Bulletins

Monday, October 25 th is an important day to make the case for paid sick leave for all. HSA members are invited to participate in a Covid-safe Day of Action at the provincial legislature in Victoria and at SkyTrain stations in Burnaby and Surrey to call on Premier John Horgan and the BC government to lead the country and enshrine...

All HSA members covered by the HSPBA collective agreement are reminded that the deadline for submission of bargaining proposals is November 7, 2021. The primary and most important source for bargaining proposals is from HSA members through HSA chapter meetings, where, collectively, members consider and agree on priorities for bargaining to support all members covered by the collective agreement. The...

Are you a young HSA member (35 and under) interested in increased young worker participation in the union? The union’s board of directors is seeking members aged 35 and younger to get involved in HSA's Young Workers’ Advisory Group. The Advisory Group’s purpose is to work to understand how HSA is relevant to young workers (those 35 and under) and...

DATE: Monday November 15, 2021 TIME: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm LOCATION: Virtual via WebEx HSA is pleased to offer this one-day virtual workshop specifically designed for HSA Young Workers (HSA members 35 and under). In this workshop facilitated by PYROS (The Prairie Youth Radical Organizing School) , young workers will experiment with the principles and elements of Emergent Strategy...

This September 30 th , 2021 is the first year that the federal government has declared a statutory holiday to mark Truth and Reconciliation. In past years, September 30 th has been marked as Orange Shirt Day . This date was chosen out of recognition that it was typically late September / early October that the federal government’s Indian Agents...

Registration Information: Chief and Assistant Chief Stewards may register by logging into My Events Registration . Workshops will be listed under Steward Education events. Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021 Time: 9 am - 4:30 pm Location: Virtually via WebEx Chief and Assistant Chief Steward Training Objective: This 1 day specialized training is for Chief Stewards and Assistant Chief Stewards. Priority...

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. $15,000 will be...

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...

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...

A message from HSA President Kane Tse As your colleague, I want to share how I feel about the protests that occurred on Wednesday. I am disgusted by them. It is hard to find words to describe people who would choose to confront, harass, bully, threaten and demoralize health care workers at any time, never mind after 18 months of...