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Happy Labour Day

September 7, 2020
 Labour Day 2020 is like no other Labour Day in recent memory.  Usually on this day we celebrate the contributions of working people at community picnics, local fairs, or other neighbourhood events. We gather to visit with friends, family and colleagues to enjoy the end of summer.

Rescheduled HSA Annual Convention headlines a busy fall of union activity and education

September 3, 2020
Rescheduled HSA Annual Convention headlines a busy fall of union activity and education As the summer of 2020 wraps up, the union is gearing up for a busy fall of union meetings and education opportunities for members   The union’s 49th annual convention, postponed from April 2-3 because of the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, has been rescheduled to November 16-17. It will be conducted online.  

Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace Virtual Workshops

September 3, 2020
Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace – Level One Mental Health and the CSA Standard Dates:  October 8, 2020 or November 12, 2020 Time:  9am – 4:30pm Location: Virtual WebEx – Details to follow Each year in Canada, one in five people will experience a mental health problem or illness. Over a lifetime that number increases to 1 in 3. The cost of mental health problems or illness costs our economy more than 51 billion dollars.

COVID Safety Plans Virtual Workshops

September 3, 2020
COVID SAFETY PLANS   Dates: October 7, 2020 or October 29, 2020 Time: 9am – 4:30pm Location: Virtual WebEx – Details to follow

Decolonization Two Day Virtual Workshop

September 1, 2020
Decolonization An HSA Diversity Workshop

In case you missed it: August 20 Telephone Town Hall with Special Guest, BC Minister of Health Adrian Dix

August 21, 2020
BC's Health Minister, the Hon. Adrian Dix, joined HSA President Val Avery and HSA members on a special telephone town hall meeting on August 20 to talk about the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on British Columbians and our health care system. If you missed it, you can listen to the recording here.

HSA Members Invited to Telephone Town Hall with Minister of Health

August 18, 2020
HSA members are invited to join a live and interactive telephone town hall event with the Minister of Health, Adrian Dix, this Thursday evening – August 20 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (PST). This is an opportunity for members to hear directly from BC’s Health Minister about the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on British Columbians and our health care system.

HSA report on Workplace Racism now available

August 11, 2020
From Jan. 20 to Feb. 7, 2020, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) HSA members were invited to complete an online survey investigating experiences of racism at work. Over 200 HSA members working in health care and community social services shared personal accounts of how racism and white supremacy operate within their workplace cultures and impact their daily lives. Survey results provide insight into how discrimination operates at the institutional level, impeding career growth, professional development, and employment opportunities.

HSA annual fall regional meetings schedule set

August 7, 2020
HSA’s annual fall regional meetings have been scheduled for September and October 2020. Regional meetings are an excellent forum for HSA members to review the issues and activities of the past year, and discuss the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. All meetings will be held online. Participants will be required to join meetings through a virtual platform. While the meetings are open to all members in the Region, only eligible delegates will receive wage replacement for the day.