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CSS Bargaining Update: New wage grids finalized

New wage grids for members working in community social services have been finalized. The new grids reflect the increases negotiated for the new 2022-2025 collective agreement and ratified by members last month, and are to take effect the first full pay period after April 1, 2022 (retroactive) and the first full pay period after April 1, 2023.

HSA members invited to register to watch annual convention proceedings April 19-21

This year, HSA will be offering a video stream of the proceedings of Convention 2023 to allow all HSA members the opportunity to tune in to observe registered delegates debate resolutions forwarded from HSA chapters across the province, and set the union’s course for the coming year at the union’s 52nd annual convention being held April 19-21 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver.

Historic Tentative Agreement Reached Between NBA and HEABC

The Nurses’ Bargaining Association (NBA) bargaining committee reached a tentative collective agreement with the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) this evening.

The terms of settlement include record-setting compensation for BC’s nurses. The agreement comes after months of meetings between NBA negotiators and HEABC, bringing the collective voice of thousands of nurses to the bargaining table.

You’re Invited: HSA President Candidate Forum April 13

HSA members are invited to join an online forum Thursday, April 13 to meet candidates for HSA President.

Delegates to the union’s 52nd annual convention April 19-21 are eligible to vote in the election for president. The election is scheduled for Friday, April 21.

The forum, hosted by the union’s Elections Committee, is an opportunity to hear from and ask questions to nominated candidates.

CSS Members Vote in Favour of New Collective Agreement

CSS Members Vote in Favour of New Collective Agreement

Members in the Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) voted 95% in favour of the tentative agreement reached with the employers represented by the Community Social Services Employer’s Association (CSSEA).

This was one of the longest rounds of negotiations in the history of this sector and we thank each member of the bargaining unit who took the time to vote and stayed engaged throughout this process.

Vancouver General Hospital HSA Chapter Meeting Occupational Health & Safety

Join our HSA stewards and special guests to learn about Safety @ Work!

Please join us on Friday March 31st from 12-1pm for a VGH chapter meeting with special guests President Kane Tse and OH&S LROs Mike Wisla and Farzad Kasad. 

We will be fortunate to receive a presentation focusing on occupational health and safety trends, the presumptive coverage campaign, and reporting safety incidents.

The knowledge gained at this chapter meeting will be useful for supporting healthy workplaces. 

CBA members to receive maximum wage increase this year

CBA members to receive maximum wage increase this year
Inflation-protection measures negotiated in new agreement will trigger 6.75% increase

New inflation figures released yesterday confirm that the maximum wage protections in the CBA collective agreement will be triggered, and members will receive the full 6.75% wage increase starting April 1, 2023.

HSA Nurses Eligible for College Fee Reimbursement - Apply to HSA by June 30, 2023

HSA’s Registered Psychiatric Nurses and Registered Nurses are eligible for partial reimbursement of fees paid to the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) in 2023

The rate of reimbursement has been set at $215 per member.

To claim for partial reimbursement of your fees, scan and send your receipt for fees paid to the BCCNM to Please include your name, worksite, mailing address, and current personal email address.