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HSA is now accepting applications for the 2022 Core Member Engagement Team. Applications are due on Sunday, June 19 at 11:59 PM PST.

HSA is working towards equity and encourages people who experience marginalization (including but not limited to Indigenous peoples, people of the global majority, women, young workers, people with disabilities, LGBTQ2SIA+, immigrants and refugees, and diverse faiths) to apply for the HSA Core Member Engagement team.
 

Supervisors in the Union Workshop

Supervisors in the Union (two days):

DATE:            September 19 and 20, 2022
TIME:              9am to 4:30pm workshop, one hour for lunch
LOCATION:   Virtual – WebEx

CSSBA Bargaining Update – negotiations resume next week

Community social services bargaining will resume next week, starting May 16th. The Bargaining Committee will continue to discuss the issues that members have identified as priorities to the negotiating table with employer representatives.
 

Day of Mourning, April 28, 2022

Each year on April 28 we gather to recognize and grieve the people who have suffered workplace-related illness, injury, or death. Every single working person deserves to return home safe at the end of the day to their family and loved ones, but for too many workers, this is still not the case.

CBA Bargaining Update: Progress on Non-Monetary Bargaining Issues

CBA Bargaining Update: Progress on Non-Monetary Bargaining Issues
 

The community health negotiations team met with the Health Employers’ Association of BC (HEABC) over the last two weeks to discuss key proposals related to mobility within health authorities and ways to make the collective agreement gender neutral and more inclusive for Indigenous and Transgender workers.
 
We are working to ensure that everyone sees themselves represented in the language of the collective agreement.
 

HSA Makes Recommendations to Pandemic Response Review

Union urges changes based on front line pandemic experience of members

In a submission to the BC government’s official review of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Health Sciences Association of BC has urged the BC government to consider a number of recommendations related to improve infection control measures, workplace safety and professional shortages.

HSPBA Bargaining Update – Union negotiators propose wage increases

The Health Science Professional Bargaining Association (HSPBA), in talks this week with the Health Employers’ Association of BC (HEABC), has proposed a wage increase for health science professionals that, if accepted, would begin to address the critical issues undermining pandemic response and public health care in BC: chronic shortages, the rising cost of living, and the wage gap with other provinces.
 
The proposal seeks a two year agreement with a wage increase of 5% -- or COLA (cost of living adjustment), whichever is greater – in each of the two years.
 

HSPBA Bargaining Update – Wage proposal on track to be tabled next week

As news emerged today of an impasse in public sector bargaining between the provincial government and its direct employees over wages, the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) is preparing to table a wage proposal for health science professionals next week that addresses staff shortages, the rising cost of living, and closes the wage gap between BC and other provinces.