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Another opportunity to attend Race, Racism in Healthcare & Social Services: Building Anti-racist Care Virtual Workshop!

December 1, 2021
Race, Racism in Healthcare & Social Services: Building Anti-racist Care An HSA Virtual Diversity Workshop HSA is pleased to offer another opportunity to attend this two-day workshop virtually. Members are expected to attend the entirety of both days.

IMPORTANT UPDATE! Call for Applicants: 4th Annual HSA Young Workers Forum – December 15th

December 1, 2021
4TH ANNUAL HSA YOUNG WORKERS FORUMDECEMBER 15TH, 9AM-4PM ONLINE   Please note that the deadline to apply has been extended until December 5th

Essential Services Training workshops available

December 1, 2021
Essential Service Negotiations Chief Steward Workshop/Planning Time VARIOUS DATES: see options below TIME: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm LOCATION: Virtual – WebEx details to follow  

HSA members look ahead to bargaining in 2022

November 25, 2021
Delegates to the HSA Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) Bargaining Proposal Conference this week have developed a set of bargaining objectives to take forward into negotiations in 2022.   For the past three months, HSA chapters around the province held meetings to canvass members and vote on bargaining proposals to forward to the conference. More than 1000 proposals were submitted, and delegates to this week’s meeting reviewed them to set direction for the bargaining committee.  

HSA SUPPORT FOR MEMBERS DISPLACED BY FLOOD EMERGENCY

November 19, 2021
With BC entering the third state of provincial emergency of 2021, HSA is offering financial assistance to members who are being displaced from their homes due to overland flooding in Abbotsford, Merritt and Princeton.   

Expressions of interest: HSA Young Workers’ Advisory Group

November 9, 2021
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 HSA's Young Workers’ Advisory Group. The Advisory Group’s purpose is to

2022 Scholarship and Bursary Opportunities Through HSA

November 5, 2021
Scholarships and bursaries available for HSA members and their families HSA is offering scholarships and bursaries to all members and their children.  Ten scholarships will be awarded for full-time studies, twenty bursaries for full-time studies and four bursaries for part-time studies.  Two indigenous bursaries will be awarded to indigenous students in BC who are pursing education in an HSA related profession. 

BIPOC Caucus Meeting

October 28, 2021
The next meeting of HSA's BIPOC Caucus will be held on Tuesday, November 2 from 7 pm - 8 pm. All members who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Colour (BIPOC) are welcome to attend the BIPOC Caucus meeting.   At this meeting, the following topics will be discussed:

The time to speak up for paid sick days for all is now

October 22, 2021
Monday, October 25th is an important day to make the case for paid sick leave for all. HSA members are invited to participate in a Covid-safe Day of Action at the provincial legislature in Victoria and at SkyTrain stations in Burnaby and Surrey to call on Premier John Horgan and the BC government to lead the country and enshrine 10 days of paid sick leave as a right for all workers. HSA President Kane Tse will join the action in Surrey at the Surrey Central Skytrain station at 4 p.m. 

Have an idea for your union contract? Deadline for bargaining proposals is November 7

October 22, 2021
All HSA members covered by the HSPBA collective agreement are reminded that the deadline for submission of bargaining proposals is November 7, 2021.   The primary and most important source for bargaining proposals is from HSA members through HSA chapter meetings, where, collectively, members consider and agree on priorities for bargaining to support all members covered by the collective agreement. The best way to have a say in your contract is by getting active in the process to set bargaining priorities.