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Did you get a call from a research firm?

August 5, 2020
HSA is currently working with Strategic Communications (Stratcom) on a research project that includes a series of online focus groups to gather insight from our members on a variety of health care related issues. You may receive a phone call from Stratcom between August 5 and August 17 asking if you want to participate in this project. There is no obligation for members to participate, this is a voluntary request.

All HSA health care professionals urged to respond to survey on racism and discrimination in the health care system

July 31, 2020
Health care workers throughout British Columbia are asked to share their experiences with racism and discrimination in the health-care system as part of a new survey launched by Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond on Friday, July 31, 2020.

Final reminder - HSA nurses eligible for college fee reimbursement - apply to HSA by July 31, 2020

July 29, 2020
As part of the Nurses Bargaining Association 2019-2022 collective agreement, effective April 1, 2020, HSA registered psychiatric nurses are eligible for partial reimbursement of fees paid to the BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP). The rate of reimbursement has been set at $215 per member.

Webinar series - Rising Together: Women for a Just Economy

July 23, 2020
RISING TOGETHER: WOMEN FOR A JUST ECONOMY Taking Stock & Resetting the Frame Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. PST An Invitation to a cross-country webinar from the Equal Pay Coalition 

HSA fall annual regional meeting and member-at-large elections schedule set

July 13, 2020
The dates have been set for HSA’s Annual Regional Meetings as British Columbia’s restart gets underway this summer. The meetings will be held through September and October, and will be held on a virtual platform. There will be no in-person Regional Meetings. Each HSA chapter is entitled to at least one delegate to participate with voice and vote in the Regional Meeting. Election of additional delegates is conducted at local chapter meetings.

Unions Confronting White Supremacy Virtual Workshop - July 28, 2020

July 9, 2020
HSA Unions Confronting White Supremacy Virtual Workshop  Last month Health Minister Adrian Dix reported on racist actions of healthcare workers.  HSA strongly condemns these actions and has made a commitment to provide access to educational opportunities on anti-racist issues. 

In case you missed it... June 25 telephone town hall with special guest, BC Minister of Health Adrian Dix

June 29, 2020
BC Health Minister Hon. Adrian Dix joined HSA President Val Avery and HSA members on a special telephone town hall meeting on June 25, where HSA provided updates on the work being done on behalf of HSA members throughout the current pandemic. If you missed it, you can listen to the recording here.  

Apply Today To Be a 2020 Core Member Engager. Due July 17, 2020.

June 26, 2020
HSA is now accepting applications for the 2020 Core Member Engagement Team. Applications are due on Friday, July 17 at 11:59 PM PST.Click here to learn more about the program and apply. Across Canada, public health care is being defunded and privatized while workers’ rights continue to face attacks from public and private sector employers. Now more than ever, we need strong unions to defend and win better living and working conditions.

HSA members invited to telephone town hall Thursday evening – June 25

June 24, 2020
HSA members are invited to join a live and interactive telephone town hall event tomorrow evening – Thursday, June 25 at 7:00 pm (PST). This is an opportunity for the union to update members on important information regarding COVID-19 policies and practices that affect your work, to report on the union’s plans for the coming months, and for members to ask questions and share information.