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Happy Labour Day

 Labour Day 2020 is like no other Labour Day in recent memory.

 Usually on this day we celebrate the contributions of working people at community picnics, local fairs, or other neighbourhood events. We gather to visit with friends, family and colleagues to enjoy the end of summer.

Rescheduled HSA Annual Convention headlines a busy fall of union activity and education

Rescheduled HSA Annual Convention headlines a busy fall of union activity and education

As the summer of 2020 wraps up, the union is gearing up for a busy fall of union meetings and education opportunities for members
 
The union’s 49th annual convention, postponed from April 2-3 because of the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, has been rescheduled to November 16-17. It will be conducted online.
 

Apply Today To Be a 2020 Core Member Engager. Due July 17, 2020.

HSA is now accepting applications for the 2020 Core Member Engagement Team. Applications are due on Friday, July 17 at 11:59 PM PST.Click here to learn more about the program and apply.

Across Canada, public health care is being defunded and privatized while workers’ rights continue to face attacks from public and private sector employers. Now more than ever, we need strong unions to defend and win better living and working conditions.

HSA members invited to telephone town hall Thursday evening – June 25

HSA members are invited to join a live and interactive telephone town hall event tomorrow evening – Thursday, June 25 at 7:00 pm (PST).

This is an opportunity for the union to update members on important information regarding COVID-19 policies and practices that affect your work, to report on the union’s plans for the coming months, and for members to ask questions and share information.

Agreement reached on vacation scheduling due to COVID-19 (CSS collective agreement)

Employers and unions have reached an agreement on how to address vacation scheduling for the remainder of 2020 by members covered by the Community Social Services collective agreement in light of the impact of COVID-19 on operations. The agreement applies to members in the Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA), which includes HSA members.

Seeking EDMP Regional Representative – PHSA

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 Provincial Health Services Authority? If so, consider putting in an application for an appointment as an Enhanced Disability Management Program (EDMP) regional representative. 
 

2020 Canadian Labour Congress Winter School

One of Canada's best labour schools, held at Harrison Hot Springs, in January and February 2020.

The CLC Winter School offers a wide variety of week-long, quality labour oriented courses. To support HSA's ability to represent HSA members effectively and help build a stronger union, members can apply to take courses chosen to meet these objectives.

For dates and course information, please see Information Sheet.

HSA President Val Avery: Walk with me in the River Walk for Hospice

A message from HSA President Val Avery

I would like to invite HSA members to join me in supporting the New West Hospice Society by participating in the River Walk for Hospice, happening Saturday, Oct. 5. The River Walk for Hospice is an opportunity to gather in community, raise money for a good cause, and honour the memory of loved ones.

Celebrate this Labour Day with a chance to win tickets to a Whitecaps game September 14

Celebrate this Labour Day with a chance to win tickets to a Whitecaps game September 14

Are you a soccer fan? Enter to win tickets to Union Night with the Vancouver Whitecaps Saturday September 14.

The Vancouver Whitecaps MLS soccer team is celebrating union night on Saturday Sept. 14 in a game against the Houston Dynamo at the Bell Pitch at BC Place in Vancouver. Kick off time is 7 p.m.

HSA has obtained 20 tickets for HSA members, and is giving away 10 sets of two tickets.