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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.

The growing threat to Canadian Medicare

May 31, 2018
­­­­ HSA REPORT MAGAZINE, JUNE 2018 How privately-funded health care hurts us

Change for the better

May 31, 2018
HSA REPORT MAGAZINE, JUNE 2018 President's Report, Val Avery HSA members have known for a quite some time what works and what doesn’t when it comes to the delivery of quality health care, and our work in promoting policy recommendations has been grounded in this expertise. We are pleased to see that many of our recommendations are now coming to fruition.

Learning for Life: Kiran Rama, Registered Psychiatric Nurse

May 31, 2018
HSA REPORT MAGAZINE, JUNE 2018 National Nursing Week was celebrated from May 7-13, marking the important contribution nurses make to our health care system. Registered psychiatric nurses work on interdisciplinary teams in a variety of health care settings, including psychiatric units in hospitals, community mental health centres, and on community outreach teams. 

Linda Bessant wins 2018 David Bland Award

May 31, 2018
 HSA REPORT MAGAZINE, JUNE 2018 Linda Bessant of Victoria, B.C. is the recipient of this 2018 David Bland Award.

Bargaining underway for HSA members working in the community health sector across British Columbia

May 30, 2018
A second week of bargaining has wrapped up between the Community Bargaining Association (CBA) and the Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC) in Vancouver. Talks are aimed at achieving a new collective agreement for members in community health.