Agreement with the provincial government and HEABC that includes a one-time payout of $3-million that will compensate members financially harmed by Bill 29 and establish an educational fund for health science professionals covered by the Health Science Professionals Bargaining...

HSA is offering scholarships and bursaries to all members and their children. We will be awarding ten scholarships for full-time studies, twenty bursaries for full-time studies and two aboriginal scholarships. The criteria and details are set out on the application forms. To obtain a copy please see the HSA website: www.hsabc.org or contact your chief steward. Completed application forms and...

Facilities Barganing Association Nurses Bargaining Association Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association Community Bargaining Association Health care unions met today with representatives of the provincial government to deal with the repercussions of last Junes landmark Supreme Court decision that declared parts of a 2002 contract-stripping law unconstitutional. Bill 29, the Health and Social Services Delivery Improvement Act, eliminated or curtailed provisions...

In time for the posting of several new positions at the new Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre (ARHCC), set to open in September 2008, HSA and the Fraser Health Authority recently concluded negotiations to amend the Dovetailed Seniority List Agreement (DSLA) in the FHA. Prior to this agreement, there were two different lists for the FHA, one for Fraser...

Many HSA members have questions about their rights and obligations in the event of a flood or other emergency. Click \"read more\" for a copy of HSA's Q&A on this topic which will appear in next month's issue of The Report.

The final version of the 2006-2010 Collective Agreement between the Nurses Bargaining Association and the Health Employers Association of B.C. has been delivered to employers throughout the province for distribution. Employers have accepted responsibility for distribution of the contract to members. If you have not yet received a copy of your collective agreement, please be in touch with your facilitys...