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Two candidates declared in first online election for Region 4 representative on HSA Board of Directors

Two candidates have been nominated to represent HSA members working in Region 4 on the union’s board of directors.
 
The two candidates in the election are Ella Chrobak and Joe Sebastian.
 
The successful candidate will assume the position of Regional Director for a two-year term at the conclusion of HSA's 2020 annual convention. Candidate statements will be included with voting information sent to members by email or postal mail.
 

Seeking HSA EDMP Regional Representative – VIHA

Are you an HSA member with a passion for disability management and rehabilitation? Do you have strong organizational, multi-tasking, and problem-solving skills? Are you employed with the Vancouver Island Health Authority? If so, consider putting in an application for an appointment as an Enhanced Disability Management Program (EDMP) regional representative. 

Nominations now open for HSA Board of Director elections – Jan. 23 deadline

Nominations are now open for Regional Director elections in HSA Regions 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10. This is an excellent opportunity for members to contribute to the leadership of the union and to represent the interests of other members.

HSA’s Board of Directors is comprised of 10 regional directors elected by members in the regions, and the president, who is elected every two years by delegates to the union’s convention.

HSA Social Justice Day Workshop

HSA SOCIAL JUSTICE DAY WORKSHOP 

DATE: Thursday, February 20, 2020
TIME:  8:30am – 4:00pm    
PLACE: HSA Head Office - 180 East Columbia St. New Westminster, BC

 The Committee on Equality and Social Action invite you to a workshop to explore different aspects of the Climate Emergency.

Health employers drop punitive measures of employee flu vaccine policy

 

* updated December 13, 2019 to clarify that under the amended policy, it is still mandatory to report vaccination status, but no longer mandatory to wear a mask if not vaccinated.

After years of controversy surrounding the province’s “vaccinate or mask” policy for health care workers during the flu season, the provincial policy has been amended to remove the disciplinary portion of the policy, where health care workers were at risk of being fired if they did not get a flu shot.

2020 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.

The criteria and details are set out on the application forms available on the HSA website.