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Health care has highest occupational injury rate of all sectors in B.C.
Today, the Hospital Employees’ Union joins labour allies and communities across the country to mark the National Day of Mourning for workers killed, injured or disabled on the job...
April 28, 2017
Plan to raid funds intended for injured workers a betrayal, says HEU
Burnaby, B.C. – A pre-election promise by the B.C. Liberal government to divert funds intended for injured workers into employers’ pockets is short-sighted, says the 46,000-member...
March 29, 2017
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’...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
March 31, 2016