Bulletins

Over the last month the employer and HSA, on behalf of the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA), have met with members at the PHSA lab sites to review the employer’s draft organizational chart and to discuss the impact on members of the PHSA lab redesign. The union and the employer have encouraged employees to provide written comments and concerns...

Does your organization promote and protect trade union, human, or women’s rights? Are you working to eliminate inequalities in society and the workplace? Are you fighting for universal health care and the elimination of poverty or the promotion and protection of a health environment?If so, HSA’s Committee on Equality and Social Action may be able to help.A percentage of members’...

March with the HSA and other labour unions as part of the Multi-Union Pride group in the Vancouver Pride Parade on Sunday, August 2, 2015. Arrive between 12 and 12:30 pm Marching is open to all HSA members, their families and friends. Participants must arrive at the float and marching group staging area on the north side of Alberni Street...

A massive redesign of laboratory services in Interior Health Authority was announced this month by the health authority. Changes over the next two years include consolidation of all services to the Kelowna General Hospital lab, and the expanded use of Point of Care (POC) testing. The changes are expected to affect 23 sites across IHA. This week, a team of...

The Municipal Pension Plan has scheduled seminars for HSA members as follows: Tuesday, September 15: Victoria Thursday, September 17: HSA Office Tuesday, September 22: Campbell River Monday, October 5: Nanaimo Thursday, October 8: HSA Office Wednesday, October 14: Chilliwack Tuesday, October 20: Nelson Tuesday, October 27: Prince George Thursday, October 29: Kelowna Tuesday, November 3: Cranbrook Monday, November 9: HSA...

Registration Information:Stewards may register by logging into My Events Registration. Workshops will be listed under Steward Education events. Basic Steward TrainingStewards play a vital role in the union. Particularly important is the steward's role in contract interpretation, organizing and the grievance procedure. In recognition of the need for educating new stewards in these areas, HSA is offering 3-day Basic Steward...

The 2014-2019 HSPBA collective agreement includes provisions committing the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) and Health Employers' Association of BC (HEABC) to establish the Joint Health Science Benefits Trust (JHSBT) for provision of health and welfare benefits. The JHSBT will be governed by a Board of Trustees with an equal number of trustees appointed by HSPBA and HEABC, and...

With the assistance of mediator Vince Ready, CUPE 873-03 and SN Transport have agreed to terms for a tentative agreement. Details of the first collective agreement for the local, reached last night after one session of mediated talks that began yesterday, will be disclosed to members at a ratification meeting scheduled for Tuesday (June 16). "I want to thank the...

Following the successful launch of the pilot project in April, the Enhanced Disability Management Program for affiliate employers is expanding once again. EDMP, which is already supporting thousands of HSA members working in health authorities, has a proven track record of helping members who are absent from work due either to a work-related or non-work related illness or injury, or...