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Two candidates declared in election for Region 9 representative on HSA Board of Directors; online voting open March 26 to April 23

March 25, 2021
Two candidates have been nominated to represent HSA members who work in HSA Region 9 on the union’s board of directors.   The two candidates in the election are Glen Byle and Janice Morrison.   The successful candidate will assume the position of Regional Director for a two-year term at the conclusion of HSA's 2021 annual convention, June 3-4, 2021.   Candidate statements are included with voting credentials to be sent to members by email and are available on the HSA website.  

Two candidates declared in HSA Region 7 election for union board of directors

March 25, 2021
Two candidates have been nominated to represent HSA members who work in HSA Region 7 on the union’s board of directors.   The two candidates in the election are Jas Giddha and Edith MacHattie.   The successful candidate will assume the position of Regional Director for a two-year term at the conclusion of HSA's 2021 annual convention, June 3-4, 2021.   Candidate statements are included with voting credentials to be sent to members by email and are available on the HSA website.  

Two candidates declared in HSA Region 5 election for union board of directors

March 25, 2021
Two candidates have been nominated to represent HSA members who work in HSA Region 5 on the union’s board of directors.   The two candidates in the election are Ramzan Anjum and Jill Slind.   The successful candidate will assume the position of Regional Director for a two-year term at the conclusion of HSA's 2021 annual convention, June 3-4, 2021.   Candidate statements are included with voting credentials to be sent to members by email and are available on the HSA website.  

Two candidates declared in HSA Region 1 election for union board of directors

March 25, 2021
Two candidates have been nominated to represent HSA members who work in HSA Region 1 on the union’s board of directors.   The two candidates in the election are Becky Packer and Mark Swarek.   The successful candidate will assume the position of Regional Director for a two-year term at the conclusion of HSA's 2021 annual convention, June 3-4, 2021.   Candidate statements are included with voting credentials to be sent to members by email and are available on the HSA website.  

Ng acclaimed as Region 3 representative on HSA Board of Directors

March 23, 2021
Jing-Yi Ng has been acclaimed to represent HSA members in Region 3 on the HSA Board of Directors. Ng was acclaimed after the deadline passed with no further nominations.   Ng is a Member-at-Large sitting on the union’s Resolutions Committee. She is Assistant Chief Steward at Burnaby Hospital and is active as a Constituency Liaison in Burnaby-Deer Lake. She works as a Clinical Pharmacist at Burnaby Hospital and has served as a member of the union’s Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association bargaining committee.  

Call for Expression of Interest - HSA EDMP Representative - Vancouver Island Health Authority

March 23, 2021
Are you an HSA member with a passion for disability management and rehabilitation? Do you have strong organizational, multi-tasking, and problem-solving skills? Are you employed with the Vancouver Island Health Authority? If so, consider putting in an application for an appointment as an Enhanced Disability Management Program (EDMP) regional representative.  

REMINDER - HSA nurses eligible for college fee reimbursement: Details on how to apply to HSA by June 30, 2021

March 19, 2021
As part of the new Nurses Bargaining Association 2019-2022 collective agreement, HSA’s Registered Psychiatric Nurses and Registered Nurses are eligible for partial reimbursement of fees paid to the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).

Classification updates deliver improvements to pay

March 11, 2021
Changes effective first pay period after April 1 Upcoming changes to classifications in the Health Science Professionals collective agreement will provide significant pay increases for some Early Child Educators and increased pay for more than 30 different health science professions when they work without general supervision. As part of the 2019-2022 Health Science Professionals Provincial Agreement, a $10 million fund over three years was established to address decades-old inequities in job categories through restructuring of the classification system.

HSA Virtual Workshop - Sex Work and Human Trafficking

March 10, 2021
HSA is pleased to offer this one-day virtual workshop facilitated by Kerry Porth and Alison Clancey, Living in Community.   DATE: June 17, 2021 TIME: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm LOCATION: Virtual – WebEx details to follow

Nominations open for HSA president

March 5, 2021
HSA’s 2021 50th annual convention will include an election for the position of president. The two-year term begins at the adjournment of the 2021 convention, set for June 2 to 4, 2021 online. The president is elected by delegates to the union’s annual convention in odd-numbered years.