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CSS Bargaining Update: Wages, compensation and Indigenous rights dominate contract talks this week

September 16, 2022
As negotiations for the new collective agreement continue, talks are heating up between the Community Social Services Bargaining Association and representatives of the employers’ association. This week, the Committee countered the employers’ wages and compensation offer. The Committee has heard loud and clear from members across the community social services sector that protection against the rising cost of living is a key priority.

HSA launches 'Climate Challenge'; show your climate action to win!

September 15, 2022
What are you doing to help fight climate change? HSA is challenging you to show how you and your coworkers are making a difference in the climate crisis. Entering the Climate Challenge is fast, easy, and encourages others to create change as well. You’ll also have a chance to win a prize! To enter the challenge

Most HSA Members Entitled to Holiday to Mark State Funeral for Queen Elizabeth II

September 14, 2022
In recognition of the state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II, the government of BC has advised provincial public sector employers to honour Monday, September 19, 2022 as a holiday. 

Region 8/9 Regional Meeting Rescheduled to October 24

September 14, 2022
Due to the national Day of Mourning to mark the passing of Queen Elizabeth 11, the Region 8 & 9 meeting has been rescheduled from Monday, Sept 19 to Monday, October 24 at the Coast Capri Hotel in Kelowna.  https://www.hsabc.org/events/2022-region-8-9-regional-meeting-interior-h...    

CSS BARGAINING UPDATE: COMMUNITY SOCIAL SERVICES BARGAINING ASSOCIATION IS BACK AT THE TABLE

September 13, 2022
Last week, the Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) was back at the negotiations table with the Community Social Services Employers Association of BC (CSSEA) to continue negotiations on a new collective agreement for 17,000 unionized workers in the community social sector.

CBA Bargaining Update: Negotiations resume September 12

September 8, 2022
Since pausing negotiations in June, six working groups made up of representatives from the union and employer side have been working to develop recommendations around new certifications, occupational health and safety, decolonizing the collective agreement and more. This work will now help streamline the bargaining process as the committee heads back to the table on September 12.  

Labour Day 2022: A Message from HSA President Kane Tse

September 2, 2022
  This Labour Day, I wanted to take a few moments to share with you 3 things I’m thinking about as I reflect on our current moment. First, that I am so deeply grateful for you, each and every HSA member working as a health science or community social services professional. In what has been the most difficult time in decades, you’ve been brave, you’ve endured, and you’ve risen to every challenge that’s come our way.

GET INVOLVED ON YOUR HSA STEWARD TEAM

August 31, 2022
Get involved on your HSA steward team   Elections will be held in many HSA chapters this fall and winter to select members to fill the following HSA positions for the coming year:

Call for Expression of Interest - HSA EDMP Representative - Northern Health Authority

August 31, 2022
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 Northern Health Authority? If so, consider applying to be an Enhanced Disability Management Program (EDMP) regional representative.

HSPBA Bargaining Update: Talks resume week of September 19

August 29, 2022
HSPBA negotiations, led by HSA and conducted by professional negotiators, subject experts on labour relations issues, and members elected by their colleagues to bring front-line perspectives, were busy over the summer working through discussions at small group tables to address issues of health and safety. The resumption of full negotiations returns the focus of discussions to wider issues, including wage proposals which seek to compensate for the current inflationary pressures on members.