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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.

CancerAndWork.ca: 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.

CSSBA focuses negotiations on occupational health and safety proposals

June 1, 2018
The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) has now concluded its third week of negotiations with the Community Social Services Employers’ Association (CSSEA). The groups exchanged more proposals with a focus on occupational health and safety issues and concerns. See full information bulletin here. Visit the CSS Fair Deal website here.

Bargaining underway for HSA members working in the community health sector across British Columbia

May 30, 2018
A second week of bargaining has wrapped up between the Community Bargaining Association (CBA) and the Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC) in Vancouver. Talks are aimed at achieving a new collective agreement for members in community health.

Community Social Services Bargaining: Second week focuses on non-monetary proposals

May 25, 2018
The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) met again this week with the Community Social Services Employers’ Association (CSSEA) to resume negotiations and exchange non-monetary proposals. Now in the second week of bargaining, both groups are having meaningful discussions and making progress. See full information bulletin here.

Mental Health Week: HSA members talk about why team-based care is essential

May 9, 2018
In celebration of Mental Health Week taking place May 7-13, HSA has launched a new video that explores why team-based interdisciplinary care is essential to providing quality patient care within the field of mental health and addictions.

Election for Region 8 representative on HSA Board of Directors underway

May 9, 2018
During the coming weeks, HSA members in Region 8 will have an opportunity to elect their representative on HSA's Board of Directors. The position was left vacant at the end of the recent HSA annual convention, as no member was nominated at the original call for nominations. After a second call for nominations in a byelection,  the position closed with two members declaring their candidacy: