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Giddha Withdraws From Region 7 Board of Directors Election

Please be advised that Jas Giddha has withdrawn as a candidate for HSA Board of Directors Region 7 representative.
 
Two candidates remain for the election: Sarah Kooner and Sherry Lewis.
 
An all candidates’ meeting is set for Thursday, February 2, 7-8 p.m.
 
Online voting opens February 4 and continues to February 12.
 

Second report on HSA JEDI work released

The second HSA Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) report to members was released today. The union’s commitment to JEDI is essential to achieving HSA’s mission of being a collective voice, strategic priorities of service, engagement, rights, relationships, and resources, and finally, HSA’s vision of respectful workplaces.
 

Three candidates declared in election for Region 7 representative on HSA board of directors; online voting open February 4-12

Three candidates have been nominated to represent HSA members who work in HSA Region 7 on the union’s board of directors.
 
The three candidates in the election are Jas Giddha, Sarah Kooner, and Sherry Lewis. Candidates’ statements will be available in the coming days on the HSA website at https://hsabc.org/about/board-directors/board-directors-election-2023
 
Candidate statements will also be included with voting credentials to be sent to members by e-mail.
 

Jill Slind acclaimed as Region 5 representative on HSA Board of Directors

Jill Slind will represent HSA members in Region 5 on the HSA Board of Directors after the deadline for nominations passed with no further nominations.

A board member for the past two-year term, Slind has served on the Constitutional and Organizational Policies Committee, Elections Committee, Women’s Committee and the Resolutions Committee and Finance Committees. She also represents HSA on the employer side at the HSA staff bargaining table.
 
Slind will begin the 2023-2025 term at the conclusion of the 2023 HSA Annual Convention, running April 19-21 in Vancouver.

Jing-Yi Ng acclaimed as Region 3 representative on HSA Board of Directors

Jing-Yi Ng will represent HSA members in Region 3 on the HSA Board of Directors after the deadline for nominations passed with no further nominations.

A clinical pharmacist at Eagle Ridge Hospital, this is Ng’s second two-year term on the Board of Directors. She was appointed the union’s Secretary-Treasurer late last year and has served on several committees:

HSPBA Members: 2022 Pay Increases Expected in About Six Weeks

Members can expect to begin receiving pay raises towards the end of next month.

Timing and delivery of the new pay rates is entirely in the hands of the employer, but with agreement now achieved on the formulation of wage schedules, the employer is expected to begin making the necessary payroll changes. This is expected to take about six weeks, in line with the implementation seen in comparable contract negotiations.

CSS Bargaining Update: Negotiations resume

Negotiations between the nine-union Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) and the provincial Community Social Services Employers’ Association (CSSEA) – which covers you and 17,000 other unionized workers in the sector – resumed yesterday.

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