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REGISTER FOR PENSION SEMINARS FOR HSA MEMBERS AT ABBOTSFORDREGIONAL HOSPITAL AND CANCER CENTRE Thanks to popular demand and the efforts of the HSA steward team at Abbotsford Regional Hospital, Municipal Pension Plan seminars are scheduled as follows: M aking the Most of Your Pension Seminar DATE: Monday, October 28, 2019 TIME: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm - light dinner will...

Click here to email your MP The federal Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare has released its final report, and recommends that Canada adopt a universal Pharmacare program that is comprehensive, accessible, portable, and public. The report marks a major step forward in the movement to establish a universal Pharmacare program. “This is our generation’s national project,” reads...

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HSA marks National Nursing Week with launch of new professional development fund for HSA’s registered psychiatric nurses Health Sciences Association of BC announced today the establishment of a $115,000 Professional Development Fund available to all registered psychiatric nurses who are members of HSA. “Registered psychiatric nurses are critical members of the health care team. HSA recognizes the importance of continuing...

HSA offers scholarships for Summer Institute for Union Women July 2 – 6, 2019 University of British Columbia, Vancouver The Western Regional Summer Institute for Union Women, "Equity. Justice. Reconcili-action: Building worker power through Intersectional Feminism and Activism," will take place July 2-6, 2019, at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, British Columbia in the Orchard Commons. This...

This week the Minister of Labour, Harry Bains, introduced two pieces of legislation that together dramatically increase protections for workers and their right to join a union. These are long overdue reforms, and it is welcome news to see the government take these first steps to restoring balance and fairness for working people. These reforms do not cover everything -...

Registration Now Open! Tools and tips to Stomp Out Period Poverty In B.C. and around the world, the menstrual equity movement is building. Across wo rksites, HSA chap ters are acting to make menstrual products more accessible and tackle taboos surrounding periods and period poverty. Access to menstrual products is a public health issue and a human right, and HSA...

The Health Sciences Association is proud to welcome 31 new health science professionals working at the Canadian Mental Health Association, BC division (CMHA BC), to HSA. Workers were fully united, voting 100 hundred percent in favour of joining HSA. “It is always an incredible moment when we welcome new members into the labour movement,” said HSA President Val Avery. “Through...

Last year, 131 B.C. workers died from a workplace injury or disease. When you lose a loved one, the pain never goes away. Across Canada, April 28 has been designated the Day of Mourning. As workers, families, employers, and communities come together at ceremonies held around the province to remember those who have lost their lives to work-related incidents or...

A once in a generation opportunity to improve workers' legislation. Join us! A message from HSA President Val Avery Dear HSA members, I am writing to you today with an important request in our ongoing work to improve the rights, protections and benefits available to BC workers. We are at pivotal moment in time. The provincial government is about to...