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Province declares start of flu season; mask or vaccination policy in effect

November 28, 2014
Effective December 1, British Columbia will be in flu season, and HSA members who work in patient care areas in hospitals (ie, where patients are or are likely to be present) are reminded to be vaccinated against influenza or, alternatively, wear a protective mask during flu season.

HSA Political Action Fund support available for political action training

January 20, 2015
Members may apply for Political Action Fund support to attend political action training which is:

Job Classification and Job Evaluation Committee Update

January 16, 2015
CSSEA and the CSSBA held a planning meeting of the Joint Job Evaluation Committee in early December. Purpose Over the next 16 months, the committee will be collecting, reviewing and updating information relative to the Joint Job Evaluation Plan in preparation for the first scheduled distribution of the negotiated Comparability and Anomaly wage increases scheduled for April 1, 2016. What is the Joint Job Evaluation Plan (JJEP)? 

HSA International Women’s Day Workshop – "Up For Debate"

January 13, 2015
Celebrating International Women’s Day – Up For DebateThursday March 5 and Friday March 6, 2015HSA Head office – NEW WESTMINSTER HSA invites women in our union to join us for two days of sharing to celebrate International Women’s Day.  HSA is providing the opportunity for members to participate in a workshop that combines attending in-house HSA training and an IWD dinner.

Women and Labour: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?

January 6, 2015
Edith MacHattie, HSA member and Co-Chair of the BC Health Care Coalition participates on a panel on women's activism in unions being presented by the Burnaby Teachers' Association Ad Hoc Labour Outreach Committee Saturday, January 24 from 4 to 7 p.m.

Convention 2015: deadline for resolutions is February 13

December 15, 2014
HSA members will soon be preparing for the 2015 HSA Convention, to be held May 1 and 2, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver. Convention is the union's annual meeting where chapter representatives from around the province determine the union's future direction. Policies, actions, constitutional amendments, and structural changes are all discussed and debated at convention.

HSA president calls for summit on violence in health care

December 11, 2014
The following letter from HSA President Val Avery was sent to members December 11, 2014 Dear member, Assaults on health care workers in Penticton and Kamloops have dominated the news this week. Incidents like these have become all too common in health care settings. It is time for action.

Community Savings Credit Union Scholarships for 2015 CLC Winter School

December 10, 2014
Community Savings Credit Union is offering three (3) scholarships to the 2015 CLC Pacific Region Winter School for the following courses: Unions in the Community, Week 4: February 10-13,  2015Candidate Development for Women, Week 4: February 10-13, 2015 Young Workers in Action, Week 5: February 15-20, 2015

Frank Wall Scholarship for 2015 CLC Winter School

December 10, 2014
The Canadian Labour Congress is offering the Frank Wall Leadership Development Scholarship to all union members interested in taking the Parliamentary Procedures and Public Speaking Course at the upcoming Canadian Labour Congress Winter School at Harrison Hot Springs.

Scholarships and bursaries available for HSA members and their families

December 10, 2014
HSA is offering scholarships and bursaries to all members and their children. Ten scholarships will be awarded for full-time studies, twenty bursaries for full-time studies and four bursaries for part-time studies. Two aboriginal scholarships will be awarded to aboriginal students in BC. The criteria and details are set out on the application forms available on the HSA website here.

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