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CBA Bargaining Update: Next steps on stalled negotiations

As reported last week, contract talks have broken off as of November 3. The current monetary offer by the Health Employers Association of BC is not sufficient to meet the core priorities established by the CBA bargaining committee.

  • You can learn more here.

It’s now important to hear from you so that your HSA representatives in discussions with the lead union can effectively advocate for your concerns. Here’s what happens next:

Andrew Duarte appointed HSA Region 1 Regional Director

Andrew Duarte, a Homeless Outreach and Prevention Counsellor at John Howard Society, has been appointed Regional Director to represent HSA members on the HSA Board of Directors.

His appointment comes following the resignation of Becky Packer, who was unable to continue in the role for personal reasons. Packer also served as the union’s secretary-treasurer.

Decolonization Workshop

HSA is pleased to offer another opportunity to attend this two-day workshop! 

DATES:              January 25-26, 2023
TIME:                 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
LOCATION:      Virtual – WebEx details to follow

HSA convention and elections 2023: important dates and deadlines

Preparations for HSA’s annual convention and biennial elections of President and Regional Directors are underway.  Please note these important dates and deadlines:
52nd Annual Convention
The annual convention is where delegates from around the province set the policies and priorities for the union, and includes debate on resolutions submitted by HSA chapters across the province.

Nominations now open for HSA Regional Director elections – January 19 deadline

Nominations are now open for Regional Director elections in HSA Regions 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9. This is an excellent opportunity for members to serve on the HSA Board of Directors, contribute to the leadership of the union, and to represent the interests of other members. HSA’s Board of Directors comprises 10 Regional Directors elected by members from their region, and the President, who is elected every two years by delegates to the union’s convention.

Young Worker Forum

We want you to join us for our December 9 Young Workers Forum
Apply by Midnight on November 16th

Are you an HSA member and 35 or younger?  Want to help promote awareness of young workers' issues in your union?

Join us at HSA head office (in New Westminster) on Friday, December 9 for a day of introductions, discussion, learning and planning.

2023 Canadian Labour Congress Winter School

One of Canada's best labour schools is open for registration

The CLC Winter School, held at Harrison Hot Springs in January and February 2023, offers a wide variety of high-quality labour-oriented courses. HSA members interested in helping better represent colleagues in the workplace and build a stronger union are encouraged to apply.

For dates and course information, please see Information Sheet.