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BIPOC Caucus Meeting

October 28, 2021
The next meeting of HSA's BIPOC Caucus will be held on Tuesday, November 2 from 7 pm - 8 pm. All members who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Colour (BIPOC) are welcome to attend the BIPOC Caucus meeting.   At this meeting, the following topics will be discussed:

The time to speak up for paid sick days for all is now

October 22, 2021
Monday, October 25th is an important day to make the case for paid sick leave for all. HSA members are invited to participate in a Covid-safe Day of Action at the provincial legislature in Victoria and at SkyTrain stations in Burnaby and Surrey to call on Premier John Horgan and the BC government to lead the country and enshrine 10 days of paid sick leave as a right for all workers. HSA President Kane Tse will join the action in Surrey at the Surrey Central Skytrain station at 4 p.m. 

Applications now open for 2022 Canadian Labour Congress Winter School

October 22, 2021
2022 Canadian Labour Congress Winter School One of Canada's best labour schools, held at Harrison Hot Springs, in January and February 2022. The CLC Winter School offers a wide variety of four-day, quality labour-oriented courses. To support HSA's ability to represent HSA members effectively and help build a stronger union, members can apply to take courses chosen to meet these objectives.

HSA Research Examines Widespread Staffing Shortages, Erosion of Public Rehab Care

October 22, 2021
A new report released today by the Health Sciences Association provides the first comprehensive assessment of the state of public rehabilitative care in BC. The report’s findings paint a troubling picture of severe staffing shortages, a lack of services in many communities, and long wait times for patients and clients, including children and their families.

Have an idea for your union contract? Deadline for bargaining proposals is November 7

October 22, 2021
All HSA members covered by the HSPBA collective agreement are reminded that the deadline for submission of bargaining proposals is November 7, 2021.   The primary and most important source for bargaining proposals is from HSA members through HSA chapter meetings, where, collectively, members consider and agree on priorities for bargaining to support all members covered by the collective agreement. The best way to have a say in your contract is by getting active in the process to set bargaining priorities.  

Expressions of interest: HSA Young Workers’ Advisory Group

October 19, 2021
Are you a young HSA member (35 and under) interested in increased young worker participation in the union? The union’s board of directors is seeking members aged 35 and younger to get involved in HSA's Young Workers’ Advisory Group. The Advisory Group’s purpose is to

Young Workers Workshop: This Moment in Time

October 4, 2021
DATE:              Monday November 15, 2021 TIME:               9:00 am to 4:30 pm LOCATION:     Virtual via WebEx

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 2021

September 30, 2021
September 30 has historically been observed as Orange Shirt Day in recognition and remembrance of the legacy of residential schools. This year the federal government has marked this day as a statutory holiday, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. HSA invites you to reflect on your relationship on the Truths that are being shared and on your relationships to Indigenous Peoples.

Truth and Reconciliation Day, September 30, is a day for nation-wide reflection and education

September 24, 2021
This September 30th, 2021 is the first year that the federal government has declared a statutory holiday to mark Truth and Reconciliation. In past years, September 30th has been marked as Orange Shirt Day.  This date was chosen out of recognition that it was typically late September / early October that the federal government’s Indian Agents came for the children.  

HSA Advanced Steward Training

September 22, 2021
  Registration Information: Chief and Assistant Chief Stewards may register by logging into My Events Registration. Workshops will be listed under Steward Education events.  Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021 Time: 9 am - 4:30 pm Location: Virtually via WebEx Chief and Assistant Chief Steward Training Objective: