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British Columbians’ health care needs sold short in provincial budget that lacks vision
Despite critical needs to invest in seniors’ care, upgrade health infrastructure, and address hospital overcrowding, the provincial government has tabled another budget that shortc...
February 7, 2015
175 family-supporting jobs at risk as Interior Health seeks to privatize hospital laundry services
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...
February 11, 2015
Health care workers campaign for a YES vote in the referendum
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...
February 3, 2015
More than 230 health workers face layoff as North Shore nursing home changes subcontractors – again
[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...
January 27, 2015
HEU endorses Irene Lanzinger for BC Fed president
The 46,000-member Hospital Employees’ Union today announced its support for Irene Lanzinger in her bid to become the first woman to lead the B.C. Federation of Labour as its presid...
October 23, 2014
Care aides struggle to support seniors – poll
More than half don’t have time to meet residents’ care needs 83 per cent have been victims of violence or aggression [BURNABY] Nearly three-quarters (73.3 per cent) of B.C.'s care...
October 16, 2014
Public sector unions tell Premier Clark “we stand in solidarity with teachers”
B.C. Fed news release: Vancouver – B.C. public sector unions are sending a message to the Premier that they stand in solidarity with B.C. teachers and are urging her to accept the...
September 9, 2014
Health care workers ratify collective agreement in province-wide vote
Health care workers have ratified a new five-year collective agreement by a vote of 64.6 per cent. The agreement between the 11-union Facilities Bargaining Association and governme...
June 24, 2014
HEU support services workers united for a fair deal with Sodexo in Abbotsford
[Abbotsford, B.C.] Today, health care workers and their supporters rallied for a fair contract and better health care at Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre (ARHCC). Acc...
June 12, 2014
Tentative agreement reached for 47,000 health workers
The multi-union Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) representing 47,000 health care workers has reached a tentative settlement with B.C.’s health employers. The five-year agree...
May 15, 2014