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News releases for 2020
BC NDP would end contracting out of hospital cleaners and dietary workers
A re-elected NDP government will end the practice of contracting out hospital cleaning and food services to multinational corporations and bring these workers back under the...
October 6, 2020
A BC NDP government to continue to “level up” wages in a new post-pandemic standard for seniors’ care workers
Premier John Horgan says a re-elected NDP government will continue to top up wages for seniors’ care workers even after the COVID-19 pandemic is over. The Hospital Employees’ Union...
September 30, 2020
Investments key to sustained health sector response to COVID-19, says HEU
B.C.’s largest health care union is welcoming today’s announcement of a significant investment in front-line health care workers as part of $1.6 billion in provincial government...
September 9, 2020
Care aides at Lynn Valley Care Centre join HEU
Care aides at the Lynn Valley Care Centre in North Vancouver have voted to join the Hospital Employees’ Union in a mail-in ballot overseen by B.C.’s Employment Standards Branch...
July 3, 2020
Care aides at Lynn Valley Care Centre seek union representation from HEU
Care aides at Lynn Valley Care Centre, site of B.C.’s first long-term care COVID-19 outbreak, are taking steps to join the Hospital Employees’ Union. The union filed an application...
June 1, 2020
Transit cuts increase pressure on health care and other essential workers
Workers on the front line of B.C’s pandemic response will face even longer days as a result of cuts to bus, SkyTrain, SeaBus and West Coast Express schedules, says the 50,000...
April 20, 2020
Access to quality health care and affordability for families keeps B.C. on track
Today's provincial budget supports a multi-year plan for higher staffing levels in seniors care, faster access to primary care and diagnostic testing and major investments in...
February 18, 2020
Funding model for B.C. nursing homes short-changes care for seniors – report
A new report from B.C.’s Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie finds that the province’s for-profit care home operators are pocketing big profits while shorting seniors of more than...
February 4, 2020