Deadline for resolutions to HSA Convention January 25, 2019

Preparations for HSA’s annual convention, where delegates representing members from throughout the province set goals, debate policies, and recommend actions for the union and its members to carry out for the year, are already underway.

The deadline for submitting resolutions to take forward to delegates for consideration is Friday, January 25, 2019. All resolutions must be forwarded through local union chapters or the union’s board of directors. HSA chapter meetings will be held over the next several weeks, and all members are encouraged to propose resolutions, attend the meetings, and participate in the democratic process of setting the union’s course.

Members who have specific issues that they want to raise at convention are encouraged to attend their local chapter meeting. Resolutions must be voted on and approved by members of the local chapter before they are submitted to the Resolutions Committee of the union, which includes member representation from each of HSA’s 10 regions. Those representatives are elected by members at the union’s annual regional meetings. Resolutions forwarded to convention will be available on the HSA website in early March for members to review.

The deadline for receipt of resolutions in the HSA office is 5:00 p.m., on Friday January 25, 2019 at 5:00 pm. Late resolutions will not be accepted.

Please note that proposed changes to collective agreements are dealt with at Bargaining Proposal Conferences, held before the expiry of HSA collective agreements. Resolutions deemed to be bargaining proposals are not accepted.

Convention forms the basis of the union's decision-making process. Each individual member has an important role to play in determining HSA's objectives and goals for the next year. Please attend your chapter meeting and participate in this vital part of the union's democratic process.

HSA’s annual convention will be held April 4 and 5, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver.

Contact your chief steward for more information about a resolutions meeting at your worksite.

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