News releases for 2009

HEU members – at three Lower Mainland health care facilities – conclude negotiations for collective agreementsRead More
Health unions in FBA and HEABC began talks for new collective agreement covering more than 40,000 health care workers in B.C. hospitals and long-term care facilities on December 17... Read More
Talks initiated by CSSEA, aimed at reaching an early collective agreement, have ended without a dealRead More
This weekend, the CBA and HEABC reached a tentative agreementRead More
HEU and other unions in CSSBA are concerned that an approach from employers for early talks is already stumbling, and possibility of early settlement may not materializeRead More
Bargaining for new collective agreement for health care workers in B.C.’s hospitals and long-term care facilities begins December 17-18Read More
HEU support services members – employed by Compass and working at Beacon Hill Villa in Victoria – ratify renewed collective agreement by a 90 per cent majority voteRead More
Community Health Bargaining Association (CBA) is at the bargaining table with HEABC December 14-18Read More
On Dec. 2, HEU support services members – employed by Compass at Beacon Hill Villa in Victoria – began picketingRead More
HEU learns the Interior Health Authority will pursue its plans to contract out Royal Inland Hospital’s publicly delivered security servicesRead More
HEU provincial bargaining committee met November 16-18 and began preparations for negotiations of a new collective agreementRead More
Printer Friendly Version On Wednesday, Interior Health Authority board members will hear the case for protecting Royal Inland Hospital’s publicly delivered security services. Accor... Read More
With collective agreements in the community social services (CSS) sector set to expire on March 31, 2010, preparations for contract talks get underwayRead More
Rally to protect Royal Inland Hospital security services from privatization.Read More
Printer Friendly Version Bargaining talks between the Hospital Employees’ Union and Allegrofor a first collective agreement at Renaissance Resort, an independent living facility in... Read More
Contradictory messages to health care workers on wages; double whammy of increased MSP premiums and HSTRead More
Throne speech offers little comfort to B.C. families and communities who depend on quality, accessible health careRead More
BCHC deeply concerned that FHA cuts to seniors’ programs creates more financial pressuresRead More
Printer Friendly Version The union’s bargaining committee reached a tentative agreement on July 31 for HEU members employed by Beckley Farm Lodge Society at Ayre Manor Lodge in Soo... Read More
HEU members vote 62 per cent in favour of mediated collective agreement in ratification votes at all Compass/VIHA work sitesRead More
Health minister’s hard line on balanced budgets means British Columbians will lose critical services when most needed, says HEURead More
Printer Friendly Version Contract talks between the Hospital Employees’ Union and Beckley Farm Lodge Society for a first collective agreement at Ayre Manor Lodge are making steady... Read More
On July 9, the two parties reached a tentative agreement based on the mediator's recommendations. The bargaining committee is recommending that members vote yes to the revised agre... Read More
HEU members employed by Aramark in the VCHA vote 78 per cent in favour of new collective agreementRead More
Insufficient training and supervision, improper accident investigations continue, despite CDC recommendations on C. difficile outbreakRead More
Mediator Grant McArthur to meet with the HEU bargaining committee and Compass representativesRead More
Compass says it will seek final offer voteRead More
HEU bargaining committee met with Aramark representatives to discuss changes to the agreement previously rejected by membersRead More
Printer Friendly Version On June 5, HEU met with Sodexo management to confirm plans for putting in place the changes and improvements that were negotiated in the new collective agr... Read More
HEU requests meeting with B.C.’s new health minister Kevin Falcon to discuss the challenges facing the province’s health care sectorRead More
Care aides at Qualicum Gardens vote in favour of new collective agreement with Pro VitaRead More
Committee members and staff to take stock of members’ key concerns, with goal of reaching a negotiated settlementRead More
HEU members working for Compass in the Vancouver Island Health Authority recently voted to reject terms of proposed agreementRead More
Members ratify Compass PHSA, Sodexo VCHA and FHA agreements; reject Aramark VCHA and Compass VIHA agreementsRead More
Printer Friendly Version HEU members employed by Sodexo in the Fraser and Vancouver Coastal health authorities are voting on a tentative, industry-wide settlement reached April 26,... Read More
Proposed agreement includes wage and benefit improvementsRead More
HEU members reach tentative agreement with Aramark, covering about 1,000 VCHA cleaning staffRead More
Printer Friendly Version The Hospital Employees’ Union recently met with representatives from Park Place Seniors Living with a proposal that laid-off workers from Hilton Villa and... Read More
HEU and Compass Group reach a tentative deal for agreements in PHSA and VIHARead More
After seven months of negotiations, tentative agreement reached with Compass VIHA and PHSARead More
HEU reaches tentative deal with Sodexo for collective agreement covering 1,500 cleaning and dietary workersRead More
Bargaining committee reaches tentative agreement with Sodexo after six months of negotiationsRead More
Printer Friendly Version Backgrounder At a campaign stop in Burnaby today, hospital housekeepers presented Gordon Campbell with 15,000 signatures calling on government and its heal... Read More
HEU reissues 72-hour strike notice to Pro Vita, the subcontractor providing care services at Qualicum GardensRead More
Aramark and Sodexo return to bargaining table; talks scheduled in next two weeks, after strong member strike voteRead More
HEU issues 72-hour strike notice to Pro Vita, care services subcontractor at Qualicum GardensRead More
WCB has re-issued five orders against Compass Group at Nanaimo Regional Hospital for citation non-complianceRead More
Majority of HEU members working for Sodexo and Aramark in VCHA and FHA vote yes to job action if necessaryRead More
2,400 housekeepers and dietary workers employed by FHA and VCHA return strong strike votes to Aramark and SodexoRead More
The Hospital Employees’ Union launched a new TV ad today to draw attention to the crisis facing seniors’ care in B.C.Read More
Printer Friendly Version Negotiations for a first collective agreement with the Health and Personnel Services Inc. (H.A.R.P.S.) – employing HEU members working at Cartier House in... Read More
HEU calls on Compass to come back to the table and negotiate on issues critical to decent working conditions and clean, safe hospitalsRead More
Workers rejected Compass’ final offer in votes held throughout the past weekRead More
Printer Friendly Version A strike vote schedule has been set for HEU members working for Sodexo and Aramark in housekeeping and dietary services around the Lower Mainland, on South... Read More
Important bargaining information meetings for members scheduledRead More
Sodexo tabled what it calls a “settlement offer” which limits wage increases to $1.36/hr or less over a five-year contractRead More
Printer Friendly Version Today, B.C.’s Labour Relations Board appointed mediator Grant McArthur, after the Hospital Employees’ Union applied for mediation to help resolve differenc... Read More
Campbell Liberals’ 2009 budget means health authorities will continue to struggle to provide services to B.C. communitiesRead More
Printer Friendly Version The Hospital Employees’ Union bargaining committee tabled its monetary package yesterday during talks with the Health and Personnel Services Inc. (H.A.R.P.... Read More
As of January 27, Compass has chosen to walk away from both bargaining and mediation with HEU membersRead More
HEU launched an ad campaign this week calling on government to take more responsibility for its hospital contractorsRead More
Big 3 bargaining committees to present monetary proposals to Compass, Sodexo and AramarkRead More
Printer Friendly Version Negotiations for a first collective agreement for HEU members employed by Health and Personnel Services Inc. (H.A.R.P.S.) and working at Cartier House in C... Read More
British corporation contracted by VIHA to clean hospitals and extended care facilities cited for health and safety violationsRead More