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2019 HSA Scholarships for Summer Institute for Union Women - University of British Columbia, Vancouver

May 1, 2019
HSA offers scholarships for Summer Institute for Union Women July 2 – 6, 2019 University of British Columbia, Vancouver 

BC Government introduces long awaited reforms to Employment Standards and Labour Code

May 1, 2019
This week the Minister of Labour, Harry Bains, introduced two pieces of legislation that together dramatically increase protections for workers and their right to join a union.   These are long overdue reforms, and it is welcome news to see the government take these first steps to restoring balance and fairness for working people.  These reforms do not cover everything - this is only the start - and HSA will continue to advocate for more changes going forward.   Employment Standards Act  

BC Federation of Labour Young Workers' School at Camp Jubilee June 14-16, 2019

April 30, 2019
Are you a young worker 30 years and younger who wants to get more involved in your union, the labour movement, and the social justice work unions are involved in? Registration for the BC Federation of Labour’s Annual Young Workers’ School opens May 1.

Registration Open: Tools to Stomp Out Period Poverty

April 29, 2019
Registration Now Open! Tools and tips to Stomp Out Period Poverty 

HSA welcomes to the union 31 new members from CMHA BC

April 18, 2019
  The Health Sciences Association is proud to welcome 31 new health science professionals working at the Canadian Mental Health Association, BC division (CMHA BC), to HSA. Workers were fully united, voting 100 hundred percent in favour of joining HSA.

Day of Mourning ceremonies planned province-wide

April 16, 2019
Last year, 131 B.C. workers died from a workplace injury or disease. When you lose a loved one, the pain never goes away.   Across Canada, April 28 has been designated the Day of Mourning. As workers, families, employers, and communities come together at ceremonies held around the province to remember those who have lost their lives to work-related incidents or occupational disease. It’s a day to renew our commitment to creating healthy and safe workplaces.  

Join us this Wednesday! Help us improve workers' legislation!

April 15, 2019
A once in a generation opportunity to improve workers' legislation. 

HSA Election Campaign School

April 10, 2019
HSA is offering a 1 day, non-partisan election campaign school for members who are interested in getting more involved with the upcoming federal election.   With general voting day set for October 21, 2019, political campaigns are quickly gearing up and many important issues will start to shape the national conversation on who is best to lead our country.  

HSA Convention wraps up, Avery re-elected as HSA president

April 9, 2019
Val Avery, a physiotherapist from Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, was re-elected Friday at HSA’s annual 2019 Convention for another two-year term. “I have your backs. I am committed to working on your behalf, very diligently, day in and day out,” said Avery to delegates during her acceptance speech on April 5.  “We need to work together, and the more engaged members are in this union, the stronger we are going to be.”