HSAS Member Bulletin - Issue 1 - March 2015
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Bargaining Update

At the conclusion of bargaining with SAHO on February 27, 2015, your Negotiating Committee reported that discussions with SAHO were to continue the following week and future dates were to be determined.  As of this release of this bulletin, informal discussions have taken place with SAHO but a future set of dates has not yet been determined. 

For a full listing of all HSAS Bargaining Updates and Reports click here
Vacation Carry-Over

Each year at this time, our Labour Relations Officers receive many questions about carrying over accrued vacation hours. HSAS provides a description of how many vacation credits you are entitled to carry-over for usage next year.

For more information, including dates and how much vacation carry-over you are entitled to, contact us here

Mileage Rates - Effective April 1/15

For travel south of the 54th parallel, the per kilometre Transportation Rate is $0.4910.

For travel north of the 54th parallel, the per kilometre Transportation Rate is $0.5410.

Click here for previous years' rates.
Market Supplement Update

HSAS Executive Council has recently established a standing Market Supplement Committee. The Committee will focus on streamlining the process used by HSAS to administer the supplement program for HSAS members.
There are currently four reports overdue (not yet received from SAHO), one received and accepted, two coming due in the next month, one in the appeal process, and seven recently received and yet to be reviewed by the HSAS Market Supplement Committee.

Overdue Reports
Occupational Therapist (March 1, 2015)
Psychologist PhD (March 1, 2015)
Pharmacist (March 1, 2015)
EMT-P (due March 26, 2015)
Speech Language Pathologist (due April 4, 2015)
Social Work (due April 4, 2015)

Received – Yet to be reviewed
Respiratory Therapist
Psychologist Masters
Physical Therapist
Dental Therapist
Infection Control Practitioner
Public Health Inspector
Received – Approved
Prosthetist/Orthotist - 4% increase effective December 13, 2013
Received – Appealed
EMT/EMT-A – upcoming adjudication hearing April 20, 2015
Click here for a full listing of all Market Supplement Reports by profession.
42nd Annual HSAS Convention attendees

43rd Annual HSAS Convention

The 43rd Annual Convention of HSAS will be held October 22 & 23, 2015 in Regina, SK at the Delta Regina. HSAS has confirmed guest speaker 
Dionne Pohler from the University of Saskatchewan. Dionne will speak on social activism and the modern day Union.

Look for more Convention details in the next eBulletin!

Delegate Nomination forms will be sent to all members on May 12, 2015. The deadline for all Convention Delegate nominations is June 8, 2015
An Evening with Your Union

Thank you to all the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region Members who joined the HSAS Executive Council at Bushwakker Brewing in Regina, SK on March 11, 2015 for appetizers! 

Over the past years, when HSAS has conducted the Membership survey, it was identified that you, the Members, would like the opportunity to personally meet your Executive Council representatives.

Your Executive Council plans to host more social functions such as this one, in the future. 
HSAS Welcomes New Executive Council Members

Your Executive Council welcomed 2 new members this year. Please join us in welcoming Jaclynn Hamilton and Brent Vanin. 

Click here to learn more about your Executive Council.
Jaclynn Hamilton, Dietitian, Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (Representing: Dietitians and Nutritionists)
 Brent Vanin, Pharmacist, Saskatoon Health Region (Representing: Pharmacists)
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