Newsletters for 1999

Union to negotiate to make the benefit a permanent improvement
Health employers apparently misled union about available levelling funds during last round of facilities bargaining
Costly deal a warning to B.C. politicians—don't try it here A controversial plan to supply Winnipeg hospitals with reheated food from a central food services plant has been iced by...
It took only a few hours of formal hearings the afternoon of Dec. 21, but now the B.C. Labour Relations Board is deciding the final outcome of an employer appeal of arbitrator...
Meanwhile, negotiations on applying the award have been proceeding As HEU continues negotiations with health employers on how to implement a major comparability decision, B.C.'s...
HEU's efforts to stop the lab privatization bid of Capital Health Region CEO Tom Closson in Victoria have succeeded in slowing the boss' plans to privatize public lab services in...
HEU launches campaign to bring security officers into bargaining unit HEU locals in the Simon Fraser Health Region are launching a public campaign to support the union's efforts to...
Follow lead of Chretien, end the delays and pay up, HEU urges health employers On the same momentous day the Chretien government reached a formal agreement to pay out more than $3...
Results help Provincial Executive respond better to concerns, needs of members HEU is gearing up to carry out a major poll of union members to find out what you think about a...
But Ottawa's defense lacks crediblity without new commitment to health spending, HEU tells MPs An announcement by Alberta Premier Ralph Klein that his government plans to contract...
HEU to make major presentation at Dec. 1 CHR board meeting HEU's campaign to keep Capital Health Region lab services public got an important boost Nov. 19, when four Victoria-area...
But health employers continue with appeal of historic award
Another stalling tactic launched by the Health Sciences Association will further delay a decision by the Labour Relations Board on a request from HEU that the board reconsider a...
Four new certifications are the fruit of HEU organizers' labour
Union president Fred Muzin says HEU activists played positive role across B.C. in making labours' views heard
HEU Finnish Home members and residents win reversal of caretaker's unfair eviction
As part of our efforts to press government and employers to implement our recent comparability victory, HEU is launching a special hotline to keep members up-to-date and informed...
St. Paul's ER survey focuses need for employer commitment and increased staffing to ensure workplace safety and quality health care
Employer bid to create two-tier rights rejected HEU and its facility sector union bargaining association partners have won the first major skirmish over interpretation of important...
HEU marks tenth anniversary with annual sticker designed by Nelson local member
HEU has taken health employers to an arbitrator in an effort to enforce the standard wages and benefits contained in the 1998-2001 facilities collective agreement. The issue...
But Labour Relations Board dismisses employer charges of unfair labour practices against HEU and other unions A preliminary decision brought down by the B.C. Labour Relations Board...
B.C. projectionists hit with employers' escalated demands for 90 per cent cost cuts Members of the B.C. Projectionists' Union continue to fight the good fight against corporate...
Health board's lack of vision catapults deteriorating state of rehab into provincial spotlight
HEU members in the Capital Health Region are hopping mad — and it has nothing to do with Victoria General Hospital's rabbit problem. The health region has decided to raise the...
Our dedicated activist brings solid workers' human rights values to two-year appointment
Our goal is to keep our lab services public
HEU launches campaign to raise rehab's profile and improve services to people with disabilities
Date: Monday, October 4 Time: 6:30 p.m. Place: Vancouver General Hospital Nurses Residence 2851 Heather (@ 12th Ave.) All members of HEU's nursing team in the Lower Mainland are...
Please come, say UBC Students for Choice This is an urgent message to HEU members. UBC Students for Choice want as many friends and supporters as possible to come to a peaceful pro...
Details emerge of secret ties between the U.S. and Indonesian military units linked to East Timor violence
B.C. New Democrats have protected Medicare but Campbell's Liberals would change that Recent prairie election results saw Saskatchewan's NDP government humbled and Manitoba's Tories...
Public health care employers had no business supporting health care privatization, says HEU The Health Employers Association of BC has withdrawn its support for the BC Business...
Health employers and the Health Sciences Association are asking the Labour Relations Board to retroactively "deunionize" a group of counsellors at the Richmond Alcohol and Drug...
Pension reform is past due This week the NDP government introduced a bill which when enacted will enable public sector workers — including those in health care — to have a direct...
Health care bosses join HSA in opposing HEU's labour board application
HEU's anti-P3 campaign gains support with seniors, NDP delegates
Proposed Public Sector Pension Plans Act gives workers access to joint trusteeship over pension plan The NDP government is about to introduce legislation that will give HEU and...
You may be eligible for pension benefits Are you an HEU member who has been working as a casual? If you are, you may be eligible and required to be covered under the Municipal...
An important decision delivered April 28 by the Labour Relations Board restores the rights of community social services workers to engage in a full range of job actions to achieve...
In an eight-to-one majority vote, Canada’s top court this morning ruled that “spouse” includes same-sex partners. The ground-breaking decision alters the way family is defined in...
Gordon Campbell’s plans mirror B.C. Business Summit agenda The B.C. Liberals want to replace the current collective bargaining rights of health care workers with an alternate...
HEU’s 1999 Summer School will show them how Sign-up for this year’s HEU Summer School is underway. Participants will learn how “to take back our power” at the University of British...
Pacific Blue Cross, the carrier for HEU’s 43,000 facilities sector members’ extended health benefits, will hold its annual general meeting (AGM) at the Westin Bayshore Hotel, 1601...
HEU’s Provincial Executive has given the green light to the union’s participation in discussions aimed at safeguarding members’ pension plans. The move comes as the provincial...
Unions representing more than 120,000 public sector workers have sided with HEU in its bid to overturn a labour board decision that undermines health care labour relations. BCGEU...
The B.C. Business Summit has announced a new offensive against the policies of B.C.’s NDP government focussing on the recent provincial budget that increased health care spending...
Narrow interpretation of Bill 28 undermines health care reform, says HEU
Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act used to force changes to employer form
Canadian Labour Congress sanctions on raiding fail to prevent HSA move on clinical perfusionists
Health Records members present views to medical VP, win commitment to external review
Canadian workers are still “Left out in the Cold” In his budget speech earlier this week, federal Finance Minister Paul Martin ignored the plight of unemployed Canadians and did...
HEU and HEABC prepare by narrowing down outstanding issues
Intense weekend negotiations result in acceptable collective agreement
HEU is seeking expressions of interests from local activists to serve on one of eight Provincial Executive committees which are listed below. Each committee will include four local...
Legislative committee to visit ten cities throughout the province The B.C. legislature’s special committee on the MAI goes on the road in February for phase II of public hearings...
HEU members prepare for possible pickets HEU activists are preparing for possible picket activity in the event that the paramedical’s rotating job action in the week of Jan. 11 -...
Arbitrator Stephen Kelleher has called for “finality” in the process of determining comparabilty between HEU members in the facilities sector and BCGEU members who carry out...
Interest remains high and presenters are encouraged to register now