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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
Sunridge Place dispute heads to arbitration
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...
June 12, 2015
Payments to laundry companies by Lower Mainland health authorities more than doubled in seven years
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...
June 11, 2015
HEU laundry workers deliver petition to the legislature, urging government to save jobs
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...
May 14, 2015
Interior communities speak out against privatization of hospital laundry services
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...
May 5, 2015