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HSA members look ahead to bargaining in 2022

Delegates to the HSA Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) Bargaining Proposal Conference this week have developed a set of bargaining objectives to take forward into negotiations in 2022.
 
For the past three months, HSA chapters around the province held meetings to canvass members and vote on bargaining proposals to forward to the conference. More than 1000 proposals were submitted, and delegates to this week’s meeting reviewed them to set direction for the bargaining committee.
 

HSA SUPPORT FOR MEMBERS DISPLACED BY FLOOD EMERGENCY

With BC entering the third state of provincial emergency of 2021, HSA is offering financial assistance to members who are being displaced from their homes due to overland flooding in Abbotsford, Merritt and Princeton. 
 

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

2022 Scholarship and Bursary Opportunities Through HSA

Scholarships and bursaries available for HSA members and their families

HSA is offering scholarships and bursaries to all members and their children.  Ten scholarships will be awarded for full-time studies, twenty bursaries for full-time studies and four bursaries for part-time studies.  Two indigenous bursaries will be awarded to indigenous students in BC who are pursing education in an HSA related profession. 

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.