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HSA President Val Avery will not seek re-election at union’s June convention

March 16, 2021
This past year has been remarkably challenging. HSA members have been front and centre as we manage through a pandemic that has affected every aspect of our personal lives and work lives. Unlike for many British Columbians, going home and staying home was not an option for our members. You were called upon to show up – under new scheduling, with the use of new technologies, and at increased risk.

Classification updates deliver improvements to pay

March 11, 2021
Changes effective first pay period after April 1 Upcoming changes to classifications in the Health Science Professionals collective agreement will provide significant pay increases for some Early Child Educators and increased pay for more than 30 different health science professions when they work without general supervision. As part of the 2019-2022 Health Science Professionals Provincial Agreement, a $10 million fund over three years was established to address decades-old inequities in job categories through restructuring of the classification system.

HSA Virtual Workshop - Sex Work and Human Trafficking

March 10, 2021
HSA is pleased to offer this one-day virtual workshop facilitated by Kerry Porth and Alison Clancey, Living in Community.   DATE: June 17, 2021 TIME: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm LOCATION: Virtual – WebEx details to follow

Nominations open for HSA president

March 5, 2021
HSA’s 2021 50th annual convention will include an election for the position of president. The two-year term begins at the adjournment of the 2021 convention, set for June 2 to 4, 2021 online. The president is elected by delegates to the union’s annual convention in odd-numbered years. 

Nominations now open for HSA Regional Director elections – March 19 deadline

March 1, 2021
Nominations are now open for Regional Director elections in HSA Regions 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9. This is an excellent opportunity for members to seek to serve on the HSA Board of Directors, contribute to the leadership of the union, and to represent the interests of other members.

We can’t afford to wait. It’s time for paid sick leave for every worker in Canada

February 25, 2021
Joint Statement by Canada’s Provincial and Territorial Federations of Labour  In advance of the federal, provincial and territorial labour ministers’ meeting, provincial and territorial federations of labour are united in demanding that provincial and territorial governments guarantee seamless access to universal, permanent and adequate employer-provided sick days for all workers. 

Call for Expression of Interest - HSA EDMP Representative - Vancouver Island Health Authority

February 23, 2021
Are you an HSA member with a passion for disability management and rehabilitation? Do you have strong organizational, multi-tasking, and problem-solving skills? Are you employed with the Vancouver Island Health Authority? If so, consider putting in an application for an appointment as an Enhanced Disability Management Program (EDMP) regional representative.  

Virtual Basic Steward Training

February 20, 2021
 Virtual Basic Steward Training

National Union submission to Federal Budget 2021 consultation

February 18, 2021
NUPGE, the National Union representing almost 400,000 union members working to deliver public services of every kind to the citizens of their home provinces -- including HSA members, has submitted a consultation paper as part of the federal government's 2021 budget consultation. The pandemic has caused immense devastation and hardship in Canada and worldwide. The federal government has an important role to play in preventing further tragedy and in ensuring that nobody is left behind.