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Two candidates declared in election for Region 10 representative on HSA Board of Directors

February 21, 2018
During the next several weeks, HSA members in Region 10 will have an opportunity to elect their representative on HSA's Board of Directors. Nominations for the position closed with two members declaring their candidacy: • Mandi Ayers, a medical laboratory technologist at Bulkley Valley District Hospital in Smithers.• Brent Erskine, a PACS Systems Administrator working out of the Brunswick Building in Prince George.

Joe Sebastian acclaimed as Region 4 representative on HSA Board of Directors

February 21, 2018
Joe Sebastian will return to represent HSA members in Region 4 on the HSA Board of Directors. Sebastian was acclaimed after the deadline passed with no further nominations. He has worked as a Medical Radiation Technologist for over 18 years and has acted as a general steward at Vancouver General Hospital. He was first elected to the union’s Board of Directors in April 2014. He currently serves on the union’s Occupational Health Safety Committee. Sebastian’s two-year term expires at the conclusion of the 2020 HSA Convention.

Two candidates declared in election for Region 6 representative on HSA Board of Directors

February 21, 2018
During the next several weeks, HSA members in Region 6 will have an opportunity to elect their representative on HSA's Board of Directors. Nominations for the position closed with two members declaring their candidacy: • Theo de Gagne, a psychologist at St. Paul’s Hospital.• Nancy Hay, a social worker at St. Paul’s and Lions Gate Hospitals.

Derrick Hoyt acclaimed as Region 2 representative on HSA Board of Directors

February 21, 2018
Derrick Hoyt will return to represent HSA members in Region 2 on the HSA Board of Directors. Hoyt was acclaimed after the deadline passed with no further nominations. A pathologist assistant, Hoyt has served on the Board of Directors since November 2013.

News Release: Provincial budget delivers critical investments in public services

February 20, 2018
Health Sciences Association of BC says today’s provincial budget makes critical social investments that will strengthen public services and make life more affordable for all British Columbians. HSA represents 18,000 highly trained specialists working in diagnostic MRI, sonography and lab testing, physiotherapy, social work, radiation therapy, pharmacy, early childhood development and many other health science and social service professions.

Feb. 22: Stop Pensions Theft town hall

February 19, 2018
Current legislation allows failing companies to take money allocated to workers' pensions and redistribute it to CEOs, banks, and investors. Don Davies, MP for Vancouver Kingsway and MP Scott Duvall, NDP Critic for Pensions, are hosting a community town hall in Vancouver to discuss how to protect workers' pensions from corporate theft. We hope you can attend.  

Unions are great! New video ad launched by NUPGE

February 15, 2018
The HSA's national union, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE), has launched a 6o-second commercial now airing throughout the 2018 Winter Olympics on CBC.

BC Throne Speech focuses on affordability and services

February 13, 2018
HSA President Val Avery welcomed the new government’s first formal Throne Speech today, which focused on affordability for British Columbians and charting a course for change from the 16 years of the old government that saw support for BC families deteriorate dramatically. Highlights of the Throne Speech, which lays out the NDP government’s framework for the upcoming legislative session, include focusing on affordable childcare and housing as major priorities.

Nominations now open for the David Bland Memorial Award

February 6, 2018
Do you know someone who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the area of occupational health and safety, improving the lives of their fellow HSA members? Consider nominating them for the David Bland Memorial Award. 

CSS HSA Members -Compensation Comparability Wage Increase effective April 1, 2018

February 6, 2018
Hello all CSS HSA Members; CSSEA and CSSBA have agreed on the distribution of the April 1, 2018 Comparability and Classification Anomaly Wage Increases. The intention of the Comparability Adjustment is to close the wage gap with comparator classifications in Community Health. The detailed agreement and wage schedules is here. Thank you.