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Seeking HSA EDMP Regional Representative – VIHA

Are you an HSA member with a passion for disability management and rehabilitation? Do you have strong organizational, multi-tasking, and problem-solving skills? Are you employed with the Vancouver Island Health Authority? If so, consider putting in an application for an appointment as an Enhanced Disability Management Program (EDMP) regional representative. 

Nominations now open for HSA Board of Director elections – Jan. 23 deadline

Nominations are now open for Regional Director elections in HSA Regions 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10. This is an excellent opportunity for members to contribute to the leadership of the union and to represent the interests of other members.

HSA’s Board of Directors is comprised of 10 regional directors elected by members in the regions, and the president, who is elected every two years by delegates to the union’s convention.

HSA Social Justice Day Workshop

HSA SOCIAL JUSTICE DAY WORKSHOP 

DATE: Thursday, February 20, 2020
TIME:  8:30am – 4:00pm    
PLACE: HSA Head Office - 180 East Columbia St. New Westminster, BC

 The Committee on Equality and Social Action invite you to a workshop to explore different aspects of the Climate Emergency.

Health employers drop punitive measures of employee flu vaccine policy

 

* updated December 13, 2019 to clarify that under the amended policy, it is still mandatory to report vaccination status, but no longer mandatory to wear a mask if not vaccinated.

After years of controversy surrounding the province’s “vaccinate or mask” policy for health care workers during the flu season, the provincial policy has been amended to remove the disciplinary portion of the policy, where health care workers were at risk of being fired if they did not get a flu shot.

2020 Scholarships and bursaries available for HSA members and their families

 

HSA is offering scholarships and bursaries to all members and their children.  Ten scholarships will be awarded for full-time studies, twenty bursaries for full-time studies and four bursaries for part-time studies.  Two indigenous bursaries will be awarded to indigenous students in BC.

The criteria and details are set out on the application forms available on the HSA website.

2020 Canadian Labour Congress Winter School

One of Canada's best labour schools, held at Harrison Hot Springs, in January and February 2020.

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.

For dates and course information, please see Information Sheet.

An historic moment: BC to become first Canadian province to legislate UNDRIP

This morning the BC government introduced Bill 41, the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act.

This bill requires all provincial laws to align with UNDRIP, and is an important and concrete step to implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) into a provincial legislative framework. Once passed, BC will be the first province to bring the internationally recognized standards of UNDRIP into provincial law.