January 28 Bill 29 political protest in Vancouver

Thousands of health care workers took to the streets of Vancouver January 28 in a political protest to mark the first anniversary of Bill 29, the Campbell government’s legislation that tore up hospital workers’ contracts and opened the door to privatization of tens of thousands of hospital jobs.

Meanwhile, other protests around the province included a peaceful occupation of the Vancouver Island Health Authority offices in Victoria. Around B.C., HEU members organized information sessions, wore black in the workplace, held rallies, marched on MLA offices and took other creative actions to mark the Bill 29 anniversary.