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Telephone town hall meetings set Wednesday for information about the tentative nurses deal

October 9, 2012
HSAs registered psychiatric nurses, covered by the Nurses Bargaining Association collective agreement, are invited to participate in one of two telephone town hall meetings scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday October 10. To join the call, simply answer the phone, and you will be connected. Please ensure HSA has your personal / home phone number by emailing your full name and contact info to memberlist@hsabc.org ... or you can sign in at www.hsabc.org and update your information by logging in.

Two weeks scheduled for health science professionals bargaining

October 9, 2012
In the wake of tentative agreements reached in the master provincial government workers (BCGEU) and nurses bargaining (NBA) contracts, the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) and Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) return to the bargaining table today. Jeanne Meyers, chief negotiator for the HSPBA, said the bargaining association is optimistic that the tentative agreements achieved at those two tables signals a willingness by government to return to the health science professionals bargaining table with an appetite to bargain.

Information package: Nurses Bargaining Association tentative agreement for 2012-2014

October 8, 2012
Highlights: Nurses Bargaining Association tentative agreement  

HSA urges nurses to vote -NO" to nurses tentative agreement

October 4, 2012
Provisions to address workload issues come at the expense of BCs future nurses, and thats too high a price to pay, says HSA president Reid Johnson. The unions board of directors is recommending HSA members, registered psychiatric nurses covered by the Nurses Bargaining Association (NBA) collective agreement, vote -NO" to the tentative collective agreement reached last week between the NBA and Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC).

New agreement aims to reduce nurses' workload

October 3, 2012
Times Colonist (Victoria)

Community Health Services and Support: 86 per cent vote in favour of job action

October 3, 2012
Union members who work in Community Health Services and Support sector have voted 86 per cent in favour of job action. HSA President Reid Johnson said this strong mandate is a clear message to employers. "Our members in community health help hold our communities together," he said. "It's time for the Health Employers' Association of BC and the BC government to recognize the invaluable services provided by these members, and to value the needs of their patients and clients."

HSA provides support for members to attend election campaign training

October 2, 2012
Over the next few months, various organizations will be offering election campaign training. HSA members may apply for Political Action Fund support to attend election campaign training which is:

HSA provides support for members to attend election campaign training

September 28, 2012
Over the next few months, various organizations will be offering election campaign training.  HSA members may apply for Political Action Fund support to attend election campaign training which is:

Province, nurses reach tentative two-year agreement

September 27, 2012
Vancouver Sun The B.C. government has reached a tentative two-year agreement with the province's nurses, Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid announced Wednesday. "This is the result of some very hard work on both sides of the table," MacDiarmid said Wednesday as she announced the tentative deal.

Labour College of Canada - A College for Workers: A Legacy of Leadership

September 27, 2012
For 50 years the Labour College of Canada has been a catalyst for leadership in the labour and social justice movements in Canada. Today, it offers a four-week Intensive Program of post-secondary learning for active union members who want to enhance their leadership