2011: News Archive

Health Care Drinks is a fun and fabulous networking opportunity for those who want to connect with others to help protect and improve our amazing Canadian health care system - as a professional health worker, an advocate or as a user! Whatever your reason for coming - to meet doctors and nurses and lab techs and pharmacists and others in...

The B.C. Federation of Labour will gather at the Vancouver Art Gallery at 12:00 noon on Saturday, October 15, 2011 in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street Movements Call for good jobs, fair taxes and strong public services. HSA members are encouraged to support the BC Federation of Labour's show of solidarity. More information: BC Fed News Release www.occupyvancouver.com

In the last round of HSPBA collective bargaining, the HSPBA and HEABC agreed to a memorandum to allow consolidation of seniority lists across all health authorities. Please take a few moments to review the memorandum that was signed ... you can find it on the HSA website, under [Collective Agreements / Health Science Professionals / Provisions of the Collective Agreement...

Elections will be held during the next 8 weeks to select members to fill the following HSA positions for the coming year: 1. Chief Steward 2. Assistant Chief Steward 3. General Stewards 4. Occupational Health & Safety Stewards and 5. Labour Council Delegates (for chapters that are, or wish to become, affiliated to their local labour council). Stewards play an...

HSA members throughout the province who are running for office or working in local government election campaigns this fall may apply to HSA for financial support from HSAs Political Action Fund. Municipal, Board of Education and Regional District elections 1. Members who are candidates in a civic election may apply for up to 5 days of wage replacement and/or up...

The 2010-2012 HSPBA collective agreement includes a Letter of Agreement ... Re: Professional Development Fund ... which provides for a $450,000 Professional Development Fund for use by all HSPBA members, including members represented by unions other than HSA, over the term of the collective agreement. The amount available to HSA members covered by the HSPBA contract is approximately $450,000, which...

The sixth annual Sisters in Spirit Vigil will take place October 4 across Canada to honour murdered and missing Aboriginal women and their families. Sisters in Spirit (SIS) is an initiative launched by the Native Womens Association of Canada (NWAC) to address the issue of the hundreds of Aboriginal women and girls who have either disappeared or have been found...

HSA President Reid Johnson is not optimistic about media reports for a -new government mandate" for collective bargaining in 2012 after yesterdays Throne Speech from the BC government. -The government clearly signaled yesterday that its prepared to pay lip service to the women and men who deliver the public services, like health care, that British Columbians depend on. But there...

At the end of August, the Interior Health Authority revealed it planned to implement a major reorganization of laboratory services in the region. The plans will be shared with IHA staff over the next two weeks at meetings where laboratory managers will introduce staff to the employers planned changes. HSA stewards will be attending these meetings to observe and, where...

Hundreds of HSA members across the province participated in Sunday's Run for the Cure. HSA is a proud regional sponsor of the Run for the Cure. Send us your photos! If we use your photo on our website or in The Report magazine, we'll send you a gift package. Send your photos to