News & Updates

January 27 deadline has passed with no nominations HSA urges all members to consider running for this important position HSA is once again calling for nominations for the position of Regional Director for Region 6 after nominations closed on January 27th with no candidates coming forward. Ernie Hilland who has served as the Region 6 Director since 2004 is not...

Joan Magee, a laboratory technologist at Cariboo Memorial Hospital, has been acclaimed as the Region 8 representative on the HSA Board of Directors after the January 27th deadline passed with no further nominations. Joan is a charter member of HSA and has served as a chief steward at Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Williams Lake since 1996. As a Member-At-Large for...

Lois Dick, a laboratory technologist at Dawson Creek and District Hospital, has been acclaimed as the Region 10 representative on the HSA Board of Directors after the January 27th deadline passed with no further nominations.Lois is a long time activist in the union, having served as a Member-At-Large, Assistant Steward and Chief Steward. She has been a member of HSA...

Agnes Jackman, a physiotherapist at George Pearson Rehabilitation Centre, has been acclaimed as the Region 4 representative on the HSA Board of Directors after the January 27th deadline passed with no further nominations.Agnes has been an HSA member since 1973, when she started working as a physical therapist at Vancouver General Hospital. She was active in her professional association from...

During the next several weeks, HSA members in Region 2 will have an opportunity to elect their representative on the HSA Board of Directors.Nominations for the position closed on January 27th with two members declaring their candidacy: Brian Isberg, a Laboratory Technologist at Victoria General Hospital and Derrick Hoyt, a Laboratory Technologist at Royal Jubilee Hospital.In the coming weeks, all...

Health Science Professionals play an essential role in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of health care patients and they deserve a contract that recognizes their value. That's the message from members of the Health Sciences Association of BC following HSA's three-day bargaining conference in Vancouver. HSA represents 12,000 health science professionals across the province.

Talks for a new contract for 13,000 community health care workers wont resume until next week to allow negotiators for the Health Employers Association of B.C. to review the unions bargaining demands after the two sides exchanged proposals yesterday afternoon. Download full text as PDF

It took a bit of prodding at yesterdays opening session of contract talks for 13,000 community health workers, including 600 HSA members, but health employers have agreed to exchange most contract proposals when bargaining resumes today in Burnaby. Download full text as PDF

Employers are choking off pay rates above what the collective agreement says and firing up the rumour mill as community social services contract talks are set to begin. Download full text as PDF

Community social service workers say wages, benefits and strengthening resources for social services top their demands for a new contract. -We are serious about reaching an agreement that addresses all the issues, and hope that the employers are serious about wanting to reach a settlement," said Chris Mullen, Chief Spokesperson for the Union Bargaining Association (UBA). Download full text as...