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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
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