Newsletters for 2005

Printer Friendly Version HEU members work in every area of health care. And in a province-wide radio ad campaign on-air starting December 27, HEU talks about the varied and...
We are nearing the end of a tumultuous year of hardship and hope that began with the devastating tsunami disaster last Dec. 26. CUPE responded to the crisis with compassion, speed...
Sodexho workers will see their new wage rates reflected on their January 6 pay cheques. The January 6 cheque will include retroactive payments for both the December 17, 2005 and...
The negotiated language for the new nursing unit assistant benchmark has now been finalized. Nursing Unit Assistant Benchmark The new Nursing Unit Assistant benchmark acknowledges...
Today, the Liberals are announcing a ban on handguns in response to a rise in gun deaths in Toronto. CUPE Federal Election Campaign Page Getting guns off the street is a good idea,...
The Liberals’ child care promises are a shell game in which kids are the losers, said Paul Moist, national president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). CUPE Federal...
Get ready for a winter federal election! CUPE members know that low participation in elections means more privatization, so they’re gearing up to make their voices heard – and not...
On December 6, 1989, 14 women were murdered at the l’Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal because of their gender. This tragedy focused attention on violence against women and girls,...
Printer Friendly Version HEU members working in the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority have voted in favour of a memorandum of agreement that protects their rights in a new...
Printer Friendly Version After nearly a year of meetings with health employers, the union has negotiated a new benchmark for nursing unit coordinators — and a new job title. The...
Printer Friendly Version Members tell finance minister about the work they do The union’s lobby initiative began November 18 when a team of HEU members representing the five...
Printer Friendly Version HEU members working in the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority under the Facilities collective agreement will vote on November 24 on a memorandum of...
MSP complaint hotline 1-866-699-4449 Fed up with lengthy delays in accessing information about their medical plan, B.C. seniors have established a toll-free hotline for British...
Progress steady on benchmark language but miles to go on job title The union’s benchmark committee for unit coordinators met with the Health Employers Association of BC last week...
Printer Friendly Version About 30 delegates attending the union’s Community Social Services Conference in Victoria on October 19 and 20 say they are determined to restore the...
Printer Friendly Version HEU’s Judy Darcy and CUPE National president Paul Moist to speak at rallies in Vancouver and Cloverdale Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees...
On Thursday, CUPE members who work in municipalities, libraries, universities and colleges, recreation, transit, and museums will join protest rallies throughout the Okanagan as...
Printer Friendly Version, Check out the Island and Okanagan meeting schedules — and plan to attend The Task Force’s Kootenay tour wrapped up October 19 with members from around the...
BC Health Coalition news release Printer Friendly Version Vancouver Esperanza Society has ties to private surgical clinics A parcel of land adjacent to Station Street in Vancouver...
Printer Friendly Version HEU members from several VCHA hospitals took their message of “fair wages for Sodexho workers” to the health authority board meeting on October 19 in...
Printer Friendly Version Health unions will stay on the job to keep focus on classroom learning and working conditions. B.C.’s labour movement announced that protests against Bill...
Printer Friendly Version A crowd of more than 175 trade unionists and community activists turned out to support employees of French corporation Sodexho at an afternoon rally in New...
Printer Friendly Version About 40 HEU members from the community health sector met in Vancouver on October 12 and 13 to develop bargaining priorities, elect a bargaining committee,...
Printer Friendly Version Health unions will stay on the job to keep focus on classroom learning and working conditions New: Scroll down for webcast of press conference announcing...
Printer Friendly Version SEE BELOW FOR UPDATED LIST OF RALLIES TO BE HELD OCTOBER 11 Teachers walked off the job at schools across the province on Friday as the provincial...
Printer Friendly Version Teachers will walk off the job at schools across the province on Friday, October 7 and stay out until they vote to go back to work. Late last night, the BC...
Printer Friendly Version Task Force representatives will be in Grand Forks on October 11 to begin a series of meetings in the Kootenays scheduled throughout the region until...
Printer Friendly Version Two recent decisions by BC’s Labour Relations Board have confirmed HEU’s standing as the union of choice for 300 Compass workers delivering housekeeping...
The Hospital Employees’ Union is accepting applications for Wage Policy credentials, which must be submitted to the Provincial Office no later than Tuesday, October 11, 2005 at 5...
Printer Friendly Version The Hospital Employees' Union says legislation introduced today by the provincial government that would impose a contract on BC teachers undermines free...
Printer Friendly Version More than 100 HEU members who deliver patient care technical services met in Vancouver on September 29 and 30 to develop bargaining priorities and discuss...
Printer Friendly Version HEU members in the South Vancouver Island Services Delivery Area covered by the Facilities collective agreement have voted to ratify an agreement that...
Printer Friendly Version More than 160 HEU members who provide direct patient care in BC’s health facilities met in Richmond on September 26 and 27 to discuss a range of issues...
Printer Friendly Version Underpaid, undervalued and overworked. That was how delegates attending the union’s occupational conference for clerical staff described the impact of...
Printer Friendly Version BC premier Gordon Campbell and health minister George Abbott are open to meeting with a delegation of HEU members representing various occupational groups....
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Printer Friendly Version Ninety HEU members, delivering support services in hospitals and care homes across the province, gathered in Vancouver September 15 and 16 to discuss the...
Printer Friendly Version After meeting with the Health Employers Association of BC on Tuesday, unit coordinators on the HEU committee negotiating a new benchmark report some...
HEU members from across the Lower Mainland showed their support for workers at Telus, CBC, and Teck-Cominco at a Labour Day Rally in Burnaby. Telecommunications Workers Union...
Printer Friendly Version BC Teachers — members of the BC Teachers’ Federation began limited job action on September 28. And they deserve your support.
Printer Friendly Version HEU has issued a call to action to BC’s health care workers in support of locked out Telus workers — members of the Telecommunications Workers Union.
Printer Friendly Version After receiving about 1,000 applications for this fall’s HEU occupation- and sector-based conferences, delegates have been named for six of the seven...
Printer Friendly Version The BC Federation of Labour is calling on union members across the province to start cancelling their call features and automatic bill payments in support...
Printer Friendly Version On February 8 and 9, 2006, the Supreme Court of Canada will hear arguments as to whether Bill 29 — the Campbell Liberals’ contract-breaking legislation —...
Printer Friendly Version There will be a summer solidarity rally for TWU workers on the line in Victoria on Thursday, August 11 at 5:00 pm, 826 Yates Street (near Blanshard). The...
Printer Friendly Version HEU’s VGH local in Vancouver hosted a barbecue in a show of solidarity with their Sodexho and Aramark sisters and brothers on August 3. Several hundred...
Printer Friendly Version Free collective bargaining, better wages and working conditions, and recognition of the value of HEU members’ work were key issues discussed when HEU...
The support picket for TWU workers on the line in Victoria previously scheduled for August 4 from 6 to 8 pm has been cancelled. However, the BC Federation of Labour is calling for...
The Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) has issued a reminder about the August 8 application deadline for this fall’s national certification examination for...
A number of bursaries are available for the 2005-2006 academic year to present to members of the Hospital Employees’ Union, their children and spouses, including common-law spouses...
Printer Friendly Version HEU members across the Lower Mainland are urged to show their support for workers at Telus, CBC, and Teck-Cominco at a noon-hour Labour Day Rally —...
Printer Friendly Version There’s been overwhelming interest in bargaining preparations as more than 700 delegate forms poured into the HEU provincial office for the occupation- and...
The recent Supreme Court decision on the issue of buying private health insurance to cover medically necessary services in Quebec is not a licence to privatize Canada’s health care...
Printer Friendly Version Important news for Sodexho workers at Surrey Memorial, Royal Columbian, Burnaby, and Chilliwack hospitals; Fellburn, Queen’s Park and Heritage Village care...
In 1982 the National Indian Brotherhood, now the National Assembly of First Nations, called for the creation of June 21 as “National Aboriginal Solidarity Day” to celebrate the...
Printer Friendly Version THE HOSPITAL EMPLOYEES’ UNION is asking the Labour Relations Board to transfer six groups of union members into the paramedical professional bargaining...
printer friendly version HEU members are to be congratulated for their critical role in keeping health care and other social policy issues front and centre during this election...
Re: None of the parties is tackling the job of reforming health care, Editorial, May 11 Stating that the Campbell government "persuaded the Hospital Employees' Union to accept a...
Printer Friendly Version The Hospital Employees’ Union will appeal a ruling of the Labour Relations Board issued last Friday that moved biomedical engineering technologists into...
Printer Friendly Version Biomedical Engineering Technologists are no longer members of the Hospital Employees’ Union as a result of a Labour Relations Board decision issued today....
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HEU's new secretary-business manager Judy Darcy will continue a series of regional membership meetings this week in Castlegar on Wednesday night. Darcy is meeting with HEU members...
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Deadline to apply for reimbursements - Friday, September 30, 2005 Download Application Here (Adobe) Paramedical Bargaining Association members who meet the eligibility criteria can...
Looking for materials, background information, or event updates to assist your political action activities in the provincial election? Here’s a round up of what’s available....
As the May 17th election draws near, some Vancouver-area New Democratic Party representatives will drop by an Open House on April 1st at the Holiday Inn on West Broadway. The forum...
On Thursday, HEU members from the Cowichan Valley and Cowichan Lodge locals joined with other union members, seniors and community groups to issue B.C.’s labour minister with his...
Download Application form (Adobe Acrobat - pdf format) Apply on-line After a tough four-year fightback against the Campbell Liberals’ attack on health care and health care workers,...
Printer Friendly Version A NATIONAL CHILDCARE PROGRAM, credentialing of foreign-trained health care workers, and public-private partnerships. Those are just three of the issues...
It’s a message that HEU members can proudly wear in their workplaces and out in the community as they celebrate the accomplishments of women. And it declares the power of the women...
Printer Friendly Version B.C.’s unit coordinators are a step closer to establishing a benchmark that recognizes their evolving role in health care. The Hospital Employees’ Union’ s...
Printer Friendly Version Hospital Employees’ Union president Fred Muzin met with federal health minister Ujjal Dosanjh on March 1 in Vancouver to discuss the enforcement of the...
Printer Friendly Version The Campbell Liberals are relying on the private sector to bail them out of their failure to deliver on their seniors’ care promise, but the results of a...
OTTAWA — It’s a federal budget for the well-off Canadians, CUPE National President Paul Moist said today, and a missed opportunity for the Martin government. “Conservative leader...
OTTAWA — The federal government is still failing to enforce the law governing public health care, said CUPE National President Paul Moist on the eve of a new federal budget.
Printer Friendly Version In a recent meeting with BC’s newly-appointed Minister of Health Services, Shirley Bond, HEU’s Administrative Committee described the harmful effects Bill...
Printer Friendly Version HEU is asking the Labour Relations Board to transfer biomedical engineers, counsellors and cardio technologists into the paramedical professional...
Printer Friendly Version It’s more good news on the organizing front. After many months of waiting for their votes to be counted, Compass workers at Normanna Rest Home in Burnaby...
Printer Friendly Version Labour Board also orders ballot boxes opened for another 70 Compass workers at Normanna and Evergreen care homes Votes cast by hundreds of Aramark workers,...
Full of holes: Parliament's Canada Health Act Annual Report For years, the annual reports to Parliament on the Canada Health Act have been full of holes. Many provinces fail to...
Printer Friendly Version Evergreen care home workers also choose HEU Nearly 700 employees of Aramark, a US-based corporation contracted to provide hospital cleaning services in the...