News releases for 2008

Health minister should take steps to stop health authorities from raising drug costs for long-term care residentsRead More
Abbott jumps gun and ignores consultation process with union reps on consolidation of health care servicesRead More
Union calls on Auditor General to audit costs of building Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre as a P3Read More
BCHC announces upcoming January 2009 launch of their seniors’ health care campaign, Broken PromisesRead More
Members of HEU’s Terrace local will join in a province-wide “Stand for Housing” on Saturday, November 29Read More
Fifty-five care aides, activity aides and LPNs have voted in favour of joining the Hospital Employees' UnionRead More
Printer Friendly Version Labour Relations Board mediator Grant McArthur has awarded HEU members, employed by Compass at Guildford Seniors Village , a first collective agreement, ef... Read More
Printer Friendly Version In October, HEU’s Big 3 bargaining committees presented the union’s non-monetary proposals during several days of meetings at separate bargaining tables wi... Read More
Health care workers who lost their jobs as a result of Bill 29 will receive compensation cheques before ChristmasRead More
Delegates to the 26th biennial convention of HEU have elected Ken Robinson as the new presidentRead More
About 600 delegates representing 43,000 health and community social services workers will gather in Vancouver next week for the 26th biennial convention of the Hospital Employees'... Read More
Thousands of British Columbians stand up for public health careRead More
Printer Friendly Version In a move to resolve issues with AdvoCare over its proposed compensation package, the joint B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) and the Ho... Read More
Printer Friendly Version Talks have broken down between the Hospital Employees’ Union and D2 Education Services after two more days of bargaining led to a dead-end.Read More
BC Health Coalition is deeply disturbed by BCAA’s recent announcement to begin offering insurance that will allow its members to jump the health care queueRead More
Wages and working conditions remain in place for all Big 3 members even after current collective agreements between HEU and Sodexo, Aramark or Compass expire at midnight tonightRead More
Printer Friendly Version The Hospital Employees’ Union will pay Canadian Forest Products Limited (Canfor) $500,000 to settle a legal action launched by the company in 2004. Canfor... Read More
Printer Friendly Version The bargaining committee for HEU members employed by Aramark in the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority met for their first two days of talks on August 25 a... Read More
Printer Friendly Version HEU members bargaining for a first contract with D2 Education Services will be returning to the bargaining table in the fall after talks stalled this summe... Read More
Printer Friendly Version The joint B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) and the Hospital Employees’ Union ( HEU ) bargaining committee have just tabled its compensa... Read More
More than 53 HEU trades and maintenance workers will lose their jobs as IHA pushes ahead with its P3 expansion plans for Vernon Jubilee and Kelowna General hospitalsRead More
Huge pay increases for senior government bureaucrats, announced today, are outrageous, disrespectful and out of touch, says HEURead More
HEU president Fred Muzin has decided not to seek re-election at the union’s convention this NovemberRead More
HEU members from across Vancouver Island will gather in Qualicum today to oppose long-term care cutsRead More
Printer Friendly Version On July 23, the HEU bargaining committee reached a tentative settlement for the approximately 400 HEU members employed at six Golden Life Management sites.Read More
Printer Friendly Version The HEU bargaining committee met with Omar Lalani, the new owner of St. Charles Manor, on July 15 to discuss the terms of a first collective agreement. St.... Read More
B.C. Federation of Labour News Release: Bill 42 violates freedoms of association and expressionRead More
Printer Friendly Version After several meetings between the Hospital Employees’ Union bargaining committee and WestCana management, negotiations for a first collective agreement wi... Read More
Printer Friendly Version After several meetings between the Hospital Employees’ Union bargaining committee and Compass management, negotiations for a first collective agreement wil... Read More
Hospital cleaners and food service workers, employed by Sodexo, Aramark and Compass, will take their campaign for living wages to the streets of downtown Vancouver this SundayRead More
Printer Friendly Version The HEU bargaining committee continued collective agreement negotiations with South Granville Park Lodge on June 12, following an initial meeting on May 29... Read More
Despite four days of comprehensive discussions between HEU and Golden Life Management – June 16 through June 19 – the two parties were unable to reach an agreement on wages and ben... Read More
Seven of British Columbia’s largest unions, along with the B.C. Federation of Labour, have decided to launch a legal challenge against Bill 42Read More
HEU says the Vancouver Island Health Authority must reverse its plans to close 346 long-term care bedsRead More
HEU members are reeling from surprise announcement by VIHA that more than 250 regular care staff will lose jobsRead More
Printer Friendly Version The HEU bargaining committee met with the employer on June 3 and June 4 for the first days of collective agreement negotiations. Both parties’ proposals fo... Read More
Printer Friendly Version HEU members bargaining for a first contract with D2 Education Services report mounting frustrations with the employer’s failure to respond to the union’s n... Read More
Printer Friendly Version The joint B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) and the Hospital Employees" Union (HEU) bargaining committee says steady progress is being m... Read More
Printer Friendly Version As bargaining for a second contract moves into June, for members working at Douglas House in Victoria, HEU is awaiting a formal response from Amica on the... Read More
On May 2, the newly-elected bargaining committees for HEU members employed by Sodexo, Aramark and Compass attended a day-long meeting to prepare for upcoming negotiations with the... Read More
Living wage policies are an essential tool to address the shocking wage gap between new-immigrant and Canadian-born workers, says the HEURead More
Printer Friendly Version On April 17, the joint HEU /BCGEU bargaining committee tabled its non-monetary proposals when it met with Advocare in Kelowna . Bargaining protocol was als... Read More
Printer Friendly Version The bargaining committee for D2 Education Services members working at Bear Creek Lodge and Evergreen Cottages would like to honour the commitment and hard... Read More
Printer Friendly Version On April 9 and 10, the bargaining committee representing HEU members at four facilities owned by Golden Life Management continued contract renewal talks in... Read More
Today, the BC Liberals tabled a bill to implement last year’s historic Supreme Court of Canada ruling that struck down key provisions of Bill 29Read More
BCHC news release: Just hours after health minister tables controversial amendments to Medicare Protection Act, more than 200 people attend public talk on private health careRead More
Printer Friendly Version The joint BC Government and Service Employees’ Union and the Hospital Employees’ Union bargaining committee – representing members working for Advocare at... Read More
Backgrounder (2/2) to March 27, 2008 news release Make hospital contractors pay family-supporting wages to cleaners and dietary workers - poll Printer-friendly version Printer-frie... Read More
Backgrounder (1/2) to March 27, 2008 news release Make hospital contractors pay family-supporting wages to cleaners and dietary workers - poll Printer-friendly version Printer-frie... Read More
Nine out of ten British Columbians think health authorities should make their corporate contractors pay living wagesRead More
Printer Friendly Version The bargaining committee for HEU members employed by the H’ulh-etun Health Society made progress on non-monetary language issues in collective agreement ta... Read More
HEU calls on provincial government to protect seniors and reverse decision by Retirement Concepts to reduce care levelsRead More
HEU members have voted 94 per cent in favour of labour adjustment measures and new rights that are part of a settlement to last year’s Bill 29 Supreme Court of Canada rulingRead More
B.C. government has revealed little about its grand plans for health changes in its 2008 budgetRead More
Government plan to adopt a so-called “patient-centred funding model” will put health services at riskRead More
Settlement includes $75 million for compensation and training, action on staffing shortages, improved scrutiny of health privatizationRead More
Committee bargaining on behalf of HEU members employed by Just Care at Evergreen Heights and Kin Court South apply to Labour Relations Board for mediationRead More
Negotiations for a renewed collective agreement are underway for HEU members working at Douglas HouseRead More