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Registration now open for 2022 Basic Steward Training Workshops!

May 26, 2022
HSA Basic Steward Training Registration Information: Stewards may register by logging into My Events Registration. Workshops are listed under Steward Education events.   Basic Steward Training (3 days)

Are you interested in helping grow members' involvement in your union?

May 20, 2022
HSA is now accepting applications for the 2022 Core Member Engagement Team. Applications are due on Sunday, June 19 at 11:59 PM PST. HSA is working towards equity and encourages people who experience marginalization (including but not limited to Indigenous peoples, people of the global majority, women, young workers, people with disabilities, LGBTQ2SIA+, immigrants and refugees, and diverse faiths) to apply for the HSA Core Member Engagement team.  

Supervisors in the Union Workshop

May 16, 2022
Supervisors in the Union (two days): DATE:            September 19 and 20, 2022TIME:              9am to 4:30pm workshop, one hour for lunchLOCATION:   Virtual – WebEx

CSSBA Bargaining Update – negotiations resume next week

May 13, 2022
Community social services bargaining will resume next week, starting May 16th. The Bargaining Committee will continue to discuss the issues that members have identified as priorities to the negotiating table with employer representatives.  

HSPBA Bargaining Update – third round of discussions now underway

May 10, 2022
The Health Science Professional Bargaining Association (HSPBA) resumed talks last week with the Health Employers’ Association of BC (HEABC). Discussions are scheduled to continue this week and next.

Day of Mourning, April 28, 2022

April 27, 2022
Each year on April 28 we gather to recognize and grieve the people who have suffered workplace-related illness, injury, or death. Every single working person deserves to return home safe at the end of the day to their family and loved ones, but for too many workers, this is still not the case.

CBA Bargaining Update: Progress on Non-Monetary Bargaining Issues

April 25, 2022
CBA Bargaining Update: Progress on Non-Monetary Bargaining Issues   The community health negotiations team met with the Health Employers’ Association of BC (HEABC) over the last two weeks to discuss key proposals related to mobility within health authorities and ways to make the collective agreement gender neutral and more inclusive for Indigenous and Transgender workers.   We are working to ensure that everyone sees themselves represented in the language of the collective agreement.  

HSA Makes Recommendations to Pandemic Response Review

April 21, 2022
Union urges changes based on front line pandemic experience of members In a submission to the BC government’s official review of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Health Sciences Association of BC has urged the BC government to consider a number of recommendations related to improve infection control measures, workplace safety and professional shortages.

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

April 20, 2022
Race, Racism in Healthcare & Social Services:Building Anti-racist CareAn 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.   DATES: June 21 & 22, 2022

HSPBA Bargaining Update – Union negotiators propose wage increases

April 14, 2022
The Health Science Professional Bargaining Association (HSPBA), in talks this week with the Health Employers’ Association of BC (HEABC), has proposed a wage increase for health science professionals that, if accepted, would begin to address the critical issues undermining pandemic response and public health care in BC: chronic shortages, the rising cost of living, and the wage gap with other provinces.   The proposal seeks a two year agreement with a wage increase of 5% -- or COLA (cost of living adjustment), whichever is greater – in each of the two years.