News & Updates

Community health sector workers, including 1000 HSA members, have voted in favour of a tentative agreement reached with health employers. The three-year will take effect April 1, 2019 and expire March 31, 2022. The new collective agreement brings in yearly wage increases of two per cent in each of the next three years in addition to enhanced benefits, provisions for...

HSA members are invited to join the Multi Union Pride entry at the annual Vancouver Pride Parade Sunday August 5. Marchers are encouraged to join the many participating unions by 1:15 p.m. at the marshalling spot on Robson Street between Burrard and Thurlow streets. The Vancouver Pride Society brings together members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two-Spirited and Queer...

A message from HSA President Val Avery On behalf of the Health Science Association’s 18,000 members, I am pleased to share the Final Report and Recommendations from our April 2018 Primary and Community Care Conference – Achieving High-Performing Primary and Community Care: The Critical Role of Health Science Professions. Too often in BC’s public health care system there is a...

Vancouver Whitecaps FC is helping celebrate Labour Day this year with reduced ticket prices for union members for the September 1 game vs. San Jose Earthquakes The game is Satruday, September 1, with a 7 p.m. kick-off. Tickets are available for union members at $27 each. For more information, contact Seth Gordon at 604.484.7870- or @email

HSA Basic Steward/OH&S Training Dates Fall 2018 Registration Information: Stewards may register by logging into My Events Registration . Workshops are listed under Steward Education events. Basic Steward Training Stewards play a vital role in the union. Particularly important is the steward's role in contract interpretation, organizing and the grievance procedure. In recognition of the need for educating new stewards...

BC Federation of Labour Young Workers' School at Camp Jubilee - Registration Now Open Are you a young worker 30 years and younger who wants to get more involved in your union, the labour movement, and the social justice work unions are involved in? Registration for the BC Federation of Labour’s Annual Young Workers’ School is now open. It is...

Your HSA Board of Directors met July 3, 2018 to review the particulars of the tentative agreement reached in the Community Health sector and are recommending HSA members vote yes to support the tentative agreement. A comprehensive report outlining the details of the agreement is available here. All HSA members covered by the collective agreement will be receiving a voting...

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...

The Political Action Committee would like to inform you of an exciting learning opportunity offered through the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC). On July 15, the CLC is offering a free one-hour skills-building webinar to support participants in advancing the campaign for universal Pharmacare in Canada. The summer offers excellent opportunities to engage in community outreach, and with the launch of...

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...