News releases for 2014

The 46,000-member Hospital Employees’ Union today announced its support for Irene Lanzinger in her bid to become the first woman to lead the B.C. Federation of Labour as its presid... Read More
More than half don’t have time to meet residents’ care needs 83 per cent have been victims of violence or aggression [BURNABY] Nearly three-quarters (73.3 per cent) of B.C.'s care... Read More
It’s taken more than a year and a half to secure a new collective agreement with Acciona, but the end is finally in sight for HEU members employed by the Spanish multinational at R... Read More
B.C. Fed news release: Vancouver – B.C. public sector unions are sending a message to the Premier that they stand in solidarity with B.C. teachers and are urging her to accept the... Read More
Health care workers have ratified a new five-year collective agreement by a vote of 64.6 per cent. The agreement between the 11-union Facilities Bargaining Association and governme... Read More
The HEU-Sodexo bargaining committee at Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre (ARHCC) reached a tentative agreement with Sodexo for a 40-month contract ending in Sept. 2016... Read More
[Abbotsford, B.C.] Today, health care workers and their supporters rallied for a fair contract and better health care at Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre (ARHCC). Acc... Read More
Today, after returning to the bargaining table to discuss your next contract following three months of delays by the employer, Acciona’s negotiating team refused to discuss your HE... Read More
A tentative agreement has been reached between the multi-union Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) and the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) that covers 47,000 health... Read More
The multi-union Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) representing 47,000 health care workers has reached a tentative settlement with B.C.’s health employers. The five-year agree... Read More
Negotiations for a new collective agreement covering 47,000 health care workers will resume Thursday with the assistance of mediator Vince Ready. Last week, the 11-union Facilities... Read More
Negotiations for a new facilities subsector collective agreement will resume on Thursday – one week after health care workers delivered a 96 per cent strike mandate to their bargai... Read More
Sodexo members at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre have sent a clear signal to their employer that they are united behind their bargaining committee. In balloting... Read More
B.C. health care workers have delivered an overwhelming strike mandate to back their negotiating team’s bid to secure a fair and respectful collective agreement with health employe... Read More
Bargaining resumed on April 9 and 10 between Sodexo and your HEU three-person bargaining committee, representing 240-plus members at Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre... Read More
Starting on April 22, HEU members are urged to back their bargaining committee with a strong strike mandate so that negotiations for a renewed collective agreement can get back on... Read More
The Employee Intervention Program (EIP) is part of your collective agreement, negotiated between the Community Social Services Employers’ Association (CESSA) and the Community Soci... Read More
VANCOUVER – The Hospital Employees’ Union is joining with other health care advocates at rallies at the offices of six B.C. Conservative MPs today, as part of a national day of act... Read More
Health care workers are being asked to send employers a clear message that they’re united in their determination to secure a respectful collective agreement that protects public he... Read More
The 43,000-member Hospital Employees’ Union welcomes Health Minister Terry Lake’s appointment of Isobel Mackenzie as B.C.’s seniors’ advocate. HEU secretary-business manager Bonnie... Read More
Talks for a new contract covering 47,000 health workers are on hold until next week. Health employers say they need the time to craft new proposals including a response to a compre... Read More
With just weeks remaining before the current contract covering 47,000 health care workers is set to expire, B.C.’s health employers have failed to constructively or meaningfully ad... Read More
With just over a month remaining before the current collective agreement expires, health unions are looking for concrete progress in contract talks covering 47,000 health workers.... Read More
Two hundred and sixty-four health care and support workers at Sunridge Place, members of the Hospital Employees’ Union, have received lay-off notices in the wake of the sale of the... Read More
Today’s provincial budget cements B.C.’s trailing position among Canadian provinces in its support for health care, says the Hospital Employees’ Union. As a result, B.C.’s health a... Read More
Community social services workers have voted by 85.6 per cent in favour of ratifying a new collective agreement that includes wage adjustments and increases of up to 11.5 per cent... Read More
Following three day of negotiations January 22 to 24, your HEU bargaining committee continued to secure agreement with Sodexo at Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre (ARH... Read More
Bargaining talks covering 47,000 B.C. health care workers resumed February 11 with a presentation from a top health ministry official on the government’s broad objectives for the p... Read More
HEU members working for Compass Group on Vancouver Island voted 63 per cent in favour of a new collective agreement that runs until Sept. 30, 2016. The agreement includes a one dol... Read More
Members of the multi-union Community Health Bargaining Association (CBA) have voted in favour of a five-year contract with the Health Employers Association of BC. The agreement pro... Read More
Two weeks of negotiations for a new collective agreement covering 47,000 workers in B.C. hospitals, care homes, emergency health services and the health care supply chain are now c... Read More
Negotiations for a new collective agreement covering 47,000 workers in B.C. hospitals, care homes, emergency health services and the health care supply chain begin today in Vancouv... Read More