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2020 Canadian Labour Congress Winter School

October 29, 2019
One of Canada's best labour schools, held at Harrison Hot Springs, in January and February 2020. The CLC Winter School offers a wide variety of week-long, quality labour oriented courses. To support HSA's ability to represent HSA members effectively and help build a stronger union, members can apply to take courses chosen to meet these objectives. For dates and course information, please see Information Sheet.

An historic moment: BC to become first Canadian province to legislate UNDRIP

October 24, 2019
This morning the BC government introduced Bill 41, the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act. This bill requires all provincial laws to align with UNDRIP, and is an important and concrete step to implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) into a provincial legislative framework. Once passed, BC will be the first province to bring the internationally recognized standards of UNDRIP into provincial law.   

HSA Prevention of Violence in the Workplace Workshop

October 16, 2019
PREVENTION OF VIOLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE All workers have a right to a safe work environment.  Unions have a significant role to play in ensuring that our workplaces are safe.  Workplace violence can take the form of physical aggression such as hitting, biting or kicking. It also includes verbal threats, swearing, name-calling and bullying. Violence is not part of anyone’s job and the repercussions of workers being exposed to violence can be devastating, affecting their physical and mental health as well as their job satisfaction.  

CSS collective agreements now available

October 9, 2019
The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) and the Community Social Services Employers’ Association (CSSEA) are pleased to announce that the Community Living Services, General Services and Indigenous Services collective agreements are now available.

HSA Basic Steward/OH&S Training Dates 2020

October 9, 2019
HSA Basic Steward/OH&S Training Dates 2020

Email your MLA: Deliver paid leave for sexual and domestic violence survivors

October 3, 2019
BC is failing workers experiencing domestic and sexual violence. Paid, job-protected leave from work is critical for employees experiencing violence who may need to relocate or seek community services, such as medical attention, legal services, or counselling.

Domestic violence and workplace safety: Why policy change is needed

October 1, 2019
Domestic violence and workplace safety: Why policy change is neededBy Samantha Ponting, HSA Communications When we talk about health and safety in the workplace, domestic violence issues rarely enter the discussion. Yet for someone who has been awake most of the night from duress, their ability to manage workplace risks and hazards can become a serious issue.

HSA President Val Avery: Walk with me in the River Walk for Hospice

September 26, 2019
A message from HSA President Val Avery I would like to invite HSA members to join me in supporting the New West Hospice Society by participating in the River Walk for Hospice, happening Saturday, Oct. 5. The River Walk for Hospice is an opportunity to gather in community, raise money for a good cause, and honour the memory of loved ones.

Award-winning research explores stress management for LTC staff

September 24, 2019
By Anne LeclercHSA member