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How lab workers addressed workload issues through coming together

July 5, 2019
By Jennifer Edgar, HSA member   I write to share what happened when union members at my worksite took action, with support from HSA, to address workload issues in our laboratory.

HSA Basic Steward/OH&S Training Dates - Fall 2019

June 28, 2019
  HSA BASIC STEWARD/OH&S TRAINING DATES - FALL 2019   Registration Information:

HSA Young Workers’ Advisory Group: Call for expressions of interest

June 27, 2019
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 a five-member Young Workers’ Advisory Group.   The Advisory Group’s purpose is to

Register for Pension Seminars for HSA Members at Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre

June 18, 2019
REGISTER FOR PENSION SEMINARS FOR HSA MEMBERS AT ABBOTSFORDREGIONAL HOSPITAL AND CANCER CENTRE   Thanks to popular demand and the efforts of the HSA steward team at Abbotsford Regional Hospital, Municipal Pension Plan seminars are scheduled as follows:

HSA welcomes report calling for universal Pharmacare program

June 17, 2019
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Wild fires anticipated: Registration now open for health science professionals to register for the Emergency Health Provider Registry

June 3, 2019
As British Columbia heads into another summer of wild fires, Health Emergency Management BC has activated the provincial Emergency Health Provider Registry to assist in the coordination of relief staffing for health care providers. Any Health Authority is able to access the registry when local emergencies create additional staffing needs.

HSA applauds government announcement on new training spaces for OT and PT

May 27, 2019
The BC government is increasing the number of training seats for occupational therapy and physiotherapy, with new seats coming to Prince George, Vancouver and Fraser Valley. HSA applauds this announcement. These new training spaces are an important step forward to addressing the growing skills shortage in these professions. HSA has been advocating for increased training opportunities in these and other health science professions to ensure our health care system can deliver robust, team-based, and timely care to all British Columbians.

Win an iPad mini through the HSA Member Photo Contest!

May 6, 2019
DOWNLOAD THE POSTER HERE! CLICK HERE FOR TIPS FOR TAKING PHOTOS. 

HSA marks Nursing Week with launch of new Professional Development fund for HSA's RPNs

May 6, 2019
HSA marks National Nursing Week with launch of new professional development fund for HSA’s registered psychiatric nurses Health Sciences Association of BC announced today the establishment of a $115,000 Professional Development Fund available to all registered psychiatric nurses who are members of HSA. “Registered psychiatric nurses are critical members of the health care team. HSA recognizes the importance of continuing education for health care professionals who deliver important care in a specialized field of nursing,” said HSA President Val Avery.