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Access to quality health care and affordability for families keeps B.C. on track
Today's provincial budget supports a multi-year plan for higher staffing levels in seniors care, faster access to primary care and diagnostic testing and major investments in...
February 18, 2020
Funding model for B.C. nursing homes short-changes care for seniors – report
A new report from B.C.’s Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie finds that the province’s for-profit care home operators are pocketing big profits while shorting seniors of more than...
February 4, 2020
HEU urges VIHA to put Nanaimo Seniors Village under administration
[BURNABY, B.C.] – The Hospital Employees’ Union is demanding the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) put another Retirement Concepts care home under administration. The union...
October 2, 2019
Seniors, patients and health care workers to benefit from labour law changes
B.C.’s labour minister Harry Bains today introduced a number of changes to the province’s Labour Relations Code including collective agreement protection for health care workers...
April 30, 2019
Health care renewal on course with Budget 2019, says 50,000-member Hospital Employees’ Union
[VICTORIA] The government’s reinvestment in better care for seniors, faster access to surgeries and building and renovating hospitals continues to be a priority in the 2019...
February 19, 2019
Hospital and long-term care workers vote to ratify three-year collective agreement
[BURNABY, B.C.] – Nearly 44,000 health care workers represented by the multi-union Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) have a new collective agreement that includes important...
February 11, 2019
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