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The bargaining committee for HEU
members employed by the H’ulh-etun Health Society made progress on non-monetary language
issues in collective agreement talks with the employer on March 5, 6 and 7.
HEU servicing representative
Bonnie Youngman also came to the
bargaining table for an informal labour/management meeting. She discussed
several outstanding issues, including changes that may result from the Chemainus
First Nation’s (CFN) withdrawal from the Health Society. The union and the
employer have agreed to meet before March 31 to further discuss the impact that
CFN’s withdrawal may have on HEU
members and their work.
The Canada Labour Board is also expected to provide hearing dates to
address HEU’s complaints regarding
the employer’s changes to the policy manual and the layoff of five members. These
changes include the elimination of cultural leave, a change in the cost sharing
for health and welfare benefits, a decrease in vacation entitlement, and
HEU began talks with the Health Society on August 29, 30 and September
5. Next bargaining dates are scheduled for April 2, 3 and 4.
Mental health worker Albert Thor,
receptionist Caroline Harry, and union bargaining representative Heather Compton make up the bargaining committee
that sits at the table with the Health Society.
HEU represents staff of the H’ulh-etun Society who voted to
join the union on May 3, 2007. Members are employed as community health nurses,
mental health and home care workers, janitors, patient travel clerks and
For information about bargaining, members can contact Heather
Compton at 1-800-663-5813.