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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
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
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
IHA further delays decision on privatizing hospital laundry services
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...
November 25, 2015
No case for privatizing IHA laundry – expert says
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...
November 24, 2015
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