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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
HEU announces new chief spokesperson
The Hospital Employees’ Union announced today that Jennifer Whiteside will take over as the union’s secretary-business manager, effective immediately. She succeeds Bonnie Pearson w...
April 2, 2015
HEU joins national actions demanding an end to Ottawa’s health care cuts
VANCOUVER – Today marks the first anniversary of a decade-long, $36 billion cut to health care transfers to the provinces by Stephen Harper’s conservative government. That’s why HE...
March 31, 2015
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
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