News & Updates

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...

Domestic Violence Workshop 2024: Trauma and Resistance Date : April 10, 2024 Time : 9:00 am to 4:30 pm (PST) Location : Virtual via Zoom HSA is pleased to have Vikki Reynolds return to facilitate this one-day workshop on responding to domestic violence by addressing power, justice, solidarity, and safety. This workshop is an opportunity for those attending to: Learn...

DATE: April 3, 2024 TIME: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm (PST) LOCATION: Virtual – via Zoom People with disabilities represent the world’s largest minority and the third largest economic power behind China and the United States. Yet disabled people still experience barriers, prejudice, and bias on a daily basis. Our combination Disability Awareness/Disability Justice workshop challenges all to more fully...

The Core Member Engagement Team (CMET) is a hands-on union program that allows members to engage other members. During the six week program the members connected with different sites and helped with building chapters to help give people their voice in the union. Here is what the 2023 team worked on, in their own words. "We are eight members from...

Nominations are open for Regional Director elections in HSA Regions 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10. This is an excellent opportunity for members seeking to serve on the HSA Board of Directors, contribute to the leadership of the union, and to represent the interests of members in their region. To be eligible to run for the Board of Directors, a...

Last year, in June, HSA received notice that Vancouver Coastal Health Authority would begin reversing 13 years of consolidating operations of diagnostic imaging services within the four different health authorities in the Lower Mainland. On January 19, these changes took effect, with most members working in medical imaging transferred from VCHA to Fraser, Providence and Provincial Health Services authorities. Negotiating...

Are you 35 years old or younger and interested in getting more involved in your union? HSA is now accepting applications for the 2024 Young Workers’ Committee. The group advises the union’s Board of Directors on issues important to the one-third of HSA members who are 35 and under. 2024 Young Workers Committee Application Form - Google Forms The Young...

Each year, the HSA Women’s Committee marks International Women’s Day with a workshop to explore issues impacting those in the union who identify as women. This workshop is open to members who identify as women and gender-diverse members. Date: March 7, 2024 Time: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Location: Virtual – Zoom details to follow We will begin the day...

Nominations are now being accepted for steward-at-large to support HSA members covered by the Nurses’ Bargaining Association (NBA) collective agreement. Under the terms of a memorandum of agreement for a pilot project reached between the bargaining association (NBA) and Health Employers’ Association of BC (HEABC), HSA is entitled to a total 1.0 FTE of steward-at-large steward representation for HSA members...

NBA and HEABC agree to remove 10-year limitation and extend application deadline