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New Public Health Orders for Members Working in Long-Term Care and Assisted Living

August 12, 2021
BC’s Public Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, today announced a new public health order for mandatory vaccination as a condition of employment for all employees working in long-term care or assisted living facilities. This new public health order will impact HSA members working in these settings.

Your input needed for member survey on contract issues

August 4, 2021
Health Sciences Association of BC has contracted Viewpoints Research to conduct an on line survey to explore members' priorities and concerns as your union begins negotiations for your next contract. Viewpoints Research an industry leader with 30 years of experience conducting research for unions and other progressive organizations. Using an experienced third-party professional research firm for this membership survey ensures confidentiality and the highest quality of data.

Upcoming Virtual Workshop: Talking Politics on September 10, 2021

July 30, 2021
How to Talk Politics An HSA Political Action Workshop DATE: September 10, 2021 TIME: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm LOCATION: Virtual – WebEx details to follow   HSA is offering a 1 day, non-partisan workshop for members who are interested in having conversations about topics of importance to HSA Members.  This workshop will give participants skills and strategies to speak to their co-workers, fellow union members, and the public about political issues important to them.

Upcoming Virtual Workshop: Indigenous Awareness & Working with the UN Declaration - October 15, 2021

July 29, 2021
Indigenous Awareness and Working with the UN Declaration An HSA Diversity Workshop

2021 Fall Virtual Basic Steward Training and OH&S Steward Training Workshops

July 28, 2021
Upcoming Fall Steward Workshops: Virtual Basic Steward Training and Virtual OH&S Training 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)

Register online for the Advanced OH&S Training Workshop - September 28, 2021

July 27, 2021
Advanced OH&S Training Virtual Workshop HSA is pleased to offer this advanced one-day virtual workshop specifically designed for OHS stewards and JOSH Representatives who have experience working to support members with their occupational health and safety concerns. DATE: September 28, 2021 TIME: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm LOCATION: Virtual – WebEx details to follow

Upcoming Race, Racism in the Workplace Workshop - September 14&15, 2021

July 27, 2021
Race, Racism in the Workplace: Building Inclusive Unions An HSA Virtual Diversity Workshop

Decolonization – Two Day Virtual Workshop - New Dates Available

July 26, 2021
Decolonization An HSA Diversity Workshop   HSA is pleased to offer two additional opportunities to attend this two-day workshop!  DATES: October 13 & 14, 2021               October 25 & 26, 2021 TIME: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Supervisors in the Union Virtual Workshop

July 23, 2021
Supervisors in the Union Virtual Workshop

Unions Confronting White Supremacy Virtual Workshop - September 23, 2021

July 22, 2021
HSA Unions Confronting White Supremacy Virtual Workshop  In the last year, there has been an increase in awareness around equity issues around the world. The Black Lives Matter movement, Dr. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond’s investigation and report on systemic racism in health care, and the uncovering of unmarked graves of Indigenous children continue to be relevant and must be addressed.