2023: News Archive

This September 30 th marks the third annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, also known as Orange Shirt Day . In 2021, following decades of Indigenous-led advocacy, the Government of Canada declared September 30 the “National Day for Truth and Reconciliation”. The declaration responds to Action 80 from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada , which calls for...

HSA is pleased to offer another opportunity to attend this two-day workshop! DATES: January 23-24, 2024 TIME: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm LOCATION: Virtual – Zoom details to follow This two-day virtual workshop will help non-Indigenous HSA members to develop the skills, compassion, and abilities required to recognize and change colonial systems and practices in their personal and professional lives...

Date: December 4 and 5, 2023 Time: 9am to 4:30pm workshop, one hour for lunch Location: Virtual via Zoom Supervisors were some of the founding members of HSA when the union was first organized, and HSA is unique in terms of the number of supervisors who are included in the union. This workshop is for HSA supervisors who want to...

All full- and part-time health science professionals covered by the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association collective agreement have until November 15 to review their job descriptions and new employer-assigned classification profiles – and HSA has launched an online tool that will make this much, much easier than it sounds. The tool, which you can access on your phone or laptop...

Last week, on September 8, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority sent a memo to all HSPBA medical imaging technologists impacted by the employer’s recent decision to reverse 13 years of consolidating operations of diagnostic imaging services within the four different health authorities in the Lower Mainland. HSA has two specific concerns about information contained in this memo. First, the memo indicates...

In recent years, there has been a significant rise in anti-trans and anti- 2SLGBTQIA+ actions and hate speech across the province, country, and the world. This year, Statistics Canada data showed a 64 per cent increase in hate crimes targeting individuals over their sexual orientation . These actions not only threaten the health, safety, and wellbeing of HSA members who...

HSA is pleased to offer another opportunity to attend this two-day workshop! DATES: November 29-30, 2023 TIME: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm LOCATION: Virtual – Zoom details to follow This two-day virtual workshop will help non-Indigenous HSA members to develop the skills, compassion, and abilities required to recognize and change colonial systems and practices in their personal and professional lives...

Three steps to modernize health care AND ensure you’re paid correctly! By September 22, all HSA members who work full or part-time under the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association will have the opportunity to help modernize the health care system, ensure your role in that system is clearly recognized, and confirm that your job is classified and paid appropriately. For...

DATE: November 6, 2023 TIME: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm LOCATION: Virtual – Zoom details to follow People with disabilities represent the world’s largest minority and the third largest economic power behind China and the United States. Yet disabled people still experience barriers, prejudice, and bias on a daily basis. Our combination Disability Awareness/Disability Justice workshop challenges all to more...

Are you an HSA member with a commitment to providing safe, respectful, and harassment-free environments at union events? HSA has developed a self-paced online training program for members to train as Ombudspersons. Ombudspersons are members who manage conflict at union events. They have the authority to investigate, interview the parties involved, facilitate discussion, and give direction and advice to appropriately...