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Giddha Withdraws From Region 7 Board of Directors Election

February 1, 2023
Please be advised that Jas Giddha has withdrawn as a candidate for HSA Board of Directors Region 7 representative. Two candidates remain for the election: Sarah Kooner and Sherry Lewis. An all candidates’ meeting is set for Thursday, February 2, 7-8 p.m. Online voting opens February 4 and continues to February 12. 

February is Black History Month

February 1, 2023
February is Black History Month. This month of observance is intended to highlight Black history, excellence, and joy, while also recognizing the ongoing systemic oppression and racism that Black individuals face.

Second report on HSA JEDI work released

January 27, 2023
The second HSA Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) report to members was released today. The union’s commitment to JEDI is essential to achieving HSA’s mission of being a collective voice, strategic priorities of service, engagement, rights, relationships, and resources, and finally, HSA’s vision of respectful workplaces.  

Three candidates declared in election for Region 7 representative on HSA board of directors; online voting open February 4-12

January 24, 2023
Three candidates have been nominated to represent HSA members who work in HSA Region 7 on the union’s board of directors.   The three candidates in the election are Jas Giddha, Sarah Kooner, and Sherry Lewis. Candidates’ statements will be available in the coming days on the HSA website at https://hsabc.org/about/board-directors/board-directors-election-2023   Candidate statements will also be included with voting credentials to be sent to members by e-mail.  

Jill Slind acclaimed as Region 5 representative on HSA Board of Directors

January 24, 2023
Jill Slind will represent HSA members in Region 5 on the HSA Board of Directors after the deadline for nominations passed with no further nominations. A board member for the past two-year term, Slind has served on the Constitutional and Organizational Policies Committee, Elections Committee, Women’s Committee and the Resolutions Committee and Finance Committees. She also represents HSA on the employer side at the HSA staff bargaining table.   Slind will begin the 2023-2025 term at the conclusion of the 2023 HSA Annual Convention, running April 19-21 in Vancouver.

Jing-Yi Ng acclaimed as Region 3 representative on HSA Board of Directors

January 24, 2023
Jing-Yi Ng will represent HSA members in Region 3 on the HSA Board of Directors after the deadline for nominations passed with no further nominations. A clinical pharmacist at Eagle Ridge Hospital, this is Ng’s second two-year term on the Board of Directors. She was appointed the union’s Secretary-Treasurer late last year and has served on several committees:

Andrew Duarte acclaimed as Region 1 representative on HSA Board of Directors

January 24, 2023
Andrew Duarte will represent HSA members in Region 1 on the HSA Board of Directors after the deadline for nominations passed with no further nominations.

HSA Advocating for Members and Community Affected by Starbright Closure

January 20, 2023
Kane Tse, President of the Health Sciences Association, has released the following statement about Starbright Children’s Development Centre in Kelowna: “Earlier this week, families with children needing specialized support services in Kelowna received terrible news.

HSPBA Members: 2022 Pay Increases Expected in About Six Weeks

January 19, 2023
Members can expect to begin receiving pay raises towards the end of next month. Timing and delivery of the new pay rates is entirely in the hands of the employer, but with agreement now achieved on the formulation of wage schedules, the employer is expected to begin making the necessary payroll changes. This is expected to take about six weeks, in line with the implementation seen in comparable contract negotiations.

CSS Bargaining Update: Negotiations resume

January 19, 2023
Negotiations between the nine-union Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) and the provincial Community Social Services Employers’ Association (CSSEA) – which covers you and 17,000 other unionized workers in the sector – resumed yesterday.

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