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Health talks resume Thursday
Negotiations for a new collective agreement covering 47,000 health care workers will resume Thursday with the assistance of mediator Vince Ready. Last week, the 11-union Facilities...
May 5, 2014
Health care workers send clear message with 96 per cent strike mandate
B.C. health care workers have delivered an overwhelming strike mandate to back their negotiating team’s bid to secure a fair and respectful collective agreement with health employe...
May 1, 2014
Rallies raise alarm about Ottawa’s cuts to medicare
VANCOUVER – The Hospital Employees’ Union is joining with other health care advocates at rallies at the offices of six B.C. Conservative MPs today, as part of a national day of act...
March 31, 2014
Health unions seek strike mandate to get talks on track
Health care unions representing 47,000 health care workers are seeking a strike mandate from members to back efforts to reach an agreement with B.C.’s health employers. The 11-unio...
March 28, 2015
Health authorities’ medical transcription contractor files for bankruptcy
M*Modal – the American-based, medical transcription contractor hired by Lower Mainland health authorities last
March 20, 2015
HEU congratulates B.C.’s first seniors’ advocate
The 43,000-member Hospital Employees’ Union welcomes Health Minister Terry Lake’s appointment of Isobel Mackenzie as B.C.’s seniors’ advocate. HEU secretary-business manager Bonnie...
March 19, 2014
Sunridge Place lays off its care and support staff
Two hundred and sixty-four health care and support workers at Sunridge Place, members of the Hospital Employees’ Union, have received lay-off notices in the wake of the sale of the...
February 18, 2014
No room in budget for critical health needs
Today’s provincial budget cements B.C.’s trailing position among Canadian provinces in its support for health care, says the Hospital Employees’ Union. As a result, B.C.’s health a...
February 18, 2014
Island and Lower Mainland health support workers deliver over 98 per cent strike mandate
[Burnaby, B.C.] Health care workers employed by the Compass Group and its subsidiary Marquise in housekeeping and food services voted over 98 per cent in favour of strike action, a...
October 4, 2013
Hospital cleaning staff reach tentative contract with Aramark
[Burnaby, B.C.] The Hospital Employees’ Union has reached a tentative settlement with US-based Aramark covering nearly 1,300 hospital cleaning staff working in Vancouver Coastal an...
October 2, 2013