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Helping Our Communities During a Pandemic

October 7, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic took root in BC this spring, HSA members working as health science and community social service professionals were on the frontlines where they saw the immediate impacts of this pandemic.

HSA renews call for enhanced PPE for workers in vulnerable settings

October 7, 2020
HSA is again calling on employers to improve supply of personal protective equipment and preventative occupational health and safety measures for health care workers working through the COVID-19 pandemic.   In addition, all members are advised to ensure they have access to appropriate PPE, and to exercise their right to refuse unsafe work if the appropriate PPE is not provided.  

Payroll error: Dues payments on temporary pandemic pay

October 7, 2020
HEABC reports that the payroll departments in two health authorities, PHSA and VCHA, have charged union dues on temporary pandemic pay in error, and that the deductions will be reversed on your next pay cheque. For information about the Temporary Pandemic Pay, see the government website here. 

Pilot Virtual Basic Steward Training and OH&S Training

October 2, 2020
Upcoming Steward Workshops: Pilot Virtual Basic Steward Training and Pilot Virtual OH&S Training Registration Information:

Update on Temporary Pandemic Pay

October 1, 2020
HSA has received confirmation from the Ministry of Health that the Temporary Pandemic Pay will be paid out to Health Authority staff on October 9, 2020.   The $4 an hour payment applies both to regular and overtime hours worked by health care workers covered by the Health Science Professionals' Bargaining Association (HSPBA), Community Bargaining Association (CBA), and Nurses’ Bargaining Association (NBA) collective agreements for the period March 15 to July 4. Union dues are not payable on the Temporary Pandemic Pay earnings.  

Young Workers Virtual Workshop and Forum - November 2&9, 2020

September 25, 2020
 See the bulletin below for all the details.  Please note, your online application is not considered complete without your statement of interest.  Please see the online registration for all the details and send your statements to Thank you.

Election Time!

September 23, 2020
A Provincial Election has been called; general voting will take place on Saturday, October 24, 2020. Elections are an important time to engage in discussion and debate about the future of our province, our collective priorities and what programs and services are important to us, our families and our communities. HSA strongly encourages members to vote.

Decolonization Two Day Virtual Workshop

September 23, 2020
Decolonization An HSA Diversity Workshop   HSA is pleased to offer one additional opportunity to attend this two-day workshop!

HSA LTD Trust No. 1 and No. 2

September 22, 2020
The Plaintiffs in the Hewitt Action (being the Trustees of Trust No. 1 and Trust No. 2 and the HSA) reached an out of court settlement  with the Defendant and Third Party, which settlement was a resolution of the disputed claim brought in the Hewitt Action. Notwithstanding the settlement, the Defendant and the Third Party denied all liabiity in the Hewitt action.

Another opportunity to attend the Decolonization Two Day Virtual Workshop

September 18, 2020
Decolonization An HSA Diversity Workshop Due to high demand, HSA is pleased to offer an additional opportunity to attend this two-day workshop!  Registration will open Saturday September 19, 2020.