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HSA launches local leadership training

June 22, 2016
HSA REPORT MAGAZINE JULY 2016 As HSA adapts to a changing world and chooses to be a stronger, more innovative union, the Local Leadership Training program will provide members with cutting-edge training and professional skills to improve HSA workplaces, protect our professions and build a stronger union. HSA members face increased pressure from governments and employers, attacks on our members' professional integrity from the leadership of the BCNU and health care funding cuts from our provincial and federal governments.

First-ever increase to Canada Pension Plan a good start for improved security for retired workers

June 21, 2016
While yesterday's announcement of improvements to the Canada Pension Plan is being welcomed by Canadian unions, retirement security is still out of reach for many Canadians, and the labour movement will continue to stand for retired workers. See the Canadian Labour Congress' reaction to the news here:http://canadianlabour.ca/news/news-archive/canadian-unions-celebrate-ann...

Jas Giddha, radiation technologist, man of action

June 21, 2016
Jas Giddha is justifiably proud of this bulletin board HSA REPORT MAGAZINE, JULY 2016 BY LAURA BUSHEIKIN "My goal is pretty simple: to make a positive difference in any way I can," says Jas Giddha, a medical radiation technologist at Surrey Memorial. This goal fuels Giddha's work, his HSA involvement, and his many other volunteer activities.

Get ready for the provincial election

June 21, 2016
HSA REPORT MAGAZINE JULY 2016 The outcome of the May 2017 provincial election will have a huge impact on HSA members, and the patients and clients we serve. "HSA is a non-partisan union, and proudly so," says HSA President Val Avery. "But that doesn't mean we won't warn our members –or the public – about dangerous, short-sighted policies proposed by governments of any stripe." That's why HSA members may apply for support from HSA's Political Action Fund to work on election campaigns, attend election campaign training, or even run for political office.

OHS conference examines mental health issues in workplace

June 20, 2016
HSA REPORT MAGAZINE JULY 2013 Activists from around the province gathered in early June for a conference on occupational health and safety. The OHS conference provided an opportunity for OHS and Enhanced Disability Management Stewards to come together, share experiences and find solutions to health, safety and injury prevention concerns in their workplaces. Seventy-five activists spent time in plenary sessions and workshops discussing a wide range of issues important to HSA members.

HSA Launches Anti-Raid Task Force

June 9, 2016
Over the past 5 years, the BCNU leadership has taken an aggressive and adversarial approach that undermines the autonomy and professional integrity of HSA members in their workplaces and in their union. These actions have resulted in the expulsion of BCNU from the BC Federation of Labour, Canadian Labour Congress and other progressive bodies across Canada. 

Tentative agreement reached for West Coast Medical Imaging

June 3, 2016
HSA’s bargaining committee has reached a tentative agreement with West Coast Medical Imaging. HSA represents almost 200 members working in diagnostic imaging clinics in the Vancouver and Victoria regions. The tentative four-year agreement includes modest wage increases, improvements to sick leave and vacation provisions, and an agreement on a process on issues related to casuals’ seniority rights. Details of the terms of the tentative agreement and a schedule of ratification votes will be circulated in the coming days.

HSA Political Action Fund support available for election campaign training

May 19, 2016
Printer-friendly version for posting. Members may apply for Political Action Fund support to attend political action training which is:

HSA offers 20 professional development awards of $550 to health science professionals

May 19, 2016
Applications are being invited from HSA members who work under the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) collective agreement for $550 awards to support professional development. The awards will be distributed province wide, with two awards available to members in each of the union’s 10 regions. Awards will be randomly selected.