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HSA conducting member survey

October 20, 2015
HSA has contracted with Viewpoints Research to conduct a survey to find out more about how HSA members feel about how their union responds to concerns and communicates important information. A representative sample of members across the province will be selected randomly and contacted by telephone. Your feedback is important. Note that this is one of many opportunities allowing members to share their thoughts about our strategic plan for the next few years.

FAQ: Do I get time off to vote in Monday's federal election?

October 14, 2015
On October 19, HSA members will help elect a new federal government. Members are encouraged to vote for candidates who support public services, and the people who deliver them. Many members have asked whether they get time off to vote. 

Cease and Desist Order Against BCNU Raiding at Royal Jubilee Hospital

October 9, 2015
We’ve released an urgent video from Jenny, an RPN at Royal Inland Hospital, to share her experience with the BCNU raiding last year. With this video we’re building further awareness about the risks and dangers that HSA RPN's and their patients are facing from BCNU activities.

More opportunities to join a labour election canvass

October 1, 2015
The Canadian Labour Congress and local labour councils around the province are organizing more opportunities for union members to canvass for federal election candidates.  This is a great way to get involved in the election.  Join members from other unions for a few hours to talk with people in your community, and help elect the candidate labour is supporting in your area.   Interested members should contact the campaigns listed below for details. Canadian Labour Congress Pacific RegionFederal Election 2015Labour Canvass

BCNU excludes HSA RPNs from negotiations for new contract

September 25, 2015
Move to silence RPNs violates Articles of Association ordered by Labour Relations Board HSA today launched action on behalf of RPNs who are being excluded from BCNU-led negotiations for a new contract. HSA is making application to the Labour Relations Board for an order that bargaining not take place until RPNs are fully represented by HSA negotiators.

Join a labour election canvass

September 23, 2015
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Want to get involved in the federal election?  The Canadian Labour Congress and local labour councils around the province are organizing union members to get out and canvass for candidates.  Join members from other unions for a few hours to talk with people in your community, and help elect the candidate labour is supporting in your area.   Interested members should contact the campaigns listed below for details.

"I was bullied by BCNU"

September 23, 2015
HSA REPORT MAGAZINE, OCTOBER 2015 "It got so bad I started to think about moving. I thought, If this is the way they were behaving towards me now, what were they going to be like if they were my union and I depended on them to represent me?" Jenny Orriss is calm and articulate when she tells the story, but you can sense her frustration, her anxiety. More than anything, you sense her strength.

36 billion and 12 reasons to vote for change

September 23, 2015
HSA REPORT MAGAZINE, OCTOBER 2015 1. WE NEED A GOVERNMENT THAT CARES ABOUT PUBLIC HEALTH CARE A $36 BILLION CUT TO HEALTH CARE In 2014, the Health Accord, an agreement between the federal government and the provinces that ensures equal access, proper funding, and high standards for health care in Canada, expired. The provinces are asking for a new Accord, but the federal government has refused to strike a new deal. Instead, the Harper Conservatives plan to cut $36 billion in health care funding after the election.

Every. Single. Vote. Matters.

September 23, 2015
HSA REPORT MAGAZINE, OCTOBER 2015 BY VAL AVERYPRESIDENT, HSA HSA is a non-partisan union, but that doesn't mean we don't speak up on the issues that matter to our members. On October 19, Canadians have a chance to make a choice that will decide the future of our country for the next four years, and far beyond that. HSA doesn’t promote specific political parties or candidates, but our members count on their union to defend their interests, and there is plenty at stake in this election.

How to vote

September 15, 2015
HSA REPORT MAGAZINE, OCTOBER 2015 iT'S NOT AS EASY AS BEFORE, SO LISTEN UP The Conservative government of Stephen Harper has changed Canada's election rules, making it much harder for all citizens to vote in their elections, and preventing Elections Canada from raising awareness about the new rules for voting. Please take a few minutes to make your plan.