2022: News Archive

HSA’s 52nd annual convention is set for Wednesday, April 19 to Friday, April 21, 2023 in Vancouver. The convention will be preceded by a full day of education workshops on Tuesday, April 18. Deadline for submitting resolutions for consideration at the April convention is Friday, Feb. 3, 2023. All resolutions must be voted on by members at local union chapter...

After returning to the negotiations table in mid-September, talks continued over wages and compensation with a focus on making gains in the areas that members have mandated the bargaining committee to achieve in this round of bargaining. As it stands, the parties still do not agree on how to reach a tentative agreement that includes a fair and equitable compensation...

As health science professionals across the province continue to report critical staffing shortages, crushing workload, and increasing concern about how they can maintain a high standard of care for patients, HSA welcomes the introduction of a health human resources strategy today by Health Minister Adrian Dix and Advanced Education Minister Anne Kang. “HSA members have reached their breaking point. This...

Bargaining committee members, along with the committee members from other unions, have been bargaining for the last three weeks. Discussions are now on hold while we look at scheduling new dates, and we anticipate talks will resume in late October or early November. Since our last update, the employer has continued to resist most of the non-monetary language changes that...

DATE: November 21, 2022 TIME: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm LOCATION: Virtual via Webex HSA is pleased to offer this one-day virtual workshop specifically designed for HSA young workers (HSA members 35 and under). This year’s workshop, facilitated by the IISAAK OLAM Foundation (IOF) , will support young workers in their journey to reconciliation and allyship by exploring the topics...

Update (December 2022) Subsequent to Arbitrator Hall’s decision (and monetary award to HSA) it quickly became clear that HEABC as the employer was determined to appeal the decision, delaying and perhaps preventing this money from benefiting members. During bargaining the parties agreed to consider the damage award to be annualized funding allocated to the classification redesign. This negotiated outcome replaced...

In 2021, the Government of Canada declared September 30 the “National Day for Truth and Reconciliation” . The declaration responds to Truth and Reconciliation Call to Action No. 80, which calls for the creation of a statutory day “to honour Survivors, their families, and communities, and ensure that public commemoration of the history and legacy of residential schools remains a...

For most of the last two weeks the HSA, along with seven other constituent unions of the CBA, has been at the bargaining table with the Health Employers’ Association of BC (HEABC) working towards a tentative agreement. We had hoped to have good news about progress but, unfortunately, we are not satisfied with where negotiations stand at this time. The...

Local government elections for mayors, councillors, school board trustees, and regional district directors will take place across BC on Saturday, October 15.

Indigenous HSA members invited to participate in Advisory Circle If you are an Indigenous HSA member the union would like to invite you to join the Indigenous Advisory Circle. Participants will help lead and steer the work of decolonization at HSA by working to establish priorities for Indigenous members. Indigenuity Consulting Group ( www.indigenuity.ca ) is assisting HSA with our...