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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
Lower Mainland health support workers deliver overwhelming strike mandate
Health care workers employed by US-based Aramark in housekeeping services voted 97 per cent in favour of strike action, according to results released today by the Hospital Employee...
September 27, 2013
Tentative agreement reached with Sodexo, but HEU seeks strike mandate to back contract talks with Compass Group and Aramark
[Burnaby, B.C.] The Hospital Employees’ Union has negotiated a critical agreement with one of three multinational contractors that together employ more than 4,400 support staff at...
September 17, 2013
Parksville care home unjustly suspended LPN – arbitrator
An arbitrator has ruled that a Parksville nurse was unjustly disciplined by her employer for speaking out on the state of seniors’ care at a public meeting last year.
September 12, 2013
Health authority slashes community lab services
The Vancouver Island Health Authority is cutting hours at south Island community labs, and ending home visits to collect blood and other lab specimens from the frail elderly and th...
July 16, 2013
HEU housekeeping and food services workers united for a fair deal
[Victoria, B.C.] Today, health care workers employed in housekeeping and food services rallied for a fair contract and better health care for a second day in a row, this time at Ro...
May 29, 2013
HEU members rally for a fair deal, better health care
[Vancouver, B.C.] Health care workers employed in housekeeping and food services by five multinational corporations rallied today at Vancouver General Hospital for a fair contract...
May 28, 2013
NDP’s health care plans good news for B.C.’s seniors
[Burnaby, B.C.] The 43,000-member Hospital Employees’ Union says that the NDP’s commitment to bolstering standards of care for B.C.’s seniors is a move in the right direction.
April 24, 2013