News releases for 2000

HEU activists' public/political pressure motivated CSSEA to complete costings, allowing implemention of negotiated wage and other monetary increases HEU community social services a... Read More
Significant progress made on superior benefits, labour adjustment HEU community social services members have reason to celebrate - Treasury Board met last week and approved the rel... Read More
HEU, BCNU optimistic about talks for first collective agreement The Hospital Employees’ Union and the B.C. Nurses’ Union, the two unions representing workers at the North Shore Ass... Read More
Substantial wage and benefits improvements bring workers closer to parity with counterparts in health care HEU members at KDJ Alliances (Burlwood and Lost Lake Homes) in Nanaimo, F... Read More
Fresh from a positive three-day bargaining demands conference, HEU’s new Provincial Bargaining Committee will be pressing forward to begin preparations for the important upcoming r... Read More
HEU and its sister unions representing general and support workers in health care commence bargaining with health employers for a new collective agreement on Dec. 19. “There is som... Read More
Concession demands expected when talks resume Jan. 10 In the earliest ever start to bargaining, representatives of HEU, BCGEU and other unions met for more than two hours with repr... Read More
HEU to mount radio ad campaign on key bargaining solutions for better Medicare Contract talks for 60,000 health and support workers in community services and health care facilities... Read More
Medicare campaigners visit Chetwynd at 1:30 p.m. Monday An ambulance carrying an important message about the future of Medicare will be in Chetwynd on Monday as part of a nine day... Read More
Hospital future in jeopardy, as health board ignores widespread public opposition The Hospital Employees’ Union says the Simon Fraser Health Board’s announced plan to close Burnaby... Read More
An ambulance carrying an important message about the future of Medicare begins a nine-day tour of B.C. today and Duncan is one of the first stops. The ambulance is staffed by healt... Read More
The 46,000 members of the Hospital Employees’ Union send solidarity greetings to the HEU and Canadian Union of Public Employees’ sisters who will be joining throngs of women as the... Read More
Medicare campaigners visit NDP convention Saturday, February 19 An ambulance carrying an important message about the future of Medicare will be at the NDP leadership convention on... Read More
Long-term solutions to the crisis facing health care delivery in Prince George and the rest of northern British Columbia must go beyond a narrow package of financial incentives for... Read More
Physician’s actions also raise serious ethical concerns The Hospital Employees’ Union today urged health minister Mike Farnworth to carry out an immediate investigation of the bill... Read More
Health care workers brace for impact of physicians’ walk-out Williams Lake activists from the Hospital Employees’ Union will hold a special meeting tonight to put together a solid... Read More
Alternative Federal Budget has prescription for ailing health care system A McIntyre & Mustel poll commissioned by the Hospital Employees' Union shows overwhelming support in B.C.... Read More
The union says raising wages for B.C.’s lowest wage earners will mean a healthier population. The Hospital Employees’ Union welcomes today’s announcement by the provincial governme... Read More
Delegates elect new provincial executive, prepare for 2001 round of collective bargainingRead More
Wage and benefit improvements reflect value of health workers in long-term care Members of the Hospital Employees’ Union working at Royal City Manor, a private for-profit long-term... Read More
Victoria, school employers complicit in derailing talks, union charges The Hospital Employees' Union today condemned Premier Ujjal Dosanjh's back to work legislation that forced th... Read More
Replacement plans would see 100 beds lost in region where more spaces are urgently needed Members of the Hospital Employees’ Union who work at Burnaby Hospital’s Cascade Residence... Read More
B.C. Health Coalition says Ministry of Health must determine whether private clinics result in longer than necessary wait lists at public hospitals A coalition of Medicare advocate... Read More
The Hospital Employees' Union will be studying Monday's provincial budget for details on how Premier Dosanjh's government will strengthen and modernize our health care system. In p... Read More
Union awaits further boosts for long-term care, home support and other progressive health reforms Today’s announcement by Premier Ujjal Dosanjh of an additional $250 million in hea... Read More
Medicare campaigners visit Kelowna for public meeting on Thursday evening An ambulance carrying an important message about the future of Medicare will be in Kelowna on Thursday as... Read More
HEU wins precedent-setting ruling from arbitrator In a precedent-setting ruling, arbitrator Don Munroe has agreed with the Hospital Employees’ Union’s contention that security guar... Read More
Police say no link to abortion clinic, but union says we need to take precautions The Hospital Employees’ Union is calling for increased security for health care workers who work i... Read More
If boss makes good on threat, 50 seniors will have to find another home HEU members at Waverly of Chilliwack, a private, for-profit seniors’ care facility, voted 58 per cent on Sep... Read More
The Hospital Employees’ Union says Premier Ujjal Dosanjh made a smart move in recalling the legislature for Sunday to deal with two legislative initiatives that will put pressure o... Read More
Premier Ujjal Dosanjh and CUPE national president Judy Darcy to address delegates More than 600 health care workers from across B.C. will gather in Richmond next week for the bienn... Read More
Union asks B.C. Liberal leader to apologize for caucus member’s "demeaning and insulting" comment The Hospital Employees’ Union is asking B.C. Liberal leader Gordon Campbell to apo... Read More
British Columbians support long-term solutions not short-term fixes to rural physician supply problem As more B.C. communities brace themselves for work withdrawals by physicians,... Read More
More than 40,000 health care workers receive back pay today covering four years of overdue pay equity adjustments It’s a red letter day for more than 40,000 front-line health care... Read More
B.C.’s largest health care union extended its best wishes today to the province’s new health minister, Corky Evans. The 46,000-member Hospital Employees’ Union says Evans is known... Read More
Ailing hospital threatened with public/private partnership replacements Members of the Hospital Employees’ Union who work at the Gorge Road Hospital will be at the Capital Health R... Read More
Fair wage increase, parity for community caregivers, measures to modernize Medicare on unions’ priority list Contract talks for more than 60,000 health care workers from hospitals,... Read More
LPNs, Care Aide utilization part of progressive strategy The Hospital Employees’ Union is enthusiastically welcoming today’s announcement by the NDP of significant new funding for... Read More
Noon rally features CUPE national president Judy Darcy and BC Federation of Labour president Jim Sinclair Hundreds of health care workers will rally later today outside the Richmon... Read More
And HEU's Chris Allnutt will report to convention delegates on the political and bargaining climate facing the 46,000-member union This morning, Premier Ujjal Dosanjh speaks to mor... Read More
New study outlines timely, concrete solutions The Hospital Employees’ Union says a just-completed, comprehensive research study into the roles and utilization of Licensed Practical... Read More
Major new study to be released Wednesday says health care system wastes untapped potential of Licensed Practical Nurses, Care Aides who can help address nursing shortage The 46,000... Read More
HEU supports merger of VH under health board, move will better coordinate hospital-community health services The Hospital Employees’ Union says it supports the integration of Vanco... Read More
Health care workers and other medicare advocates in B.C. joined thousands of demonstrators across Canada today to demand immediate action by Ottawa to stop privatization of medicar... Read More
B.C. Medicare campaigners hand off ambulance to Alberta health care workers tomorrow in Pouce Coupe The "Save Medicare" ambulance wraps up the 9-day, 22-city, B.C. leg of its weste... Read More
Hospital Employees’ Union members at Sharondale Lodge and Sunrise Manor in Langley unanimously ratifed a new collective agreement on August 31, giving them substantial pay and bene... Read More
Joint release of BCNU, HEU and BCGEU B.C.'s health care unions are calling on Health Minister Allan Rock to stop stalling on federal action to block the Alberta government from leg... Read More
Canadian Association of Labour Media recognizes anti-privatization campaign, seniors' care print ads The Hospital Employees' Union collected two awards for communications excellenc... Read More
Federal health minister to be pressed to take action to ban implementation of Alberta private hospital bill Kelowna-area Medicare supporters will be staging a special reception lin... Read More
"Get active!" is the theme of national nursing week across Canada May 8 to 14, and thatís exactly what licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and care aides will be doing to both advocat... Read More
On or around March 25 and 26, 1998, the Hospital Employees' Union (the 'HEU') published two news releases containing incorrect allegations regarding the bidding practices, expertis... Read More
MLAs also invited to contact union for assistance in interpreting collective agreement details The chief spokesperson for the Hospital Employees' Union, Chris Allnutt, is available... Read More
But British Columbians not interested in Alberta premierís "voodoo health economics", says health care union Ralph Klein is wasting his time selling his private hospital bill of go... Read More
Threat of closure hangs over unique seniors' facility The future of the Victoria Chinatown Care Centre is being threatened by a notice of closure communicated to the Capital Health... Read More
In a bid to remove a veil of secrecy manufactured by some media sources and government representatives, the Hospital Employees' Union today released the major cost items of its 199... Read More
But pay equity targets still years away for tens of thousands of front-line workers, says HEU FACT SHEETS FOLLOW RELEASE After an eight-year wait, nearly 40,000 front-line health c... Read More
Employees resoundingly reject employer’s proposed freeze on wages and working conditions Members of the Hospital Employees’ Union working at Royal City Manor, a long-term care faci... Read More
Victoria Chinatown Care Centre residents told they must relocate Care providers from the Victoria Chinatown Care Centre will appeal to the board of the Capital Health Region to rec... Read More
Health minister must ban extra-billing by surgeons in private clinics, says HEU B.C.’s largest health care union is calling on health minister Mike Farnworth to enforce the laws pr... Read More
The Hospital Employees’ Union is alarmed at yesterday’s stabbing of abortion provider Dr. Garson Romalis as he arrived at work, but says that it is not just the doctors who are in... Read More
Instead, government should respond to British Columbians’ top priority — protecting, modernizing public Medicare Premier Ujjal Dosanjh’s balanced budget law introduced today in the... Read More
Although the Northmount Eye Surgery Centre in North Vancouver receives a $550 “facility fee” from the North Shore Regional Health Board for each eye surgery it performs, it still r... Read More
Health workers encouraged by September re-vote, urge board members to keep unique seniors’ facility open Health workers at the Victoria Chinatown Care Centre have learned that the... Read More
Fred Muzin, president of the Hospital Employees’ Union, sent a letter today to labour minister Joy MacPhail strongly urging her and the NDP government to follow through on their pr... Read More
Medicare campaigners visit Williams Lake noon Sunday An ambulance carrying an important message about the future of Medicare will be in Williams Lake on Sunday as part of a nine da... Read More
Medicare campaigners visit Prince George 7:00 pm Sunday An ambulance carrying an important message about the future of Medicare will be in Prince George on Sunday as part of a nine... Read More
Medicare campaigners visit MacKenzie at 10:00 a.m. Monday An ambulance carrying an important message about the future of Medicare will be in MacKenzie on Monday as part of a nine d... Read More
Medicare campaigners visit Summerland 4:30 p.m. Thursday An ambulance carrying an important message about the future of Medicare will be in Summerland on Thursday as part of a nine... Read More
Medicare campaigners visit Kamloops 10:00 a.m. Friday An ambulance carrying an important message about the future of Medicare will be in Kamloops on Friday as part of a nine day pr... Read More
Medicare campaigners visit Fort St. John at 5:00 p.m. Monday An ambulance carrying an important message about the future of Medicare will be in Fort St. John on Monday as part of a... Read More
An ambulance staffed by health care workers and carrying an important message about the future of Medicare begins a nine-day tour of B.C. starting Monday in Nanaimo. The ambulance... Read More
An ambulance carrying an important message about the future of Medicare begins a nine-day tour of B.C. today and Ladysmith is one of the first stops. The ambulance is staffed by he... Read More
But resources for Medicare modernization in short supply as B.C. continues to make up for Ottawa's neglect of Medicare [Victoria] In the face of continuing underfunding of Medicare... Read More
Medicare campaigners visit Princeton General Hospital 11:30 a.m. Thursday An ambulance carrying an important message about the future of Medicare will be in Princeton on Thursday a... Read More
Medicare campaigners visit Summerland General Hospital 11:30 a.m. Thursday An ambulance carrying an important message about the future of Medicare will be in Princeton on Thursday... Read More
Medicare campaigners visit Royal Jubilee Hospital noon Tuesday Day 2 of province-wide tour An ambulance carrrying an important message about the future of Medicare visits Victoria... Read More
An ambulance rushed to Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria at noon today with an emergency message about Canada's health care system: Medicare is in crisis as a result of complicati... Read More
Medicare campaigners visit St. Paul's Hospital 10:00 a.m. Wednesday An ambulance carrying an important message about the future of Medicare will be in Vancouver on Wednesday as par... Read More
HEU launches anti-stress initiative to turn around rising on-the-job injuries Stress is the most widespread complaint in health care workplaces today and in response to that, B.C.'... Read More
Fifty-two employees at Waverly of Chilliwack, a private intermediate, multi-level health care facility, are going to see a lot more money on their next pay cheques. Their benefits... Read More
Vancouver woman asks union to deliver patient information she received by e-mail to health minister The Hospital Employees' Union is calling on Health Minister Mike Farnworth to la... Read More
Vital infusion of health care funding shouldn’t be delayed by Liberal’s re-election strategy or leadership intrigues, says HEU VANCOUVER—On the eve of a crucial federal/provincial... Read More
B.C.'s largest health care union says it will work closely with newly appointed Health Minister Mike Farnworth to protect and modernize the province's public health care system. "M... Read More
Results released as ambulance arrives at St. Paul's with Medicare trauma patient British Columbians say Ottawa should intervene to stop Alberta premier Ralph Klein from legalizing... Read More
Lack of commitment to health care widens Ottawa;s credibility gap on Medicare Federal finance minister Paul Martin's plans for a one-time injection of cash into Canada's resource-s... Read More
HEU poll should give provincial premiers food for thought as they prepare to meet in Quebec City Nearly two-thirds of British Columbians say Alberta-style health care privatization... Read More
Restoring federal funding and blocking Albertaís health care privatization legislation missing from plan, says HEU B.C.'s largest health care union says Health Minister Allan Rock'... Read More
HEU community social services workers frustrated with employers' delays in paying negotiated raises After enduring months of community social services employers' excuses for failin... Read More