News & Updates

HSA is offering two one-day workshops at the HSA office: Dates: Thursday, June 2, 2011 -- or -- Tuesday, June 14, 2011 HSA members who work in a supervisory role have the opportunity to attend a one-day workshop in Vancouver at the HSA office. Supervisors have particular concerns and needs and sometimes feel -caught in the middle". One of the...

Members on Vancouver Island are invited to participate in a walk and rally for community social services planned for Victoria on March 26. The walk is an all-inclusive celebration to raise awareness about the vital role of community social services. The walk will commence & end at Centennial Square. Date: Saturday, March 26, 2011 Place: Centennial Square, Victoria Start Time...

HSA members in Region 9 have re-elected Janice Morrison to a second term as their representative on the HSA Board of Directors. Janice is a physiotherapist at Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson. The other candidate for election was Jackie Spain, a medical laboratory technologist at Golden & District Hospital. During the first year of her current term on the Board...

HSA members in Region 7 have re-elected Marg Beddis to a third term as their representative on the unions Board of Directors. Marg is a dietitian at Surrey Memorial Hospital. The other candidate for election was Brent Jeklin, a medical radiation technologist at Langley Memorial Hospital. During the first year of her current term on the Board, Marg sat on...

HSA members in Region 5 have elected Kimball Finigan to a third term as their representative on the unions Board of Directors. Kimball is a radiation therapist at the BC Cancer Agency in Vancouver. The other candidate for election was Ramzan Anjum, a medical laboratory technologist at BC Childrens Hospital. During the first year of his current term on the...

Following the US election, the Republican right launched an all-out attack on trade union and collective bargaining rights. While other states have initiated anti-union legislation, Wisconsin has been the front-line of the assault, and a symbol of resistance to the conservative agenda. Canadian unions are joining in solidarity with our sisters and brothers in the US, and this Monday night...

The Remaining Light film in Prince George (Part of the Traveling World Community Film Festival) Date: Thursday, March 24 @ 12:05 pm Place: Prince George Public Library, Bob Harkins Branch Click here for full festival schedule and ticket information The Remaining Light premiered at the World Community Film Festival in Vancouver, and we're thrilled to see it travel around the...

Advocates working to protect B.C.s universal public health care system are troubled by recent statements made by newly-appointed health minister Mike de Jong, hinting at a bigger role for the private sector in health care delivery. Speaking to media during his first day on the job, de Jong argued that patients do not care who owns the health care facility...

HSA is joining with unions across British Columbia, Oregon and Washington at a rally to stand in solidarity with workers who are struggling to keep their right to collectively bargain. Saturday, April 2 2 p.m. Peace Arch State Park (United States) Please spread the word, a downloadable poster is available here: http://www.bcfed.com/files/1100-11not-apr2-rally.pdf More details about transportation and rallying points will...

Members of the community social services bargaining committee will be returning to the bargaining table next week, in a last ditch effort to avoid a labour dispute and reach new collective agreements for the sector. Bargaining will resume on Monday, March 21. Key demands remain job security for our members and to guarantee continuity of care for the clients they...