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Applications are now open for 2019 NUPGE scholarships

February 8, 2019
Every year, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) offers six national scholarships of $1,500 each.  HSA is an affiliate of NUPGE, and HSA members and their families may be eligible to participate in NUPGE's scholarship contest. 

April 1, 2019 wage and benefits update for HSA members covered by the Community Social Services collective agreement

January 31, 2019
The Community Social Services Employers’ Association (CSSEA) and the Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) have agreed upon the distribution of the first of three annual $20 million Low Wage Redress funds effective April 1, 2019. This will also cover the adjustment in pay in lieu of benefits for part-time and casual employees to account for the addition of Family Day. 

HSA International Women's Day Workshop

January 28, 2019
 HSA International Women's Day Workshop  

Nurses vote in favour of three-year provincial collective agreement

January 25, 2019
BC’s nurses have voted in favour of the tentative 2019-2022 provincial agreement reached between the Nurses’ Bargaining Association (NBA) and the Health Employers' Association of BC (HEABC). More than 21,000 ballots were cast with 54 per cent of nurses voting to ratify the three-year deal that was reached in November 2018.  Registered psychiatric nurses who are members of HSA rejected the terms of the tentative agreement with a 73 per cent no vote.

Telephone town hall dial-in details for tonight, Jan. 23

January 23, 2019
Call 877-229-8493, ID code 115000

Second call for board of director nominations – Deadline February 6

January 23, 2019
Nominations are now open for regional director elections in Regions 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9. This is an excellent opportunity for members to contribute to the leadership of the union and to represent the interest of other members.

Applications invited for young members to participate in NUPGE Women's Conference February 20-22, 2019

January 17, 2019
Applications invited for young members to participate in NUPGE Women’s Conference February 20-22, 2019

Details for tonight's HSA Town Hall Meeting for RPNs

January 8, 2019
To call into tonight's telephone town hall meeting from 7-8 pm PST on the 2019-2022 tentative agreement reached for nurses, call 1-877-229-8493, ID code 115000

Getting creative with OH&S education

December 20, 2018
GETTING CREATIVE WITH OH&S EDUCATIONSAFETY SCENARIOS, DRAWS, AND JARSBy Kiren Klair and Kristen HoneybourneThe Report, December 2018

Postal workers and the right to strike

December 20, 2018
THE RIGHT TO STRIKE:POSTAL WORKERS LEGISLATED BACK TO WORK, CONSTITUTIONAL CHALLENGE LAUNCHED The Report, December 2018 In a disturbing turn of events, Bill C-89 was passed on Nov. 26 in the Canadian Senate, forcing postal workers to return to work after five weeks of rotating strikes. The emergency bill was rushed through the House of Commons the week earlier, with the Minister of Labour, Patty Hajdu, citing concerns for businesses and consumers in the wake of the Christmas season.