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Interior communities speak out against privatization of hospital laundry services
Nearly 12,000 British Columbians have signed a petition calling on the provincial government to cancel plans by the Interior Health Authority to privatize hospital laundry services...
May 5, 2015
HEU announces new chief spokesperson
The Hospital Employees’ Union announced today that Jennifer Whiteside will take over as the union’s secretary-business manager, effective immediately. She succeeds Bonnie Pearson...
April 2, 2015
HEU joins national actions demanding an end to Ottawa’s health care cuts
VANCOUVER – Today marks the first anniversary of a decade-long, $36 billion cut to health care transfers to the provinces by Stephen Harper’s conservative government. That’s why...
March 31, 2015
Layoff notices issued to nearly 1,200 Lower Mainland health care workers
Staff at a Surrey long-term care facility, and cleaners in Vancouver Coastal Health hospitals, have been given layoff notices by their corporate employers. The Ahmon Group has told...
March 2, 2016
British Columbians’ health care needs sold short in provincial budget that lacks vision
Despite critical needs to invest in seniors’ care, upgrade health infrastructure, and address hospital overcrowding, the provincial government has tabled another budget that...
February 7, 2015
175 family-supporting jobs at risk as Interior Health seeks to privatize hospital laundry services
The Interior Health Authority will issue bid documents later this week that could result in the loss of in-house hospital laundry services along with 175 family-supporting jobs in...
February 11, 2015
Health care workers campaign for a YES vote in the referendum
The Hospital Employees’ Union has joined the Better Transit and Transportation Coalition advocating for a ‘yes’ vote in the upcoming referendum. “We believe that the more we can do...
February 3, 2015
More than 230 health workers face layoff as North Shore nursing home changes subcontractors – again
[BURNABY,BC] – More than 230 Inglewood Care Centre staff will lose their jobs this spring because CareCorp – the company subcontracted to provide resident care and support at the...
January 27, 2015
HEU endorses Irene Lanzinger for BC Fed president
The 46,000-member Hospital Employees’ Union today announced its support for Irene Lanzinger in her bid to become the first woman to lead the B.C. Federation of Labour as its...
October 23, 2014
Care aides struggle to support seniors – poll
More than half don’t have time to meet residents’ care needs83 per cent have been victims of violence or aggression [BURNABY] Nearly three-quarters (73.3 per cent) of B.C.'s care...
October 16, 2014