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We can’t afford to wait. It’s time for paid sick leave for every worker in Canada

February 25, 2021
Joint Statement by Canada’s Provincial and Territorial Federations of Labour  In advance of the federal, provincial and territorial labour ministers’ meeting, provincial and territorial federations of labour are united in demanding that provincial and territorial governments guarantee seamless access to universal, permanent and adequate employer-provided sick days for all workers. 

Call for Expression of Interest - HSA EDMP Representative - Vancouver Island Health Authority

February 23, 2021
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.  

Virtual Basic Steward Training

February 20, 2021
 Virtual Basic Steward Training

National Union submission to Federal Budget 2021 consultation

February 18, 2021
NUPGE, the National Union representing almost 400,000 union members working to deliver public services of every kind to the citizens of their home provinces -- including HSA members, has submitted a consultation paper as part of the federal government's 2021 budget consultation. The pandemic has caused immense devastation and hardship in Canada and worldwide. The federal government has an important role to play in preventing further tragedy and in ensuring that nobody is left behind.

Ergonomics: How to Address Aches, Pains & Strains

February 9, 2021
Ergonomics: How to Address Aches, Pains & Strains (1 day)  DATE:             June 15, 2021TIME:               9 am to 4:30 pm workshop, 1.5 hours for lunchLOCATION:    Virtual – WebEx

Supervisors in the Union Workshop

February 9, 2021
Supervisors in the Union (2 days)  DATE:             May 12 & 13 2021TIME:              9 am to 4:30 pm workshop, 1.5 hours for lunchLOCATION:    Virtual – WebEx

HSA nurses eligible for college fee reimbursement: Details on how to apply to HSA by June 30, 2021

February 5, 2021
As part of the new Nurses Bargaining Association 2019-2022 collective agreement, HSA’s Registered Psychiatric Nurses and Registered Nurses are eligible for partial reimbursement of fees paid to the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).

Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace - Virtual

February 3, 2021
Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (1 day) DATE: June 8, 2021TIME: 9 am to 4:30 pm workshop, 1.5 hours for lunchLOCATION: Virtual – WebEx Each year in Canada, one in five people will experience a mental health problem or illness. Over a lifetimethat number increases to 1 in 3. The cost of mental health problems or illness costs our economy more than51 billion dollars.

Reminder - deadline Friday, Feb. 5 - Call for expressions of interest for HSA representatives to BC Federation of Labour Young Workers’ Committee

January 29, 2021
The BC Federation of Labour Young Workers’ Committee (YWC) is a standing committee of the BC Federation of Labour (BC Fed) dedicated to encouraging union participation among young people and to address inequity that young workers face as a result of discriminatory beliefs, policies, and legislation.