News releases for 2018

After two weeks of bargaining between the 44,000-member Facilities’ Bargaining Association (FBA) and the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC), FBA lead negotiator and HEU...
Negotiations for a new collective agreement – covering 44,000 workers in British Columbia’s health care system – are set to begin on September 11 between the multi-union Facilities...
Community social services workers have voted 85.7 per cent in favour of ratifying a new collective agreement that provides significant compensation increases for members in this...
Workers in the community health sector have voted in favour of a three-year contract reached with health employers. The new collective agreement will take effect April 1, 2019 and...
The Hospital Employees’ Union (HEU) has reached an agreement with the Fraser Health Authority and the owner of the Coquitlam-based Madison and Lakeshore care centres which will...
The Hospital Employees' Union (HEU) is calling on B.C.’s Minister of Health and the Fraser Health Authority to stop the mass staff layoffs at two long-term care homes in Coquitlam....
With a tentative agreement reached between the Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) and the Community Social Services Employers’ Association (CSSEA), full...
Details of the tentative agreement between the Community Health Bargaining Association (CBA) and the Health Employers’ Association of British Columbia (HEABC) are available for...
The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) is pleased to announce that after four weeks of negotiations, and a 95-hour push over the last six days for a deal...
The Community Bargaining Association (CBA) and the Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC) have reached a tentative collective agreement. “The bargaining team...
The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) continues to negotiate with the Community Social Services Employers’ Association (CSSEA) on non-monetary proposals....
The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) has now concluded its third week of negotiations with the Community Social Services Employers’ Association (CSSEA). The...
The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) met again this week with the Community Social Services Employers’ Association (CSSEA) to resume negotiations and...
As previously reported, the Community Social Services unions were invited by the provincial government to the table for early contract discussions. The CSS Bargaining Association...
Bargaining for HEU members covered by the community health collective agreement got underway this week with the Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC) in...
With public sector negotiations around the corner, delegates to HEU’s community health bargaining conference came together in Burnaby to discuss priorities, adopt bargaining...
As momentum builds around upcoming negotiations in the public sector, more than 30 delegates to HEU’s community social services bargaining conference met in Victoria to discuss...
Victoria - The BC Health Coalition is commending the B.C. government’s action today to safeguard the public blood and plasma collection system. This morning Health Minister Adrian...
With the community health collective agreement set to expire March 31, 2019, negotiations with the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) will begin May 15, 2018. The existing...
The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) has agreed to begin negotiations with the Community Social Services Employers’ Association of BC (CSSEA) on May 15....
The provincial government’s plan to protect patients from extra-billing by practitioners and private clinics is fundamental to restoring quality health care and equitable access to...
The B.C. government’s commitment to add 37,000 more magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exams over the next 12 months helps with the ongoing renewal of B.C.’s public health care...
The B.C. government will establish five hip and knee replacement centres across the province to significantly reduce surgery waits using evidence-based practices abandoned by the...
[BURNABY] The Hospital Employees’ Union is urging the B.C. government to implement an action plan to protect seniors’ care, in the wake of last week’s takeover of the province’s...
[VICTORIA] The B.C. 2018 budget continues last September’s positive shift in B.C.’s priorities for health care, as part of the province’s commitment to affordability, improved...
As the province moves to address the shortage of care staff in B.C.’s nursing homes, a Burnaby care facility is firing its workforce today, says the Hospital Employees’ Union....
Today’s throne speech puts average British Columbians at the centre of an ambitious legislative plan that emphasizes affordability, stronger public services and an economy that...
On the heels of a new report showing that 85 per cent of B.C.’s residential care facilities are not funded to meet government’s own minimum staffing guidelines, the 49,000-member...