News & Updates

September 30 has historically been observed as Orange Shirt Day in recognition and remembrance of the legacy of residential schools. This year the federal government has marked this day as a statutory holiday, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. HSA invites you to reflect on your relationship on the Truths that are being shared and on your relationships to...

This September 30 th , 2021 is the first year that the federal government has declared a statutory holiday to mark Truth and Reconciliation. In past years, September 30 th has been marked as Orange Shirt Day . This date was chosen out of recognition that it was typically late September / early October that the federal government’s Indian Agents...

Registration Information: Chief and Assistant Chief Stewards may register by logging into My Events Registration . Workshops will be listed under Steward Education events. Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021 Time: 9 am - 4:30 pm Location: Virtually via WebEx Chief and Assistant Chief Steward Training Objective: This 1 day specialized training is for Chief Stewards and Assistant Chief Stewards. Priority...

The following information is being shared from the Community Savings Credit Union: To help ease the burden of evacuations and loss, Community Savings Credit Union is providing up to $15,000 of financial support to help union members impacted by wildfires. Community Savings Credit Union will provide $500 in funds directly to individual union members that require assistance. $15,000 will be...

As of 2017, health benefits for members covered by the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) are operated by the Joint Health Science Benefits Trust (JHSBT), with representation appointed by HSA and the employer. The JHSBT is now conducting a survey to learn more about the members they serve, and has engaged ViewPoints Research to conduct an on line survey...

BC’s Public Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced yesterday new public health orders for mandatory vaccination against COVID-19 for all employees working in acute care settings. This includes acute care health care professionals who deliver patient care in the community, including in people’s homes. HSA members working in these settings will be subject to the order, which requires COVID-19 vaccination...

A message from HSA President Kane Tse Labour Day is usually a time spent reflecting on the past. We remember the contributions of working people, celebrate the many victories, and remind ourselves and the world of the importance of collective action. But this has been a very different year. We don’t have to recall the distant past to see the...

A message from HSA President Kane Tse As your colleague, I want to share how I feel about the protests that occurred on Wednesday. I am disgusted by them. It is hard to find words to describe people who would choose to confront, harass, bully, threaten and demoralize health care workers at any time, never mind after 18 months of...

From serving on bargaining committees to represent HSA members’ interests in contract negotiations to selecting recipients for education awards for HSA members and their families, introducing young workers to the union movement, overseeing the union’s budget, and participating in the solidarity of the broader labour movement, your union has lots of opportunities for you to get involved. Elections for union...

By Karl Riley Here at HSA, we know how committed our members are to their communities. Whether it’s in acute care, community health, or social services, our members are on the front lines every day making life better for people and ensuring they have access to the services they count on. So it’s not surprising that two of our very...