2015: News Archive

The 37.5 hour work week first took effect on September 1, 2013, and over the course of that fall HSA filed a significant number of grievances on behalf of members impacted by the implementation. In the 16 months since then, a lot has happened. The first six months were mostly unsuccessful discussions about grievances, but the parties were able to...

Workers in community social services understand the major issues facing women, especially the core causes and impact of growing inequality in Canada. Are you interested in learning more about engaging members to become involved in advocating for change? HSA invites members to join us for a day of training that combines the opportunity to network with other HSA members working...

Provincial Health Services Authority has served section 54 notice informing the Health Sciences Professional Bargaining Association that it intends to introduce a change to Lower Mainland pathology and laboratory services. This change will affect the terms, conditions or security of employment of a significant number of health science professional bargaining unit employees. PHSA's notice stated that their redesign is focused...

This year, Regional Director elections will take place in Regions 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9. All HSA members in these regions are encouraged to put their name forward for these important positions. The Board of Directors meets quarterly, and directors take an active leadership role in representing the union. They receive wage replacement at their regular rate of pay...

HSA’s 2015 Annual Convention will include an election for the position of president, a full-time position that carries a two-year term. All members in good standing are eligible to run for president when nominated in writing by six members. Nominations for president are open until the final call for nominations takes place on the last day of convention Saturday, May...

HSA has embarked upon a process to update and renew our strategic plan. This process will span several months, culminating with presentation of the new, Board of Directors-approved plan to the Membership at our Annual Convention in May 2015. Over the past few months, our consultant has engaged in information-gathering to help HSA leadership gain a better understanding the context...

Members may apply for Political Action Fund support to attend political action training which is: non-partisan; or offered by labour organizations with which HSA is affiliated; or offered by political parties that meet all of HSA’s 4 criteria, by demonstrating support for the following: i) a positive role for the public sector; ii) the principles of the Canada Health Act...

CSSEA and the CSSBA held a planning meeting of the Joint Job Evaluation Committee in early December. Purpose Over the next 16 months, the committee will be collecting, reviewing and updating information relative to the Joint Job Evaluation Plan in preparation for the first scheduled distribution of the negotiated Comparability and Anomaly wage increases scheduled for April 1, 2016. What...

Celebrating International Women’s Day – Up For Debate Thursday March 5 and Friday March 6, 2015 HSA Head office – NEW WESTMINSTER HSA invites women in our union to join us for two days of sharing to celebrate International Women’s Day. HSA is providing the opportunity for members to participate in a workshop that combines attending in-house HSA training and...

Edith MacHattie, HSA member and Co-Chair of the BC Health Care Coalition participates on a panel on women's activism in unions being presented by the Burnaby Teachers' Association Ad Hoc Labour Outreach Committee Saturday, January 24 from 4 to 7 p.m. Date: Saturday, January 24, 2015 Time: 4 - 7 p.m. Place: SFU Harbour Centre - Room 1400 Featuring keynote...