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HSA 2021 50th annual convention set for June 2-4 online; deadline for chapters to submit resolutions is Friday, March 12

January 22, 2021
HSA will hold its 50th anniversary annual convention June 2-4, 2021 on a virtual platform. This marks the union’s second online convention in as many years as efforts to end the COVID-19 pandemic continue worldwide. At the annual convention, 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.

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

January 20, 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:  April 19 & 20, 2021

Call for expressions of interest for HSA representatives to BC Federation of Labour Young Workers’ Committee

January 12, 2021
The BC Federation of Labour Young Workers’ Committee (YWC) is a standing committee of the BC Federation of Labour (BC Fed) dedicated to encouraging union participation among young people and to address inequity that young workers face as a result of discriminatory beliefs, policies, and legislation.  

HSA International Women's Day Virtual Workshop March 8, 2021

December 18, 2020
#Choose2Challenge Creating Space, Taking Space: Conversations on Gender and Racialization Each year, HSA Women’s Committee marks International Women’s Day with a workshop to explore women’s issues in the union.  In 2021, HSA will host a virtual workshop on Monday March 8, 2021.  

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

December 18, 2020
Race, Racism in Healthcare & Social Services: Building Anti-racist Care An HSA Virtual Diversity Workshop DATES:  March 24 & 25, 2021 TIME: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm LOCATION: Virtual – WebEx details to follow

Virtual Social Justice Day Workshop

December 18, 2020
HSA Virtual Social Justice Day Workshop  DATE: Thursday, February 18, 2021 TIME:  9 am – 4:30pm     Location: Virtually, via WebEx. Details to follow

Virtual 2021 Basic Steward and OH&S Training

December 18, 2020
Upcoming Steward Workshops: Registration Information: Stewards may register by logging into My Events Registration. Workshops are listed under Steward Education events.   Virtual Basic Steward Training (3 days in series)

April 1, 2021 2% General Wage Increase and $20M in Low Wage Redress

December 8, 2020
The following message is important information for all HSA members covered by the Community Social Services Collective Agreement. CSSEA and CSSBA have agreed on the distribution of the April 1, 2021 Low Wage Redress (LWR), which will take effect on the first full pay period following April 1, 2021. Wage schedules outlining the new hourly wages are available on the HSA website. 

December 6: Take action against gender-based violence

December 6, 2020
On Dec. 6, 1989, 14 women were murdered in an act of misogynist violence at École Polytechnique in Montréal. It was perpetrated by a man claiming to be “fighting feminism,” who first opened fire on women in a mechanical engineering class. Women were targeted because of their gender, and 13 students and one administrator were killed.

HSA welcomes report, commits to address systemic racism in health care

November 30, 2020
HSA welcomes today’s release of In Plain Sight, the report by Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond addressing Indigenous-specific racism and discrimination in BC’s health care system. The report includes 24 recommendations for action, all focused on addressing the unacceptable experience of Indigenous people in the province’s health care system, as described in the report: