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Have a say in your union: elections set for this fall for bargaining proposal conference delegates and members-at-large in even-numbered HSA regions

From serving on bargaining committees to represent HSA members’ interests in contract negotiations to selecting recipients for education awards for HSA members and their families, introducing young workers to the union movement, overseeing the union’s budget, and participating in the solidarity of the broader labour movement, your union has lots of opportunities for you to get involved.

Outstanding Resolutions From 2021 HSA Annual Convention


Prior to adjournment of the HSA Annual Convention on June 4, 2021, delegates referred a number of resolutions to the Board of Directors for consideration at the board’s first regular meeting following convention, which was held June 23 and 24. 

Kane Tse Elected HSA President

Portrait of Kane Tse

Delegates to HSA’s 50th annual convention have elected Kane Tse, an Assistant Bioinformatics Coordinator at Vancouver Cancer Centre, to serve as President.

“We have a lot of things to accomplish in front of us,” Tse told delegates. “Some of them are going to be challenging, some are going to be rewarding. But we’re going to get through them together, and most importantly, they’re going to be ours to celebrate.”

Call for members to serve on union Trial Committee – May 28 deadline

As part of the union’s complaints and dispute resolution process provided under HSA’s constitution, each year the union establishes a Trial Committee, with election of the members of the committee held at the union’s annual convention, scheduled June 2-4, 2021.
Any member may forward their name as a candidate for election to the Trial Committee. Members do not have to be a delegate to convention to run for election, however, only delegates elected to the convention may vote on the membership of the Trial Committee.

HSA's next BIPOC Caucus - Thursday, April 29

The next meeting of the BIPOC Caucus will be held on Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 6 to 8pm.  This invitation is open to all members identifying as Black, Indigenous, or People of Colour (BIPOC).

With HSA's Annual Convention coming in June, we will use our BIPOC meeting to:

1.           Review resolutions related to BIPOC issues

2.           Define goals and objectives on what BIPOC needs

3.           Create plans of action to accomplish the above goals

Packer re-elected to represent Region 1 members on HSA Board of Directors

Becky Packer has been re-elected to serve a two-year term as a member of HSA’s Board of Directors, representing HSA members in Region1 from worksites in Nanaimo and north on Vancouver Island.

A physiotherapist at Cumberland Health Centre, she has been active in the union since 2008, and was first elected to the Board of Directors in 2019. She has served as secretary-treasurer since 2020, and as chair of the union’s Climate Action Working Group.