B.C.’s largest health care union says that patients and seniors would benefit from comprehensive whistleblower legislation that protects health care workers from employer reprisals when they expose harmful or illegal practices.
The operators of a seniors’ care facility in Nanaimo have cancelled their sub-contract for care services resulting in pink slips for more than 150 care aides, licensed practical nurses, recreation programmers and assisted living workers.
A decision by B.C. Liberal MLAs to support a 29 per cent wage increase for themselves is unacceptable when they refuse to raise the minimum wage and continue to support low-wage policies in health care, says the Hospital Employees’ Union.
The B.C. Liberal government’s refusal to make long-term investments to support health care in the province’s growing communities undermines innovation and spells more uncertainty in the year ahead, says the Hospital Employees’ Union.
It’s time to stop playing budget politics with British Columbians’ health care and to start putting in place proven public solutions that will improve care for patients, says the Hospital Employees’ Union.