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Update on Ongoing Pay Increase Delays

Ongoing delays in paying the wage increases negotiated in the 2022-2025 collective agreement are extremely frustrating for members and extremely concerning to the union. Delayed implementation of pay changes for new collective agreements almost always happens to some degree, but the extent of the delays in this instance is not acceptable.

While the problems are the responsibility of BC’s health authorities, and HSA has no direct control over the matter, the union continues to work to achieve a solution as quickly as possible.

Here is what HSA is doing:

New Region 9 Regional Director Acclaimed

Kathy Anderson has been acclaimed as the Regional Director to represent members from Region 9 on the HSA Board of Directors.

Anderson is a medical laboratory technologist at Golden and District Hospital, where she serves as Lead Steward. In her seven years as an HSA member, she has served as a Steward, Lead Steward, Occupational Health and Safety Steward, and Member at Large.

Her term of office will last until the end of HSA’s 2025 convention.

Social Justice Intervention Training - HSA Office

Date: Monday, September 11, 2023

Time: 9am - 4:30pm

Location: HSA Office – 180 East Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC

This workshop trains participants to do basic social justice interventions in the workplace to combat bullying and harassment, outside the grievance process.

Update on Payment of Wage Increases

The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) was recently made aware that some of our members have still not been paid the negotiated retroactive low wage redress and general wage increases. We have also been told that some employers have advised of significant delays in paying our members the negotiated wage increases.

Chance to win $500 or $250 - HSA Survey on Belonging and Inclusion

Dear Members,

At HSA, we recognize that the workplace has been very challenging for various reasons these last few years and that it is more important than ever to strengthen our sense of solidarity, respect, inclusion, and belonging in the workplace. This includes actively building more supportive relationships in your teams, more welcoming workplaces, and ensuring that workplaces better protect everyone’s mental health. HSA wants to make sure that everyone feels included, welcomed, and valued at their workplace.

HSA offers scholarships for Summer Institute for Union Women June 25 – 28, 2023 University of Oregon, Portland USA

The Western Regional Summer Institute for Union Women will take place June 25-28, 2023, in Portland, Oregon at the University Place Hotel and Conference Centre. The theme for 2023 is “Seize the Moment, Forward in Unity.” This event is for all cis and trans women, non-binary, queer, questioning, and those who are comfortable in a space that centres our experiences.