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Another opportunity to attend the Anti-Racism in Health Care and Social Services - Virtual Workshop

September 18, 2020
Anti-Racism in Health Care and Social Services An HSA Diversity Workshop   Due to high demand, HSA is pleased to offer two more opportunities to attend this one-day workshop offered by theH.E.A.R.T Collaborative – Health Equity & Anti-Racism Training. Registration will open Saturday September 19, 2020. 

Verdict in Cambie Surgery Centre Case: Public Health Care Wins!

September 10, 2020
Today we got some very exciting news! More than a decade ago, the CEO of Cambie Surgery Centre, Dr. Brian Day, launched a legal attack against public health care by seeking to strike down critical sections of the BC Medicare Protection Act.

HSPBA Member Participation Needed in Classification Redesign Survey

September 8, 2020
As part of the 2019-2022 collective agreement, a joint working group of the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) and Health Employers’ Association of BC (HEABC) was established to continue the work of modernizing the HSPBA Classification System to address anomalies and regularize a number of professions and professional practice issues that have developed in a changing health care system.

Rescheduled HSA Annual Convention headlines a busy fall of union activity and education

September 3, 2020
Rescheduled HSA Annual Convention headlines a busy fall of union activity and education As the summer of 2020 wraps up, the union is gearing up for a busy fall of union meetings and education opportunities for members   The union’s 49th annual convention, postponed from April 2-3 because of the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, has been rescheduled to November 16-17. It will be conducted online.  

Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace Virtual Workshops

September 3, 2020
Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace – Level One Mental Health and the CSA Standard Dates:  October 8, 2020 or November 12, 2020 Time:  9am – 4:30pm Location: Virtual WebEx – Details to follow Each year in Canada, one in five people will experience a mental health problem or illness. Over a lifetime that number increases to 1 in 3. The cost of mental health problems or illness costs our economy more than 51 billion dollars.

COVID Safety Plans Virtual Workshops

September 3, 2020
COVID SAFETY PLANS   Dates: October 7, 2020 or October 29, 2020 Time: 9am – 4:30pm Location: Virtual WebEx – Details to follow

Decolonization Two Day Virtual Workshop

September 1, 2020
Decolonization An HSA Diversity Workshop

HSA report on Workplace Racism now available

August 11, 2020
From Jan. 20 to Feb. 7, 2020, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) HSA members were invited to complete an online survey investigating experiences of racism at work. Over 200 HSA members working in health care and community social services shared personal accounts of how racism and white supremacy operate within their workplace cultures and impact their daily lives. Survey results provide insight into how discrimination operates at the institutional level, impeding career growth, professional development, and employment opportunities.

HSA annual fall regional meetings schedule set

August 7, 2020
HSA’s annual fall regional meetings have been scheduled for September and October 2020. Regional meetings are an excellent forum for HSA members to review the issues and activities of the past year, and discuss the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. All meetings will be held online. Participants will be required to join meetings through a virtual platform. While the meetings are open to all members in the Region, only eligible delegates will receive wage replacement for the day.

Final reminder - HSA nurses eligible for college fee reimbursement - apply to HSA by July 31, 2020

July 29, 2020
As part of the Nurses Bargaining Association 2019-2022 collective agreement, effective April 1, 2020, HSA registered psychiatric nurses are eligible for partial reimbursement of fees paid to the BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP). The rate of reimbursement has been set at $215 per member.