Newsletters for 2006

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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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.Read More
Printer Friendly Version The following letter appeared in the Vancouver Sun on November 16, 2006. Re: P3s are proving their worth, Issues & Ideas, Nov. 13Read More
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.Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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notices for 41 care aides and activity aides employed by Caresource Solutions at the West Van Care Centre have been withdrawn, and the company...Read More
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...Read More
Printer Friendly Version Since releasing its short-term training package on October 2, the Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) Education Fund Committee has continued collaborat...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
Printer Friendly Version Delegates to HEU’s 25th biennial convention re-elected Fred Muzin as president and elected Donisa Bernardo as financial secretary.Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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).Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
Printer Friendly Version Fundamental Leadership Skills for Licensed Practical Nurses Some Background:Read More
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...Read More
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....Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
Printer Friendly Version Implementation of the $5 million Education Allowance Fund – negotiated during this spring’s facilities bargaining – is set to begin this fall.Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
TO ALL CUPE CHARTERED ORGANIZATIONS RE: April 28, 2006 National Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured at the Workplace Sisters and Brothers,Read More
Coming to your home -- The Guardian Volume 24 Number 1Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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,...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
Printer Friendly Version The Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) has announced this year’s national certification examination dates for medical laboratory assis...Read More
Printer Friendly Version This affects workers at the following locations: Vancouver Coastal Health Authority MSA Hospital Eagleridge Hospital Fraser Health Authority German Canadia...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More