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HSA Prevention of Violence in the Workplace Workshop

October 16, 2019
PREVENTION OF VIOLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE All workers have a right to a safe work environment.  Unions have a significant role to play in ensuring that our workplaces are safe.  Workplace violence can take the form of physical aggression such as hitting, biting or kicking. It also includes verbal threats, swearing, name-calling and bullying. Violence is not part of anyone’s job and the repercussions of workers being exposed to violence can be devastating, affecting their physical and mental health as well as their job satisfaction.  

CSS collective agreements now available

October 9, 2019
The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) and the Community Social Services Employers’ Association (CSSEA) are pleased to announce that the Community Living Services, General Services and Indigenous Services collective agreements are now available.

HSA Basic Steward/OH&S Training Dates 2020

October 9, 2019
HSA Basic Steward/OH&S Training Dates 2020

Email your MLA: Deliver paid leave for sexual and domestic violence survivors

October 3, 2019
BC is failing workers experiencing domestic and sexual violence. Paid, job-protected leave from work is critical for employees experiencing violence who may need to relocate or seek community services, such as medical attention, legal services, or counselling.

HSA President Val Avery: Walk with me in the River Walk for Hospice

September 26, 2019
A message from HSA President Val Avery I would like to invite HSA members to join me in supporting the New West Hospice Society by participating in the River Walk for Hospice, happening Saturday, Oct. 5. The River Walk for Hospice is an opportunity to gather in community, raise money for a good cause, and honour the memory of loved ones.

Bear Creek Park, Surrey: Red Dress Gathering to honour missing and murdered Indigenous women

September 6, 2019
As a result of systemic violence, thousands of Indigenous women and girls have gone missing across Canada. This violence is both historic and ongoing. The National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls called this violence "a national tragedy of epic proportion" and a "deliberate and often covert campaign of genocide against Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA people." 

Celebrate this Labour Day with a chance to win tickets to a Whitecaps game September 14

August 29, 2019
Celebrate this Labour Day with a chance to win tickets to a Whitecaps game September 14 Are you a soccer fan? Enter to win tickets to Union Night with the Vancouver Whitecaps Saturday September 14. The Vancouver Whitecaps MLS soccer team is celebrating union night on Saturday Sept. 14 in a game against the Houston Dynamo at the Bell Pitch at BC Place in Vancouver. Kick off time is 7 p.m. HSA has obtained 20 tickets for HSA members, and is giving away 10 sets of two tickets.

Solidarity Includes Everyone: Transgender People and Your Union

August 29, 2019
SOLIDARITY INCLUDES EVERYONE: TRANSGENDER PEOPLE AND YOUR UNION DATE: Monday, November 18, 2019TIME: 8:30 am to 4:00 pmLOCATION: HSA Head Office - 180 East Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC This is an awareness-raising day-long workshop on the challenges facing trans workers in communities, workplaces, and unions. We will explore how unions can work to end discrimination and support our trans members.

HSA Workshop - What's Age Got to Do With It?

August 29, 2019
HSA Workshop - What's Age Got to Do With It? Four generations are in the workforce together on a large scale for the first time in Canadian History. Working together cross-generationally can bring some challenges; however, there is also great opportunity to draw on each other’s unique strengths to create solidarity in the workforce. HSA is pleased to offer What’s Age Got to Do With It? This course aims to: