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CancerAndWork.ca: A new resource for health practitioners, patients, employers

July 9, 2018
Research demonstrates that 62 per cent of working-age individuals return to work within the first year of receiving a cancer diagnosis. Yet navigating the return to work process can be challenging for cancer survivors, employers, and heath care practitioners, who all play a vital role facilitating a patient’s smooth transition back to work, to new employment, or to modified work.

Registration Open: Pharmacare Summer Action Webinar

July 6, 2018
The Political Action Committee would like to inform you of an exciting learning opportunity offered through the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC).

HSA Board of Directors is recommending you vote yes to the tentative Community Social Services Collective Agreement

July 4, 2018
Your HSA Board of Directors met July 3, 2018 to review the particulars of the tentative agreement reached in the Community Social Services Sector and are recommending HSA members vote yes. Further to the June 28, 2018 email sent to you regarding the details of the tentative agreement reached for Community Social Services workers, meeting dates for voting on the agreement have now been set, with the first meeting happening next Tuesday, July 10, 2018.

Let's make our voices heard on Pharmacare

July 3, 2018
The federal Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare has opened up public consultations on a national Pharmacare plan, with the launch of an online portal.

Community Bargaining Association – tentative agreement details

June 28, 2018
Details of the Community Bargaining Association tentative agreement are now available for members here.   HSA’s Board of Directors will meet on Tuesday, July 3 to review the terms, and to make a recommendation to members on whether to support the tentative collective agreement.   HSA is a member of the Community Bargaining Association, which represents 16,000 community health workers – including 1000 HSA members.  

Community Bargaining Association reaches tentative agreement for workers in community health

June 15, 2018
The Community Bargaining Association and the Health Employers’ Association of British Columbia have reached a tentative agreement on a new collective agreement. HSA represents almost 1000 members in the bargaining association and was represented at the bargaining table by staff negotiator Jessica Derynck and member representative Katherine Oliver, a child care assistant at Thompson Nicola Family Resource Society. 

Tentative agreements reached for General Services and Community Living

June 15, 2018
The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) has reached a tentative agreement for a new collective agreement with the Community Social Services Employers’ Association. See full bulletin here. Visit the CSSBA website here  

CSSBA and CSSEA prepare to bargain through the weekend

June 8, 2018
The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) continues to negotiate with the Community Social Services Employers’ Association (CSSEA) on non-monetary proposals. Both parties have agreed to increase their negotiating days and are therefore preparing to work through the weekend towards an agreement. See full information bulletin here. Visit the CSS Fair Deal website here

Hale elected to HSA Board of Directors

June 6, 2018
HSA members in Region 8 have elected Cherylee Hale as their representative on the union’s Board of Directors. Her election is effective immediately for a two-year term that ends at conclusion of HSA’s annual convention in 2020. Hale is a cardiology technologist working at Penticton Regional Hospital and Kelowna General Hospital. She has also worked at Kootenay Lake Hospital and Trail Regional Hospital. For 28 years throughout her working career, she has been an active union member, initially with HEU and then as an HSA member.

CSSBA focuses negotiations on occupational health and safety proposals

June 1, 2018
The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) has now concluded its third week of negotiations with the Community Social Services Employers’ Association (CSSEA). The groups exchanged more proposals with a focus on occupational health and safety issues and concerns. See full information bulletin here. Visit the CSS Fair Deal website here.