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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.

Education and Training Funds Available for Community Social Services Employers and Employees

July 19, 2021
CSSEA and the Community Social Services Bargaining Association of Unions (CSSBA) are pleased to announce that the Community Social Services Labour and Education Fund (LAEF) is now accepting applications for education and training funding. Details on the fund, eligibility criteria and application forms can be found on the new website:

2021 HSA Scholarships for Summer Institute for Union Women

July 16, 2021
Summer Institute for Union Women – details released for August 5 - 7, 2021 Virtual Conference Details for the 2021 Summer Institute for Union Women in August have just been released, and HSA will support members to participate by reimbursing registration costs. Scholarships are also available for 11 members to cover registration and wage replacement for the three-day school on a first-come, first-served basis.  

Should You Be Receiving WWGS Pay?

July 13, 2021
SHOULD YOU BE RECEIVING WWGS PAY? And what is WWGS pay anyway? Effective the first pay period after April 1, 2021, changes to classifications in the Health Science Professionals collective agreement provided increased pay for certain HSA members in more than 30 different health science professions when they work without general supervision (WWGS).   The professions with new WWGS classifications are:

Applications Due Friday: HSA 2021 Core Member Engagement Team

July 13, 2021
Are you interested in becoming more involved with HSA member outreach, organizing and mobilizing? Apply Today to HSA's 2021 Core Member Engagement Team!  HSA is now accepting applications for the 2021 Core Member Engagement Team. Applications are due on Friday, July 16 by 11:59 PM PST.

Applications Now Open For New $3 Million Professional Development Fund

July 12, 2021
Funding can be applied to training between April 1, 2021 and August 31, 2022 Health Science Professional Bargaining Association members of Health Sciences Association are invited to apply for financial support from a new $3 million fund announced in June. The funding, provided by the BC Ministry of Health, is intended to support health science professionals looking to maintain and upgrade specialized training.

Outstanding Resolutions From 2021 HSA Annual Convention

July 7, 2021
  Prior to adjournment of the HSA Annual Convention on June 4, 2021, delegates referred a number of resolutions to the Board of Directors for consideration at the board’s first regular meeting following convention, which was held June 23 and 24. 

Wildfires and natural disasters: your collective agreement rights, and union support

July 2, 2021
Wildfires and natural disasters: your collective agreement rights, and union support With the onset of wildfire season in British Columbia, tragically marked by devastating losses in Lytton, including St. Bartholomew’s Health Centre, HSA advises members to take measures to protect yourselves and families this season. In the event of a wildfire or other disaster evacuation in your community, your first priority must be getting yourself and your family somewhere safe. 

Call for Expressions of Interest - HSA EDMP Representative - Fraser Health Authority

June 30, 2021
Are you an HSA member with a passion for disability management and rehabilitation? Do you have strong organizational, multi-tasking, and problem-solving skills? Are you employed with the Fraser Health Authority? If so, consider putting in an application for an appointment as an Enhanced Disability Management Program (EDMP) regional representative.  

NUPGE 2021 Scholarship Opportunities For HSA Members

June 30, 2021
CHANGE OF APPLICATION DATE: NUPGE HAS EXTENDED THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS TO FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 2021.  Every year, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) awards national scholarships of $2,500 each. HSA is an affiliate of NUPGE. HSA members and their families may be eligible to apply for the NUPGE scholarships.