Newsletters for 2001

Here’s what we can do to fight Liberal efforts to roll back our collective agreements Health care workers across B.C. are angry and alarmed that Premier Campbell is ready to break...
But a decade of pay equity progress threatened by Campbell Liberals A significant ruling by a pay equity arbitrator means all HEU members covered by the facilities collective...
Flexibility’ sought by government is code for contracting-out, privatizing health services In the lead up to last spring’s provincial election, Premier Gordon Campbell said he didn...
The HEU MSA Local is hosting a free community pancake breakfast at the Sevenoaks Mall in Abbotsford from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 8. Members will serve up the...
In communities across B.C., HEU locals are working with other unions and our allies in community groups to start a coordinated fight back campaign to counter Gordon Campbell's...
Strong response promised if Campbell breaks pledge to honour signed agreements HEU and other unions have reacted angrily to a leaked government document which shows the Campbell...
More than 2,100 delegates representing CUPE locals from across the country overwhelmingly rejected a bid to exclude HEU when the union’s national convention got underway in...
SHOWING THIS MONTH DATE Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001 TIME 5:00 p.m. WHERE HEU Provincial Office Conference Centre 5000 North Fraser Way Burnaby, B.C. Killing Us Softly 3: Jean Kilbourne’s...
Hundreds of delegates flood downtown Vancouver in middle of a downpour In pouring rain, more than 1000 CUPE delegates marched from their convention site at the Vancouver Convention...
Health minister Colin Hansen says that the Campbell government’s agenda for next year includes “a ton of legislation that will affect HEU members.” Hansen’s warning came at a Nov....
Privately contracted services quickly ushered in to do bargaining unit work Fourteen HEU members in housekeeping and security at Langley Gardens, a private, for-profit seniors’...
HEU, allies’ submissions give evidence of huge cost overruns, reduced service under private schemes More than 350 people packed Victoria’s health standing committee November 8 in...
More constructive approaches through House of Labour to be sought The Hospital Employees’ Union says it’s deeply disturbed by a legal challenge mounted by a local of the Canadian...
LRB says partial decertification exception to rule All 164 HEU members of the Shelbourne local in Victoria are still in the union, thanks to a Labour Relations Board decision...
More than 150 care providers at the North Vancouver-based North Shore Association for the Mentally Handicapped have ratified their first collective agreement with an overwhelming...
At issue: Closing the wage gap for nursing team members After considerable pressure on health employers, HEU and its union partners have secured a hearing date with arbitrator...
Union highlights its solutions for better Medicare that the Sun ignored Get your facts right and start covering our solutions for better Medicare was the message HEU delivered to...
Business in driver’s seat, and they’re not going our way, says HEU The Hospital Employees’ Union says workers have lost their voice at the Workers’ Compensation Board after the...
On September 17 HEU’s provincial office moved to a new facility in South Burnaby. Located in the Glenlyon Industrial Park at 5000 North Fraser Way HEU's new provincial office...
HEU president Fred Muzin has sent a letter on behalf of all HEU members, offering solidarity and condolences to our Service Employees International Union brothers and sisters in...
Labour, community groups call public meeting Sept. 30 to oppose Liberal plans B.C.’s Liberal government is threatening to cut Pharmacare funding, putting lifesaving drugs out of...
Cuts would directly impact HEU members
Pharmacare works in British Columbia Although the Liberal government says it is spending too much money on B.C.’s Pharmacare program, this province actually spends less per capita...
What's the deal? The business of developing cures and treatments for disease is fraught with contradictions. Its raison d’être is to help people. But being so highly valued — it...
The 2001 HEU Equity Conference will be held October 10th and 11th, 2001 at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, 6083 McKay Avenue, Burnaby, B.C. The theme for this year is "Employment...
Union readies campaign to press for fair wages for nursing team members Pay equity negotiations between the union bargaining committee and the Health Employers Association of B.C....
Check out Cap College’s Labour Studies Program Fall 2001 Fall is just around the corner and with it comes the opportunity to expand your knowledge, enhance your skills, and build...
And the questions can be found in the HEU men’s issues survey HEU’s newest provincial committee wants to know what you think about men’s issues. The men’s committee is canvassing...
HEU offers to work cooperatively to strengthen public Medicare HEU met formally for the first time on August 14 with the four new Liberal cabinet ministers responsible for health...
Stat holiday pay to increase Sept. 1 Issues around the calculation of statutory holiday pay for part-time workers covered by the facilities sector agreement have been settled,...
Legislation will harm labour relations in B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell and his Liberal government have moved quickly to weaken the rights of working people and their unions with a...
But Campbell Liberals also signal cuts to public services The Campbell Liberals say they’ll improve training programs for care aides and LPNs, build 5,000 new long-term care beds...
HEU is fighting moves by health employers to shortchange community health workers on wage increases effective two years ago and to further delay subsequent wage boosts. At issue is...
Paramedical union will be embarking on its own creative job action, and urges other health care workers to report for work Monday (posted July 22 at 9:00 p.m.) Leaders of the...
HEU/CUPE candidates received $32,000 in cash support from union for May 16 vote HEU provided considerable financial support to union members who ran for office in the May 16...
Improvement means that more prescription drugs will now be covered Winning benefit improvements was a top priority during the last round of bargaining and the new facilities...
Union president Muzin calls on Premier Hamm to withdraw draconian legislation
The allocation of 2001 pay equity funds for facilities sector caregivers is on hold because health employers say they’re too busy dealing with the Registered Nurses bargaining...
Liberals’ broken promise will increase pressure on health care budget in 2002 It was never talked about during the campaign, but yesterday Premier Gordon Campbell delivered deep...
B.C.’s top public health official says we can preserve medicare without bringing in user fees. According to media reports, Chief Medical Officer Perry Kendall says health care...
Health employers want newly elected government to gut collective bargaining rights and dismantle HEU’s main bargaining unit Legislation banning job action is just the first of a...
B.C.’s new Liberal government has targeted the collective bargaining rights of health care workers in a move that HEU says is a provocative and heavy-handed intervention on the...
HEU’s first-vice president lauded for his major contributions to the union HEU’s first vice-president David Ridley has announced his retirement effective July 31 and will resign...
HEU took home three awards for communications excellence from the Canadian Association of Labour Media (CALM) annual conference held May 5 in Guelph, Ontario. HEU’s flagship...
B.C.’s 4,500 Licenced Practical Nurses would have greater roles in efforts to ease nursing shortage While the public may be increasingly focused on health care bargaining, the...
Upcoming Guardian, union website provide election tools for HEU members Health care workers have a huge stake in the outcome of the B.C. election called for May 16. The upcoming...
Mary LaPlante urges HEU members to vote for progressive candidates Mark your calendars to attend the Pacific Blue Cross Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m....
NDP passes changes to end division of community and facilities workers, but Liberals give thumbs down to justice Premier Ujjal Dosanjh made good on his commitment to tear down the...
The NDP government has backed up its commitment to our public health care system with a recent series of significant capital funding announcements totaling more than $300 million....
Union members say it would be better to spend money on underfunded health care system The Sunshine Coast Community Health Council canceled a staff appreciation dinner when HEU...
`Health care or tax cuts?’ spotlights impact of Harris tax cut agenda on Medicare in Ontario With an election just around the corner, the Hospital Employees’ Union says a new video...
The stakes will be high for health care, labour B.C. workers have a huge stake in the upcoming provincial election. They know first-hand how government policies on labour and...
B.C.’s largest union of women is calling on all MLAs to support a strong pay equity law during the upcoming legislative session that begins next week. “It’s past time that we put a...
HEU members who work in the information systems (IS) department at Richmond Hospital know first-hand just how important the union’s demands for wage and benefit parity and “one...
HEU members advised to “stand ready” to support job action B.C.’s 3,500 ambulance paramedics are at the bargaining table this week in an 11th hour effort to negotiate a new...
While seniors and people with disabilities advocacy groups rally to support the Hospital Employees’ Union’s bargaining demand to substantially increase staffing levels in long-term...
Dorsey pulls rug out from under employer on Capital Health Region issue In the fall of 1999, the Capital Health Region bit off more than it could chew when it announced that...
In addition to backing from seniors and disability advocacy groups, the public is also supportive of efforts by the Hospital Employees’ Union and other health care unions to...
U.S. affiliate of Central Park Lodges Ltd. surrenders facilities, banned for 20 years in Washington state A U.S. long-term care operator with links to Canada’s largest private, for...
Dozens of caregivers attend today’s hearing into their exclusion from landmark pay equity/comparability award Dozens of front-line caregivers representing more than 1,000 of their...
By 2004, fees for licensed day care will be reduced to $14 a day The Hospital Employees’ Union says the Jan. 8 announcement by social development minister Mike Farnworth of $350...
The last two months of 2000 brought 174 new members into HEU from four sites. The new certifications come from the community, facilities, community social services and independent...
The committee will oversee implementation of NDP government’s health action plan HEU third vice president Colleen Fitzpatrick has been appointed to an advisory committee which will...