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Better protection needed for health care workers

As health science professionals and other health care workers continue to experience crushing workloads caused by long-standing shortages, which continue to be exacerbated by health care staff absences because of the accelerated spread of Covid-19 at health care worksites, HSA is calling on the Ministry of Health to ensure enhanced precautions are put in place.
 
In addition, the union rejects suggestions that health care workers may be expected to report to work even if they have symptoms of COVID-19.
 

HSA SUPPORT FOR MEMBERS DISPLACED BY FLOOD EMERGENCY

With BC entering the third state of provincial emergency of 2021, HSA is offering financial assistance to members who are being displaced from their homes due to overland flooding in Abbotsford, Merritt and Princeton. 
 

The time to speak up for paid sick days for all is now

Monday, October 25th is an important day to make the case for paid sick leave for all.
 
HSA members are invited to participate in a Covid-safe Day of Action at the provincial legislature in Victoria and at SkyTrain stations in Burnaby and Surrey to call on Premier John Horgan and the BC government to lead the country and enshrine 10 days of paid sick leave as a right for all workers.
 
HSA President Kane Tse will join the action in Surrey at the Surrey Central Skytrain station at 4 p.m.
 

Expressions of interest: HSA Young Workers’ Advisory Group

Are you a young HSA member (35 and under) interested in increased young worker participation in the union?

The union’s board of directors is seeking members aged 35 and younger to get involved in HSA's Young Workers’ Advisory Group.

The Advisory Group’s purpose is to

$15,000 of Financial Support for People Impacted by Wildfires

The following information is being shared from the Community Savings Credit Union:

To help ease the burden of evacuations and loss, Community Savings Credit Union is providing up to $15,000 of financial support to help union members impacted by wildfires. Community Savings Credit Union will provide $500 in funds directly to individual union members that require assistance.

HSA Members Urged To Vote In September 20th Federal Election

HSA MEMBERS URGED TO VOTE IN SEPTEMBER 20th FEDERAL ELECTION

A federal election has been called for September 20th and the outcome will have a significant impact on the health care and community social services that HSA members provide. The Parliament that we elect will also be able to act on the issues that HSA members have identified as important to them, like climate action, child care, and pharmacare.

Your input needed for member survey on contract issues

Health Sciences Association of BC has contracted Viewpoints Research to conduct an on line survey to explore members' priorities and concerns as your union begins negotiations for your next contract. Viewpoints Research an industry leader with 30 years of experience conducting research for unions and other progressive organizations. Using an experienced third-party professional research firm for this membership survey ensures confidentiality and the highest quality of data.

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