News & Updates
January 18, 2017Truth and Reconciliation from a woman’s perspective
January 18, 2017Educational Objective: To explore the issue of social justice and some of the efforts HSA and its partners are undertaking to bring about just conditions both locally and globally. This year’s one-day workshop is February 17th from 9 am - 4 pm and will focus on the connection between local social justice movements and local politics. Target Audience: All members interested in social justice. Workshop Goals:
January 17, 2017As the deadline for paying college registration fees approaches, HSA is advising RPN members to submit receipts for registration or renewal of their college fees for partial reimbursement by the Nurses Bargaining Association. The damages that are being put toward the fees paid to the CRPNBC arise out of compensation paid by the employer for failure to implement the 2012 safe staffing provisions.
December 20, 2016This year, Regional Director elections will take place in Regions 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9. All HSA members in these regions are encouraged to put their name forward for these important positions.
December 20, 2016HSA’s 2017 Annual Convention will include an election for the position of president. The two-year term begins at the adjournment of the 2017 convention.
December 14, 2016On Friday December 9, 2016, the provincial government announced a proposal to establish a new college of diagnostic and therapeutic health professions. Many HSA members would be included in the new college. Professional associations representing members from several health science professional disciplines have for several years advocated for a regulatory college or colleges to oversee their members’ practice.
December 8, 2016HSA support available to run or work in May 9, 2017 provincial election Printer-friendly bulletin for posting.
December 7, 2016Political Action Fund support for members to work on issue-based campaigns and attend political action training
December 6, 2016The 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)
November 30, 2016Printer-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.