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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
Nanaimo nursing home operator issues lay-off notices
A nursing home operator in Nanaimo is bringing in the New Year by issuing lay-off notices to more than 150 local health care workers. Mississauga-based Chartwell Seniors’ Housing R...
January 3, 2012
More than 350 mid-Island health workers hit hard by long weekend announcements
Health care workers and their families at care facilities in Parksville and Nanaimo were forced to spend the long weekend worrying about how they’d make ends meet after Friday afte...
October 11, 2011
Throne Speech: Clarity needed on public sector bargaining direction
The Hospital Employees’ Union says that the government is sending mixed messages on its direction for public sector bargaining next year. HEU’s secretary-business manager Bonnie Pe...
October 3, 2011
HEU announces new chief negotiator
The Hospital Employees’ Union today announced that veteran union negotiator Bonnie Pearson will succeed Judy Darcy as the union’s secretary-business manager. The appointment by the...
September 12, 2011
Darcy to step down as HEU’s chief negotiator to seek public office
Hospital Employees’ Union secretary-business manager Judy Darcy is stepping down from her position as the union’s chief negotiator and spokesperson, a job she’s held since 2005. Sh...
September 8, 2011
Contract ratified by 87 per cent vote by workers at The Hamlets
Health care workers – represented by the Hospital Employees’ Union – voted 87 per cent in favour of ratifying a three-year contract with H&H Total Care Services Inc., the operator...
July 15, 2011