Bulletins

An arbitrator has ordered employers to use a revised medical information form following a grievance filed by the union bargaining association that represents Community Social Services workers. The new information form offers a balance between an employee’s right to privacy and an employer’s right to information. Please read the full bulletin here. The new form can be downloaded here.

Last week, HSA launched a series of radio ads designed to promote the work of our diverse professions. The series of five ads, broadcasting on radio stations across the province for the next six weeks, demonstrate how our many professions connect to each other, and how we connect the public to modern health care. You can listen to the ads...

On Tuesday, HSA launched a new series of ads designed to promote the work of our diverse professions. The series of five ads, appearing on radio stations across the province for the next six weeks, demonstrate how our many professions connect to each other, and how we connect the public to modern health care. You can listen to the ads...

Last month over 50 RPNs from around BC came together for the RPN Summit on Workplace Violence at the HSA Head Office. Today, we’re releasing a video featuring HSA RPN members as they share their experiences with violence in the workplace. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YllMK-vdn0&feature=youtu.be The day-long solutions oriented summit featured hands-on workshops and presentations on the Provincial Summit on Workplace Violence from...

HSA has contracted with Viewpoints Research to conduct a survey to find out more about how HSA members feel about how their union responds to concerns and communicates important information. A representative sample of members across the province will be selected randomly and contacted by telephone. Your feedback is important. Note that this is one of many opportunities allowing members...

On October 19, HSA members will help elect a new federal government. Members are encouraged to vote for candidates who support public services, and the people who deliver them. Many members have asked whether they get time off to vote. Election Day: Monday October 19 Voting times: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm (Pacific Time) 7:30 am - 7:30 pm (Mountain...

The Canadian Labour Congress and local labour councils around the province are organizing more opportunities for union members to canvass for federal election candidates. This is a great way to get involved in the election. Join members from other unions for a few hours to talk with people in your community, and help elect the candidate labour is supporting in...

Move to silence RPNs violates Articles of Association ordered by Labour Relations Board HSA today launched action on behalf of RPNs who are being excluded from BCNU-led negotiations for a new contract. HSA is making application to the Labour Relations Board for an order that bargaining not take place until RPNs are fully represented by HSA negotiators. HSA RPN members...

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Want to get involved in the federal election? The Canadian Labour Congress and local labour councils around the province are organizing union members to get out and canvass for candidates. Join members from other unions for a few hours to talk with people in your community, and help elect the candidate labour is supporting in your area. Interested members should...

Earlier this summer, unions belonging to the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association reached a settlement agreement in principle with respect to outstanding grievances about 37.5 hour work week process at Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. As a result of this agreement in principle, schedules will not change, but grievors will receive one of two different possible settlements: A bank of three...