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Decolonization – Two Day Virtual Workshop - New Dates Available

July 26, 2021
Decolonization An HSA Diversity Workshop   HSA is pleased to offer two additional opportunities to attend this two-day workshop!  DATES: October 13 & 14, 2021               October 25 & 26, 2021 TIME: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Education and Training Funds Available for Community Social Services Employers and Employees

July 19, 2021
CSSEA and the Community Social Services Bargaining Association of Unions (CSSBA) are pleased to announce that the Community Social Services Labour and Education Fund (LAEF) is now accepting applications for education and training funding. Details on the fund, eligibility criteria and application forms can be found on the new website: https://laef-bcgeu.nationbuilder.com/

2021 HSA Scholarships for Summer Institute for Union Women

July 16, 2021
Summer Institute for Union Women – details released for August 5 - 7, 2021 Virtual Conference Details for the 2021 Summer Institute for Union Women in August have just been released, and HSA will support members to participate by reimbursing registration costs. Scholarships are also available for 11 members to cover registration and wage replacement for the three-day school on a first-come, first-served basis.  

Should You Be Receiving WWGS Pay?

July 13, 2021
SHOULD YOU BE RECEIVING WWGS PAY? And what is WWGS pay anyway? Effective the first pay period after April 1, 2021, changes to classifications in the Health Science Professionals collective agreement provided increased pay for certain HSA members in more than 30 different health science professions when they work without general supervision (WWGS).   The professions with new WWGS classifications are:

Applications Due Friday: HSA 2021 Core Member Engagement Team

July 13, 2021
Are you interested in becoming more involved with HSA member outreach, organizing and mobilizing? Apply Today to HSA's 2021 Core Member Engagement Team!  HSA is now accepting applications for the 2021 Core Member Engagement Team. Applications are due on Friday, July 16 by 11:59 PM PST.

Applications Now Open For New $3 Million Professional Development Fund

July 12, 2021
Funding can be applied to training between April 1, 2021 and August 31, 2022 Health Science Professional Bargaining Association members of Health Sciences Association are invited to apply for financial support from a new $3 million fund announced in June. The funding, provided by the BC Ministry of Health, is intended to support health science professionals looking to maintain and upgrade specialized training.

HSA sets fall bargaining proposal conferences for members covered by public sector contracts

June 25, 2021
With collective agreements covering HSA members working under public sector contracts expiring in March 2022, the union’s Board of Directors has scheduled bargaining proposal conferences for the fall.

On National Indigenous Peoples Day, HSA calls again on governments to act on Truth and Reconciliation commitments

June 21, 2021
Today is National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. For many years this day has served to recognize the history, heritage and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples in Canada. But this year is different.

FINAL REMINDER - HSA nurses eligible for college fee reimbursement: Details on how to apply to HSA by June 30, 2021

June 16, 2021
As part of the Nurses Bargaining Association 2019-2022 collective agreement, HSA’s Registered Psychiatric Nurses and Registered Nurses are eligible for partial reimbursement of fees paid to the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).

How to Organize a Pension Webinar

June 16, 2021
We are pleased to let stewards know that HSA is once again working with the Municipal Pension Plan to provide webinars for HSA members. Two webinars are available:  Making the Most of Your Pension: Are you establishing your career or several years away from retirement? Learn how the decisions you make throughout your career can affect your pension when you retire. 

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