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HSPBA Bargaining Update: Advancing proposals on central concerns

October 20, 2022
Since the resumption of negotiations at the end of September, the HSPBA Bargaining Committee has been working to advance measures to address recruitment, retention, shortage and workload issues which drive so many of the serious issues affecting the public health care system, the people who depend on it, and the professionals who keep it running.

Provincial Health Officer order restricting certain health care workers to working at a single site lifted in Vancouver Coastal Health Authority

October 20, 2022
Important information for HSA members affected by the order HSA has learned that a Provincial Health Officer order from April 2020 restricting health care workers from working at multiple sites was lifted in Vancouver Coastal Health Authority by an exemption issued by the local Medical Health Officer on July 7, 2022. The employer failed to inform the union of the change affecting health care workers at long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, and provincial mental health facilities.

Provincial Health Officer order restricting certain health care workers to working at a single site during the COVID-19 pandemic coming to an end

October 20, 2022
Important information for HSA members affected by the order HEABC has announced that a Provincial Health Officer order from April 2020 restricting health care workers from working at multiple sites will be lifted effective January 1, 2023. The order affects health care workers at long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, and provincial mental health facilities, and had an impact on provisions of the HSPBA collective agreement. An estimated 800 HSA members were affected.

CSS Bargaining Update: Work continues as discussions pause

October 4, 2022
After returning to the negotiations table in mid-September, talks continued over wages and compensation with a focus on making gains in the areas that members have mandated the bargaining committee to achieve in this round of bargaining.   As it stands, the parties still do not agree on how to reach a tentative agreement that includes a fair and equitable compensation package, meaningful recognition and reconciliation for Indigenous workers, supporting psychologically safer and healthier workplaces and promoting equity, diversity and inclusion.  

CBA Bargaining Update: Employer frustrating efforts to address recruitment and retention, pay gap

September 29, 2022
Bargaining committee members, along with the committee members from other unions, have been bargaining for the last three weeks. Discussions are now on hold while we look at scheduling new dates, and we anticipate talks will resume in late October or early November.  

Workshop for young workers: How to support the journey towards reconciliation and allyship

September 28, 2022
DATE:              November 21, 2022 TIME:               9:00 am to 4:30 pm LOCATION:    Virtual via Webex

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 27, 2022
In 2021, the Government of Canada declared September 30 the “National Day for Truth and Reconciliation”. The declaration responds to Truth and Reconciliation Call to Action No.

CBA Bargaining Update: Employer Now Pushing For Concessions In Bargaining

September 26, 2022
For most of the last two weeks the HSA, along with seven other constituent unions of the CBA, has been at the bargaining table with the Health Employers’ Association of BC (HEABC) working towards a tentative agreement. We had hoped to have good news about progress but, unfortunately, we are not satisfied with where negotiations stand at this time.

Election Alert: Local Government Elections Happening October 15, 2022

September 22, 2022
Local government elections for mayors, councillors, school board trustees, and regional district directors will take place across BC on Saturday, October 15.

Call for Indigenous Advisory Circle and JEDI Demographic Survey Completion

September 20, 2022
Indigenous HSA members invited to participate in Advisory Circle   If you are an Indigenous HSA member the union would like to invite you to join the Indigenous Advisory Circle. Participants will help lead and steer the work of decolonization at HSA by working to establish priorities for Indigenous members.