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Municipal Pension Plan seminars scheduled for HSA members

June 30, 2015
The Municipal Pension Plan has scheduled seminars for HSA members as follows:

Steward and OH&S Training

June 22, 2015
Registration Information:Stewards may register by logging into My Events Registration. Workshops will be listed under Steward Education events.

Union trustees named to Joint Benefits Trust

June 22, 2015
The 2014-2019 HSPBA collective agreement includes provisions committing the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) and Health Employers' Association of BC (HEABC) to establish the Joint Health Science Benefits Trust (JHSBT) for provision of health and welfare benefits. The JHSBT will be governed by a Board of Trustees with an equal number of trustees appointed by HSPBA and HEABC, and members of the HSPBA Working Group have now been selected to act as interim trustees. The Working Group members and interim trustees are:

Patient transfer drivers reach tentative agreement on first contract

June 12, 2015
With the assistance of mediator Vince Ready, CUPE 873-03 and SN Transport have agreed to terms for a tentative agreement. Details of the first collective agreement for the local, reached last night after one session of mediated talks that began yesterday, will be disclosed to members at a ratification meeting scheduled for Tuesday (June 16).

EDMP program expanding for members at affiliate employers

June 4, 2015
Following the successful launch of the pilot project in April, the Enhanced Disability Management Program for affiliate employers is expanding once again. EDMP, which is already supporting thousands of HSA members working in health authorities, has a proven track record of helping members who are absent from work due either to a work-related or non-work related illness or injury, or when they are struggling at work.

Health Care Campaign Workshops - North Island & Powell River

June 3, 2015
HSA members are invited toattend one of five free, hands-on election workshops taking place between June 24-30 on the

Classification agreement on PHSA lab redesign’s four key leadership roles has been reached

May 29, 2015
In February, Provincial Health Services Authority served Section 54 notice informing the Health Sciences Professional Bargaining Association that it intended to introduce a change to Lower Mainland pathology and laboratory services. This change would affect the terms, conditions or security of employment of a significant number of health science professional bargaining unit employees.   Over the past four months HSPBA and PHSA have met to discuss PHSA's proposed job descriptions and classifications associated with its service delivery design.

Time for Change Tour

May 26, 2015
The Canadian Labour Congress is kicking off the labour movement's initiative to engage members in issues that will be important to working people in the upcoming federal election.  Issues like health care, child care, retirement security and the creation of good, family-supporting jobs. This fall we'll elect a new government, and you can be a part of it.  

HSA supporting members to attend Women's Campaign School

May 26, 2015
Are you a woman considering running for elected office, or working in a key position in a future election campaign?  If so, then the Canadian Women Voters Congress Women’s Campaign School is for you. Dates:      June 12 to June 14, 2015Location:  Victoria, BC

Convention delegates debate key resolutions, re-elect Avery as HSA president

May 5, 2015
Physiotherapist Val Avery was re-elected to serve as HSA president at a convention attended by over 300 delegates from around BC.

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