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Update on Temporary Pandemic Pay

HSA has received confirmation from the Ministry of Health that the Temporary Pandemic Pay will be paid out to Health Authority staff on October 9, 2020.
 
The $4 an hour payment applies both to regular and overtime hours worked by health care workers covered by the Health Science Professionals' Bargaining Association (HSPBA), Community Bargaining Association (CBA), and Nurses’ Bargaining Association (NBA) collective agreements for the period March 15 to July 4. Union dues are not payable on the Temporary Pandemic Pay earnings.
 

Election Time!

A Provincial Election has been called; general voting will take place on Saturday, October 24, 2020.

Elections are an important time to engage in discussion and debate about the future of our province, our collective priorities and what programs and services are important to us, our families and our communities.

HSA strongly encourages members to vote.

HSPBA Member Participation Needed in Classification Redesign Survey

As part of the 2019-2022 collective agreement, a joint working group of the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) and Health Employers’ Association of BC (HEABC) was established to continue the work of modernizing the HSPBA Classification System to address anomalies and regularize a number of professions and professional practice issues that have developed in a changing health care system.

Rescheduled HSA Annual Convention headlines a busy fall of union activity and education

Rescheduled HSA Annual Convention headlines a busy fall of union activity and education

As the summer of 2020 wraps up, the union is gearing up for a busy fall of union meetings and education opportunities for members
 
The union’s 49th annual convention, postponed from April 2-3 because of the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, has been rescheduled to November 16-17. It will be conducted online.
 

Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace Virtual Workshops

Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace – Level One Mental Health and the CSA Standard

Dates:  October 8, 2020 or November 12, 2020
Time:  9am – 4:30pm
Location: Virtual WebEx – Details to follow

Each year in Canada, one in five people will experience a mental health problem or illness. Over a lifetime that number increases to 1 in 3. The cost of mental health problems or illness costs our economy more than 51 billion dollars.