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Newsletters for 2006
Jobs and justice for Creston health care workers fired during organizing drive
Printer Friendly Version An agreement reached between HEU and Golden Life Management Corporation means that two workers dismissed from their jobs at a Creston care home have been o...
December 13, 2006
December 6: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
Printer Friendly Version On December 6, 1989, fourteen women were murdered at the l'Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal because of their gender. This tragedy focused attention on viole...
December 5, 2006
December 1 – World AIDS Day
Printer Friendly Version As another World AIDS Day http://www.bcpwa.org approaches on December 1, HIV/AIDS remains one of the most tragic, unresolved crises in the world – despite...
November 29, 2006
BC Fed delegates demand action from province on private ER
Printer Friendly Version About 1,000 delegates to the BC Federation of Labour convention in Vancouver are demanding that the provincial government take action now to shut down priv...
November 28, 2006
Clerical workers asked to have their say about benchmarks
Printer Friendly Version HEU's 8,400 clerical workers are being encouraged to complete a short online survey to make their occupational benchmarks more reflective of on-the-job rea...
November 28, 2006
P3 survey dodges accountability question
Printer Friendly Version OTTAWA - A pro-privatization group ’ s latest poll doesn ’ t ask crucial questions about transparency, oversight and public scrutiny of secret P3 deals.
November 20, 2006
Judy Darcy reveals lessons from UK experiment with P3 schemes
Printer Friendly Version The following letter appeared in the Vancouver Sun on November 16, 2006. Re: P3s are proving their worth, Issues & Ideas, Nov. 13
November 17, 2006
Facilities Agreement now available
You can find the 2006-2010 Facilities agreement online or check with your local executive for copies of the contract which were being made available in early November.
November 5, 2006
HEU expands member role in provincial decision-making
Printer Friendly Version As HEU’s Provincial Executive works quickly to put the many changes adopted by October’s biennial convention into practice, the union is seeking applicatio...
November 2, 2006
CUPE endorses Oct 28 protest against war in Afghanistan
CUPE President Paul Moist urged members to get involved in the Oct. 28 Troops out of Afghanistan day of action. The day, organized by the Canadian Peace Alliance, will have rallies...
October 28, 2006
Caresource withdraws pink slips for care staff at West Van Care Centre
Printer Friendly Version Termination notices for 41 care aides and activity aides employed by Caresource Solutions at the West Van Care Centre have been withdrawn, and the company...
October 27, 2006
Federal anti-scab legislation passes second reading
Printer Friendly Version Federal members of parliament voted 167 to 101 in favour of legislation that would make it illegal for employers to use replacement workers during a strike...
October 25, 2006
FBA Education Fund long-term training information now available
Printer Friendly Version Since releasing its short-term training package on October 2, the Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) Education Fund Committee has continued collaborat...
October 23, 2006
Contact your MP today on anti-scab law
Printer Friendly Version Parliament will vote Wednesday Oct. 25th on Bill C-257, a law that would prevent employers covered by the Canada Labour Code from hiring replacement worker...
October 23, 2006
Medicare campaign kicks off with Tommy Douglas birthday parties
Printer Friendly Version Health care advocates across the country kicked off a campaign to defend and extend Canada ’ s public health care system this week. Send a Happy Birthday T...
October 20, 2006
Home alone with no support!
Printer Friendly Version On October 17, 2006, the BC Health Coalition launched the Home Alone with No Support campaign. Over the next few weeks, groups across the province will be...
October 18, 2006
HEU delegates create new regional structure
Printer Friendly Version For the first time in more than a decade, delegates to HEU’s 25 th biennial convention amended the constitution to change the union’s regional structure an...
October 6, 2006
Muzin, Bernardo elected full-time officers
Printer Friendly Version Delegates to HEU’s 25th biennial convention re-elected Fred Muzin as president and elected Donisa Bernardo as financial secretary.
October 5, 2006
“Proud Mary” recounts union’s legacy of activism
Printer Friendly Version HEU’s retiring financial secretary Mary LaPlante used her twelfth and final convention report to reflect on changes and common threads in the union during...
October 3, 2006
FBA Education Fund short-term application forms now available
Printer Friendly Version After six months of organizing and planning, the Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) Education Fund Committee is releasing its first of two information...
October 2, 2006
HEU convention begins Monday
Printer Friendly Version More than 500 delegates representing 42,000 health and community social services workers will gather in Richmond starting Monday for the 25 th biennial con...
October 1, 2006
HEU members unite for AIDS fundraising events
Printer Friendly Version In a record-breaking turnout, HEU’s WALK for LIFE 2006 team raised nearly $2,700 for the British Columbia Persons with AIDS Society (BCPWA).
September 27, 2006
Aramark workers win right to sue former IWA local for wrongful collection of union dues
Printer Friendly Version A BC Supreme Court judge has given the go-ahead for a class action suit that will decide if an estimated $200,000 in union dues was wrongfully paid to the...
September 20, 2006
WCB’s revised needlestick regulation 'a step forward'
Printer Friendly Version A new regulation on needlestick injuries may provide more protection for health care workers across B.C. In its amended regulation, WorkSafeBC – formerly t...
September 14, 2006
HEU marks passing of former president Bill Black
Printer Friendly Version HEU members are remembering former union president Bill Black who passed away peacefully on September 8, 2006 at the age of 90. A trades worker at Royal Co...
September 13, 2006
Education Fund open for applications in mid-October
Printer Friendly Version The Facilities Bargaining Association’s Education Fund Committee is pleased to announce that plans for the $5 million fund to support health care workers u...
September 11, 2006
Labour Day: a proud tradition for Canadian workers
Printer Friendly Version HEU members will join other trade unionists at various events across the province on Labour Day - September 4 – to celebrate victories and recognize past a...
August 30, 2006
HEU members skydive for charity
Printer Friendly Version A crew of adventurous HEU members – equipped with parachutes and teamed with a professional instructor – will leap in tandem from a small aircraft at 10,00...
August 17, 2006
Tribunal supports CUPE's pay equity complaints
SASKATOON – The Saskatchewan Human Rights Tribunal has sided with a group of CUPE university clerical workers and ordered the human rights commission to investigate pay equity comp...
August 11, 2006
Health care workers at Sunshine Coast seniors' facility vote to join HEU
Printer Friendly Version Health care workers at the Good Samaritan Society’s Christenson Village, a seniors’ residential facility in Gibsons, are now members of the Hospital Employ...
August 9, 2006
HEU bursary deadline approaching – August 11
The HEU bursaries committee is accepting application forms for the 2006/2007 academic year until Friday, August 11. Each year, HEU’s Provincial Office and several union locals make...
August 8, 2006
HEU wins more than $700,000 for members at Nanaimo seniors' facility
Printer Friendly Version The Ministry of Labour’s Employment Standards Branch has found Nanaimo Seniors Village Partnership and Well-Being Seniors Services Ltd. in violation of the...
August 3, 2006
New leadership course for LPNs begins this fall
Printer Friendly Version Fundamental Leadership Skills for Licensed Practical Nurses Some Background:
July 31, 2006
Windermere, Inglewood care aides vote to join HEU
Printer Friendly Version Care aides employed by private contractor Simpe ‘Q’ Care Inc., and working at two Lower Mainland seniors’ residential facilities have overwhelmingly chosen...
July 28, 2006
HEU backs BC Health Coalition as battle for public health care heats up
Printer Friendly Version MEMBERS of the Hospital Employees’ Union are veterans when it comes to standing up for public health care with quality services for all British Columbians....
July 27, 2006
Put divisions aside and protect public health care, CUPE tells premiers
ST JOHN’S – Canada’s largest union is calling on provincial premiers to endorse the Final Report of the Federal Advisor on Wait Times , push for a national pharmacare program and s...
July 27, 2006
Injury-on-duty award is a win for part-time workers in the FHA
Printer Friendly Version A recent arbitration award regarding injury-on-duty/WCB payments is good news for some members covered by the facilities subsector agreement in the Fraser...
July 24, 2006
Compass cancels contract at Normanna
British multinational Compass has walked away from its cleaning and food services contract at a Burnaby BC long-term care home after an arbitrator ordered a wage increase for its 2...
July 7, 2006
Drop the games around wait times and boost the public system, CUPE
OTTAWA – Canada’s largest union concurs with most of the major findings of a report on wait times by federal advisor, Dr. Brian Postl. “Wait time problems are system problems, so w...
July 5, 2006
Unions, community groups leaflet closed door meeting on P3s
HEU members from local hospitals, city workers and concerned citizens were out in full force Thursday morning in downtown Vancouver to leaflet an invitation-only conference promoti...
June 22, 2006
If it’s good for BC and Quebec, it’s good for Canada
Printer Friendly Version OTTAWA – After the first debate on Bill C-257 – An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (replacement workers) – Canadian working families feel more confiden...
June 8, 2006
Planning for $5 million Education Fund underway
Printer Friendly Version Implementation of the $5 million Education Allowance Fund – negotiated during this spring’s facilities bargaining – is set to begin this fall.
June 7, 2006
HEU urges stronger protections against needlestick injuries
Printer Friendly Version HEU is calling on WorkSafe BC – the Workers' Compensation Board – to strengthen its proposed new sharps regulation to ensure workers are afforded the highe...
May 26, 2006
HEU offers condolences in tragic deaths of two CUPE members
Printer Friendly Version HEU President Fred Muzin today extended condolences to the members of CUPE 873, and the family and friends of two paramedics, who were killed this week whi...
May 19, 2006
MPs must reject Canada Health Act annual report
OTTAWA - This year's annual report to Parliament on the Canada Health Act (CHA) is once again missing data on for-profit health services and must be rejected by MPs, says Canada's...
May 15, 2006
May 13 is LPN Day in B.C.
May 13 is LPN Day in B.C. and all week LPNs have been hosting information tables and talking to their colleagues about recent gains made during 2006 contract negotiations. And on S...
May 13, 2006
Unions and HEABC meet to resolve April 1 wage increase issue
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May 12, 2006
Local lawyer's HIV/AIDS advocacy recognized by HEU-sponsored award
Printer Friendly Version A local lawyer specializing in human rights and poverty law has posthumously won an HEU-sponsored award for Social, Political & Community Action at the Acc...
May 8, 2006
LPNs celebrate recent achievements during nursing week
Printer Friendly Version It’s nursing week. Across the province LPNs will be hosting information tables and talking to their colleagues about recent gains made during 2006 contract...
May 8, 2006
Health unions seek joint meeting with HEABC on April 1 wage increase
Printer Friendly Version Unions representing nearly 100,000 health care workers in four union bargaining associations are asking for a meeting with BC’s health employers to press f...
April 27, 2006
CUPE statement on National Day of Mourning
TO ALL CUPE CHARTERED ORGANIZATIONS RE: April 28, 2006 National Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured at the Workplace Sisters and Brothers,
April 27, 2006
Spring Guardian in the mail
Coming to your home -- The Guardian Volume 24 Number 1
April 20, 2006
Health workers from northern BC to Argentina mark International Health Workers' Day
Printer Friendly Version Health care workers from the top of British Columbia to the tip of South America marked International Health Workers’ Day on April 7. Statement on Internat...
April 7, 2006
Bonus won't be clawed back from members on maternity and parental leave
Printer Friendly Version The Hospital Employees' Union has received confirmation from the federal government that members who are on maternity or parental leave won’t have their co...
April 5, 2006
PE hosts April 12 reception for Victoria-area members
Printer Friendly Version HEU’S PROVINCIAL EXECUTIVE WILL BE meeting in Victoria next week and while they are there, will be hosting an informal reception for members on Wednesday,...
April 4, 2006
BC budget: Finance minister digs in on bargaining framework
Printer Friendly Version THE BC GOVERNMENT FOCUSED on children and skills training in its 2006 budget, while holding the line on its restrictive negotiating framework for public se...
February 22, 2006
Throne speech signals more private health care
Printer Friendly Version Analysis: Klein-style reforms will cost more and drain skilled health care workers from publicly-operated hospitals The BC government laid out its objectiv...
February 14, 2006
Unions challenge Bill 29 before the Supreme Court of Canada
Printer Friendly Version The Charter challenge of the Campbell Liberals' contract-busting legislation, Bill 29, is in the hands of the Supreme Court of Canada after lawyers represe...
February 9, 2006
Darcy letter published in Vancouver Sun
Printer Friendly Version "Health care workers want to stop the hemorrhaging" Re: Public sector pay comparisons provide problems for both sides, Vaughn Palmer, Feb. 2 Quality care i...
February 5, 2006
TV ads showcase members' roles on health care team
Printer Friendly Version The HEU is launching a series of TV ads today that draw attention to the many ways that members contribute to the health care of British Columbians – and t...
February 1, 2006
Medical lab assistant national certification exam dates
Printer Friendly Version The Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) has announced this year’s national certification examination dates for medical laboratory assis...
January 20, 2006
Update: first contract for Sodexho workers
Printer Friendly Version This affects workers at the following locations: Vancouver Coastal Health Authority MSA Hospital Eagleridge Hospital Fraser Health Authority German Canadia...
January 16, 2006
Results for working families rally
Rally Poster Saturday, January 7 Hyatt Regency Ballroom 655 Burrard Street 11 a.m -- 1 p.m. Jack Layton, Party Leader CANADA’S NDP & Ken Georgetti/Jim Sinclair & Other Speakers Let...
January 5, 2006
Focus key as wage policy delegates gather in Richmond
Printer Friendly Version On January 9 and 10, more than 300 delegates to HEU's Wage Policy Conference will set in motion a series of events that won"t end until nearly 40,000 union...
January 5, 2006