News & Updates

éy swayel (good day in Halq'eméylem, the Indigenous language of some parts of BC’s south coast). Each June is National Indigenous History month, a time to learn and recognize the rich heritages, stories and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada. As health care and social service professionals, HSA members work in a system that has historically discriminated against Indigenous peoples...

HSA continues to hear from Community Social Service Bargaining Association members who are waiting for employers to provide the wage increases and retro pay negotiated in the new contract. HSA is working through the Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) to resolve this as soon as possible. CSSBA has sent notice to the Community Social Services Employer’s Association (CSSEA) regarding...

Date: October 4, 2023 Time: 9am – 4:30pm Location: Virtual via Webex HSA is pleased to have Kerry Palmer return to facilitate this one-day course to assist members in their day-to-day interactions with their HSA colleagues and their patients/clients. Communication is the cornerstone of a healthy, productive and engaging workforce, and as such, this course is an opportunity to build...

Each year in Canada, one in five people will experience a mental health problem or illness. Over a lifetime, that number increases to one in three. The cost of mental health problems or illness costs our economy more than 51 billion dollars. Date: October 12, 2023 Time: 9am to 4:30pm Location: Virtual via Webex This workshop provides participants with tools...

Your union is excited to announce three upcoming caucus meetings for HSA members from equity-denied groups: 1. Gender Diverse Members Caucus Meeting All HSA members who identify as Two-Spirit, trans, and/or gender diverse are invited to attend the next meeting of HSA’s Gender Diverse Caucus, which will be held virtually on Tuesday, June 27th from 12pm – 1:30pm. Please RSVP...

Registration Information: Stewards may register by logging into My Events Registration . Workshops are listed under Steward Education events. Basic Steward Training (three-day workshop) Stewards play a vital role in the union. This workshop will teach new stewards the skills to enable them to serve confidently in their role. Workshop content includes the role of the steward, organizing your chapter...

Employers to recognize nurses at 15-, 20-, 25- and 30-year career milestones Representatives for the Nurses’ Bargaining Association have successfully negotiated a final interpretation of App XX: MOA: Wage Schedule Adjustment with the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) intended to pay registered psychiatric nurses based on their years of seniority or relevant nursing experience. RPNs who have reached 15-...

Kathy Anderson has been acclaimed as the Regional Director to represent members from Region 9 on the HSA Board of Directors. Anderson is a medical laboratory technologist at Golden and District Hospital, where she serves as Lead Steward. In her seven years as an HSA member, she has served as a Steward, Lead Steward, Occupational Health and Safety Steward, and...

Nicole McIntosh has been acclaimed as the Regional Director to represent members from Region 6 on the HSA Board of Directors. McIntosh is a registered psychiatric nurse at St. Paul’s Hospital. In her eighteen years as an HSA member, she has served as a Steward, Lead Steward, Occupational Health and Safety Steward, and Member at Large, as well as being...

Date : Monday, September 11, 2023 Time : 9am - 4:30pm Location : HSA Office – 180 East Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC This workshop trains participants to do basic social justice interventions in the workplace to combat bullying and harassment, outside the grievance process. It begins with an overview of social justice principles like diversity, inclusion, equity, and intersectionality...