HEU spokesperson available for comment on 1999 provincial budget

News release

Chris Allnutt, secretary-business manager of the Hospital Employees' Union, will be available for comment on the provincial budget to be tabled Tuesday.

Allnutt will be available by phone (604) 880-4572 between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon.

"The premier, along with the health and finance ministers, announced a significant lift to health care spending last Thursday," says Allnutt. "It's a priority that reflects British Columbians' commitment to a strengthened public health care system."

The HEU represents 44,000 front-line health care providers who work in B.C.'s hospitals, continuing care facilities and in community health and social services.