News & Updates

Date: September 18, 2023 Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Location: Virtual via Webex HSA is pleased to offer this one-day virtual workshop for HSA young workers (members 35 and under). It is recognized that all members bring their personal communication skill sets which are effective in most interactions. This course is intended to be a refresher for some, and...

Date: September 20 and 21, 2023 Time: 9am to 4:30pm workshop, one hour for lunch Location: Virtual via WebEx Supervisors were some of the founding members of HSA when the union was first organized, and HSA is unique in terms of the number of supervisors who are included in the union. This workshop is for HSA supervisors who want to...

Date : Tuesday, September 26, 2023 Time : 9am - 4:30pm Location : Virtual via Webex Prerequisite : HSA’s Basic Steward Training This one-day workshop is for stewards to review their role in meetings with management, and their role as advocates for HSA members. We will share strategies for how to resolve contract violations in your workplace. Participants can expect...

The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) was recently made aware that some of our members have still not been paid the negotiated retroactive low wage redress and general wage increases. We have also been told that some employers have advised of significant delays in paying our members the negotiated wage increases. The CSSBA did not agree to these delays...

The Western Regional Summer Institute for Union Women will take place June 25-28, 2023, in Portland, Oregon at the University Place Hotel and Conference Centre. The theme for 2023 is “Seize the Moment, Forward in Unity.” This event is for all cis and trans women, non-binary, queer, questioning, and those who are comfortable in a space that centres our experiences...

Dear Members, At HSA, we recognize that the workplace has been very challenging for various reasons these last few years and that it is more important than ever to strengthen our sense of solidarity, respect, inclusion, and belonging in the workplace. This includes actively building more supportive relationships in your teams, more welcoming workplaces, and ensuring that workplaces better protect...

Friday, April 28, marks the Day of Mourning , a day to to remember those who have lost their lives on the job and to renew our commitment to creating safer workplaces. This day honours the memory of workers who have been killed, injured, or suffered illness as a result of work-related incidents. Sadly, last year 181 BC workers died...

A byelection for a new member of HSA’s Board of Directors from Region 6 has been called. The vacancy was created by the resignation of Regional Director Nancy Hay, who was unable to complete the term due to other commitments. This is an excellent opportunity for members to serve on the HSA Board of Directors, contribute to the leadership of...

Nominations are now open for Regional Director in HSA Region 9. This is an excellent opportunity for members to serve on the HSA Board of Directors, contribute to the leadership of the union, and to represent the interests of other members. HSA’s Board of Directors comprises 10 Regional Directors elected by members from their region, and the President, who is...

Members of the Nurses Bargaining Association have voted 61 per cent in favour of a new collective agreement effective April 21, 2022 to March 31, 2025. Highlights of the contract include significant pay increases amounting to a minimum of 13 to 14% over three years, depending on whether cost-of-living protections are triggered by BC inflation in year three, with retroactive...