News & Updates

On Tuesday, April 20, the BC government released the first full provincial budget of the current pandemic crisis. As expected, the priorities are aimed squarely at pandemic support for the immediate term and economic recovery for the longer term. There is significant new investment in public infrastructure, health care, programs to benefit vulnerable British Columbians, and ongoing support for business...

The following article is reposted from the NUPGE website . Ottawa (20 April 2021) — The federal government delivered its first budget in 2 years and the first since COVID-19 struck the world. "We expected this budget to be focused on helping people get back on their feet, helping women get back to work and restarting the economy," said Larry...

Solidarity Includes Everyone: Transgender people and your union DATE: Thursday, June 24, 2021 TIME: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm LOCATION: Virtual via WebEx This is an awareness-raising day-long workshop on the challenges facing trans workers in communities, workplaces, and unions. We will explore how unions can work to end discrimination and support our trans members. This introductory talk includes an...

Two candidates have been nominated to represent HSA members who work in HSA Region 9 on the union’s board of directors. The two candidates in the election are Glen Byle and Janice Morrison. The successful candidate will assume the position of Regional Director for a two-year term at the conclusion of HSA's 2021 annual convention, June 3-4, 2021. Candidate statements...

Two candidates have been nominated to represent HSA members who work in HSA Region 7 on the union’s board of directors. The two candidates in the election are Jas Giddha and Edith MacHattie. The successful candidate will assume the position of Regional Director for a two-year term at the conclusion of HSA's 2021 annual convention, June 3-4, 2021. Candidate statements...

Two candidates have been nominated to represent HSA members who work in HSA Region 5 on the union’s board of directors. The two candidates in the election are Ramzan Anjum and Jill Slind. The successful candidate will assume the position of Regional Director for a two-year term at the conclusion of HSA's 2021 annual convention, June 3-4, 2021. Candidate statements...

Two candidates have been nominated to represent HSA members who work in HSA Region 1 on the union’s board of directors. The two candidates in the election are Becky Packer and Mark Swarek. The successful candidate will assume the position of Regional Director for a two-year term at the conclusion of HSA's 2021 annual convention, June 3-4, 2021. Candidate statements...

HSA is pleased to offer another opportunity to attend this two-day workshop! DATES: May 18 & 19, 2021 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...

Jing-Yi Ng has been acclaimed to represent HSA members in Region 3 on the HSA Board of Directors. Ng was acclaimed after the deadline passed with no further nominations. Ng is a Member-at-Large sitting on the union’s Resolutions Committee. She is Assistant Chief Steward at Burnaby Hospital and is active as a Constituency Liaison in Burnaby-Deer Lake. She works as...

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. Under the direction of the HSA EDMP Administrators, the HSA...