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Health authority slashes community lab services
The Vancouver Island Health Authority is cutting hours at south Island community labs, and ending home visits to collect blood and other lab specimens from the frail elderly and...
July 16, 2013
HEU housekeeping and food services workers united for a fair deal
[Victoria, B.C.] Today, health care workers employed in housekeeping and food services rallied for a fair contract and better health care for a second day in a row, this time at...
May 29, 2013
HEU members rally for a fair deal, better health care
[Vancouver, B.C.] Health care workers employed in housekeeping and food services by five multinational corporations rallied today at Vancouver General Hospital for a fair contract...
May 28, 2013
NDP’s health care plans good news for B.C.’s seniors
[Burnaby, B.C.] The 43,000-member Hospital Employees’ Union says that the NDP’s commitment to bolstering standards of care for B.C.’s seniors is a move in the right direction.
April 24, 2013
Bill 18 should die on order paper, says HEU
[BURNABY, B.C.] - The Hospital Employees’ Union is urging the B.C. Liberals to abandon last-minute legislation changing health care bargaining units. Bill 18, the Health...
March 14, 2013
Clark government moves to restructure largest bargaining unit in public sector
A move by the B.C. Liberal government to fundamentally change the way that workers are represented in the health sector was done without prior consultation, says the Hospital...
March 4, 2013
Spiralling costs for outsourced medical transcription puts pressure on strained health budgets, says HEU
The cost of outsourcing medical transcription services in the Lower Mainland has increased by an average of 26 per cent a year over the last five years, according to financial...
February 25, 2013
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’...
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...
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