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Call for Expression of Interest - HSA EDMP Representative - Vancouver Coastal Health

August 22, 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 Vancouver Coastal Health? If so, consider applying to be an Enhanced Disability Management Program (EDMP) regional representative.

NEW Refusal of Unsafe Work Protections for Workers

August 18, 2022
On August 22, 2022, a new section of the Occupational Health and Safety regulation related to the refusal of unsafe work will take effect. Workers have the right to refuse work when they have reasonable cause to believe it is unsafe. The new provisions make it harder for employers to reassign that potentially unsafe work to someone else. This is a long overdue and very important change that the labour movement has advocated for. It reinforces a worker’s right to know and increases the protections for workers in the workplace.

CSS Bargaining Update: Parties Continue Talks at the Bargaining Table

August 17, 2022
The nine-union Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) was back at the table in the first two weeks of August for further discussions with the Community Social Services Employers Association (CSSEA). The community social services sectoral agreements cover more than 17,000 unionized workers across the province and includes workers in the Community Living Services, General Services, and Indigenous Services sub-sectors. 

CSS Bargaining Update: We’re Getting Back to the Bargaining Table

July 28, 2022
Your community social services bargaining committee is preparing to head back to the table to negotiate a fair collective agreement that meets your needs and reflects your worth.  

Aged 35 or younger? Here’s a chance to get more involved with your union!

July 21, 2022
Aged 35 or younger? Here’s a chance to get more involved with your union! Did you know that almost one third of HSA members are aged 35 or younger?

CBA Bargaining Update: Bargaining FAQ

July 20, 2022
CBA Bargaining Update: Bargaining FAQ

HSA Welcomes Government Action to Increase Training

July 19, 2022
HSA President Kane Tse today welcomed news that the BC government is adding 322 new training spots for health science professions facing dire shortages, and providing bursaries for internationally-educated health science professionals looking to join the BC workforce.

Workshop on Men as Allies: Standing in Solidarity for Gender Equity and Justice - Dec 1, 2022

July 13, 2022
Workshop on Men as Allies: Standing in Solidarity for Gender Equity and Justice  HSA is pleased to offer a workshop examining ways for men in the union to actively support gender equity. Understanding how power, privilege, and oppression work is critical to fighting for equity, justice and excellence. We all come at this from different places, and men, as part of an historically dominant group, have a different but very important role to play.

HSPBA Bargaining Update: Work Continues Over Summer

July 11, 2022
As we enter the summer, unions leading negotiations for health science professionals (Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association - HSPBA), community health (Community Bargaining Association – CBA) and community social services (Community Social Services Bargaining Association – CSSBA) continue to co-ordinate efforts to speak with a louder voice to support common goals.  

HSA Lead and Assistant Lead Steward Training - Nov 14th or 15th, 2022

July 8, 2022
HSA Lead and Assistant Lead Steward Training  This one-day training session is for Lead Stewards and Assistant Lead Stewards. Priority access will be given to Lead and Assistant Lead Stewards that have never attended a Lead and Assistant Lead Steward workshop. As leaders in your chapter, you have some additional opportunities, responsibilities, and challenges.