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Andrew Duarte acclaimed as Region 1 representative on HSA Board of Directors

January 24, 2023
Andrew Duarte will represent HSA members in Region 1 on the HSA Board of Directors after the deadline for nominations passed with no further nominations.

HSA Advocating for Members and Community Affected by Starbright Closure

January 20, 2023
Kane Tse, President of the Health Sciences Association, has released the following statement about Starbright Children’s Development Centre in Kelowna: “Earlier this week, families with children needing specialized support services in Kelowna received terrible news.

HSPBA Members: 2022 Pay Increases Expected in About Six Weeks

January 19, 2023
Members can expect to begin receiving pay raises towards the end of next month. Timing and delivery of the new pay rates is entirely in the hands of the employer, but with agreement now achieved on the formulation of wage schedules, the employer is expected to begin making the necessary payroll changes. This is expected to take about six weeks, in line with the implementation seen in comparable contract negotiations.

CSS Bargaining Update: Negotiations resume

January 19, 2023
Negotiations between the nine-union Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) and the provincial Community Social Services Employers’ Association (CSSEA) – which covers you and 17,000 other unionized workers in the sector – resumed yesterday.

CBA Bargaining Update: Tentative Agreement Reached

January 16, 2023
We are pleased to announce that the team negotiating on behalf of you and your colleagues represented by the Community Bargaining Association have reached a tentative agreement in the early hours of Sunday, January 15, 2023. 

Reminder: Important dates for HSA Annual convention – Deadline for submitting resolutions and early deadline for nomination of President

January 12, 2023
Preparations are underway for the 2023 HSA Annual Convention, to be held in-person over three days in Vancouver from Wednesday, April 19 to Friday, April 21. The deadline for submitting resolutions for consideration by union members elected as delegates to the April convention is Friday, February 3, 2023. The deadline for early nomination of candidates for President is February 17. Early nomination entitles candidates to have a statement published in the union’s annual report for circulation to all members. The president is elected by delegates to convention.

Nominations open for HSA president

January 12, 2023
HSA’s 2023 annual convention will include an election for the position of president. The two-year term begins on adjournment of the 2023 convention, set for April 19-21, 2023.   The president is elected by delegates to the union’s annual convention in odd-numbered years.  

Second call for nominations for HSA Regional Director elections – January 19 deadline

January 5, 2023
Nominations are open for Regional Director elections in HSA Regions 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9. 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 in good standing of HSA for at least one year immediately prior to election, and be nominated in writing by two members in the region they are seeking to represent. 

Social Justice Day 2023 Workshop

January 5, 2023
Date: February 21, 2023Time: 9 am – 4:30 pmLocation: Virtual via Webex HSA is pleased to have Margaret Tebbutt facilitate this one-day workshop to assist members in their interactions with their HSA colleagues and their patients/clients.

Call for Expressions of Interest: HSA Racial Justice Committee

January 4, 2023
After many months of dialogue and deliberation by the Racial Justice Working Group, the Terms of Reference for the Racial Justice Committee has been approved by the Board of Directors. HSA would like to express deep gratitude to those who have participated in the creation of these Terms of Reference, the Racial Justice Working Group: Anita Bardal, Donna Barker, Sonia Andhi Bilkhu, Lisa-Navine Dodd, Tammam El-Khodor, Jing-Yi Ng, Satnam Sidhu, and Kane Tse.