Bulletins

On the eve of the implementation of a new province-wide policy that threatened to fire health science professionals who refused to declare whether they had been vaccinated against seasonal flu, Health Sciences Association has negotiated an agreement that sees the government back off on the policys punitive aspects. This year, the Ministry of Health will focus on educational efforts and...

Come join 2000 delegates to the BC Federation of Labour convention to call for fairness for all workers: DATE: Wednesday, November 28 TIME: noon -- convene between East and West Vancouver Convention buildings, 1055 Canada Place noon-12:30pm -- march to Vancouver Art Gallery 12:30-1pm -- Rally at Vancouver Art Gallery Look for HSA's banners, and send us photos! We'll send...

Community social services workers (represented by HSA) are on strike tomorrow, as are community health services and support workers (represented by CUPE) at Vancouver Community Mental Health. (HSA also represents health science professionals at VCMHS, who are not on strike.) Community health services and support Picketing commences at two VCMHS sites from early morning until 11am, when the picketers will...

Bargaining for a new contract for BCs health science professionals was to resume yesterday for the first time since health science professionals delivered a 90 per cent strike vote to support the bargaining committees proposals for a fair and reasonable collective agreement. Bargaining had broken off October 31. The employers bargaining agent, Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC), called the...

Community social service workers who provide counselling, mental health, transition housing, but also family, children and immigrant services in Surrey will be on strike tomorrow. HSA members are not directly affected by strike action on November 15 ... but please show your solidarity on your personal time by supporting the protest. Striking workers have a message for Surrey-Panorama MLA Stephanie...

UPDATED November 14, 2012 at 5:32 pm HSA has been at the bargaining table for seven months working to negotiate a new collective agreement. Talks broke down October 31. After seven months, the HEABC and the government have nothing to offer: No response to a wage demand. No response to repeated requests for costing on budget saving measures, including reorganizations...

Community social services workers from agencies that support children and adults with developmental disabilities and provide numerous other community services will be on strike this week in the Okanagan (Vernon, Armstrong) and the Cariboo (Quesnel, Williams Lake). Striking workers want to send a message to the B.C. Liberal government: stop putting vulnerable families last! Since 2004, the B.C. Liberal government...

Does your position qualify for an upwards reclassification with retroactivity? HSA has been working to identify non-supervisory and supervisory positions which may qualify for an upwards reclassification pursuant to a May 2012 grievance settlement agreement. See page 2 for action you must take prior to November 30th if your position satisfies the following definition: The positions qualifications are not exclusive...

70,000 B.C. health care workers are still without new collective agreements Its time for a fair and reasonable deal. Speakers : Jim Sinclair & Irene Lanzinger, BC Federation of Labour Darryl Walker, President, BCGEU Bonnie Pearson, Secretary-Business Manager, HEU Reid Johnson, President, HSA Where : Vancouver Art Gallery, North Side When : Wednesday November 7, 12:15 pm Twitter: #rally4healthcare Download...

The Community Bargaining Association (CBA) reviewed the employer's latest offer. Although a wage increase is included in the offer, it is tied securely to a corresponding "offset" (cost savings) from the collective agreement. The offset is matched by the employer to provide the wage increase. There is no guarantee built into the proposal that the wage increase will not be...