News releases for 2009

HEU members – at three Lower Mainland health care facilities – conclude negotiations for collective agreements
Health unions in FBA and HEABC began talks for new collective agreement covering more than 40,000 health care workers in B.C. hospitals and long-term care facilities on December 17...
Talks initiated by CSSEA, aimed at reaching an early collective agreement, have ended without a deal
This weekend, the CBA and HEABC reached a tentative agreement
HEU and other unions in CSSBA are concerned that an approach from employers for early talks is already stumbling, and possibility of early settlement may not materialize
Bargaining for new collective agreement for health care workers in B.C.’s hospitals and long-term care facilities begins December 17-18
HEU support services members – employed by Compass and working at Beacon Hill Villa in Victoria – ratify renewed collective agreement by a 90 per cent majority vote
Community Health Bargaining Association (CBA) is at the bargaining table with HEABC December 14-18
On Dec. 2, HEU support services members – employed by Compass at Beacon Hill Villa in Victoria – began picketing
HEU learns the Interior Health Authority will pursue its plans to contract out Royal Inland Hospital’s publicly delivered security services
HEU provincial bargaining committee met November 16-18 and began preparations for negotiations of a new collective agreement
Printer Friendly Version On Wednesday, Interior Health Authority board members will hear the case for protecting Royal Inland Hospital’s publicly delivered security services....
With collective agreements in the community social services (CSS) sector set to expire on March 31, 2010, preparations for contract talks get underway
Rally to protect Royal Inland Hospital security services from privatization.
Printer Friendly Version Bargaining talks between the Hospital Employees’ Union and Allegrofor a first collective agreement at Renaissance Resort, an independent living facility in...
Contradictory messages to health care workers on wages; double whammy of increased MSP premiums and HST
Throne speech offers little comfort to B.C. families and communities who depend on quality, accessible health care
BCHC deeply concerned that FHA cuts to seniors’ programs creates more financial pressures
Printer Friendly Version The union’s bargaining committee reached a tentative agreement on July 31 for HEU members employed by Beckley Farm Lodge Society at Ayre Manor Lodge in...
HEU members vote 62 per cent in favour of mediated collective agreement in ratification votes at all Compass/VIHA work sites
Health minister’s hard line on balanced budgets means British Columbians will lose critical services when most needed, says HEU
Printer Friendly Version Contract talks between the Hospital Employees’ Union and Beckley Farm Lodge Society for a first collective agreement at Ayre Manor Lodge are making steady...
On July 9, the two parties reached a tentative agreement based on the mediator's recommendations. The bargaining committee is recommending that members vote yes to the revised...
HEU members employed by Aramark in the VCHA vote 78 per cent in favour of new collective agreement
Insufficient training and supervision, improper accident investigations continue, despite CDC recommendations on C. difficile outbreak
Mediator Grant McArthur to meet with the HEU bargaining committee and Compass representatives
Compass says it will seek final offer vote
HEU bargaining committee met with Aramark representatives to discuss changes to the agreement previously rejected by members
Printer Friendly Version On June 5, HEU met with Sodexo management to confirm plans for putting in place the changes and improvements that were negotiated in the new collective...
HEU requests meeting with B.C.’s new health minister Kevin Falcon to discuss the challenges facing the province’s health care sector
Care aides at Qualicum Gardens vote in favour of new collective agreement with Pro Vita
Committee members and staff to take stock of members’ key concerns, with goal of reaching a negotiated settlement
HEU members working for Compass in the Vancouver Island Health Authority recently voted to reject terms of proposed agreement
Members ratify Compass PHSA, Sodexo VCHA and FHA agreements; reject Aramark VCHA and Compass VIHA agreements
Printer Friendly Version HEU members employed by Sodexo in the Fraser and Vancouver Coastal health authorities are voting on a tentative, industry-wide settlement reached April 26,...
Proposed agreement includes wage and benefit improvements
HEU members reach tentative agreement with Aramark, covering about 1,000 VCHA cleaning staff
Printer Friendly Version The Hospital Employees’ Union recently met with representatives from Park Place Seniors Living with a proposal that laid-off workers from Hilton Villa and...
HEU and Compass Group reach a tentative deal for agreements in PHSA and VIHA
After seven months of negotiations, tentative agreement reached with Compass VIHA and PHSA
HEU reaches tentative deal with Sodexo for collective agreement covering 1,500 cleaning and dietary workers
Bargaining committee reaches tentative agreement with Sodexo after six months of negotiations
Printer Friendly Version Backgrounder At a campaign stop in Burnaby today, hospital housekeepers presented Gordon Campbell with 15,000 signatures calling on government and its...
HEU reissues 72-hour strike notice to Pro Vita, the subcontractor providing care services at Qualicum Gardens
Aramark and Sodexo return to bargaining table; talks scheduled in next two weeks, after strong member strike vote
HEU issues 72-hour strike notice to Pro Vita, care services subcontractor at Qualicum Gardens
WCB has re-issued five orders against Compass Group at Nanaimo Regional Hospital for citation non-compliance
Majority of HEU members working for Sodexo and Aramark in VCHA and FHA vote yes to job action if necessary
2,400 housekeepers and dietary workers employed by FHA and VCHA return strong strike votes to Aramark and Sodexo
The Hospital Employees’ Union launched a new TV ad today to draw attention to the crisis facing seniors’ care in B.C.
Printer Friendly Version Negotiations for a first collective agreement with the Health and Personnel Services Inc. (H.A.R.P.S.) – employing HEU members working at Cartier House in...
HEU calls on Compass to come back to the table and negotiate on issues critical to decent working conditions and clean, safe hospitals
Workers rejected Compass’ final offer in votes held throughout the past week
Printer Friendly Version A strike vote schedule has been set for HEU members working for Sodexo and Aramark in housekeeping and dietary services around the Lower Mainland, on...
Important bargaining information meetings for members scheduled
Sodexo tabled what it calls a “settlement offer” which limits wage increases to $1.36/hr or less over a five-year contract
Printer Friendly Version Today, B.C.’s Labour Relations Board appointed mediator Grant McArthur, after the Hospital Employees’ Union applied for mediation to help resolve...
Campbell Liberals’ 2009 budget means health authorities will continue to struggle to provide services to B.C. communities
Printer Friendly Version The Hospital Employees’ Union bargaining committee tabled its monetary package yesterday during talks with the Health and Personnel Services Inc. (H.A.R.P...
As of January 27, Compass has chosen to walk away from both bargaining and mediation with HEU members
HEU launched an ad campaign this week calling on government to take more responsibility for its hospital contractors
Big 3 bargaining committees to present monetary proposals to Compass, Sodexo and Aramark
Printer Friendly Version Negotiations for a first collective agreement for HEU members employed by Health and Personnel Services Inc. (H.A.R.P.S.) and working at Cartier House in...
British corporation contracted by VIHA to clean hospitals and extended care facilities cited for health and safety violations