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Nominations open for HSA president

December 12, 2018
HSA’s 2019 annual convention will include an election for the position of president. The two-year term begins at the adjournment of the 2019 convention, set for April 4 and 5, 2019 in Vancouver.   The president is HSA’s senior elected officer, and acts as the CEO of the union, overseeing the union’s day to day operations, including staffing and budget management. The president is the union’s primary spokesperson and ensures that the policies and decisions of annual conventions and the board of directors are carried out.  

HSA Social Justice Day workshop

December 12, 2018
HSA Social justice day workshop   DATE: Wednesday, February 20, 2019TIME:  8:30am – 4:00pm    PLACE: HSA Head Office - 180 East Columbia St. New Westminster, BC

Dec. 6: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

December 6, 2018
On Dec. 6, 1989, 14 women were murdered in a disturbing act of misogynist violence at École Polytechnique. Murdered by a man who claimed the act was “fighting feminism,” these women were targeted because they were pursuing engineering degrees, and the attacker believed these jobs should be performed only by men.

Deadline for resolutions to HSA Convention January 25, 2019

December 5, 2018
Preparations for HSA’s annual convention, where delegates representing members from throughout the province set goals, debate policies, and recommend actions for the union and its members to carry out for the year, are already underway.

Nurses Bargaining Association reaches tentative agreement

November 26, 2018
A tentative three-year agreement has been reached between the Nurses’ Bargaining Association (NBA) and the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC). The tentative agreement addresses key priorities and protects nurses’ ability to provide safe, quality patient care.

Scholarships and bursaries available for HSA members and their families

November 21, 2018
   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 aboriginal bursaries will be awarded to aboriginal students in BC.

Bargaining update: Nurses’ Bargaining Association

November 9, 2018
Several weeks since HSA’s representatives to the Nurses’ Bargaining Association (NBA) joined the NBA bargaining team in early contract talks with the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) to negotiate a new collective agreement, progress continues to be made. HSA’s representatives at the bargaining table, member Nicole McIntosh, a registered psychiatric nurse at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, and staff negotiator Alyson Warner report that they continue to focus on key priorities for HSA’s 1100 registered psychiatric nurses.

Tentative agreement reached for Health Science Professionals

November 9, 2018
November 9, 2018 After almost 10 weeks of bargaining, a three-year tentative agreement has been reached between the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) and Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC).

Repeal of legislation will end 16-year attack on delivery of health care and community social services in BC

November 8, 2018
HSA welcomes today’s news that BC Minister of Health Adrian Dix has introduced legislation repealing 16-year-old legislation that targeted health care and community social services workers British Columbians count on to care for them during their most vulnerable times. “This legislation introduced today brings an end to almost two decades of attacks on health care and community social service workers,” said HSA President Val Avery.