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Thomson elected to represent Region 4 members on HSA Board of Directors

March 31, 2022
HSA members have elected Alexandra Thomson to serve a two-year term on the union’s board of directors representing Region 4, which includes a number of worksites in the Lower Mainland including Vancouver, UBC, and Richmond Hospitals, GF Strong, and Dogwood Lodge.

HSA Virtual Workshop - Sex Work and Human Trafficking - June 7, 2022

March 31, 2022
Sex Work and Human TraffickingAn HSA Virtual Diversity Workshop HSA is pleased to offer this one-day virtual workshop facilitated by Kerry Porth and Alison Clancey from Living in Community.   DATE: June 7, 2022

HSA Communications & Conflict Resolution Workshop - June 1, 2022

March 31, 2022
Communications and Conflict Resolution Workshop DATE: June 1, 2022TIME: 9:00 am to 4:30 pmLOCATION: HSA Office - 180 East Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC Workshop Description:

Resolutions to 2022 HSA Annual Convention now available

March 28, 2022
With HSA’s Annual Convention just over a month away, resolutions submitted by HSA chapters from around the province and reviewed and approved by the union’s Resolutions Committee are now available for review on the HSA website.

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

March 24, 2022
Date: May 26, 2022Time:  9 am to 4:30 pmLocation: HSA Office, 180 East Columbia Street, New Westminster

OH&S Steward Training (2 days)

March 24, 2022
Dates: May 9-10, 2022Location: HSA Office, 180 East Columbia Street, New Westminster Workshop participants will discuss:

Decolonization Level 2 Workshop - Virtual & In-person dates

March 23, 2022
Decolonization – Level 2 Communication and Land Acknowledgement An HSA Diversity Workshop   HSA is pleased to offer one of two options for this workshop: DATES: Thursday, August 11, 2022 - Virtual via WebEx               Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - In-person at HSA Office TIME: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

CSS Bargaining Update – Looking to tell your stories

March 22, 2022
The Community Social Services Bargaining Association is continuing to meet with the employers’ association.   The Bargaining Committee is pushing to achieve the non-monetary priorities that members identified as important measures to address the challenges in the community social services sector.   By the end of last week, the Committee had tabled all non-monetary topics and interests for consideration. In-depth discussions of these critical issues will continue this week on these critical issues and there are several days of negotiations scheduled.  

HSPBA Bargaining Update – Initial Round of Talks Complete

March 15, 2022
The HSPBA Bargaining Committee has concluded the initial round of discussions with the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC), which began March 3.   To date, the Committee has tabled language in three areas:

Stories from the Atmospheric River

March 14, 2022
The series of atmospheric rivers that hit southwestern British Columbia in late November caused flooding and mudslides that affected the lives of many HSA members, with those living in Merritt and Princeton among the worst hit. HSA’s Board of Directors created a flood relief fund to assist members with immediate expenses caused by evacuations.