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How to apply for new MRI Technologist Bursary Program

June 24, 2022
The BC government’s Ministry of Health has introduced a new program that will help MRI technologist students graduate earlier and enter the workforce sooner, an initiative that will help tackle serious shortages in one of the key health science professions.

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

June 21, 2022
Date: October 13, 2022Time:  9 am to 4:30 pmLocation: Virtual, via Webex Each year in Canada, one in five people will experience a mental health problem or illness. Over a lifetime that number increases to one in three.  The cost of mental health problems or illness costs our economy more than 51 billion dollars.

HSPBA Bargaining Update: Frequently-Asked Questions on Bargaining and Job Action

June 17, 2022
HSPBA Bargaining Update: Frequently-Asked Questions on Bargaining and Job Action The HSPBA bargaining committee is engaged in focused discussions with the employer through most of June. The discussions are being led by subgroups of the committee negotiating matters related to managing union leave disputes and expedited arbitration procedures.

You’re invited to participate in the 2022 HSA Survey on Diversity Demographics

June 15, 2022
Earlier this month, the first Bi-Annual HSA Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Report was released. The report provided key definitions, goals, and principles that set out a foundation for shared understanding of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion issues and terms. It also described four priority areas of focus for the coming months, first of which was a demographic survey to members.

CSS Bargaining Update: Collective Bargaining 101

June 15, 2022
Community social services bargaining is on a scheduled break this week and will resume next week at the bargaining table.   Before the break, your bargaining committee started to talk about monetary priorities with the employers’ representatives. We expect those discussions to continue when bargaining resumes.

Disability Awareness and Disability Justice

June 15, 2022
DATE:              November 7, 2022 TIME:               9:00 am to 4:30 pm LOCATION:    Virtual – WebEx details to follow People with disabilities represent the world’s largest minority and the third largest economic power behind China and the United States. Yet disabled people still experience barriers, prejudice, and bias on a daily basis.

CBA Bargaining Update: Working Groups on Key Issues Created

June 15, 2022
After bargaining with Health Employers’ Association of BC (HEABC) these last couple days and for two weeks in May, we are very close to agreement on issues around mobility, overtime, and other non-monetary items.   The bargaining committee has created the following working groups:

FINAL REMINDER: HSA nurses eligible for college fee reimbursement - apply to HSA by June 30, 2022

June 14, 2022
HSA’s Registered Psychiatric Nurses and Registered Nurses are again eligible for partial reimbursement of fees paid to the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).

HSA welcomes program to expedite MRI technologist training

June 10, 2022
With growing shortages of specialized health care professionals causing unsustainable workload issues and affecting the quality and timeliness of patient care in BC, Health Sciences Association welcomes a new provincial program to help MRI technologist students graduate earlier and enter the workforce sooner.

CSS Bargaining Update: FAQ from the bargaining table

June 8, 2022
The bargaining committee has been hard at work at the negotiations table with the employers’ association ensuring that member priorities are heard. The committee is taking a break from negotiations and has scheduled the next round of talks for the week of June 20. Here are some key updates about the bargaining process and a few frequently asked questions. What is the Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA), and the Community Social Services Employers Association (CSSEA)?