Bulletins

Your community social services bargaining committee is preparing to head back to the table to negotiate a fair collective agreement that meets your needs and reflects your worth. We have bargaining dates scheduled for the first two weeks of August and we anticipate a challenging set of discussions ahead of us. Your committee is continuing to work through the issues...

Aged 35 or younger? Here’s a chance to get more involved with your union! Did you know that almost one third of HSA members are aged 35 or younger? HSA is now accepting applications for the 2022 Young Workers’ Advisory Committee until Thursday, August 18. Click here to apply! The Young Workers’ Advisory Group (YWAG) is a group of five...

CBA Bargaining Update: Bargaining FAQ As noted in the last bulletin CBA Bargaining Update the committee was close to a deal on mobility and overtime by seniority. We can now report an agreement in principle regarding mobility, and we are very close to an agreement on overtime distribution. This will be the first time the collective agreement will have these...

HSA President Kane Tse today welcomed news that the BC government is adding 322 new training spots for health science professions facing dire shortages, and providing bursaries for internationally-educated health science professionals looking to join the BC workforce. “Heavy workload and growing shortages of specialized health professionals have pushed the health care system to the brink,” said Tse. “HSA has...

Workshop on Men as Allies: Standing in Solidarity for Gender Equity and Justice HSA is pleased to offer a workshop examining ways for men in the union to actively support gender equity. Understanding how power, privilege, and oppression work is critical to fighting for equity, justice and excellence. We all come at this from different places, and men, as part...

As we enter the summer, unions leading negotiations for health science professionals (Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association - HSPBA), community health (Community Bargaining Association – CBA) and community social services (Community Social Services Bargaining Association – CSSBA) continue to co-ordinate efforts to speak with a louder voice to support common goals. Along with other unions and negotiating tables, the HSPBA...

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. The goal of this workshop is...

Workshop on Race and Racism in Health Care and Social Services HSA is pleased to offer this two-day virtual workshop specifically designed for HSA site stewards, OHS stewards, and EDMP representatives. Participants will use case scenarios, discussions, and activities to explore race and racism in the context of supporting members while handling grievances, workplace issues and occupational health, and safety...

Since its launch, the Emergency Health Provider Registry (EHPR) has adapted to respond to health system emergencies (including floods, wildfires, and other climate-change related disasters) and the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 10,000 people are currently registered with the EHPR and the Ministry of Health is undertaking a refresh of the system to update registrant information and improve our capacity to...

The Community Social Services Negotiating Committee was back at the bargaining table June 22 - 24. We continued to work through a number of significant items, including further discussions on the monetary priorities put forward by community social service workers from all three sub-sectors -- Community Living Services, General Services and Indigenous Services. Discussions around compensation and wages at the...