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CSS Bargaining Update: Work continues as discussions pause

October 4, 2022
After returning to the negotiations table in mid-September, talks continued over wages and compensation with a focus on making gains in the areas that members have mandated the bargaining committee to achieve in this round of bargaining.   As it stands, the parties still do not agree on how to reach a tentative agreement that includes a fair and equitable compensation package, meaningful recognition and reconciliation for Indigenous workers, supporting psychologically safer and healthier workplaces and promoting equity, diversity and inclusion.  

HSA Welcomes BC Health Human Resources Plan

September 29, 2022
As health science professionals across the province continue to report critical staffing shortages, crushing workload, and increasing concern about how they can maintain a high standard of care for patients, HSA welcomes the introduction of a health human resources strategy today by Health Minister Adrian Dix and Advanced Education Minister Anne Kang. “HSA members have reached their breaking point. This action plan provides a promise that there is light at the end of the tunnel,” HSA President Kane Tse said.

CBA Bargaining Update: Employer frustrating efforts to address recruitment and retention, pay gap

September 29, 2022
Bargaining committee members, along with the committee members from other unions, have been bargaining for the last three weeks. Discussions are now on hold while we look at scheduling new dates, and we anticipate talks will resume in late October or early November.  

Workshop for young workers: How to support the journey towards reconciliation and allyship

September 28, 2022
DATE:              November 21, 2022 TIME:               9:00 am to 4:30 pm LOCATION:    Virtual via Webex

HSA wins $10 million settlement for health science professionals

September 28, 2022
Following a major victory by HSA, close to $10 million will be paid out to health sciences professionals covered by the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) 2014-2019 collective agreement. HSA is the lead union in the HSPBA, which represents 20,000 specialized health professionals working in hospitals and communities across BC.  

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 27, 2022
In 2021, the Government of Canada declared September 30 the “National Day for Truth and Reconciliation”. The declaration responds to Truth and Reconciliation Call to Action No.

CBA Bargaining Update: Employer Now Pushing For Concessions In Bargaining

September 26, 2022
For most of the last two weeks the HSA, along with seven other constituent unions of the CBA, has been at the bargaining table with the Health Employers’ Association of BC (HEABC) working towards a tentative agreement. We had hoped to have good news about progress but, unfortunately, we are not satisfied with where negotiations stand at this time.

Call for Indigenous Advisory Circle and JEDI Demographic Survey Completion

September 20, 2022
Indigenous HSA members invited to participate in Advisory Circle   If you are an Indigenous HSA member the union would like to invite you to join the Indigenous Advisory Circle. Participants will help lead and steer the work of decolonization at HSA by working to establish priorities for Indigenous members.

CSS Bargaining Update: Wages, compensation and Indigenous rights dominate contract talks this week

September 16, 2022
As negotiations for the new collective agreement continue, talks are heating up between the Community Social Services Bargaining Association and representatives of the employers’ association. This week, the Committee countered the employers’ wages and compensation offer. The Committee has heard loud and clear from members across the community social services sector that protection against the rising cost of living is a key priority.