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Applications now open for latest Professional Development Fund

December 5, 2022
Newest $3 million fund can be used to help you with training commenced between September 1, 2022 and August 31, 2023 Health Science Professional Bargaining Association members of Health Sciences Association are invited to apply for financial support from a new $3 million fund announced earlier this year.

Communication and Conflict Resolution Workshop

December 1, 2022
Date: January 23, 2023Time: 9am – 4:30pmLocation: Virtual via Webex

CBA Bargaining Update: Next steps on stalled negotiations

November 30, 2022
As reported last week, contract talks have broken off as of November 3. The current monetary offer by the Health Employers Association of BC is not sufficient to meet the core priorities established by the CBA bargaining committee. You can learn more here. It’s now important to hear from you so that your HSA representatives in discussions with the lead union can effectively advocate for your concerns. Here’s what happens next:  

CSS Bargaining Update: An update from your community social services bargaining association

November 29, 2022
The nine-union Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) has not been back to the negotiations table since the last update that we shared with you in early November but we wanted to let you know what is happening with the negotiation of your new collective agreement in the Indigenous Services, General Services, and Community Living sub-sectors.

Andrew Duarte appointed HSA Region 1 Regional Director

November 27, 2022
Andrew Duarte, a Homeless Outreach and Prevention Counsellor at John Howard Society, has been appointed Regional Director to represent HSA members on the HSA Board of Directors. His appointment comes following the resignation of Becky Packer, who was unable to continue in the role for personal reasons. Packer also served as the union’s secretary-treasurer.

Decolonization Workshop

November 23, 2022
HSA is pleased to offer another opportunity to attend this two-day workshop!  DATES:              January 25-26, 2023TIME:                 9:00 am to 4:30 pmLOCATION:      Virtual – WebEx details to follow

HSA convention and elections 2023: important dates and deadlines

November 17, 2022
Preparations for HSA’s annual convention and biennial elections of President and Regional Directors are underway.  Please note these important dates and deadlines:   52nd Annual Convention The annual convention is where delegates from around the province set the policies and priorities for the union, and includes debate on resolutions submitted by HSA chapters across the province.

Nominations now open for HSA Regional Director elections – January 19 deadline

November 17, 2022
Nominations are now open for Regional Director elections in HSA Regions 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9. This is an excellent opportunity for members to serve on the HSA Board of Directors, contribute to the leadership of the union, and to represent the interests of other members. HSA’s Board of Directors comprises 10 Regional Directors elected by members from their region, and the President, who is elected every two years by delegates to the union’s convention.

2023 Scholarship and Bursary Opportunities Through HSA

November 10, 2022
2023 Scholarship and Bursary Opportunities Through HSA                                                                          

Young Worker Forum

November 3, 2022
We want you to join us for our December 9 Young Workers ForumApply by Midnight on November 16th Are you an HSA member and 35 or younger?  Want to help promote awareness of young workers' issues in your union? Join us at HSA head office (in New Westminster) on Friday, December 9 for a day of introductions, discussion, learning and planning.