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Investing in people is investing in health care and social services, HSA tells provincial budget committee

October 11, 2018
HSA President Val Avery presented to the provincial legislature’s Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services this week, and urged government to invest wisely in the people who deliver the health care and social services British Columbians rely on. “The provincial government’s promising and ambitious new health care directions will require health human resources planning for health science professionals, and should not be limited to one or two professions, such as nursing and medicine where the greatest focus remains,” Avery told the committee.

Young workers encouraged to participate in BC Federation of Labour Young Workers’ Committee

October 5, 2018
The Young Workers’ Committee (YWC) is a standing committee of the BC Federation of Labour (BC Fed) dedicated to encouraging union participation among young people and to address inequity that young workers face as a result of discriminatory beliefs, policies, and legislation.  

Bargaining Update #3: Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association

October 1, 2018
Quality public health care continues to be the focus for HSPBA negotiators Negotiating teams head back into talks tomorrow to continue bargaining for a new collective agreement for the province’s 18,000 health science professionals working in hospitals and communities around the province.

Solidarity for Everyone - An HSA Diversity Workshop - Registration now Open

September 27, 2018
Solidarity for Everyone An HSA Diversity Workshop   DATE: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 TIME: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm LOCATION: HSA Head Office - 180 East Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC Solidarity Includes Everyone: Transgender people and your union.  

Bargaining Update #2: Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association

September 24, 2018
Update on Contract Talks for BC's Health Science Professionals

Strengthening health services for Indigenous peoples

September 11, 2018
Strengthening health services for Indigenous peoples An interview with Charlene Hellson, Aboriginal Wellness Program Coordinator, Vancouver Coastal HealthThe Report, September 2018

Proportional representation: a more democratic way to do politics

September 11, 2018
Proportional representation: a more democratic way to do politicsThe Report, September 2018 If a party gets 40 per cent of the votes, it should receive 40 per cent of the seats. This is the central feature of a proportional representation (PR) electoral system. While there are different models of PR that achieve this, all variations of PR seek to create a more direct link between who voters vote for and who gets elected.

Music therapy as a tool for rehabilitation

September 11, 2018
 “IT’S OFTEN THE BUY-IN TO STAY IN RECOVERY”MUSIC THERAPY AS A TOOL FOR REHABILITATION The Report , September 2018 Most people assume music therapy is either a sing-along or relaxation, according to HSA member and music therapist Kevin Kirkland. “That is part of what you do, but just a small part.”

HSA Basic Steward/OH&S Training Dates 2019 - Registration now OPEN

September 11, 2018
HSA Basic Steward/OH&S Training Dates 2019 Registration Information: Stewards may register by logging into My Events Registration. Workshops are listed under Steward Education events.   Basic Steward Training

Contract negotiations for BC’s health science professionals get underway this week

September 10, 2018
Bargaining for a new collective agreement for BC’s 18,000 health science professionals working in hospitals and communities throughout the province gets underway this week as bargaining representatives for the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) and Health Employers’ Association of BC (HEABC) are set to begin contract negotiations tomorrow in Vancouver.