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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
Bill 18 should die on order paper, says HEU
[BURNABY, B.C.] - The Hospital Employees’ Union is urging the B.C. Liberals to abandon last-minute legislation changing health care bargaining units. Bill 18 , the Health Authoriti...
March 14, 2013
Clark government moves to restructure largest bargaining unit in public sector
A move by the B.C. Liberal government to fundamentally change the way that workers are represented in the health sector was done without prior consultation, says the Hospital Emplo...
March 4, 2013
Spiralling costs for outsourced medical transcription puts pressure on strained health budgets, says HEU
The cost of outsourcing medical transcription services in the Lower Mainland has increased by an average of 26 per cent a year over the last five years, according to financial docu...
February 25, 2013
New seniors’ advocate role will be limited by lack of independence from government
[Burnaby, B.C.] Legislation introduced by the B.C. Liberal government this afternoon will limit the independence of a proposed new seniors’ advocate, says the Hospital Employees’ U...
February 20, 2013