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Health care workers under pressure to come to work sick – poll
Polling released today by the Hospital Employees’ Union shows one out of three health care workers (33.6 per cent) report coming to work while experiencing cold or flu symptoms bec...
September 24, 2012
Costs of outsourcing medical transcription skyrocket by 150 per cent in just four years
The Hospital Employees’ Union is raising the alarm about Lower Mainland health authorities’ plan to completely contract out in-house medical transcription even though costs for lim...
April 30, 2012
Plan to contract out medical transcription threatens patient confidentiality – HEU
The Hospital Employees’ Union says a plan by Lower Mainland health authorities to contract out all medical transcription services threatens to put the confidentiality and accuracy...
March 22, 2012
HEU calls for overhaul of hospital cleaning audits
The Hospital Employees’ Union says that B.C.’s annual hospital housekeeping audits fail to provide health care decision-makers and the public with a complete picture of the state o...
March 1, 2012
Canada won’t deal with women’s human rights crisis at home
B.C. CEDAW Group/Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada (Vancouver): Canada and British Columbia are failing to deal with the human rights crisis of disappearances and murders of Aboriginal...
February 23, 2012
B.C. Budget 2012: Silence on seniors' care, higher MSP premiums for families, and B.C. slides to ninth place in investment in its citizens' health care
B.C.’s largest health care union says today’s provincial budget represents a lost opportunity to make strategic investments in seniors’ care and in the health of its citizens. The...
February 21, 2012
Ombudsperson provides roadmap for improved standards in residential care facilities
B.C.’s largest health care union says the establishment of a seniors’ advocate, announced today by the provincial health minister, is long overdue and will improve quality of care...
February 14, 2012
Parksville care home suspends union member for speaking out on seniors’ care
The Hospital Employees’ Union is demanding the immediate reinstatement of one of its members who has been suspended without pay for speaking on behalf of the union at a January 19...
February 7, 2012
Health unions seek “fair and reasonable” settlement as talks begin Tuesday
[BURNABY] Unions representing 46,000 B.C. health care workers will sit down with employers and government to begin negotiations for a new collective agreement on Tuesday. The Hospi...
February 6, 2012
Acacia Ty Mawr Lodge to contract out all care and support staff
The owner of Acacia Ty Mawr Lodge intends to contract out all the jobs at the Shawnigan Lake seniors’ residential facility, putting more than 30 directly-employed care aides, recre...
January 25, 2012