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

May 5, 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).

HSA's next BIPOC Caucus - Thursday, April 29

April 27, 2021
The next meeting of the BIPOC Caucus will be held on Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 6 to 8pm.  This invitation is open to all members identifying as Black, Indigenous, or People of Colour (BIPOC). With HSA's Annual Convention coming in June, we will use our BIPOC meeting to: 1.           Review resolutions related to BIPOC issues 2.           Define goals and objectives on what BIPOC needs 3.           Create plans of action to accomplish the above goals

Giddha re-elected to represent Region 7 members on HSA Board of Directors

April 26, 2021
Jas Giddha has been re-elected to serve a two-year term as a member of HSA’s Board of Directors, representing HSA members in Region 7 from several worksites, including Surrey Memorial, Peace Arch, Abbotsford, and Chilliwack Hospitals, and the Fraser Valley Centre for Child Development.

Morrison elected to represent Region 9 members on HSA Board of Directors

April 26, 2021
HSA members have elected Janice Morrison to serve a two-year term on the union’s board of directors representing Region 9, which includes worksites in the Kootenays.

Slind elected to represent Region 5 members on HSA Board of Directors

April 26, 2021
HSA members have elected Jill Slind to serve a two-year term on the union’s board of directors representing Region 5, which includes a number of worksites in the Lower Mainland including BC Children’s and Women’s Hospital and the Vancouver Cancer Centre.

Packer re-elected to represent Region 1 members on HSA Board of Directors

April 26, 2021
Becky Packer has been re-elected to serve a two-year term as a member of HSA’s Board of Directors, representing HSA members in Region1 from worksites in Nanaimo and north on Vancouver Island. A physiotherapist at Cumberland Health Centre, she has been active in the union since 2008, and was first elected to the Board of Directors in 2019. She has served as secretary-treasurer since 2020, and as chair of the union’s Climate Action Working Group.

Race, Racism in Healthcare & Social Services: Building Anti-racist Care Virtual Workshop

April 22, 2021
Race, Racism in Healthcare & Social Services: Building Anti-racist Care An HSA Virtual Diversity Workshop HSA is pleased to offer another opportunity to attend this two-day workshop virtually. Members are expected to attend the entirety of both days. DATES:  July 12 & 13, 2021

HSA Board of Director elections: voting closes Friday. No ballot? Contact us by 12 noon (pst) Friday, April 23

April 21, 2021
The voting period in the 2021 HSA Regional Director elections to elect members of the union’s Board of Directors closes this Friday, April 23 at 8 p.m.   If you have misplaced your voting credentials, or didn’t receive an email with your voting credentials, please send an email to msobrino@hsabc.org to ensure the online election provider, Simply Voting, can send your electronic ballot and voting credentials in time to vote.  

Health care features in BC pandemic budget

April 20, 2021
On Tuesday, April 20, the BC government released the first full provincial budget of the current pandemic crisis. As expected, the priorities are aimed squarely at pandemic support for the immediate term and economic recovery for the longer term. There is significant new investment in public infrastructure, health care, programs to benefit vulnerable British Columbians, and ongoing support for business sectors hit hard over the last year.

Federal budget 2021: Lofty ambitions need details

April 20, 2021
The following article is reposted from the NUPGE website.  Ottawa (20 April 2021) — The federal government delivered its first budget in 2 years and the first since COVID-19 struck the world.