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HSA renews call for enhanced PPE for workers in vulnerable settings

October 7, 2020
HSA is again calling on employers to improve supply of personal protective equipment and preventative occupational health and safety measures for health care workers working through the COVID-19 pandemic.   In addition, all members are advised to ensure they have access to appropriate PPE, and to exercise their right to refuse unsafe work if the appropriate PPE is not provided.  

Pilot Virtual Basic Steward Training and OH&S Training

October 2, 2020
Upcoming Steward Workshops: Pilot Virtual Basic Steward Training and Pilot Virtual OH&S Training Registration Information:

Update on Temporary Pandemic Pay

October 1, 2020
HSA has received confirmation from the Ministry of Health that the Temporary Pandemic Pay will be paid out to Health Authority staff on October 9, 2020.   The $4 an hour payment applies both to regular and overtime hours worked by health care workers covered by the Health Science Professionals' Bargaining Association (HSPBA), Community Bargaining Association (CBA), and Nurses’ Bargaining Association (NBA) collective agreements for the period March 15 to July 4. Union dues are not payable on the Temporary Pandemic Pay earnings.  

Young Workers Virtual Workshop and Forum - November 2&9, 2020

September 25, 2020
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Election Time!

September 23, 2020
A Provincial Election has been called; general voting will take place on Saturday, October 24, 2020. Elections are an important time to engage in discussion and debate about the future of our province, our collective priorities and what programs and services are important to us, our families and our communities. HSA strongly encourages members to vote.

Decolonization Two Day Virtual Workshop

September 23, 2020
Decolonization An HSA Diversity Workshop   HSA is pleased to offer one additional opportunity to attend this two-day workshop!

Another opportunity to attend the Decolonization Two Day Virtual Workshop

September 18, 2020
Decolonization An HSA Diversity Workshop Due to high demand, HSA is pleased to offer an additional opportunity to attend this two-day workshop!  Registration will open Saturday September 19, 2020.

Verdict in Cambie Surgery Centre Case: Public Health Care Wins!

September 10, 2020
Today we got some very exciting news! More than a decade ago, the CEO of Cambie Surgery Centre, Dr. Brian Day, launched a legal attack against public health care by seeking to strike down critical sections of the BC Medicare Protection Act.

HSPBA Member Participation Needed in Classification Redesign Survey

September 8, 2020
As part of the 2019-2022 collective agreement, a joint working group of the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) and Health Employers’ Association of BC (HEABC) was established to continue the work of modernizing the HSPBA Classification System to address anomalies and regularize a number of professions and professional practice issues that have developed in a changing health care system.

Rescheduled HSA Annual Convention headlines a busy fall of union activity and education

September 3, 2020
Rescheduled HSA Annual Convention headlines a busy fall of union activity and education As the summer of 2020 wraps up, the union is gearing up for a busy fall of union meetings and education opportunities for members   The union’s 49th annual convention, postponed from April 2-3 because of the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, has been rescheduled to November 16-17. It will be conducted online.