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BIPOC Caucus Meeting

The next meeting of HSA's BIPOC Caucus will be held on Tuesday, November 2 from 7 pm - 8 pm. All members who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Colour (BIPOC) are welcome to attend the BIPOC Caucus meeting.
 
At this meeting, the following topics will be discussed:

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.
 

Have an idea for your union contract? Deadline for bargaining proposals is November 7

All HSA members covered by the HSPBA collective agreement are reminded that the deadline for submission of bargaining proposals is November 7, 2021.
 
The primary and most important source for bargaining proposals is from HSA members through HSA chapter meetings, where, collectively, members consider and agree on priorities for bargaining to support all members covered by the collective agreement. The best way to have a say in your contract is by getting active in the process to set bargaining priorities.
 

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

HSA Advanced Steward Training

 

Registration Information:
Chief and Assistant Chief Stewards may register by logging into My Events Registration. Workshops will be listed under Steward Education events. 

Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Time: 9 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Virtually via WebEx

Chief and Assistant Chief Steward Training Objective:

$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.

Important Survey About Health Benefits

As of 2017, health benefits for members covered by the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) are operated by the Joint Health Science Benefits Trust (JHSBT), with representation appointed by HSA and the employer.

The JHSBT is now conducting a survey to learn more about the members they serve, and has engaged ViewPoints Research to conduct an on line survey.

New Public Health Order to Require Vaccination for Health Care Workers in Acute Care Settings - updated September 14

BC’s Public Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced yesterday new public health orders for mandatory vaccination against COVID-19 for all employees working in acute care settings. This includes acute care health care professionals who deliver patient care in the community, including in people’s homes.
 
HSA members working in these settings will be subject to the order, which requires COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment. This follows a similar order for long-term care settings announced last month.