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$15,000 of Financial Support for People Impacted by Wildfires

The following information is being shared from the Community Savings Credit Union:

To help ease the burden of evacuations and loss, Community Savings Credit Union is providing up to $15,000 of financial support to help union members impacted by wildfires. Community Savings Credit Union will provide $500 in funds directly to individual union members that require assistance.

Important Survey About Health Benefits

As of 2017, health benefits for members covered by the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) are operated by the Joint Health Science Benefits Trust (JHSBT), with representation appointed by HSA and the employer.

The JHSBT is now conducting a survey to learn more about the members they serve, and has engaged ViewPoints Research to conduct an on line survey.

New Public Health Order to Require Vaccination for Health Care Workers in Acute Care Settings - updated September 14

BC’s Public Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced yesterday new public health orders for mandatory vaccination against COVID-19 for all employees working in acute care settings. This includes acute care health care professionals who deliver patient care in the community, including in people’s homes.
 
HSA members working in these settings will be subject to the order, which requires COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment. This follows a similar order for long-term care settings announced last month.
 

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.

HSA Members Urged To Vote In September 20th Federal Election

HSA MEMBERS URGED TO VOTE IN SEPTEMBER 20th FEDERAL ELECTION

A federal election has been called for September 20th and the outcome will have a significant impact on the health care and community social services that HSA members provide. The Parliament that we elect will also be able to act on the issues that HSA members have identified as important to them, like climate action, child care, and pharmacare.

Your input needed for member survey on contract issues

Health Sciences Association of BC has contracted Viewpoints Research to conduct an on line survey to explore members' priorities and concerns as your union begins negotiations for your next contract. Viewpoints Research an industry leader with 30 years of experience conducting research for unions and other progressive organizations. Using an experienced third-party professional research firm for this membership survey ensures confidentiality and the highest quality of data.

Upcoming Virtual Workshop: Talking Politics on September 10, 2021

How to Talk Politics

An HSA Political Action Workshop

DATE: September 10, 2021
TIME: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
LOCATION: Virtual – WebEx details to follow
 
HSA is offering a 1 day, non-partisan workshop for members who are interested in having conversations about topics of importance to HSA Members.  This workshop will give participants skills and strategies to speak to their co-workers, fellow union members, and the public about political issues important to them.

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