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Your input needed for member survey on contract issues

August 4, 2021
Health Sciences Association of BC has contracted Viewpoints Research to conduct an on line survey to explore members' priorities and concerns as your union begins negotiations for your next contract. Viewpoints Research an industry leader with 30 years of experience conducting research for unions and other progressive organizations. Using an experienced third-party professional research firm for this membership survey ensures confidentiality and the highest quality of data.

Upcoming Virtual Workshop: Talking Politics on September 10, 2021

July 30, 2021
How to Talk Politics An HSA Political Action Workshop DATE: September 10, 2021 TIME: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm LOCATION: Virtual – WebEx details to follow   HSA is offering a 1 day, non-partisan workshop for members who are interested in having conversations about topics of importance to HSA Members.  This workshop will give participants skills and strategies to speak to their co-workers, fellow union members, and the public about political issues important to them.

Upcoming Virtual Workshop: Indigenous Awareness & Working with the UN Declaration - October 15, 2021

July 29, 2021
Indigenous Awareness and Working with the UN Declaration An HSA Diversity Workshop

2021 Fall Virtual Basic Steward Training and OH&S Steward Training Workshops

July 28, 2021
Upcoming Fall Steward Workshops: Virtual Basic Steward Training and Virtual OH&S Training Registration Information: Stewards may register by logging into My Events Registration. Workshops are listed under Steward Education events.   Virtual Basic Steward Training (3 days in series)

Register online for the Advanced OH&S Training Workshop - September 28, 2021

July 27, 2021
Advanced OH&S Training Virtual Workshop HSA is pleased to offer this advanced one-day virtual workshop specifically designed for OHS stewards and JOSH Representatives who have experience working to support members with their occupational health and safety concerns. DATE: September 28, 2021 TIME: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm LOCATION: Virtual – WebEx details to follow

Upcoming Race, Racism in the Workplace Workshop - September 14&15, 2021

July 27, 2021
Race, Racism in the Workplace: Building Inclusive Unions An HSA Virtual Diversity Workshop

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:

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: