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HSPBA Ratification: What You Should Know Before Voting


Members of your HSPBA Bargaining Committee (L-R: Allen Peters, Radiological Technologist; Candis Johnson, Supported Child Development Worker; Sapan Behar, Respiratory Therapist; Jennifer Hiscock, Respiratory Therapist; Cheryl Greenhalgh, Radiological Technologist; Jing-Yi Ng, Pharmacist; Mandi Ayers, Medical Laboratory Technologist and Kieran Shoker, Pharmacist)

Virtual Lead and Assistant Lead Steward Training

HSA Lead and Assistant Lead Steward Training 

This one-day training session is for Lead Stewards and Assistant Lead Stewards. Priority access will be given to Lead and Assistant Lead Stewards that have never attended a Lead and Assistant Lead Steward workshop. As leaders in your chapter, you have some additional opportunities, responsibilities, and challenges. 

Applications now open for latest Professional Development Fund

Newest $3 million fund can be used to help you with training commenced between September 1, 2022 and August 31, 2023

Health Science Professional Bargaining Association members of Health Sciences Association are invited to apply for financial support from a new $3 million fund announced earlier this year.

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.