News releases for 2015

Yesterday’s announcement by Interior Health Authority (IHA) chief executive officer Chris Mazurkewich that a decision on contracting out hospital laundry services has been further... Read More
The Interior Health Authority (IHA) has failed to establish a valid business case for privatizing hospital laundry services, according to a Simon Fraser University economist. SFU S... Read More
The long-standing struggle to secure a fair collective agreement for health care workers at Sunridge Place in Duncan is not yet over, although job action has been averted. On June... Read More
Escalating laundry privatization costs in the Lower Mainland should raise warning flags about a similar scheme being floated in the Interior Health Authority, says the Hospital Emp... Read More
VICTORIA – The voices of 12,423 British Columbians were heard at the provincial legislature this morning with the tabling of a petition calling on government to halt the Interior H... Read More
Nearly 12,000 British Columbians have signed a petition calling on the provincial government to cancel plans by the Interior Health Authority to privatize hospital laundry services... Read More
The Hospital Employees’ Union announced today that Jennifer Whiteside will take over as the union’s secretary-business manager, effective immediately. She succeeds Bonnie Pearson w... Read More
VANCOUVER – Today marks the first anniversary of a decade-long, $36 billion cut to health care transfers to the provinces by Stephen Harper’s conservative government. That’s why HE... Read More
Despite critical needs to invest in seniors’ care, upgrade health infrastructure, and address hospital overcrowding, the provincial government has tabled another budget that shortc... Read More
The Interior Health Authority will issue bid documents later this week that could result in the loss of in-house hospital laundry services along with 175 family-supporting jobs in... Read More
HEU members working in community social services have until March 31, 2015, to purchase past pensionable service with the same employer, thereby increasing their guaranteed retirem... Read More
The Hospital Employees’ Union has joined the Better Transit and Transportation Coalition advocating for a ‘yes’ vote in the upcoming referendum. “We believe that the more we can do... Read More
[BURNABY,BC] – More than 230 Inglewood Care Centre staff will lose their jobs this spring because CareCorp – the company subcontracted to provide resident care and support at the n... Read More
Health care unions representing 47,000 health care workers are seeking a strike mandate from members to back efforts to reach an agreement with B.C.’s health employers. The 11-unio... Read More
Negotiations for a collective agreement covering 47,000 health care workers are scheduled to continue this weekend. The multi-union Facilities Bargaining Association and the Health... Read More
M*Modal – the American-based, medical transcription contractor hired by Lower Mainland health authorities lastRead More