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Better protection needed for health care workers

January 12, 2022
As health science professionals and other health care workers continue to experience crushing workloads caused by long-standing shortages, which continue to be exacerbated by health care staff absences because of the accelerated spread of Covid-19 at health care worksites, HSA is calling on the Ministry of Health to ensure enhanced precautions are put in place.   In addition, the union rejects suggestions that health care workers may be expected to report to work even if they have symptoms of COVID-19.  

Second call for nominations for HSA Regional Director elections – February 10 deadline

January 10, 2022
Nominations are now open for Regional Director elections in HSA Regions 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10. 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 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.

HSA Virtual Social Justice Day Workshop - February 17, 2022 - Register Online

December 14, 2021
HSA Virtual Social Justice Day Workshop  HSA is pleased to offer an opportunity to attend this one-day workshop! DATE: Thursday, February 17, 2022 TIME:  9 am – 4:30pm     LOCATION: Virtually, via WebEx. Details to follow

Nominations now open for HSA Regional Director elections; February 10 deadline

December 13, 2021
Nominations now open for HSA Regional Director elections; February 10 deadline Nominations are now open for Regional Director elections in HSA Regions 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10. 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 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.

BIPOC members invited to series of caucus meetings in new year

December 10, 2021
HSA invites all BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) members to participate in the upcoming series of BIPOC Caucus meetings to discuss the role of affinity/caucus spaces in organizations to address systemic racism.  For more information on Caucus/affinity spaces please read here and here and

Decolonization Two Day Workshop - Virtual

December 2, 2021
HSA is pleased to offer another opportunity to attend this two-day workshop!  DATES:  January 12 & 13, 2022 TIME:   9:00 am to 4:30 pm LOCATION:  Virtual – WebEx details to follow

Another opportunity to attend Race, Racism in Healthcare & Social Services: Building Anti-racist Care Virtual Workshop!

December 1, 2021
Race, Racism in Healthcare & Social Services: Building Anti-racist Care An HSA Virtual Diversity Workshop HSA is pleased to offer another opportunity to attend this two-day workshop virtually. Members are expected to attend the entirety of both days.

IMPORTANT UPDATE! Call for Applicants: 4th Annual HSA Young Workers Forum – December 15th

December 1, 2021
4TH ANNUAL HSA YOUNG WORKERS FORUMDECEMBER 15TH, 9AM-4PM ONLINE   Please note that the deadline to apply has been extended until December 5th

Essential Services Training workshops available

December 1, 2021
Essential Service Negotiations Chief Steward Workshop/Planning Time VARIOUS DATES: see options below TIME: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm LOCATION: Virtual – WebEx details to follow  

HSA members look ahead to bargaining in 2022

November 25, 2021
Delegates to the HSA Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) Bargaining Proposal Conference this week have developed a set of bargaining objectives to take forward into negotiations in 2022.   For the past three months, HSA chapters around the province held meetings to canvass members and vote on bargaining proposals to forward to the conference. More than 1000 proposals were submitted, and delegates to this week’s meeting reviewed them to set direction for the bargaining committee.