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All HSA members invited to watch proceedings of annual convention April 28-30; register to receive the webstream link by April 11

April 1, 2022
This year, HSA will be offering a video stream of the proceedings of Convention 2022 to allow all HSA members the opportunity to tune in to observe registered delegates debate resolutions forwarded from HSA chapters across the province, and set the union’s course for the coming year at the union’s 51st annual convention being held April 28-30 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver. 

McLeod elected to represent Region 8 members on HSA Board of Directors

March 31, 2022
HSA members have elected Heath McLeod to serve a two-year term on the union’s board of directors representing Region 8, which includes a number of worksites in Kelowna, Kamloops, and Thompson-Okanagan.

Thomson elected to represent Region 4 members on HSA Board of Directors

March 31, 2022
HSA members have elected Alexandra Thomson to serve a two-year term on the union’s board of directors representing Region 4, which includes a number of worksites in the Lower Mainland including Vancouver, UBC, and Richmond Hospitals, GF Strong, and Dogwood Lodge.

HSA Communications & Conflict Resolution Workshop - June 1, 2022

March 31, 2022
Communications and Conflict Resolution Workshop DATE: June 1, 2022TIME: 9:00 am to 4:30 pmLOCATION: HSA Office - 180 East Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC Workshop Description:

Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace - Level One – Mental Health and the CSA Standard

March 24, 2022
Date: May 26, 2022Time:  9 am to 4:30 pmLocation: HSA Office, 180 East Columbia Street, New Westminster

OH&S Steward Training (2 days)

March 24, 2022
Dates: May 9-10, 2022Location: HSA Office, 180 East Columbia Street, New Westminster Workshop participants will discuss:

Decolonization Level 2 Workshop - Virtual & In-person dates

March 23, 2022
Decolonization – Level 2 Communication and Land Acknowledgement An HSA Diversity Workshop   HSA is pleased to offer one of two options for this workshop: DATES: Thursday, August 11, 2022 - Virtual via WebEx               Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - In-person at HSA Office TIME: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

CSS Bargaining Update – Looking to tell your stories

March 22, 2022
The Community Social Services Bargaining Association is continuing to meet with the employers’ association.   The Bargaining Committee is pushing to achieve the non-monetary priorities that members identified as important measures to address the challenges in the community social services sector.   By the end of last week, the Committee had tabled all non-monetary topics and interests for consideration. In-depth discussions of these critical issues will continue this week on these critical issues and there are several days of negotiations scheduled.  

HSPBA Bargaining Update – Initial Round of Talks Complete

March 15, 2022
The HSPBA Bargaining Committee has concluded the initial round of discussions with the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC), which began March 3.   To date, the Committee has tabled language in three areas:

CSS Bargaining Update – Five Weeks in

March 8, 2022
Last week was week five of negotiations between the Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) and the Community Social Services Employers' Association (CSSEA).   Negotiations opened on Tuesday, March 1st by recognizing that March is Community Social Services Month, a time to honour and reflect on the important work that community social service professionals do for our social safety net and for communities.