Bulletins

HSA members in Region 2 have re-elected Derrick Hoyt to serve another two-year term as their representative on the union’s Board of Directors. Hoyt is a pathologist’s assistant at Royal Jubilee Hospital.Hoyt first joined the union’s board of directors in November 2013. He has served on the Constitutional and Organizational Policy Committee (COPS) and Committee for Equality and Social Action...

A summary of the tentative agreement 2014 – 2019 for the Nurses Bargaining Association, and instructions on how to vote on the agreement, will be mailed to all NBA members shortly. Mail ballots must be returned to HSA by the end of the day on Friday, May 6. Read the full ratification vote information package being mailed to members Read...

Following last week’s signing of a tentative agreement for a renewed collective agreement for all nurses in BC’s public health care system, HSA will hold two telephone town hall meetings to provide members with information about the terms of the tentative agreement. All HSA RPNs are invited to join telephone town hall meetings set for tomorrow, Thursday, April 14, from...

The Health Sciences Association (HSA) and Professional Employees Association (PEA), the two unions that represent psychologists and psychometrists in BC's public health care system, welcome yesterday's Labour Relations Board (LRB) decision to deny a BC Nurses' Union (BCNU) application to further destabilize labour relations in BC's hospitals. The LRB dismissed BCNU's recent application to move some psychologists and psychometrists (testing...

The current Health Services and Support Community Subsector collective agreement gives approximately 80 per cent of the FTEs (full time equivalents) in the Community Subsector comparability increases of 1 per cent in April 2016, 0.5 per cent in April 2017 and 0.5 per cent in April 2018. These increases will narrow the gap between Community jobs and higher paid Facilities...

A tentative agreement was reached today between the Health Employers' Bargaining Association and the Nurses' Bargaining Association.HSA represents 1,000 Registered Psychiatric Nurses covered by the agreement. The current collective agreement expired March 31, 2014. The new agreement covers April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2019.Highlights include modest wage increases of 5.5 per cent over five years, plus eligibility for an...

Members are advised that HSA anticipates active negotiations with West Coast Medical Imaging will get underway in April. HSA has proposed a number of dates for bargaining, and is working with the employer to finalize those dates.   Before contract talks begin, your bargaining committee will be meeting to finalize the union’s proposals. Your elected bargaining representatives are Lee McKellar...

Uncertainty for HSA members working in PHSA labs has come to an end after protracted and thorough negotiations on a workplace restructuring plan that protects staff and ensures continued quality of patient care. More than one year after PHSA served Section 54 notice related to an overhaul in the structure of Lower Mainland pathology and laboratory services, PHSA and HSPBA...

Talks between the Nurses Bargaining Association (NBA) and the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) for a new collective agreement are in high gear. A second week of intensive discussions between the parties is focused on resolving issues like job security and contracting out, fixing the Pharmacare tie-in, and integrating LPNs fully into the agreement. HSA’s two representatives at the...

Mandi Ayers will return to represent HSA members in Region 10 on the HSA Board of Directors. She was acclaimed after the deadline passed with no further nominations. Ayers has served on the Womens Rights, Education, Resolutions, and Constitutional & Organization Policy committees. She is a long-time union activist, having served as Chief Steward, OH&S Steward, Member at Large (sitting...