News & Updates
November 18, 2014Please make a note of our contact information effective Jan. 5, 2015: Health Sciences Association of BC180 East Columbia StreetNew Westminster, BCV3L 0G7 New Phone: 604 517 0994 / toll free 800 663 2017New Fax: 604 515 8889 / toll free 800 663 6119
November 26, 2014HSA REPORT, DECEMBER 2014 Professional recognition days, weeks and months come and go. Posters go up on bulletin boards, posts go up on social media sites. Maybe there’s cupcakes. It’s a great chance to educate and celebrate the work that makes our health care and community social service systems work, but it’s getting harder to break through the noise and distractions of modern life. That’s why a group of respiratory therapists decided to do something a little different for October’s RT Week.
November 26, 2014HSA REPORT, DECEMBER 2014 By Val Avery, President HSA's first office was a little place on Kingsway. As the number of members grew steadily, so did the need to find new space. We soon moved to an office on Hastings at Boundary, staying there until 1994, when we moved to Metrotown. Only a few years later, in 1998, we moved to the offices many of you know on Joyce Street. Now, it's time to move again.
November 25, 2014HSA members are encouraged to take advantage of 3 opportunities to hear Dr. Danielle Martin speak in Vancouver this week.
November 24, 2014HSA REPORT, DECEMBER 2014 By Laura Busheikin There's no doubt that having to take time off work due to an injury or illness brings a multitude of challenges. Aside from the medical demands, there are forms to fill out and anxiety around getting the proper benefits. There are often feelings of isolation. There is the uncertainty of not knowing when, how, or if you can return to work.
November 24, 2014HSA REPORT, DECEMBER 2014 By Carol Riviere, Communications Deep ties to her community and long-time union activism helped HSA vice-president Janice Morrison secure a spot on Nelson city council in the recent municipal election.
November 24, 2014HSA REPORT, DECEMBER 2014 by Dennis Blatchford, Pensions and Benefits Advocate I'm advised by Pacific Blue Cross that fertility drugs are not covered under the new 50 per cent cost share arrangement for non-PharmaCare formulary medications. Why are these drugs not covered?
November 24, 2014HSA REPORT, DECEMBER 2014 By David Durning, HSA Senior OHS Officer
November 13, 2014One of Canada's best labour schools, held at Harrison Hot Springs, in January and February 2015 The CLC Winter School offers a wide variety of week-long, quality labour oriented courses. To support HSA's ability to represent HSA members effectively and help build a stronger union, members can apply to take courses chosen to meet these objectives.
November 13, 2014A vote has been ordered by the Labour Relations Board today at Chilliwack General Hospital. Please take the time to vote today to stay in HSA. HSA has fought for the recognition RPNs deserve in a specialized field. Without HSA at the bargaining table and fighting for the rights of RPNs, there would be fewer opportunities to do the work you are an expert at doing. Voting time: 2-4 p.m. Voting place: 4 South Meeting Room, Chilliwack General Hospital.