Nominations now open for HSA Board of Director elections – Jan. 23 deadline

Nominations are now open for Regional Director elections in HSA Regions 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10. This is an excellent opportunity for members to contribute to the leadership of the union and to represent the interests of other members.

HSA’s Board of Directors is comprised of 10 regional directors elected by members in the regions, and the president, who is elected every two years by delegates to the union’s convention.

To be eligible, candidates must have been a member of HSA for at least one year immediately prior to election, and be nominated in writing by two members in the region they are seeking to represent.

Responsible for the overall governance of the union, the Board of Directors meets at least quarterly in person at the union office in New Westminster, and directors take an active leadership role in representing the union. In addition, board members chair the union’s committees – including Occupational Health and Safety, Education, Community and Social Action, Political Action, and Women’s – which meet at least two times a year. They serve as HSA representatives to events and external meetings. Board members are expected to report to members in their region regularly.

While the union provides wage replacement at board members’ regular rate of pay for shifts missed due to participation in board meetings, as well as associated travel, accommodation, and dependent care costs, board members also devote considerable volunteer time to the position to allow for material review, responding to emails, and periodic evening meetings held by conference call.

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

Candidates must submit completed nomination forms to the HSA office no later than midnight, Thursday, January 23, 2020.

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