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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
Tentative agreement will protect care and services at The Hamlets at Penticton
The Hospital Employees’ Union has reached a tentative agreement with the operator of The Hamlets at Penticton which will protect continuity of care for seniors at the Duncan Avenue...
July 8, 2011
HEU calls on health authority to audit Penticton care facility
The Hospital Employees' Union is calling on the Interior Health Authority to audit the books of a for-profit Penticton care facility that is threatening to lay off 60 care staff an...
June 2, 2011
VIHA changes contractors, unleashes new round of layoffs
The Hospital Employees’ Union has learned that the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) is set to announce that it is changing its housekeeping and food services contractor at...
March 31, 2011
HEU urges de Jong to adopt comprehensive approach to health portfolio
The Hospital Employees’ Union says B.C.’s new health minister should adopt a comprehensive approach to the challenges facing the province’s health care system. HEU secretary-busine...
March 15, 2011