News & Updates

Last fall, as part of the HSPBA classifications review, HSA members and HSA staff filed profile match objections where they thought that the employer-assigned profile match for a job was incorrect. Since they were filed, these objections have been moving through the agreed-upon process. The outcome of each objection will be decided by the appointed classification referee (an experienced third-party...

HSA’s Board of Directors will see two new members join in May 2024. The nomination period for candidates for Board of Directors to represent members in HSA Regions 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 closed last week with one nomination for each position. No elections are required as each position was filled by acclamation. Joining the board in May, on...

Are you an HSA member who is passionate about supporting your colleagues and making a difference for others? If so, consider applying for the EDMP Regional Representative Expression of Interest. HSA will provide the successful applicant with on-the-job training and mentorship. Expand on your knowledge and skill set for helping others in the field of disability management. Learn more about...

Are you an HSA member who is passionate about supporting your colleagues and making a difference for others? If so, consider applying for the EDMP Regional Representative Expression of Interest. HSA will provide the successful applicant with on-the-job training and mentorship. Expand on your knowledge and skill set for helping others in the field of disability management. Learn more about...

At the close of nominations for dedicated stewards-at-large to represent HSA Registered Psychiatric Nurses in three health authorities, Nicole McIntosh was acclaimed to represent members working in Providence Health Care. McIntosh is an RPN working at St. Paul’s Hospital, and a member of the union’s Board of Directors, representing members in Region 6. As the elected steward-at-large, McIntosh will have...

Basic Steward Training (three-day workshop) Date : June 3-5, 2024 – Virtual via Zoom Time: 9am - 4:30pm PST each day Stewards play a vital role in the union. This introductory workshop provides an overview of the structure and departments of your union, and your role and responsibilities as a steward. New stewards will learn skills to enable you to...

Our national union, NUPGE, along with CUPE, CUPW, PSAC, UNIFOR and USW sent a joint letter to Prime Minister Trudeau raising concerns about the recent decision to suspend funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), the primary aid agency for Palestinian refugees in Gaza and throughout the region. In the...

On February 10, Asian communities around the world will be celebrating the Lunar New Year as we welcome the Year of the Dragon. Traditionally, this is the time of year for showing gratitude to the people in our lives, settling debts, and giving the house a good cleaning to sweep out bad luck. Following the traditions of my family from...

On February 1, the Premier of Alberta announced a series of harmful policies attacking some of the most vulnerable members of our society – transgender youth and children. The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) condemns in the strongest possible terms these dangerous measures and stands with 2SLGBTQIA+ Canadians and their loved ones. “I am appalled at the...

HSA members covered by the HSPBA collective agreement are eligible for funding to cover health science professional fees paid in 2023 as negotiated in the recent round of HSPBA bargaining. Members will be reimbursed up to a maximum cap, informed by the fee rates set by regulatory bodies and professional associations. Note that this fund is not on a first...