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Join BC's unions in annual Vancouver Pride Parade Sunday August 5

July 27, 2018
HSA members are invited to join the Multi Union Pride entry at the annual Vancouver Pride Parade Sunday August 5. Marchers are encouraged to join the many participating unions by 1:15 p.m. at the marshalling spot on Robson Street between Burrard and Thurlow streets. The Vancouver Pride Society brings together members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two-Spirited and Queer community, their friends, allies and supporters in celebration.

HSA releases report from conference on the need for health science professionals on primary and community care teams

July 23, 2018
A message from HSA President Val Avery  On behalf of the Health Science Association’s 18,000 members, I am pleased to share the Final Report and Recommendations from our April 2018 Primary and Community Care Conference – Achieving High-Performing Primary and Community Care: The Critical Role of Health Science Professions. 

Whitecaps celebrate unions September 1 vs San Jose Earthquakes

July 17, 2018
  Vancouver Whitecaps FC is helping celebrate Labour Day this year with reduced  ticket prices for union members for the September 1 game vs. San Jose Earthquakes The game is Satruday, September 1, with a 7 p.m.  kick-off. Tickets are available for union members at $27 each. For more information, contact Seth Gordon at 604.484.7870- or sgordon@whitecapsfc.com

HSA Basic Steward/OH&S Steward Training - Fall 2018 - Online Registration Now Open

July 16, 2018
HSA Basic Steward/OH&S Training Dates Fall 2018

BC Federation of Labour Young Workers' School at Camp Jubilee - Registration Now Open

July 12, 2018
BC Federation of Labour Young Workers' School at Camp Jubilee -  Registration Now Open   Are you a young worker 30 years and younger who wants to get more involved in your union, the labour movement, and the social justice work unions are involved in?  

HSA Board of Directors recommends support for the Community Health tentative agreement

July 10, 2018
Your HSA Board of Directors met July 3, 2018 to review the particulars of the tentative agreement reached in the Community Health sector and are recommending HSA members vote yes to support the tentative agreement. A comprehensive report outlining the details of the agreement is available here.

CancerAndWork.ca: A new resource for health practitioners, patients, employers

July 9, 2018
Research demonstrates that 62 per cent of working-age individuals return to work within the first year of receiving a cancer diagnosis. Yet navigating the return to work process can be challenging for cancer survivors, employers, and heath care practitioners, who all play a vital role facilitating a patient’s smooth transition back to work, to new employment, or to modified work.

Registration Open: Pharmacare Summer Action Webinar

July 6, 2018
The Political Action Committee would like to inform you of an exciting learning opportunity offered through the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC).

HSA Board of Directors is recommending you vote yes to the tentative Community Social Services Collective Agreement

July 4, 2018
Your HSA Board of Directors met July 3, 2018 to review the particulars of the tentative agreement reached in the Community Social Services Sector and are recommending HSA members vote yes. Further to the June 28, 2018 email sent to you regarding the details of the tentative agreement reached for Community Social Services workers, meeting dates for voting on the agreement have now been set, with the first meeting happening next Tuesday, July 10, 2018.

Let's make our voices heard on Pharmacare

July 3, 2018
The federal Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare has opened up public consultations on a national Pharmacare plan, with the launch of an online portal.