Bulletins

PLEASE FORWARD TO ALL HSA MEMBERS AT CML CML members at LifeLabs locations must use alternate entrances during BCGEU job action BCGEU members who work at private medical laboratories owned by LifeLabs will begin rotating strikes at various LifeLabs locations on Monday, January 21 and Tuesday, January 22. HSA members working at CML locations that share a common main entrance...

Information session on Community Health Services and Support tentative agreement HSA and other unions in the Community Bargaining Association are hosting a Telephone Town Hall to provide members with information about the new CBA tentative agreement, as follows: Wednesday, January 23 7:00 pm, PST Members of the union bargaining committee will be available to answer your questions regarding the new...

As you know, the Health Sciences Association is currently attempting to negotiate a new employment contract with the BC government. Last month, after months with no offers from the government, HSA led a series of rotating strikes involving members like you. The strikes were called off when the government tabled a new offer. Wed like to find out more about...

As outlined earlier this week, the multi-union Community Health Services and Support Bargaining Association has reached a tentative collective agreement with the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC). After meeting this week, HSAs board of directors recommends support for the tentative contract. HSA President Reid Johnson thanked the unions bargaining representatives Kate Meier (residential care worker, South Peace Child Development...

The multi-union community social services bargaining association is planning for a strategic escalation of job action. Job action in coming weeks will highlight the diversity and scope of crucial services that members provide, including: - assistance, shelter, and counselling for women and children fleeing violence - infant development consultation and therapy - counselling and guidance for youth at risk -...

This fall, HSA successfully led negotiations with the Ministry of Health to eliminate the punitive aspects of BCs new policy on mandatory flu vaccinations Click here to read bulletin on flu vaccination policy November 30 However, this week, the Chief Medical Health Officer has declared an influenza outbreak for residential care and assisted living facilities for the Fraser Health region...

HSA invites women in our union to join us to celebrate International Womens Day. Building on last year's success, HSA will be holding a two day workshop to celebrate International Women's Day, and learn about Women For Change on March 7 and 8, 2013 at the HSA office. Through this workshop, HSA is providing the opportunity for members to combine...

The multi-union Community Health Services and Support Bargaining Association has reached a tentative collective agreement with the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC). The two-year proposed agreement covers more than 14,000 workers in community health, and comes after one year of difficult negotiations. The agreement achieves members' key priorities including an across-the-board wage increase while protecting health and welfare benefits...

The next HSA Annual Convention will take place April 18-20, 2013 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. All HSA members are welcome to attend and speak at the convention. However, only delegates have the right to vote. For chapters with 49 or fewer members, the HSA chief steward is the sole delegate. If the chief steward is not attending convention, an...

In 2005, David Bland -- a vocational rehabilitation counsellor and HSA member from Richmond Mental Health -- was murdered at his workplace by a former client. His tragic death served as a sombre reminder that more needs to be done to prevent incidents of violence in the workplace and to protect health care and social services workers on the job...