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HSA Welcomes Government Action to Increase Training

HSA President Kane Tse today welcomed news that the BC government is adding 322 new training spots for health science professions facing dire shortages, and providing bursaries for internationally-educated health science professionals looking to join the BC workforce.

Workshop on Men as Allies: Standing in Solidarity for Gender Equity and Justice - Dec 1, 2022

Workshop on Men as Allies: Standing in Solidarity for Gender Equity and Justice

 HSA is pleased to offer a workshop examining ways for men in the union to actively support gender equity. Understanding how power, privilege, and oppression work is critical to fighting for equity, justice and excellence. We all come at this from different places, and men, as part of an historically dominant group, have a different but very important role to play.

HSPBA Bargaining Update: Work Continues Over Summer

As we enter the summer, unions leading negotiations for health science professionals (Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association - HSPBA), community health (Community Bargaining Association – CBA) and community social services (Community Social Services Bargaining Association – CSSBA) continue to co-ordinate efforts to speak with a louder voice to support common goals.
 

HSA Lead and Assistant Lead Steward Training - Nov 14th or 15th, 2022

HSA Lead and Assistant Lead Steward Training 

This one-day training session is for Lead Stewards and Assistant Lead Stewards. Priority access will be given to Lead and Assistant Lead Stewards that have never attended a Lead and Assistant Lead Steward workshop. As leaders in your chapter, you have some additional opportunities, responsibilities, and challenges. 

Updates to BC’s Emergency Health Provider Registry

Since its launch, the Emergency Health Provider Registry (EHPR) has adapted to respond to health system emergencies (including floods, wildfires, and other climate-change related disasters) and the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 10,000 people are currently registered with the EHPR and the Ministry of Health is undertaking a refresh of the system to update registrant information and improve our capacity to contact and deploy registrants in a timely way.

CSS Bargaining Update: challenging discussions going into the summer

The Community Social Services Negotiating Committee was back at the bargaining table June 22 - 24.  We continued to work through a number of significant items, including further discussions on the monetary priorities put forward by community social service workers from all three sub-sectors -- Community Living Services, General Services and Indigenous Services.
 

Member survey on contract and workload issues now open

Health Sciences Association of BC has contracted Viewpoints Research to conduct the annual survey to learn about member priorities and concerns as the union continues negotiations for your next contract. Viewpoints Research an industry leader with 30 years of experience conducting research for unions and other progressive organizations. Using an experienced third-party professional research firm for this membership survey ensures confidentiality and the highest quality of data.

HSA Regional Meeting and member-at-large election dates set for 2022

The dates have been set for HSA’s 2022 Annual Regional Meetings and member-at-large elections. After two years of virtual meetings, we are returning to in-person meetings throughout the province.

Annual Regional Meetings are a forum for HSA activists and members to connect with other members in their region, and to get caught up on the union’s work.