News & Updates

Upcoming Fall Steward Workshops: Virtual Basic Steward Training and Virtual OH&S Training Registration Information: Stewards may register by logging into My Events Registration. Workshops are listed under Steward Education events. Virtual Basic Steward Training (3 days in series) Stewards play a vital role in the union. Particularly important is the steward's role in contract interpretation, organizing and the grievance procedure...

Race, Racism in the Workplace: Building Inclusive Unions An HSA Virtual Diversity Workshop HSA is pleased to offer this two-day virtual workshop specifically designed for HSA Site stewards, OHS stewards, and EDMP Representatives. The workshop will provide representatives the opportunity to utilize activities, case scenarios, and discussions to explore race and racism, in the context of providing support to members...

Advanced OH&S Training Virtual Workshop HSA is pleased to offer this advanced one-day virtual workshop specifically designed for OHS stewards and JOSH Representatives who have experience working to support members with their occupational health and safety concerns. DATE: September 28, 2021 TIME: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm LOCATION: Virtual – WebEx details to follow Advanced OHS Steward Training This course...

Decolonization An HSA Diversity Workshop HSA is pleased to offer two additional opportunities to attend this two-day workshop! DATES: October 13 & 14, 2021 October 25 & 26, 2021 TIME: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm LOCATION: Virtual – WebEx This two-day virtual workshop will help non-Indigenous HSA members to develop the skills, compassion, and abilities required to recognize and change...

Supervisors in the Union Virtual Workshop DATE: September 21, 2021 TIME: 9 am to 4:30 pm workshop LOCATION: Virtual - WebEx Summary: HSA is unique in terms of the number of supervisors who are included in the union. Supervisors were some of the founding members of HSA when the Union was first organized. This workshop is HSA’s invitation for supervisors...

HSA Unions Confronting White Supremacy Virtual Workshop In the last year, there has been an increase in awareness around equity issues around the world. The Black Lives Matter movement, Dr. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond’s investigation and report on systemic racism in health care, and the uncovering of unmarked graves of Indigenous children continue to be relevant and must be addressed. HSA...

CSSEA and the Community Social Services Bargaining Association of Unions (CSSBA) are pleased to announce that the Community Social Services Labour and Education Fund (LAEF) is now accepting applications for education and training funding. Details on the fund, eligibility criteria and application forms can be found on the new website: https://laef-bcgeu.nationbuilder.com/ What is the LAEF? The Community Social Services Labour...

Summer Institute for Union Women – details released for August 5 - 7, 2021 Virtual Conference Details for the 2021 Summer Institute for Union Women in August have just been released, and HSA will support members to participate by reimbursing registration costs. Scholarships are also available for 11 members to cover registration and wage replacement for the three-day school on...

SHOULD YOU BE RECEIVING WWGS PAY? And what is WWGS pay anyway? Effective the first pay period after April 1, 2021, changes to classifications in the Health Science Professionals collective agreement provided increased pay for certain HSA members in more than 30 different health science professions when they work without general supervision (WWGS). The professions with new WWGS classifications are...

Are you interested in becoming more involved with HSA member outreach, organizing and mobilizing? Apply Today to HSA's 2021 Core Member Engagement Team! HSA is now accepting applications for the 2021 Core Member Engagement Team. Applications are due on Friday, July 16 by 11:59 PM PST. Click here for our FAQs The Core Member Engagement Team (CMET) is a hands-on...