News releases for 2010

HEU members working at Mountain Lake, Arbor House, Waterford at Windsor Woods, and Hamlets at Westsyde vote in favour of new contractsRead More
Yesterday, HEU applied for mediation after contract talks failed to deliver union’s bargaining objectivesRead More
New contract provides job security and continuity of resident careRead More
Information available in January after HEU’s P.E. reviews tentative dealRead More
Membership meetings to be held in January to discuss next steps in negotiating new contractRead More
Negotiations between unions and employer in Community Social Services have broken offRead More
In November 2000, Campbell promised he wouldn’t rip up contracts, privatize seniors’ care or put pay equity at riskRead More
Campbell will be remembered for massive privatization of health services, attacks on rights of health care workersRead More
More bad news for Kamloops seniors as private care home operator moves to contract outRead More
Unions, employers to set essential services levelsRead More
HEU convention delegates also acclaim Kamloops pharmacy technician Donisa Bernardo as financial secretary for a third termRead More
At a time of great uncertainty, cutbacks and lay-offs, employment security is necessary for workersRead More
Staffing shortages, heavy workloads and contracting out in care facilities put workers at increased risk from acts of violenceRead More
Following three days of contract talks this week, negotiations have stalled in the Community Social Services sectorRead More
Mediation scheduled for August 10 may yield tentative settlement or essential services plan; 95 per cent voted for job action in JulyRead More
CSSBA will meet to review bargaining developmentsRead More
Following two days of contract talks in the CSS sector, HEU bargaining committee says employer has yet to budge from its original position of no monetary gainsRead More
Negotiations continue for a new collective agreement covering the province’s 15,000 community social services workersRead More
CSSBA and employer reach protocol agreement for upcoming negotiationsRead More
Health care workers and seniors’ advocates ask Ladysmith Town Council to voice its opposition to contracting outRead More
BCHC calls into question the provincial government’s commitment to defend public health care in the courtsRead More
HEU says workloads in sterile processing already high and urges FHA to reconsider move in interests of patient safetyRead More
Union concerned that fixed ‘competitive’ pricing for some surgical procedures will disadvantage smaller regional hospitalsRead More
Quality and continuity of care and support for residents jeopardizedRead More
Printer Friendly Version The Hospital Employees’ Union bargaining committee reached a settlement agreement on March 23 for a first contract for cooks and servers working for Compas... Read More
Municipal Pension Plan goes into effect April 1, 2010Read More
Hospital and long-term care workers have voted 77 per cent in favour of a new two-year collective agreement with B.C.’s health employersRead More
Results of province-wide ratification vote on tentative agreement covering 48,000 facilities health care workers issued March 19Read More
Printer Friendly Version Contract talks for a renewed collective agreement between the Hospital Employees’ Union and the Good Samaritan Society will begin next month in Burnaby. Th... Read More
Provincial Bargaining Committee and HEU’s Provincial Executive recommend ratification of two-year contractRead More
Community health members vote 76 per cent in favour of ratifying two-year collective agreementRead More
Despite funding increases, B.C. government support for health care has fallen from second to eighth place in CanadaRead More
Full schedule of information meetings on pension and bargaining issuesRead More
Tentative agreement balances members’ bargaining priorities and concerns, within government-mandated “net zero” bargaining climateRead More
NEW: facilities comprehensive report, fact sheets and information meeting schedule now availableRead More
A tentative agreement covering more than 48,000 hospital and long-term care workers has been reached between the multi-union Facilities Bargaining Association and B.C.’s health emp... Read More
Report highlights B.C.’s lack of action to protect women and girls, failure to address violence and povertyRead More
FBA has made progress on a number of priority issues in its talks with health employersRead More
Job security provisions must be kept in place to deal with the massive reorganization of health services planned by governmentRead More
Printer Friendly Version Three organizations including the Hospital Employees’ Union/CUPE will be hosting the B.C. leg of a national tour on the state of seniors’ residential care... Read More
Update on facilities subsector talksRead More
Unions representing more than 40,000 health care workers have resumed bargaining for a new collective agreementRead More