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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

CSSBA Bargaining Update – negotiations resume next week

May 13, 2022
Community social services bargaining will resume next week, starting May 16th. The Bargaining Committee will continue to discuss the issues that members have identified as priorities to the negotiating table with employer representatives.  

HSPBA Bargaining Update – third round of discussions now underway

May 10, 2022
The Health Science Professional Bargaining Association (HSPBA) resumed talks last week with the Health Employers’ Association of BC (HEABC). Discussions are scheduled to continue this week and next.

2022 HSA Convention Brings Members Back Together

May 6, 2022
Nearly 300 delegates from facilities across British Columbia attended HSA’s first in-person convention since 2019, debating resolutions on diverse issues and protesting to raise public awareness of shortage and workload issues. The event was held in Vancouver April 28-30.