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CSS Bargaining Update: FAQ from the bargaining table

June 8, 2022
The bargaining committee has been hard at work at the negotiations table with the employers’ association ensuring that member priorities are heard. The committee is taking a break from negotiations and has scheduled the next round of talks for the week of June 20. Here are some key updates about the bargaining process and a few frequently asked questions. What is the Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA), and the Community Social Services Employers Association (CSSEA)?

CSS Bargaining Update: Monetary priorities tabled by committee

June 3, 2022
The Community Social Services (CSS) Bargaining Committee is back at the bargaining table and has begun to discuss monetary priorities with the employers’ association.   The monetary package was thoughtful and reflective of the priorities identified for the CSS negotiating committee. During the first two years of the pandemic, community social service workers were there and are still there supporting children, families, and individuals in our communities across the province that have needed us the most.  

Summer Institute for Union Women – Details Released for June 23-25, 2022 Virtual Conference

June 3, 2022
Details for the 2022 Summer Institute for Union Women have just been released by the BC Federation of Labour: Registration for the 2022 Summer Institute for Union Women (SIUW) has opened! This year’s Institute will take place from Thursday, June 23 through Saturday, June 25. Attendees of this three-day virtual leadership institute will take part in skill-building workshops, cultural activities, political action and education sessions designed to expand their understanding of solidarity and build connections.

Bi-Annual HSA Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Report Released Today

June 2, 2022
It has been just under two years since HSA completed an extensive survey of racialized members and their experiences of racism at work, the final results of which were released as the “Confronting Racism with Solidarity” report. The report “In Plain Sight” authored by Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond and her investigation into anti-Indigenous racism within BC’s health care system was released just a few months later.

Decolonization Two Day Virtual Workshop

May 31, 2022
HSA is pleased to offer another opportunity to attend this two-day workshop!  DATES:            September 21 & 22, 2022TIME:                9:00 am to 4:30 pmLOCATION:     Virtual – WebEx details to follow

REMINDER: HSA nurses eligible for college fee reimbursement - apply to HSA by June 30, 2022

May 31, 2022
HSA’s Registered Psychiatric Nurses and Registered Nurses are again eligible for partial reimbursement of fees paid to the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).

Basic OH&S Training

May 31, 2022
Registration Information:Stewards may register by logging intoHSA Events ( workshops are listed under Steward Education events.

Registration now open for 2022 Basic Steward Training Workshops!

May 26, 2022
HSA Basic Steward Training Registration Information: Stewards may register by logging into My Events Registration. Workshops are listed under Steward Education events.   Basic Steward Training (3 days)

Are you interested in helping grow members' involvement in your union?

May 20, 2022
HSA is now accepting applications for the 2022 Core Member Engagement Team. Applications are due on Sunday, June 19 at 11:59 PM PST. HSA is working towards equity and encourages people who experience marginalization (including but not limited to Indigenous peoples, people of the global majority, women, young workers, people with disabilities, LGBTQ2SIA+, immigrants and refugees, and diverse faiths) to apply for the HSA Core Member Engagement team.  

Supervisors in the Union Workshop

May 16, 2022
Supervisors in the Union (two days): DATE:            September 19 and 20, 2022TIME:              9am to 4:30pm workshop, one hour for lunchLOCATION:   Virtual – WebEx