News releases for 2011

HEU members working in Community Social Services, along with their co-workers who are represented by eight other unions in the sector, have ratified new collective agreements which... Read More
Health care workers and their families at care facilities in Parksville and Nanaimo were forced to spend the long weekend worrying about how they’d make ends meet after Friday afte... Read More
The Hospital Employees’ Union says that the government is sending mixed messages on its direction for public sector bargaining next year. HEU’s secretary-business manager Bonnie Pe... Read More
The Hospital Employees’ Union today announced that veteran union negotiator Bonnie Pearson will succeed Judy Darcy as the union’s secretary-business manager. The appointment by the... Read More
Hospital Employees’ Union secretary-business manager Judy Darcy is stepping down from her position as the union’s chief negotiator and spokesperson, a job she’s held since 2005. Sh... Read More
On August 13, the Union Bargaining Association representing HEU and other unions reached an agreement with the Community Social Services Employers' Association on a tentative agree... Read More
Note: It's anticipated that a comprehensive report on the agreement will be in members' hands in early September and votes will be scheduled between September 7 and October 5. Plea... Read More
Last ditch community social services bargaining talks resumed August 9, and are continuing. The multi-union bargaining committee has been clear that any agreement must focus on key... Read More
Originally posted August 2, 2011 After numerous delays, community social services workers in B.C. can expect job action to commence in August. The long process of determining what... Read More
Health care workers – represented by the Hospital Employees’ Union – voted 87 per cent in favour of ratifying a three-year contract with H&H Total Care Services Inc., the operator... Read More
The B.C. Labour Relations Board has extended the July 22 deadline for determining all essential services levels for community social services workers in B.C. The new deadline is Ju... Read More
The Hospital Employees’ Union has reached a tentative agreement with the operator of The Hamlets at Penticton which will protect continuity of care for seniors at the Duncan Avenue... Read More
We are making steady progress in moving towards job action following the May 30 strike vote.Read More
Due to the situation in downtown Vancouver following last night's events, organizers have decided to cancel this event. Sorry for the inconvenience. Community social services worke... Read More
The Hospital Employees' Union is calling on the Interior Health Authority to audit the books of a for-profit Penticton care facility that is threatening to lay off 60 care staff an... Read More
Following more than 18 months of contract talks that broke down in late March, community social services workers across the province have voted 85 per cent in Community Living Serv... Read More
Talks between the provincial government, employers and the nine unions representing community-based social services workers in B.C. collapsed March 30 following a "last-ditch" effo... Read More
The Hospital Employees’ Union has learned that the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) is set to announce that it is changing its housekeeping and food services contractor at... Read More
Members of the community social services bargaining committee will be returning to the bargaining table next week, in an attempt to reach a new collective agreement. Bargaining wil... Read More
The Hospital Employees’ Union says B.C.’s new health minister should adopt a comprehensive approach to the challenges facing the province’s health care system. HEU secretary-busine... Read More
The Hospital Employees’ Union is urging premier-designate Christy Clark to act on key recommendations made over a year ago by the province’s Ombudsperson that would assist families... Read More
The Hospital Employees’ Union is raising questions about discrepancies in the number of care hours that Park Place Seniors Living claims it provides to residents at Pine Grove Care... Read More
HEU community social services members have been attending membership meetings to discuss next steps in their efforts to reach a fair collective agreement.Read More
The Hospital Employees’ Union is demanding that the Interior Health Authority audit the finances of the Pine Grove Care Centre in Kamloops to determine how their public funding is... Read More
Stats show B.C.’s investment in the health care of its citizens has fallen below the national average, putting future health outcomes at riskRead More
HEU calls on for-profit long-term care operator to negotiate fair collective agreementRead More