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News releases for 2016
HEU calls on provincial and federal governments to reject takeover of B.C. care homes by offshore investors
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...
November 29, 2016
Seniors Advocate’s report on resident-to-resident aggression underlines need for improved staffing levels in long-term care
The Hospital Employees’ Union (HEU) says improved staffing levels are key to addressing resident-to-resident aggression in long-term care facilities.
November 24, 2016
Unions score major workers’ compensation win at Supreme Court of Canada
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...
June 27, 2016
HEU opens bargaining in contracted support service sector
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...
September 14, 2016
Contracted Support Services
HEU Skidegate members ratify contract with overwhelming support
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....
September 29, 2016
Stop the sale of seniors’ care in Nanaimo, says HEU
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...
April 4, 2016
HEU urges Ottawa to honour commitments on public health care
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...
March 31, 2016
HEU condemns Interior Health decision to privatize hospital laundry services
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...
March 1, 2016
Community Social Services wage increase to take effect April 1, 2016
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...
February 25, 2016
Economic Stability Dividend
Compensation Comparability Increase
community social services
Stressed health authority budgets leave little room for progress on seniors’ care
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...
February 16, 2016
New Horizons dispute heads to arbitration
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...
June 12, 2016
Layoff notices issued to nearly 1,200 Lower Mainland health care workers
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...
March 2, 2016