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CBA Bargaining Update: Employer frustrating efforts to address recruitment and retention, pay gap

September 29, 2022
Bargaining committee members, along with the committee members from other unions, have been bargaining for the last three weeks. Discussions are now on hold while we look at scheduling new dates, and we anticipate talks will resume in late October or early November.  

Workshop for young workers: How to support the journey towards reconciliation and allyship

September 28, 2022
DATE:              November 21, 2022 TIME:               9:00 am to 4:30 pm LOCATION:    Virtual via Webex

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 27, 2022
In 2021, the Government of Canada declared September 30 the “National Day for Truth and Reconciliation”. The declaration responds to Truth and Reconciliation Call to Action No.

CBA Bargaining Update: Employer Now Pushing For Concessions In Bargaining

September 26, 2022
For most of the last two weeks the HSA, along with seven other constituent unions of the CBA, has been at the bargaining table with the Health Employers’ Association of BC (HEABC) working towards a tentative agreement. We had hoped to have good news about progress but, unfortunately, we are not satisfied with where negotiations stand at this time.

Call for Indigenous Advisory Circle and JEDI Demographic Survey Completion

September 20, 2022
Indigenous HSA members invited to participate in Advisory Circle   If you are an Indigenous HSA member the union would like to invite you to join the Indigenous Advisory Circle. Participants will help lead and steer the work of decolonization at HSA by working to establish priorities for Indigenous members.

CSS Bargaining Update: Wages, compensation and Indigenous rights dominate contract talks this week

September 16, 2022
As negotiations for the new collective agreement continue, talks are heating up between the Community Social Services Bargaining Association and representatives of the employers’ association. This week, the Committee countered the employers’ wages and compensation offer. The Committee has heard loud and clear from members across the community social services sector that protection against the rising cost of living is a key priority.

HSA launches 'Climate Challenge'; show your climate action to win!

September 15, 2022
What are you doing to help fight climate change? HSA is challenging you to show how you and your coworkers are making a difference in the climate crisis. Entering the Climate Challenge is fast, easy, and encourages others to create change as well. You’ll also have a chance to win a prize! To enter the challenge

CBA Bargaining Update: Negotiations resume September 12

September 8, 2022
Since pausing negotiations in June, six working groups made up of representatives from the union and employer side have been working to develop recommendations around new certifications, occupational health and safety, decolonizing the collective agreement and more. This work will now help streamline the bargaining process as the committee heads back to the table on September 12.  

Labour Day 2022: A Message from HSA President Kane Tse

September 2, 2022
  This Labour Day, I wanted to take a few moments to share with you 3 things I’m thinking about as I reflect on our current moment. First, that I am so deeply grateful for you, each and every HSA member working as a health science or community social services professional. In what has been the most difficult time in decades, you’ve been brave, you’ve endured, and you’ve risen to every challenge that’s come our way.