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HSA Nurses Eligible for College Fee Reimbursement - Apply to HSA by June 30, 2023

March 21, 2023
HSA’s Registered Psychiatric Nurses and Registered Nurses are eligible for partial reimbursement of fees paid to the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) in 2023 The rate of reimbursement has been set at $215 per member. To claim for partial reimbursement of your fees, scan and send your receipt for fees paid to the BCCNM to Please include your name, worksite, mailing address, and current personal email address.

Time To Vote: CSS 2022-25 Tentative Agreement Ratification

March 21, 2023
Voting Open   It’s time to vote on your new tentative agreement! Online voting is now open to all CSS members, and closes at 4:00 PM Pacific on Monday, March 27th 2023.  To cast your ballot, you’ll need voting credentials provided by HSA. This personal ID and unique password was emailed out by our secure elections supplier Simply Voting on March 20th. 

March 21: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 16, 2023

Basic Steward Training

March 14, 2023
Registration Information: Stewards may register by logging into My Events Registration. Workshops are listed under Steward Education events.   Basic Steward Training (three-day workshop)

Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace Level One – Mental Health and the CSA Standard

March 8, 2023
Each year in Canada, one in five people will experience a mental health problem or illness. Over a lifetime, that number increases to one in three. The cost of mental health problems or illness costs our economy more than 51 billion dollars. This workshop will be facilitated by the BC Federation of Labour.  Date: May 25, 2023 Time: 9am to 4:30pm Location: In-person at the HSA office, 180 East Columbia Street, New Westminster

Resisting Burnout and Vicarious Trauma and the Zone of Fabulousness Workshop

March 8, 2023
Date:               May 11, 2023Time:              9:00am to 4:30pmLocation:      Virtual via WebEx

NBA Bargaining Update: March 31 Target

March 7, 2023
As your representatives on the Nurses’ Bargaining Association (NBA) bargaining committee, we are pleased to share the following update regarding current negotiations with the Health Employers Association of BC and government. The Nurses’ Bargaining Association committee has unanimously agreed to escalate the intensity of our bargaining process. In the weeks ahead, the committee is going to be working harder than ever, putting in longer hours every day and turning up the pressure on the employer at the bargaining table. 

CSS Bargaining Update Reminder: CSS tentative agreement information meetings Monday and Tuesday

March 3, 2023
Voting on your tentative agreement opens on March 20 (more on that below), and in preparation, all CSS members are invited to join information meetings scheduled for Monday and Tuesday:  Monday, March 6 noon to 1:00 pm PST      Tuesday, March 7 7:00 to 8:00 pm PST      These telephone town halls will give all members an opportunity to listen to reports from the negotiating team, hear questions from other members, and ask questions themselves.   

CBA Bargaining Update: Members Vote In Favour of Tentative Agreement

March 1, 2023
The member unions of the Community Bargaining Association (CBA) have voted by 94 per cent to ratify a new three-year collective agreement with the Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC). Pay increases are retroactive to April 1, 2022, and the remainder of the collective agreement comes into effect immediately. The agreement will be effective until March 31, 2025. The employer controls when retroactive pay will be paid, but the union will advocate for it to be issued as quickly as possible. 

HSA Welcomes Investment in Health Professional Recruitment and Retention

February 28, 2023
Health Sciences Association, the union representing over 20,000 specialized health and community social service professionals in communities across BC, today welcomed new investments to rebuild a health care workforce depleted by three years of pandemic workload.