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Burnaby care home lays off 50 care staff
As the province moves to address the shortage of care staff in B.C.’s nursing homes, a Burnaby care facility is firing its workforce today, says the Hospital Employees’ Union...
February 16, 2018
Throne speech – HEU welcomes legislative agenda focused on affordability, stronger public services
Today’s throne speech puts average British Columbians at the centre of an ambitious legislative plan that emphasizes affordability, stronger public services and an economy that...
February 13, 2018
HEU calls for urgent action on staffing crisis in B.C. seniors’ care homes
On the heels of a new report showing that 85 per cent of B.C.’s residential care facilities are not funded to meet government’s own minimum staffing guidelines, the 49,000-member...
January 31, 2018
Seniors Advocate report underscores need to invest in new residential care facilities – HEU
B.C. needs a plan to build more public and non-profit residential care facilities to meet the care needs of the province’s aging population, says the Hospital Employees’ Union. The...
December 14, 2017
B.C.’s ambulance paramedics to have standalone bargaining rights restored
FBA-CUPE Local 873 release: The B.C. government today announced that it is initiating a process which will restore standalone bargaining rights to B.C.'s ambulance paramedics and...
October 24, 2017
Care home survey reinforces need for improved staffing levels
Vancouver – B.C.’s Seniors Advocate is once again calling for higher staffing levels in residential care facilities after releasing the results of a ground-breaking survey of care...
September 15, 2017
Budget update signals that critical health care investments are on the way, says HEU
Plans to tackle the opioid crisis, improve access to effective and affordable drug coverage and improve seniors’ care are critical and welcome reinvestments in British Columbian’s...
September 11, 2017
Hospital support service workers deliver 96 per cent strike mandate to back demands for fair deal
BURNABY – B.C. hospital housekeeping and dietary workers have delivered an overwhelming strike mandate to back their bid to secure fair and respectful collective agreements with...
June 26, 2017
Hospital laundry staff work final shift after jobs were privatized by the Interior Health Authority
Today, 29 laundry workers at Kelowna General Hospital will work their final shift, after the Interior Health Authority (IHA) contracted out their jobs and awarded a 20-year...
June 15, 2017
Hospitals must stop treating housekeepers and dietary workers as disposable says HEU
Vancouver, B.C. - Hospital Employees' Union (HEU) secretary-business manager Jennifer Whiteside today called on B.C.’s health authorities to improve job security and wages for...
May 31, 2017