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Time off to run or work in provincial election

December 8, 2016
HSA support available to run or work in May 9, 2017 provincial election Printer-friendly bulletin for posting.

Politic Action Fund support for HSA members

December 7, 2016
Political Action Fund support for members to work on issue-based campaigns and attend political action training

Revised benchmarks for Community Social Services members

December 6, 2016
The Community Social Services Employers Association and Community Social Services Barganining Association Committee has been working jointly to determine necessary wage adjustments, which are scheduled for April 1, 2017 and April 1, 2018. The wage grids for 2017, including the Economic Stability Dividend and General Wage Increase, will be released shortly. The committee reviewed all 62 benchmarks and agreed to the following revisions. Revised Benchmarks(There are no changes to the grid levels)

Many members to receive small additional pay increase

November 30, 2016
Printer-friendly version. Starting with the first pay period after February 1, 2017, most HSA members can expect a pay increase of 0.35% over and above the 5.5% increase rolling out over the life of the current contract.

Urgent: Action needed as government changes affect your drug plan coverage

November 17, 2016
Important information about bc government changes that affect your drug coverage plan

HSA asking tough questions about recent attacks on RPNs

November 16, 2016
On Monday, the Vancouver Sun devoted front-page coverage to HSA's efforts to stop attacks on RPNs: http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/violent-assaults-on-nurses-by-patients-continue-at-abbotsford-hospital

Vaccinate or mask policy continues in BC for flu season

November 2, 2016
With flu season around the corner, HSA members are reminded of the provincial influenza control policy in effect in BC. In spite of changes in other provinces, the flu prevention policy in BC has not changed, and health care workers who choose not to be vaccinated have options available to them, including wearing a surgical mask. Health care workers must report their vaccination status confidentially through an on-line form. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

2017 Canadian Labour Congress Winter School

November 1, 2016
One of Canada's best labour schools, held at Harrison Hot Springs, in January and February 2017

It's HSA steward election time

October 19, 2016
Stewards are union representatives who offer support and advice to members. They play an essential role within HSA and the workplace by advocating for members, keeping members informed of union activities and providing democratic leadership. HSA provides training and ongoing support for members elected to these positions. Elections will be held in many HSA chapters during the coming few weeks to select members to fill the following HSA positions for the coming year:

Take part in HSA's member survey

October 19, 2016
HSA has contracted with Viewpoints Research to conduct a survey to find out more about how HSA members feel about how their union responds to concerns and communicates important information. The survey will include questions related to contract negotiations, workload, member communications and other current issues. The survey will be conducted on line. Members will receive email invitations starting October 20, and the survey will be open until November 1.  It takes 8-12 minutes to complete.

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