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UPDATED October 16: COVID-19 and health care and community social service workers: Frequently asked questions

 

URGENT QUESTION ABOUT COVID-19 RESPONSE AT YOUR WORKSITE? EMAIL covid19hotline@hsabc.org or call 1-604-549-5168.

E-MAIL AND THE PHONE LINE ARE BEING MONITORED BY LABOUR RELATIONS EXPERTS  8 a.m. TO 5 p.m MONDAY TO FRIDAY. 

B.C.’s health care system is on heightened alert to contain and slow the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. The BC Centre for Disease Control reports the situation regarding COVID-19 continues to evolve here in B.C., Canada and other jurisdictions in the world. The Ministry of Health, Office of the Provincial Health Officer and the BC Centre for Disease Control are working to respond to this new illness and the pandemic.

HSA continues to participate in regular briefings with the Ministry of Health and employers. Up-to-date information from the BC Centre for Disease Control on pandemic planning can be found here.

MESSAGE FROM HSA PRESIDENT VAL AVERY

I know that all of you are working tirelessly at jobs that have changed dramatically over the course of just a few weeks.

We have heard you. HSA is working 24/7 to support you. Whether it’s making sure you have access to adequate PPE in a time of global demand, supporting your right to refuse unsafe work, or making sure your collective agreement rights are protected even when the whole system is in turmoil. 

We are working through all the bargaining associations to make sure the work you do on the front lines is respected, and you are afforded the recognition of the vital role you play on the health care and social services teams. As the lead union in the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association, HSA is leading the discssions on that front, and supporting other bargaining associations for members in community health and community social services. 

I know it is going to take the whole health care and social services team to get through this crisis, and beyond.

Thank you for your commitment to your patients, clients, and communities. We’re working hard to make sure you get the recognition and support you need to get the people of BC through this pandemic.

Finally, on April 15 we were fortunate to be able to hold a telephone town hall meeting with special guest Hon. Adrian Dix, BC's Minister of Health. If you missed it, you can listen to the meeting here. 

Thank you. Stay safe, and stay well. 

 
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
 
TEMPORARY PANDEMIC PAY

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY 

 

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
 

GENERAL QUESTIONS

REPORTING TO WORK  

  • INFORMATION FOR MEMBERS COVERED BY HEABC COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS (HSPBA, CBA, NBA)


SPECIFIC INFORMATION FOR MEMBERS COVERED BY CSSEA COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS
 

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