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HEU calls for systemic change to end racism and white supremacy
Black people in the U.S. are rising up against the police murder of George Floyd, against white supremacy and against systemic racism and police violence. We stand in solidarity...
May 31, 2020
B.C. government announces pandemic allowance for all health care and community social services workers
The B.C. government announced a pandemic payment today that will cover health care and community social services workers, as well as staff in correctional facilities. The temporary...
May 19, 2020
North Island Hospital housekeeping, waste management to be brought in-house
Housekeeping and waste management services currently delivered by Compass Canada (Crothall) at North Island Hospital sites in Comox and Campbell River will be brought under the...
May 13, 2020
New orders set out process for moving long-term care and assisted living workers to single sites
Two orders published Friday by the Provincial Health Office outline a plan to protect seniors and support workers through the transition to single site employment throughout the...
April 11, 2020
Provincial Health Officer issues new order limiting long-term care, assisted living workers to single site
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced at her daily briefing Thursday that a new emergency order under the Public Health Act restricting workers in long-term care...
April 9, 2020
April 1 adjustments to facilities collective agreement
A number of negotiated premiums, differentials and wage adjustments in the 2019-2022 Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) collective agreement kick in this month. All are...
April 1, 2020
HEU calls for safe work and fair pay
The Hospital Employees’ Union is repeating its call for safe working conditions and fair pay in response to a wage boost health employers and government have provided to nurses...
April 1, 2020
EXTENDED! Urgent deadline for health care workers as province moves towards single-site staffing to prevent COVID-19 spread
The Provincial Health Office is asking health care workers employed at more than one site to indicate their preferences should they be restricted to a single site as part of public...
March 27, 2020
Single-Site Directive: What You Need to Know
The Provincial Health Officer (PHO) Dr. Bonnie Henry has given health authority medical health officers (MHOs) emergency powers to restrict long-term care workers to a single site...
March 26, 2020
Provincial Health Officer issues emergency order restricting long-term care workers to a single site
B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry used her sweeping emergency powers under the Public Health Act to move towards restricting long-term care and assisted living...
March 26, 2020