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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
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