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HSA International Women's Day Virtual Workshop March 8, 2021

December 18, 2020
#Choose2Challenge Creating Space, Taking Space: Conversations on Gender and Racialization Each year, HSA Women’s Committee marks International Women’s Day with a workshop to explore women’s issues in the union.  In 2021, HSA will host a virtual workshop on Monday March 8, 2021.  

Race, Racism in Healthcare & Social Services: Building Anti-racist Care Virtual Workshop

December 18, 2020
Race, Racism in Healthcare & Social Services: Building Anti-racist Care An HSA Virtual Diversity Workshop DATES:  March 24 & 25, 2021 TIME: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm LOCATION: Virtual – WebEx details to follow

Virtual Social Justice Day Workshop

December 18, 2020
HSA Virtual Social Justice Day Workshop  DATE: Thursday, February 18, 2021 TIME:  9 am – 4:30pm     Location: Virtually, via WebEx. Details to follow

Virtual 2021 Basic Steward and OH&S Training

December 18, 2020
Upcoming Steward Workshops: 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)

April 1, 2021 2% General Wage Increase and $20M in Low Wage Redress

December 8, 2020
The following message is important information for all HSA members covered by the Community Social Services Collective Agreement. CSSEA and CSSBA have agreed on the distribution of the April 1, 2021 Low Wage Redress (LWR), which will take effect on the first full pay period following April 1, 2021. Wage schedules outlining the new hourly wages are available on the HSA website. 

December 6: Take action against gender-based violence

December 6, 2020
On Dec. 6, 1989, 14 women were murdered in an act of misogynist violence at École Polytechnique in Montréal. It was perpetrated by a man claiming to be “fighting feminism,” who first opened fire on women in a mechanical engineering class. Women were targeted because of their gender, and 13 students and one administrator were killed.

HSA welcomes report, commits to address systemic racism in health care

November 30, 2020
HSA welcomes today’s release of In Plain Sight, the report by Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond addressing Indigenous-specific racism and discrimination in BC’s health care system. The report includes 24 recommendations for action, all focused on addressing the unacceptable experience of Indigenous people in the province’s health care system, as described in the report: 

New province-wide policy provides greater protection for health care workers

November 6, 2020
The Ministry of Health has released an updated policy concerning the wearing of masks by workers, patients, and visitors in all health care facilities, programs, and services. The policy applies to all facilities and settings where health care services are provided, including outpatient clinics, as well as long term care and seniors assisted living facilities.   HSA members began to raise concerns as soon as the COVID pandemic emerged early this year.  

Municipal Pension Plan Changes – New Resources for Plan Members

October 30, 2020
Following a comprehensive review of the Municipal Pension Plan, the pension plan for most HSA members, the Plan Partners – which includes employee and employer representatives who govern the jointly trusteed pension plan – have developed a package of proposed changes to update the plan.

Virtual Basic Steward Training

October 29, 2020
VIRTUAL BASIC STEWARD 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)