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New seniors’ advocate role will be limited by lack of independence from government
[Burnaby, B.C.] Legislation introduced by the B.C. Liberal government this afternoon will limit the independence of a proposed new seniors’ advocate, says the Hospital Employees’ U...
February 20, 2013
BC Liberals balance election budget by cutting planned health spending; MSP revenues to outpace corporate tax revenues by 2015
[VICTORIA, B.C.] The BC Liberals will balance their pre-election budget by making significant cuts to planned spending on front-line health care services and increasing MSP premium...
February 19, 2013
Union raises concerns over backlogged medical reports
An alarming backlog in transcribing and processing medical reports in the Lower Mainland is putting patient care at risk, says the Hospital Employees’ Union. The union has learned...
February 13, 2013
HEU calls for audit of outsourced medical transcription services over privacy concerns
The Hospital Employees’ Union is asking B.C.’s privacy commissioner Elizabeth Denham to launch an investigation into outsourced medical transcription services in the Lower Mainland...
January 31, 2013
More than 800 community living workers in Victoria join province-wide strike actions on Thursday, January 31
Community Living workers who support people with developmental disabilities at ten agencies in Victoria will be on strike Thursday, January 31.
January 30, 2013
Rally to save Crossroads Treatment Centre in Kelowna
On January 9, Crossroads Treatment Centre Society announced plans to phase out its detox and addiction counselling programs over the next three to six months despite high demand fo...
January 29, 2013
Closure of Okanagan's sole comprehensive addiction treatment centre would leave unacceptable gap
The closure of Kelowna's Crossroads Treatment Centre would leave an unacceptable gap in detox and addiction treatment services in the Okanagan, says the Hospital Employees' Union....
January 9, 2013
George Derby Centre lay-off notices rescinded
Workers at George Derby Centre, the veterans’ residential care facility in Burnaby, have had their lay-off notices rescinded after the George Derby Care Society board of directors...
December 7, 2012
Tentative agreement reached for 46,000 B.C. health care workers in the facilities subsector
Note to HEU members: This is the statement to the media released earlier today by the Facilities Bargaining Association. Details of the tentative agreement will be posted to the we...
November 25, 2012
Hospital, long-term care and emergency health services workers vote 96 per cent in favour of strike action
Health care workers have delivered a strong strike mandate to back their representatives in collective bargaining with B.C.'s health employers. Members of the 11-union Facilities B...
November 3, 2012