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One step closer to stomping out period poverty

July 15, 2019
Last week the BC NDP government announced a $95 thousand grant for the United Way to research the full impact of period poverty on people and families. According to the government press release, the initial project will distribute free products through 12 community agencies around the province and collect critical information to ensure future policies are meeting the needs of people in our communities.

HSA Basic Steward/OH&S Training Dates - Fall 2019

June 28, 2019
  HSA BASIC STEWARD/OH&S TRAINING DATES - FALL 2019   Registration Information:

HSA Young Workers’ Advisory Group: Call for expressions of interest

June 27, 2019
Are you a young HSA member (35 and under) interested in increased young worker participation in the union?   The union’s board of directors is seeking members aged 35 and younger to get involved in a five-member Young Workers’ Advisory Group.   The Advisory Group’s purpose is to

Register for Pension Seminars for HSA Members at Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre

June 18, 2019
REGISTER FOR PENSION SEMINARS FOR HSA MEMBERS AT ABBOTSFORDREGIONAL HOSPITAL AND CANCER CENTRE   Thanks to popular demand and the efforts of the HSA steward team at Abbotsford Regional Hospital, Municipal Pension Plan seminars are scheduled as follows:

HSA welcomes report calling for universal Pharmacare program

June 17, 2019
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Win an iPad mini through the HSA Member Photo Contest!

May 6, 2019
DOWNLOAD THE POSTER HERE! CLICK HERE FOR TIPS FOR TAKING PHOTOS. 

HSA marks Nursing Week with launch of new Professional Development fund for HSA's RPNs

May 6, 2019
HSA marks National Nursing Week with launch of new professional development fund for HSA’s registered psychiatric nurses Health Sciences Association of BC announced today the establishment of a $115,000 Professional Development Fund available to all registered psychiatric nurses who are members of HSA. “Registered psychiatric nurses are critical members of the health care team. HSA recognizes the importance of continuing education for health care professionals who deliver important care in a specialized field of nursing,” said HSA President Val Avery.

2019 HSA Scholarships for Summer Institute for Union Women - University of British Columbia, Vancouver

May 1, 2019
HSA offers scholarships for Summer Institute for Union Women July 2 – 6, 2019 University of British Columbia, Vancouver 

BC Government introduces long awaited reforms to Employment Standards and Labour Code

May 1, 2019
This week the Minister of Labour, Harry Bains, introduced two pieces of legislation that together dramatically increase protections for workers and their right to join a union.   These are long overdue reforms, and it is welcome news to see the government take these first steps to restoring balance and fairness for working people.  These reforms do not cover everything - this is only the start - and HSA will continue to advocate for more changes going forward.   Employment Standards Act