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HEU welcomes plan for more seniors’ care staff, calls for greater accountability from care home operators
B.C.’s largest health union says today’s announcement by Health Minister Terry Lake is a “significant step” towards addressing the growing staffing crisis in residential care. “Our...
March 9, 2017
Pre-election budget fails to reverse 15 years of damage to seniors’ care and critical health services, says HEU
There’s no fix to a growing crisis in seniors’ care or to the ongoing underfunding of B.C.’s health authorities in today’s pre-election B.C. budget, says the Hospital Employees’ Un...
February 21, 2017
HEU calls for urgent action on staffing crisis in seniors’ care
In the wake of a Seniors Advocate report showing over 90 per cent of the province’s senior care facilities are understaffed, HEU is calling for urgent action to stem the growing cr...
January 25, 2017
HEU calls on provincial and federal governments to reject takeover of B.C. care homes by offshore investors
B.C.’s largest health care union is raising the alarm about the proposed sale of the Retirement Concepts chain of retirement homes to an offshore investor. The 46,000-member Hospit...
November 29, 2016
Seniors Advocate’s report on resident-to-resident aggression underlines need for improved staffing levels in long-term care
The Hospital Employees’ Union (HEU) says improved staffing levels are key to addressing resident-to-resident aggression in long-term care facilities.
November 24, 2016
Unions score major workers’ compensation win at Supreme Court of Canada
The Supreme Court of Canada has found that two Health Sciences Association of BC (HSA) members and a Hospital Employees’ Union (HEU) member who contracted breast cancer while worki...
June 27, 2016
Stop the sale of seniors’ care in Nanaimo, says HEU
The Hospital Employees’ Union says the Vancouver Island Health Authority should act now to block the sale of Wexford Creek care home and stop the layoff of staff. Wexford Creek sta...
April 4, 2016
HEU urges Ottawa to honour commitments on public health care
The Hospital Employees Union (HEU) is calling on the federal Liberal government to honour its 2015 election commitments to bring back a national Health Accord in partnership with B...
March 31, 2016
HEU condemns Interior Health decision to privatize hospital laundry services
Today’s decision by the Interior Health Authority (IHA) to contract out hospital laundry services is deeply disappointing news for more than 100 workers who will lose their jobs in...
March 1, 2016
Stressed health authority budgets leave little room for progress on seniors’ care
Urgent calls to address a growing crisis in seniors’ care have been largely ignored in a provincial budget that will see a continuing erosion in front-line health services, says th...
February 16, 2016