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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
HEU urges VIHA to put Nanaimo Seniors Village under administration
[BURNABY, B.C.] – The Hospital Employees’ Union is demanding the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) put another Retirement Concepts care home under administration. The union...
October 2, 2019
Seniors, patients and health care workers to benefit from labour law changes
B.C.’s labour minister Harry Bains today introduced a number of changes to the province’s Labour Relations Code including collective agreement protection for health care workers...
April 30, 2019
Health care renewal on course with Budget 2019, says 50,000-member Hospital Employees’ Union
[VICTORIA] The government’s reinvestment in better care for seniors, faster access to surgeries and building and renovating hospitals continues to be a priority in the 2019...
February 19, 2019
Hospital and long-term care workers vote to ratify three-year collective agreement
[BURNABY, B.C.] – Nearly 44,000 health care workers represented by the multi-union Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) have a new collective agreement that includes important...
February 11, 2019
Tentative agreement reached for 44,000 hospital and long-term care workers
[RICHMOND, B.C.] – The multi-union Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) representing nearly 44,000 hospital and long-term care workers has reached a tentative three-year...
December 3, 2018