Health care workers hold rally in New Westminster on Friday

News release

With one week left before contracts for 60,000 health care workers expire, unions say bargaining is at a critical stage

With little more than a week left before collective agreements expire for 60,000 health services and support workers, health care unions will hold a rally in New Westminister to draw attention to the important issues that remain on the bargaining table.

What Health care workers rally for fair contract When 11:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m., Friday, March 23 Where Simon Fraser Health Board Corner of Columbia and Sherbrooke New Westminster Who Chris Allnutt, secretary-business manager, Hospital Employees' Union Tom Fawkes, director, UFCW Local 1518 Representatives of other health care unions

The rally is organized by HEU members at Foyer Maillard, a long-term care facility in Coquitlam. The front-line workers at this facility are pressing for wages and benefits that are on par with other health care workers in the province.