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New Public Health Order to Require Vaccination for Health Care Workers in Acute Care Settings - updated September 14

September 13, 2021
BC’s Public Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced yesterday new public health orders for mandatory vaccination against COVID-19 for all employees working in acute care settings. This includes acute care health care professionals who deliver patient care in the community, including in people’s homes. HSA members working in these settings will be subject to the order, which requires COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment. This follows a similar order for long-term care settings announced last month. 

A Shocking Display by a Misguided Minority

September 3, 2021
A message from HSA President Kane Tse As your colleague, I want to share how I feel about the protests that occurred on Wednesday.

Have a say in your union: elections set for this fall for bargaining proposal conference delegates and members-at-large in even-numbered HSA regions

August 27, 2021
From serving on bargaining committees to represent HSA members’ interests in contract negotiations to selecting recipients for education awards for HSA members and their families, introducing young workers to the union movement, overseeing the union’s budget, and participating in the solidarity of the broader labour movement, your union has lots of opportunities for you to get involved.

HSA Members Urged To Vote In September 20th Federal Election

August 19, 2021
HSA MEMBERS URGED TO VOTE IN SEPTEMBER 20th FEDERAL ELECTION A federal election has been called for September 20th and the outcome will have a significant impact on the health care and community social services that HSA members provide. The Parliament that we elect will also be able to act on the issues that HSA members have identified as important to them, like climate action, child care, and pharmacare.

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)

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

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