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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...

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. Elections for union...

HSA MEMBERS URGED TO VOTE IN SEPTEMBER 20th FEDERAL ELECTION A federal election has been called for September 20 th 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...

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...

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...

Indigenous Awareness and Working with the UN Declaration An HSA Diversity Workshop DATE: October 15, 2021 TIME: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm LOCATION: Virtual – WebEx This workshop will offer HSA members the opportunity to increase their awareness of Indigenous Peoples and issues, work toward a path of respectful and effective indigenous relations, and how that path interacts with the...

Upcoming Fall Steward Workshops: Virtual Basic Steward Training and Virtual OH&S Training Registration Information: Stewards may register by logging into My Events Registration . Workshops are listed under Steward Education events. Virtual Basic Steward Training (3 days in series) Stewards play a vital role in the union. Particularly important is the steward's role in contract interpretation, organizing and the grievance...

Advanced OH&S Training Virtual Workshop HSA is pleased to offer this advanced one-day virtual workshop specifically designed for OHS stewards and JOSH Representatives who have experience working to support members with their occupational health and safety concerns. DATE: September 28, 2021 TIME: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm LOCATION: Virtual – WebEx details to follow Advanced OHS Steward Training This course...