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Community health workers vote to support new collective agreement

July 30, 2018
Community health sector workers, including 1000 HSA members, have voted in favour of a tentative agreement reached with health employers. The three-year will take effect April 1, 2019 and expire March 31, 2022.

Join BC's unions in annual Vancouver Pride Parade Sunday August 5

July 27, 2018
HSA members are invited to join the Multi Union Pride entry at the annual Vancouver Pride Parade Sunday August 5. Marchers are encouraged to join the many participating unions by 1:15 p.m. at the marshalling spot on Robson Street between Burrard and Thurlow streets. The Vancouver Pride Society brings together members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two-Spirited and Queer community, their friends, allies and supporters in celebration.

HSA releases report from conference on the need for health science professionals on primary and community care teams

July 23, 2018
A message from HSA President Val Avery  On behalf of the Health Science Association’s 18,000 members, I am pleased to share the Final Report and Recommendations from our April 2018 Primary and Community Care Conference – Achieving High-Performing Primary and Community Care: The Critical Role of Health Science Professions. 

HSA Basic Steward/OH&S Steward Training - Fall 2018 - Online Registration Now Open

July 16, 2018
HSA Basic Steward/OH&S Training Dates Fall 2018

BC Federation of Labour Young Workers' School at Camp Jubilee - Registration Now Open

July 12, 2018
BC Federation of Labour Young Workers' School at Camp Jubilee -  Registration Now Open   Are you a young worker 30 years and younger who wants to get more involved in your union, the labour movement, and the social justice work unions are involved in?  

HSA Board of Directors recommends support for the Community Health tentative agreement

July 10, 2018
Your HSA Board of Directors met July 3, 2018 to review the particulars of the tentative agreement reached in the Community Health sector and are recommending HSA members vote yes to support the tentative agreement. A comprehensive report outlining the details of the agreement is available here. A new resource for health practitioners, patients, employers

July 9, 2018
Research demonstrates that 62 per cent of working-age individuals return to work within the first year of receiving a cancer diagnosis. Yet navigating the return to work process can be challenging for cancer survivors, employers, and heath care practitioners, who all play a vital role facilitating a patient’s smooth transition back to work, to new employment, or to modified work.

Community Bargaining Association reaches tentative agreement for workers in community health

June 15, 2018
The Community Bargaining Association and the Health Employers’ Association of British Columbia have reached a tentative agreement on a new collective agreement. HSA represents almost 1000 members in the bargaining association and was represented at the bargaining table by staff negotiator Jessica Derynck and member representative Katherine Oliver, a child care assistant at Thompson Nicola Family Resource Society. 

CSSBA and CSSEA prepare to bargain through the weekend

June 8, 2018
The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) continues to negotiate with the Community Social Services Employers’ Association (CSSEA) on non-monetary proposals. Both parties have agreed to increase their negotiating days and are therefore preparing to work through the weekend towards an agreement. See full information bulletin here. Visit the CSS Fair Deal website here

Hale elected to HSA Board of Directors

June 6, 2018
HSA members in Region 8 have elected Cherylee Hale as their representative on the union’s Board of Directors. Her election is effective immediately for a two-year term that ends at conclusion of HSA’s annual convention in 2020. Hale is a cardiology technologist working at Penticton Regional Hospital and Kelowna General Hospital. She has also worked at Kootenay Lake Hospital and Trail Regional Hospital. For 28 years throughout her working career, she has been an active union member, initially with HEU and then as an HSA member.