News & Updates

Nominations are now open for Regional Director elections in HSA Regions 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10. 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. To be eligible, a nominee must have been a member of...

HSA Virtual Social Justice Day Workshop HSA is pleased to offer an opportunity to attend this one-day workshop! DATE: Thursday, February 17, 2022 TIME: 9 am – 4:30pm LOCATION: Virtually, via WebEx. Details to follow In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada shed light on the residential school experience of Indigenous peoples and tabled a report with 94...

Nominations now open for HSA Regional Director elections; February 10 deadline Nominations are now open for Regional Director elections in HSA Regions 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10. 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...

HSA invites all BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) members to participate in the upcoming series of BIPOC Caucus meetings to discuss the role of affinity/caucus spaces in organizations to address systemic racism. For more information on Caucus/affinity spaces please read here and here and here . This will be a series of meetings facilitated by Natasha Aruliah and...

HSA is pleased to offer another opportunity to attend this two-day workshop! DATES: January 12 & 13, 2022 TIME: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm LOCATION: Virtual – WebEx details to follow This two-day virtual workshop will help non-Indigenous HSA members to develop the skills, compassion, and abilities required to recognize and change colonial systems and practices in their personal and...

Race, Racism in Healthcare & Social Services: Building Anti-racist Care An HSA Virtual Diversity Workshop HSA is pleased to offer another opportunity to attend this two-day workshop virtually. Members are expected to attend the entirety of both days. DATES: January 25 & 26, 2022 TIME: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm LOCATION: Virtual – WebEx details to follow It will be...

4 TH ANNUAL HSA YOUNG WORKERS FORUM DECEMBER 15 TH , 9AM-4PM ONLINE Please note that the deadline to apply has been extended until December 5th All applicants must also go to the HSA Website to complete their application via the MY EVENTS REGISTRATION , which falls under the "Events" tab Thank you! We look forward to seeing your applications...

Essential Service Negotiations Chief Steward Workshop/Planning Time VARIOUS DATES: see options below TIME: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm LOCATION: Virtual – WebEx details to follow As preparations continue for negotiations for new collective agreements in the Health Science Professional Bargaining Association, Nurses’ Bargaining Association, and Community Bargaining Association collective agreements, HSA has scheduled education sessions for stewards to support the...

Delegates to the HSA Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) Bargaining Proposal Conference this week have developed a set of bargaining objectives to take forward into negotiations in 2022. For the past three months, HSA chapters around the province held meetings to canvass members and vote on bargaining proposals to forward to the conference. More than 1000 proposals were submitted...

Today’s paid sick leave announcement by the BC government represents a significant milestone — but still falls short of providing the coverage sick workers need, BCFED President Laird Cronk said today. “This is an important achievement for public health and safer workplaces,” Cronk said. “But we’re disappointed that it’s only half the 10-day standard that science supports and that is...