News releases for 2005

Printer Friendly Version HEU’s newest Sodexho members prepare for bargainingRead More
Printer Friendly Version After holding two days of meetings with Sodexho and HEU's bargaining committee, mediator Vince Ready will now prepare recommendations for a contract settle... Read More
Printer Friendly Version HEU Sodexho members working in the Lower Mainland have sent more than 600 “It’s Time to Bargain” postcards to their employer in a massive demonstration of... Read More
Printer Friendly Version The “It's Time to Bargain” postcard campaign is paying off and HEU members working for Sodexho in the Vancouver Coastal and Fraser health authorities and a... Read More
Printer Friendly Version Mediator Vince Ready is recommending significant wage hikes and other contract improvements to settle the collective bargaining dispute between more than 1... Read More
Comprehensive report to HEU members on mediator Vince Ready's recommendations Printer Friendly Version of this page Part I Recommendations by mediator Vince Ready dated November 22... Read More
Printer Friendly Version The Hospital Employees’ Union and Aramark have scheduled a series of dates in April for negotiations for a first collective agreement covering nearly 700 H... Read More
Printer Friendly Version The bargaining committee representing 350 of HEU’s newest Sodexho members tabled a comprehensive collective agreement and wage package in its first face-to... Read More
Printer Friendly Version Sodexho has failed to meet the Saturday afternoon deadline set by mediator Vince Ready to respond to his recommendations for a first contract with 1,400 HE... Read More
Printer Friendly Version Three more days of face-to-face negotiations for first collective agreements covering 1,000 HEU Sodexho members in the Lower Mainland, Sunshine Coast and F... Read More
Printer Friendly Version HEU members employed by Sodexho and working in health facilities throughout the Lower Mainland and on the Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Island will begin ta... Read More
Printer Friendly Version of this report Part I contains the most recently agreed to items including wages. Part II contains other items that have been agreed to over the last six m... Read More
Printer Friendly Version On January 15, more than 50 delegates representing more than 800 Sodexho food services workers from Powell River, the Sunshine Coast, North Vancouver, Vanc... Read More
Printer Friendly Version Member-driven campaign to tell employer: "Sodexho workers deserve fair wages" The HEU Sodexho bargaining committee will be ready to table monetary proposal... Read More
Printer Friendly Version Contract talks between the Hospital Employees' Union and Aramark are moving forward as efforts continue to reach a first collective agreement for about 700... Read More
Printer Friendly Version The newly-elected HEU bargaining committee — representing more than 800 Sodexho food service workers in Vancouver Coastal — met at the union’s Provincial O... Read More
Printer Friendly Verson The HEU Sodexho bargaining committee has been meeting and will finalize monetary proposals next week before entering another round of negotiations for first... Read More
Printer Friendly Version Member-driven postcard campaign underway HEU Sodexho food service workers in the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority are in the midst of an urgent postcard... Read More
Printer Friendly Version HEU Aramark members bargaining their first contract in the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority have made steady progress over the past few weeks.Read More
Printer Friendly Version The Campbell Liberals need to take responsibility for the declining state of health care in the Fraser Health Authority that led to the firing of its CEO,... Read More
Printer Friendly Version Did you know that Gordon Campbell cut the wages of 5,500 licensed practical nurses by 15 percent last year — even though these health care professionals ar... Read More
Members of the Hospital Employees’ Union have voted 69 per cent in favour of a first collective agreement with ARAMARK. The contract covers about 700 cleaning staff employed by the... Read More
Printer Friendly Version The Provincial Executive of the Hospital Employees’ Union announced today that it has hired Judy Darcy as its new secretary-business manager. Darcy — who l... Read More
printer friendly version B.C.’s largest health care union is calling for a more even-handed approach to health care issues and health care workers in the wake of the provincial ele... Read More
Input from front-line dietary staff working in BC’s hospitals and long-term care facilities is key to a plan by the province’s six health authorities to review food services. Judy... Read More
Printer Friendly Version The breakdown in ER care at Surrey Memorial Hospital was predicted almost a year ago and can be directly linked to the Campbell Liberals’ failure to delive... Read More
Printer Friendly Version The B.C. government should send a clear message to the operator of a planned members-only health clinic that he will not receive Medical Services Plan paym... Read More
Printer Friendly Version Citing poverty-level wages as the key issue, the union representing B.C. employees of a massive French hospital contractor issued 72-hour strike notice tod... Read More
Printer Friendly Version The Hospital Employees’ Union will pay Catalyst Paper (formerly NorskeCanada) $125,000 to settle a legal action launched by the company in 2004. Catalyst h... Read More
Printer Friendly Version [Burnaby] — Employees of the French corporation Sodexho working at local health facilities have delivered a 96 per cent strike mandate to their union barga... Read More
Today’s BC budget update takes an important first step towards restoring and improving seniors’ care, but the 42,000-member Hospital Employees’ Union says more must be done in next... Read More
The Hospital Employees' Union today called on the BC government to treat health care and other public sector workers in a fair and equitable manner at the bargaining table after le... Read More
Printer Friendly Version The Hospital Employees’ Union says it’s time for the Salvation Army to bring housekeeping and food services back in-house in order to improve seniors’ care... Read More
Labour holds rally in support of Sodexho workers Printer Friendly Version Rally takes place at noon, today,at West 10 th and Heather Street at Vancouver HospitalRead More
Printer Friendly Version The Hospital Employees’ Union says a plan by the Vancouver Island Health Authority to send “smile teams” into health care workplaces to distribute treats t... Read More
Printer Friendly Version The Hospital Employees’ Union says the Salvation Army’s move to immediately re-tender a contract for health care support services at Sunset Lodge won’t fix... Read More
HEU secretary-business manager Judy Darcy available to media at 12:10 p.m. outside UBC Hospital Printer Friendly Version More than 1,100 health care support staff working at a numb... Read More
Printer Friendly Version B.C.’s auditor general should oversee the development and implementation of a province-wide audit of cleanliness standards in hospitals and long-term care... Read More
Printer Friendly Version B.C. politicians can no longer turn their backs on the growing threat of private health care interests in the wake of today’s Supreme Court decision that o... Read More
Job action at nearly 30 other health care facilities continues Monday Printer Friendly Version Sodexho workers at seven facilities in the Fraser Health Authority will cast strike v... Read More
Hospital Employees' Union members employed by Sodexho at a number of BC health care facilities have voted 65 per cent in favour of a contract settlement recommended by mediator Vin... Read More
Printer Friendly Version HEU files unfair labour practices complaint against giant U.K. corporation, alleging interference in vote The Hospital Employees’ Union is seeking a strike... Read More
Printer Friendly Version The Hospital Employees’ Union has received top honours from the Canadian Association of Labour Media for its quarterly newspaper the Guardian.Read More
Printer Friendly Version HEU to seek mediation in efforts to bargain first contract Hospital Employees’ Union members working at a Victoria long-term care home have given their uni... Read More
Printer Friendly Version The Hospital Employees’ Union will be at the Labour Relations Board on Monday to set essential services levels for major hospitals like Royal Columbian, Su... Read More
Sodexho has accepted mediator Vince Ready's recommendations for a first collective agreement with the Hospital Employees' Union. The contract terms apply to about 1400 dietary, cle... Read More
BC Nurses' Union/Hospital Employees' Union Joint News Release Patients were put at serious risk because of restructuring forced on the Fraser Health Authority by the tight fiscal m... Read More
Printer Friendly Version A B.C. cabinet minister is denying that her government imposed 15 per cent wage cuts on health care workers a year ago. Last night in Vancouver, Minister o... Read More
Printer Friendly Version [Burnaby] The B.C. employees of Paris-based Sodexho — a company that cashed in on the privatization of public health services — will cast strike votes over... Read More
Printer Friendly Version More than 700 dietary and cleaning workers employed by Compass Group at Vancouver Island Health Authority facilities are now members of the Hospital Employ... Read More
Printer Friendly Version B.C.’s largest health care union says it will work hard to forge a solid working relationship with the province’s new health and labour ministers in an eff... Read More
2004 The Liberals say their bringing out the best in B.C. But things are getting worse in health care. Contract rollbacks demanded by employers, longer wait lists, seniors going wi... Read More
The highest court in the land said today that it will hear arguments on whether the Gordon Campbell government’s contract-breaking law violates the equality and freedom of associat... Read More
Printer Friendly Version Poverty-level wages, heavy workloads cited as main factor as hospital workers at six additional sites vote 87 per cent to join union. Another 360 hospital... Read More
Printer Friendly Version 72-hour strike notice served on French corporation’s cleaning operations at seven Fraser Health sites including Surrey Memorial, Burnaby General, Royal Col... Read More
And in a province-wide radio ad campaign on-air starting December 27, HEU talks about the varied and essential roles its members play delivering care to British Columbians. Bargain... Read More
Printer Friendly Version Nearly 700 employees of Aramark, a US-based corporation contracted to provide hospital cleaning services in the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, have vo... Read More
A NEWS RELEASE FROMTHE CANADIAN CENTRE FOR POLICY ALTERNATIVES On the first anniversary of BC’s health care strike, two new studies show that wage cuts and contracting out in BC’s... Read More
Printer Friendly Version A province-wide hospital housekeeping audit released yesterday by B.C.’s health authorities fails to address the root causes of poor cleaning standards at... Read More
Printer Friendly Version Retail food outlets staffed by members of the Hospital Employees’ Union employed by Sodexho will be closed in major hospitals across the Vancouver Coastal... Read More
Printer Friendly Version The Campbell Liberals’ throne speech was long on rhetoric and election promises but fell short on delivering the facts, says the Hospital Employees’ Union.... Read More
Printer Friendly Version If health employers in the Nass Valley have their way at the bargaining table, Nisga’a health care workers would earn wages far below the standard in other... Read More
Printer Friendly Version Tentative agreement improves wages, secures workplace rights The Hospital Employees’ Union has reached a tentative first contract with ARAMARK Corporation... Read More
Printer Friendly Version Privatized hospital workers at three Lower Mainland facilities who cast ballots on union membership more than 16 months ago will finally learn the results... Read More
Recent union agreement with competitor Aramark paves way to settlement, says HEU The BC Labour Relations Board has appointed mediator Vince Ready to help settle a 51-day-old strike... Read More
Printer Friendly Version The Campbell Liberals are promising a major salvage operation on a health care system reeling from their three and a half year campaign of cuts, closures a... Read More
The Campbell Liberals have cut more than 1,200 hospital beds since 2001 according to their own numbers , says the Hospital Employees’ Union. The information was released in respons... Read More
Printer Friendly Version Nearly 300 employees of UK-based Compass Group, the corporation contracted to provide retail and patient food services and housekeeping at three Lower Main... Read More
Printer Friendly Version A coalition of BC unions wants the Workers’ Compensation Board to mandate the province-wide use of safety needles. Each year 6,800 BC hospital workers are... Read More