News releases for 2016

B.C.’s largest health care union is raising the alarm about the proposed sale of the Retirement Concepts chain of retirement homes to an offshore investor. The 46,000-member Hospit... Read More
Bargaining for more than 4,000 HEU members who work in support services for some of the biggest multinationals on the planet will be in full swing later this summer. Already, HEU b... Read More
The Hospital Employees’ Union (HEU) says improved staffing levels are key to addressing resident-to-resident aggression in long-term care facilities.Read More
The Supreme Court of Canada has found that two Health Sciences Association of BC (HSA) members and a Hospital Employees’ Union (HEU) member who contracted breast cancer while worki... Read More
On May 24 and 25, bargaining officially got underway for the first of 13 collective agreements between HEU members and four multinational contractors who provide support service ac... Read More
Standing together for a fair deal: HEU bargainers from across the support service sector were on hand to show their solidarity with their Compass sisters and brothers who kicked-of... Read More
On May 18, health care workers employed by the Skidegate Band Council, and represented by the Hospital Employees’ Union, voted in favour of ratifying a renewed three-year contract.... Read More
The Hospital Employees’ Union says the Vancouver Island Health Authority should act now to block the sale of Wexford Creek care home and stop the layoff of staff. Wexford Creek sta... Read More
The Hospital Employees Union (HEU) is calling on the federal Liberal government to honour its 2015 election commitments to bring back a national Health Accord in partnership with B... Read More
Today’s decision by the Interior Health Authority (IHA) to contract out hospital laundry services is deeply disappointing news for more than 100 workers who will lose their jobs in... Read More
The first of three annual wage increases for Community Social Services (CSS) workers will begin on April 1, 2016. Click here to see the joint memo by the union and employer bargain... Read More
Urgent calls to address a growing crisis in seniors’ care have been largely ignored in a provincial budget that will see a continuing erosion in front-line health services, says th... Read More
The long-standing struggle to secure a fair collective agreement for health care workers at New Horizons Care home in Campbell River is not yet over, although job action has been a... Read More
Staff at a Surrey long-term care facility, and cleaners in Vancouver Coastal Health hospitals, have been given layoff notices by their corporate employers. The Ahmon Group has told... Read More