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Supervisors in the Union Workshop

January 3, 2023
Supervisors in the Union (two days) HSA is unique in terms of the number of supervisors who are included in the union. Supervisors were some of the founding members of HSA when the Union was first organized. This workshop is HSA’s invitation for supervisors to come and teach each other how to work together as members and as supervisors, as well as with stewards. This class will be offered twice – please register for only one on either of the following dates:

Health science professionals ratify new collective agreement

December 22, 2022
Members of the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association have voted 77 per cent in favour of accept a new collective agreement effective April 21, 2022 to March 31, 2025. Highlights of the contract include a general wage increase of about 12-14% over three years for all members, plus additional increases for most members based on a review of all classifications over this period. The general wage increase is retroactive to April 1, 2022.

Sherry Lewis appointed HSA Region 7 Regional Director

December 19, 2022
Sherry Lewis, a family services worker at the Centre for Child Development in Surrey, has been appointed Regional Director to represent HSA members in Region 7 on the HSA Board of Directors.

CBA Bargaining Update: Details of new offer coming January

December 15, 2022
Following the CBA Bargaining Committee’s decision to suspend negotiations over lack of progress in early November, the employers have recently asked for a return to the bargaining table in January to discuss an amended offer. The eight constituent unions, led by BCGEU and including HSA, have agreed to meet with HEABC to hear about the new offer. Those meetings will begin January 10, 2023. At this point, we do not have any details, and there is no guarantee that an amended offer will allow us to reach a tentative agreement, but that is the goal of the Committee

NBA Bargaining Update: Bargaining Formally Underway

December 9, 2022
Bargaining for the next Nurses’ Bargaining Association (NBA) collective agreement began on Thursday, December 8th in Vancouver when both the NBA Bargaining Committee and the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) presented their opening remarks. HSA members are represented on the Bargaining Committee by Nicole McIntosh, a registered psychiatric nurse at St.

HSPBA Ratification: What You Should Know Before Voting

December 9, 2022
Members of your HSPBA Bargaining Committee (L-R: Allen Peters, Radiological Technologist; Candis Johnson, Supported Child Development Worker; Sapan Behar, Respiratory Therapist; Jennifer Hiscock, Respiratory Therapist; Cheryl Greenhalgh, Radiological Technologist; Jing-Yi Ng, Pharmacist; Mandi Ayers, Medical Laboratory Technologist and Kieran Shoker, Pharmacist)

Virtual Lead and Assistant Lead Steward Training

December 9, 2022
HSA Lead and Assistant Lead Steward Training  This one-day training session is for Lead Stewards and Assistant Lead Stewards. Priority access will be given to Lead and Assistant Lead Stewards that have never attended a Lead and Assistant Lead Steward workshop. As leaders in your chapter, you have some additional opportunities, responsibilities, and challenges. 

Applications now open for latest Professional Development Fund

December 5, 2022
Newest $3 million fund can be used to help you with training commenced between September 1, 2022 and August 31, 2023 Health Science Professional Bargaining Association members of Health Sciences Association are invited to apply for financial support from a new $3 million fund announced earlier this year.

Communication and Conflict Resolution Workshop

December 1, 2022
Date: January 23, 2023Time: 9am – 4:30pmLocation: Virtual via Webex

CBA Bargaining Update: Next steps on stalled negotiations

November 30, 2022
As reported last week, contract talks have broken off as of November 3. The current monetary offer by the Health Employers Association of BC is not sufficient to meet the core priorities established by the CBA bargaining committee. You can learn more here. It’s now important to hear from you so that your HSA representatives in discussions with the lead union can effectively advocate for your concerns. Here’s what happens next: