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HSA supporting members to attend Women's Campaign School

September 27, 2012
Are you a woman considering either running for elected office, or working in a key position in a future election campaign? If so, then the Canadian Women Voters Congress Women's Campaign School is for you. Dates: October 19 & 20, 2012

Tentative agreement reached for nurses

September 26, 2012
The Nurses Bargaining Association has reached a tentative agreement with health employers on a new provincial contract that addresses members key concerns ... providing safe patient care and addressing workload through safe staffing, enhancing job security and improving compensation. The tentative deal was reached in a very tough fiscal climate, with the provincial government insisting on its cooperative gains mandate for public sector bargaining. Negotiations began last February and continued until yesterday.

Community Social Services: Monetary items remain outstanding, job action likely

September 25, 2012
Job action in Community Social Services is likely in the coming weeks, unless the government mandate regarding monetary issues changes significantly.

Make your HSA team the best it can be!

September 25, 2012
Fall 2012 Basic Steward Training Stewards play a vital role in the union.  Particularly important is the stewards role in contract interpretation, organizing and the grievance procedure.  In recognition of the need for educating new stewards in these areas, HSA is offering a 3-day Basic Steward Training workshop at the HSA office this fall: Dates:  November 5, 6, 7, 2012Location: HSA Office, 300 ... 5118 Joyce Street, Vancouver

Employers must cease and desist applying interim classifications to protect unions bargaining rights

September 25, 2012
HSA, on behalf of the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA), has achieved a significant win in the continuing dispute regarding the application of interim classification modifications which affect reporting relationships and rates of pay. The interim measures were tied to the work of the Joint Classification Committee (JCC) negotiated in the 2010-2012 collective agreement and do not stand alone.

HSA ads put spotlight on members

September 20, 2012
HSA is profiling the hard work of members with a series of TV, print and on line ads running September and October. -The public will be seeing a great deal of our members this fall," said HSA President Reid Johnson. -Since the beginning of September weve been running online ads to celebrate our support for Run for the Cure and our work helping breast cancer patients with diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention. Those ads are now being boosted by print ads running in communities all over BC. 

Rally: Stand up for Women's Rights to Choose - Tuesday, September 25 @ 10am

September 19, 2012
Please see the attached poster for information on a rally organized by the B.C. Federation Of Labours Womens Rights Committee and the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada to oppose motion M-312. This motion, put forward by Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth, is up for a second hour of debate Friday, September 21st at 1:30 pm and a vote on Wednesday, September 26th at 5:30 pm.

HEABC brings concessionary demands to health science professionals bargaining table in week that government mulls wage freezes

September 14, 2012
Bargaining for a new Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association collective agreement resumed this week against the backdrop of a pessimistic pronouncement by BCs Minister of Finance, Hon. Mike de Jong, about the state of the provinces finances. Once again, a finance minister is revising predictions that called for a rosy future and sombrely telling British Columbians that the deficit is on the rise, and costs have to be contained.

Rally Thursday Sept 13 for Community Social Services

September 12, 2012
Join us at the Vancouver Art Gallery at noon on September 13 for a public rally. All HSA members are encouraged to attend, and to bring friends and family for a strong show of support for the bargaining issues and services that community social services workers provide. A poster and leaflet are available for download.- Download poster- Download leaflet

Psychiatric nurses: bargaining continues for key priorities

September 10, 2012
Negotiators for the Nurses Bargaining Association (BC Nurses Union, Health Sciences Association, Union of Psychiatric Nurses) have been working hard to achieve a new provincial contract that addresses members top priorities - improving patient care and patient safety through safe staffing and job security. The current bargaining session, which began on August 17, was scheduled to end  August 31. Instead, bargaining carried on through the Labour Day weekend, and continues this week.