Byelection called for Region 5 director

A bylection for election of Regional Director for Region 5, (primarily Provincial Health Services Authority) has been called today to fill a vacancy on the board created by the resignation of Kimball Finigan. Finigan was not able to fulfill his responsibilities as a board member for the term that expires in April 2015.

Nominations for Regional Director must be received by the HSA office not later than Monday, October 21, 2013 at 5 p.m. Balloting will be completed by Monday, November 25, 2013.

The successful candidate will take office immediately following the election, and will serve as the Regional Director until the April 2015 HSA convention.

Directors meet four times a year as a board, and serve on committees of the board, taking an active leadership role in representing the union and its members. Directors receive wage replacement for the time they spend in official meetings at their own regular rate of pay. Part-time and casual members are reimbursed as if they were at work during the meetings they attend.

To be eligible for nomination, members must be employed in a chapter and have been a member of HSA for at least one year immediately prior to election. Candidates must be nominated in writing by two members in good standing.

This is an excellent opportunity for members to contribute to the leadership and future direction of the union and to represent the interests of other HSA members.

For more information about the role and responsibility of Regional Directors, and to obtain nomination forms, please contact Miriam Sobrino at the HSA office: @email