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Avery speaks out on budget's failure to address wait lists driven by shortages

February 27, 2017
"Buildings and equipment don't treat patients. Health professional treat patients." HSA President Val Avery went live on CFAX last week to talk about how the provincial budget failed to do anything for people waiting on long wait lists for health care.

Government rejects joint call by unions and employers for competitive wage for sonographers

February 7, 2017
The BC Liberal government has rejected a call for immediate action to address the critical shortage of sonographers in BC by providing them with a competitive wage.

Government response to recommendations to address sonographer shortages

February 7, 2017
The HSPBA/HEABC Recruitment and Retention Committee last reported that it had  submitted its Report and Recommendations concerning the sonographer shortage to the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Public Sector Employers’ Council Secretariat (PSEC), in accordance with the parties’ mandate under the Memorandum of Understanding that created the Committee during the last round of bargaining.

International Women's Day workshop: March 8 & 9

January 18, 2017
Truth and Reconciliation from a woman’s perspective  

Social Justice Day Workshop: Justice and Local Politics

January 18, 2017
Educational Objective:   To explore the issue of social justice and some of the efforts HSA and its partners are undertaking to bring about just conditions both locally and globally. This year’s one-day workshop is February 17th from 9 am - 4 pm and will focus on the connection between local social justice movements and local politics.   Target Audience:   All members interested in social justice.   Workshop Goals:

Nurses Bargaining Association Settlement to Provide Damages Payment for RPN's 2017 College Fees

January 17, 2017
As the deadline for paying college registration fees approaches, HSA is advising RPN members to submit receipts for registration or renewal of their college fees as proof of eligibility for damages payment by the Nurses Bargaining Association. The damages that are being put toward the fees paid to the CRPNBC arise out of compensation paid by the employer for failure to implement the 2012 safe staffing provisions.

Nominations open for HSA board members in Regions 1, 3, 5, 7, & 9

December 20, 2016
This year, Regional Director elections will take place in Regions 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9.  All HSA members in these regions are encouraged to put their name forward for these important positions.

Nominations open for HSA President

December 20, 2016
HSA’s 2017 Annual Convention will include an election for the position of president. The two-year term begins at the adjournment of the 2017 convention.  

Province proposes new college of diagnostic and therapeutic health professions

December 14, 2016
On Friday December 9, 2016, the provincial government announced a proposal to establish a new college of diagnostic and therapeutic health professions. Many HSA members would be included in the new college. Professional associations representing members from several health science professional disciplines have for several years advocated for a regulatory college or colleges to oversee their members’ practice.

Time off to run or work in provincial election

December 8, 2016
HSA support available to run or work in May 9, 2017 provincial election Printer-friendly bulletin for posting.