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Tentative agreement reached for 44,000 hospital and long-term care workers
[RICHMOND, B.C.] – The multi-union Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) representing nearly 44,000 hospital and long-term care workers has reached a tentative three-year...
December 3, 2018
Repeal of discriminatory health labour laws to help restore fairness, stability to health care, says HEU
The 49,000-member Hospital Employees’ Union is welcoming the B.C. government’s move to repeal Gordon Campbell-era laws that stripped health care workers’ collective agreements of...
November 8, 2018
HEU welcomes expert panel’s support for stronger successor rights for B.C. workers
B.C.’s largest health care union is welcoming an expert panel recommendation that would promote continuity of care for seniors, improve hospital services and protect workers when...
October 25, 2018
Seniors’ care protected as layoffs averted at Coquitlam care homes
The Hospital Employees’ Union (HEU) has reached an agreement with the Fraser Health Authority and the owner of the Coquitlam-based Madison and Lakeshore care centres which will...
July 19, 2018
Stop layoffs at Coquitlam care homes, says HEU
The Hospital Employees' Union (HEU) is calling on B.C.’s Minister of Health and the Fraser Health Authority to stop the mass staff layoffs at two long-term care homes in Coquitlam....
July 6, 2018
BC Health Coalition welcomes B.C. legislation banning payment for blood and plasma collection
Victoria - The BC Health Coalition is commending the B.C. government’s action today to safeguard the public blood and plasma collection system. This morning Health Minister Adrian...
April 26, 2018
Province acts to protect patients from extra billing
The provincial government’s plan to protect patients from extra-billing by practitioners and private clinics is fundamental to restoring quality health care and equitable access to...
April 4, 2018
Increase in MRI access important step in renewal of B.C.’s public health system, says HEU
The B.C. government’s commitment to add 37,000 more magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exams over the next 12 months helps with the ongoing renewal of B.C.’s public health care...
March 27, 2018
Province uses proven public solutions to reduce hip and knee surgery waits, says HEU
The B.C. government will establish five hip and knee replacement centres across the province to significantly reduce surgery waits using evidence-based practices abandoned by the...
March 21, 2018
Action plan needed to protect seniors’ care as Chinese regulator takes charge of B.C.'s biggest nursing home chain
[BURNABY] The Hospital Employees’ Union is urging the B.C. government to implement an action plan to protect seniors’ care, in the wake of last week’s takeover of the province’s...
March 6, 2018