Convention 2018: deadline for resolutions is February 9
HSA members will soon be preparing for the 2018 HSA Convention, to be held April 27 and 28, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver.
Convention is the union's annual meeting where chapter representatives from around the province determine the union's future direction. The union’s policies, actions and structure are all discussed, debated, and voted on at convention. Any changes to the constitution must be by resolution, and must pass by a two-thirds majority of those voting at the annual convention to pass.
Members who have issues that they want to raise at convention are encouraged to attend their local chapter meeting where resolutions will be discussed. Resolutions must be endorsed by the chapter before they are sent to the HSA office for inclusion in the Annual Report.
The Annual Report is published in March and will be available on-line only, with a limited supply to be printed for use at the annual convention.
The deadline for receipt of resolutions in the office is 5:00 p.m., on Friday, February 9, 2018. Late resolutions are not accepted.
Convention forms the basis of the union's decision-making process. Each individual member has an important role to play in determining HSA's objectives and goals for the next year. Please attend your chapter meeting and participate in this vital part of the union's democratic process.
Please note that proposed changes to the collective agreement are dealt with at the Bargaining Proposal Conferences, held before the expiry of HSA collective agreements. Bargaining proposals are not accepted as convention resolutions.