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CSS Bargaining Update: Tentative agreement reached

February 6, 2023
The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) is pleased to announce a tentative agreement has been reached with the Community Social Services Employers Association (CSSEA). This includes agreements for workers in the Community Living Services, General Services and Indigenous Services sub-sectors. The tentative agreement was negotiated with nine other unions who represent members in the agreement: BCGEU, CUPE, HEU, CSWU Local 1611, CLAC, USW 1-417, UFCW and BCNU.

HSA welcomes new operating agreement for Starbright CDC

February 4, 2023
Health Sciences Association of BC welcomes the BC government's decision to support the operations of Starbright Children's Development Centre with a new service agreement. Starbright was facing imminent closure after a pilot project on establishing centralized services for children and youth with special needs was awarded to another agency in January.

Region 7 Board of Directors election: How to Vote

February 3, 2023
Tomorrow, Saturday February 4, 2023, voting will open to elect the Director for Region 7. Two candidates have been nominated to represent HSA members who work in HSA Region 7 on the union’s board of directors. The two candidates in the election are Sarah Kooner and Sherry Lewis. Candidates’ statements are available on our website and on the online ballot. Further details regarding the voting process are provided below.

Giddha Withdraws From Region 7 Board of Directors Election

February 1, 2023
Please be advised that Jas Giddha has withdrawn as a candidate for HSA Board of Directors Region 7 representative. Two candidates remain for the election: Sarah Kooner and Sherry Lewis. An all candidates’ meeting is set for Thursday, February 2, 7-8 p.m. Online voting opens February 4 and continues to February 12. 

February is Black History Month

February 1, 2023
February is Black History Month. This month of observance is intended to highlight Black history, excellence, and joy, while also recognizing the ongoing systemic oppression and racism that Black individuals face.

Second report on HSA JEDI work released

January 27, 2023
The second HSA Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) report to members was released today. The union’s commitment to JEDI is essential to achieving HSA’s mission of being a collective voice, strategic priorities of service, engagement, rights, relationships, and resources, and finally, HSA’s vision of respectful workplaces.  

Three candidates declared in election for Region 7 representative on HSA board of directors; online voting open February 4-12

January 24, 2023
Three candidates have been nominated to represent HSA members who work in HSA Region 7 on the union’s board of directors.   The three candidates in the election are Jas Giddha, Sarah Kooner, and Sherry Lewis. Candidates’ statements will be available in the coming days on the HSA website at https://hsabc.org/about/board-directors/board-directors-election-2023   Candidate statements will also be included with voting credentials to be sent to members by e-mail.  

Jill Slind acclaimed as Region 5 representative on HSA Board of Directors

January 24, 2023
Jill Slind will represent HSA members in Region 5 on the HSA Board of Directors after the deadline for nominations passed with no further nominations. A board member for the past two-year term, Slind has served on the Constitutional and Organizational Policies Committee, Elections Committee, Women’s Committee and the Resolutions Committee and Finance Committees. She also represents HSA on the employer side at the HSA staff bargaining table.   Slind will begin the 2023-2025 term at the conclusion of the 2023 HSA Annual Convention, running April 19-21 in Vancouver.

Jing-Yi Ng acclaimed as Region 3 representative on HSA Board of Directors

January 24, 2023
Jing-Yi Ng will represent HSA members in Region 3 on the HSA Board of Directors after the deadline for nominations passed with no further nominations. A clinical pharmacist at Eagle Ridge Hospital, this is Ng’s second two-year term on the Board of Directors. She was appointed the union’s Secretary-Treasurer late last year and has served on several committees:

Andrew Duarte acclaimed as Region 1 representative on HSA Board of Directors

January 24, 2023
Andrew Duarte will represent HSA members in Region 1 on the HSA Board of Directors after the deadline for nominations passed with no further nominations.

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