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International Women's Day workshop: March 8 & 9

January 18, 2017
Truth and Reconciliation from a woman’s perspective  

Social Justice Day Workshop: Justice and Local Politics

January 18, 2017
Educational Objective:   To explore the issue of social justice and some of the efforts HSA and its partners are undertaking to bring about just conditions both locally and globally. This year’s one-day workshop is February 17th from 9 am - 4 pm and will focus on the connection between local social justice movements and local politics.   Target Audience:   All members interested in social justice.   Workshop Goals:

Nurses Bargaining Association Settlement to Provide Damages Payment for RPN's 2017 College Fees

January 17, 2017
As the deadline for paying college registration fees approaches, HSA is advising RPN members to submit receipts for registration or renewal of their college fees as proof of eligibility for damages payment by the Nurses Bargaining Association. The damages that are being put toward the fees paid to the CRPNBC arise out of compensation paid by the employer for failure to implement the 2012 safe staffing provisions.

... Therefore be it resolved

January 11, 2017
HSA members will soon be preparing for the 2017 HSA Convention April 7 and 8, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver. The Convention Plenary will begin on April 6 at 1:00 pm. Convention is the union's annual meeting where chapter representatives from around the province determine the union's future direction. Policies, actions, constitutional amendments, and structural changes are all discussed and debated at convention.

Nominations open for HSA board members in Regions 1, 3, 5, 7, & 9

December 20, 2016
This year, Regional Director elections will take place in Regions 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9.  All HSA members in these regions are encouraged to put their name forward for these important positions.

Nominations open for HSA President

December 20, 2016
HSA’s 2017 Annual Convention will include an election for the position of president. The two-year term begins at the adjournment of the 2017 convention.  

Province proposes new college of diagnostic and therapeutic health professions

December 14, 2016
On Friday December 9, 2016, the provincial government announced a proposal to establish a new college of diagnostic and therapeutic health professions. Many HSA members would be included in the new college. Professional associations representing members from several health science professional disciplines have for several years advocated for a regulatory college or colleges to oversee their members’ practice.

Time off to run or work in provincial election

December 8, 2016
HSA support available to run or work in May 9, 2017 provincial election Printer-friendly bulletin for posting.

Politic Action Fund support for HSA members

December 7, 2016
Political Action Fund support for members to work on issue-based campaigns and attend political action training

Revised benchmarks for Community Social Services members

December 6, 2016
The Community Social Services Employers Association and Community Social Services Barganining Association Committee has been working jointly to determine necessary wage adjustments, which are scheduled for April 1, 2017 and April 1, 2018. The wage grids for 2017, including the Economic Stability Dividend and General Wage Increase, will be released shortly. The committee reviewed all 62 benchmarks and agreed to the following revisions. Revised Benchmarks(There are no changes to the grid levels)