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Wildfires and natural disasters: your collective agreement rights, and union support

July 2, 2021
Wildfires and natural disasters: your collective agreement rights, and union support With the onset of wildfire season in British Columbia, tragically marked by devastating losses in Lytton, including St. Bartholomew’s Health Centre, HSA advises members to take measures to protect yourselves and families this season. In the event of a wildfire or other disaster evacuation in your community, your first priority must be getting yourself and your family somewhere safe. 

Call for Expressions of Interest - HSA EDMP Representative - Fraser Health Authority

June 30, 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 Fraser Health Authority? If so, consider putting in an application for an appointment as an Enhanced Disability Management Program (EDMP) regional representative.  

NUPGE 2021 Scholarship Opportunities For HSA Members

June 30, 2021
CHANGE OF APPLICATION DATE: NUPGE HAS EXTENDED THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS TO FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 2021.  Every year, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) awards national scholarships of $2,500 each. HSA is an affiliate of NUPGE. HSA members and their families may be eligible to apply for the NUPGE scholarships. 

HSA sets fall bargaining proposal conferences for members covered by public sector contracts

June 25, 2021
With collective agreements covering HSA members working under public sector contracts expiring in March 2022, the union’s Board of Directors has scheduled bargaining proposal conferences for the fall.

Allied Health Provincial Consultation Survey

June 24, 2021
Members,  The Ministry of Health has launched an Allied Health Provincial Consultation. As part of this consultation, the Ministry has developed an online survey to collect information from Health Science Professionals in seven focus areas: identity and recognition, workforce and practice optimization, leadership, education and training, recruitment, retention, and partnerships and collaboration. 

On National Indigenous Peoples Day, HSA calls again on governments to act on Truth and Reconciliation commitments

June 21, 2021
Today is National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. For many years this day has served to recognize the history, heritage and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples in Canada. But this year is different.

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

June 16, 2021
As part of the 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).

How to Organize a Pension Webinar

June 16, 2021
We are pleased to let stewards know that HSA is once again working with the Municipal Pension Plan to provide webinars for HSA members. Two webinars are available:  Making the Most of Your Pension: Are you establishing your career or several years away from retirement? Learn how the decisions you make throughout your career can affect your pension when you retire. 

HSA Donating To Indian Residential Schools Survivors Society

June 14, 2021
HSA Donating TO INDIAN RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS SURVIVORS SOCIETY   As people across this country pause to reflect on the horrors inflicted by the Canadian residential school program for Indigenous Peoples, and the ongoing trauma suffered by the families and communities affected, HSA is donating $25,000 to the Indian Residential Schools Survivors Society, an organization with a twenty-year history of providing essential services to Residential School Survivors, their families, and those dealing with Intergenerational traumas.  

Kane Tse Elected HSA President

June 4, 2021
Delegates to HSA’s 50th annual convention have elected Kane Tse, an Assistant Bioinformatics Coordinator at Vancouver Cancer Centre, to serve as President. “We have a lot of things to accomplish in front of us,” Tse told delegates. “Some of them are going to be challenging, some are going to be rewarding. But we’re going to get through them together, and most importantly, they’re going to be ours to celebrate.”