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Happy Labour Day

 Labour Day 2020 is like no other Labour Day in recent memory.

 Usually on this day we celebrate the contributions of working people at community picnics, local fairs, or other neighbourhood events. We gather to visit with friends, family and colleagues to enjoy the end of summer.

Rescheduled HSA Annual Convention headlines a busy fall of union activity and education

Rescheduled HSA Annual Convention headlines a busy fall of union activity and education

As the summer of 2020 wraps up, the union is gearing up for a busy fall of union meetings and education opportunities for members
 
The union’s 49th annual convention, postponed from April 2-3 because of the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, has been rescheduled to November 16-17. It will be conducted online.
 

Apply Today To Be a 2020 Core Member Engager. Due July 17, 2020.

HSA is now accepting applications for the 2020 Core Member Engagement Team. Applications are due on Friday, July 17 at 11:59 PM PST.Click here to learn more about the program and apply.

Across Canada, public health care is being defunded and privatized while workers’ rights continue to face attacks from public and private sector employers. Now more than ever, we need strong unions to defend and win better living and working conditions.

HSA members invited to telephone town hall Thursday evening – June 25

HSA members are invited to join a live and interactive telephone town hall event tomorrow evening – Thursday, June 25 at 7:00 pm (PST).

This is an opportunity for the union to update members on important information regarding COVID-19 policies and practices that affect your work, to report on the union’s plans for the coming months, and for members to ask questions and share information.

Agreement reached on vacation scheduling due to COVID-19 (CSS collective agreement)

Employers and unions have reached an agreement on how to address vacation scheduling for the remainder of 2020 by members covered by the Community Social Services collective agreement in light of the impact of COVID-19 on operations. The agreement applies to members in the Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA), which includes HSA members.