Newsletters for 2009

Printer Friendly Version The Hospital Employees’ Union is representing members – who received money as part of the Bill 29 Settlement Agreement and then were asked to repay the...
Printer Friendly Version HEU is welcoming a Labour Relations Board announcement that it will determine if BCNU has enough signed cards to support its applications to move LPNs into...
Printer Friendly Version The Hospital Employees’ Union has urged B.C.’s Labour Relations Board to immediately assess the number and validity of signed cards in the BC Nurses’ Union...
Printer Friendly Version In the wake of the BC Nurses’ Union’s November 30 application to represent LPNs in the Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA), B.C.’s Labour Relations...
Printer Friendly Version December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. On this day each year, we commemorate the massacre of 14 women at l...
Printer Friendly Version Ongoing outreach to LPN members across the province consistently shows the majority of LPNs want to stay in HEU - despite the BC Nurses’ Union November 30...
Printer Friendly Version December 1, 2009 marks the 20th year of World AIDS Day - the day to remember as this deadly epidemic still infects tens of thousands across the globe.
Printer Friendly Version The Hospital Employees’ Union, on behalf of the Facilities Bargaining Association, and the Health Employers Association of BC, on behalf of health...
Printer Friendly Version Members of the Hospital Employees’ Union who will be moving to the newly-created Health Authorities’ Shared Services Organization (SSO) should remain in...
Printer Friendly Version HEU’s second annual Clerical Team Appreciation Day will be held on November 18, when locals across the province take time to recognize and appreciate their...
Source: CUPE.CA The Liberal government has forced an end to the Ambulance Paramedics’ legal strike following an all-night session in the B.C. Legislature. The final vote took place...
Printer Friendly Version HEU will be updating and improving our website over the next few months. Your feedback will help make sure the website is a useful tool for members and the...
Printer Friendly Version Over the next two months, tens of thousands of HEU members will receive a call from Stratcomm – a Vancouver-based union calling centre. A primary objective...
Printer Friendly Version The Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) and Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) met with arbitrator Vince Ready on Wednesday in an attempt to...
Printer Friendly Version The Vancouver Coastal and Fraser health authorities have announced plans to contract out laundry and food services in a range of facilities, a move that...
Printer Friendly Version Under the Bill 29 Settlement Agreement , HEU negotiated a number of re-training and labour adjustment measures to assist workers facing layoff as a result...
Printer Friendly Version The Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) - in which HEU is the lead negotiator - has reached an agreement with the Health Employers Association of...
Printer Friendly Version HEU locals throughout the province are taking time out on October 28 to recognize the valuable contribution support workers make to the health care team....
Printer Friendly Version The H1N1 or “swine flu” vaccine is now approved for use by Health Canada and will be available to health care workers in British Columbia the first week of...
Printer Friendly Version The Hospital Employees’ Union congratulates Leasa Hachey, Leia Hutchings and Jenny Fremlin on being the recipients of three, HEU-sponsored 2009 Jack...
Printer Friendly Version Hospital Employees’ Union members working in community health across B.C. gathered at the HEU’s Provincial Office on October 14 and 15 at the first...
Printer Friendly Version Vancouver - The B.C. Federation of Labour is demanding Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial labour ministers take action to ratify the...
Printer Friendly Version HEU licensed practical nurse and long-time social justice activist Catherine Peters is the winner of this year’s CUPE National disability rights activism...
Printer Friendly Version The provincial government is preparing to let publicly funded, but independently operated, care homes opt out of a provincially negotiated collective...
FBA and HEABC reach agreement on several new benchmarks in the maintenance job family (“page 207” series)
BCNU raid falls short despite slick and expensive raid
FBA reaches agreement with HEABC on new benchmarks for Electronic Instrumentation Control Technicians
Facilities occupational conferences wrap up in Richmond with patient care job family
Locals receive special posters and stickers to encourage local activists to connect with young workers at their work sites, and to encourage young workers to be active in the union
Highly specialized and often behind-the-scenes, these HEU members have clear bargaining priorities
Final week to access the $2-million fund, established as part of last year’s Bill 29 settlement agreement
HEU’s clerical conference sets bargaining priorities and develops strategies to highlight the value of members’ work
Printer Friendly Version HEU members received a warm welcome from fans at a local hockey game on Saturday as they handed out more than 500 leaflets calling for the protection of...
HEU trades and maintenance workers from across B.C. attend the union’s second occupational conference
VCHA moves to contract out remaining Tilbury Regional Hospital Laundry services to Lower Mainland hospitals
Job security, seniority, safety and training lead the list of issues support workers identified for bargaining
Every worker has the right to work in an environment free from harassment and it is the employer’s responsibility to enforce that
HEU celebrates Labour Day and workers who stand together, with their communities, to build a better future for all
Recently, hundreds of health care workers in long-term care, assisted living and acute care sites vote to join HEU
HEU launches a series of TV ads September 3, profiling Licensed Practical Nurses
Ipsos Reid poll shows strong support for budget measures that help B.C. families weather the current economic downturn
HEU reminds locals that bargaining demands and resolutions are due by 5:00 p.m. September 4
Members who received money as part of the Bill 29 Settlement Agreement and were asked to repay their EI can file an HEU Group Appeal
There’s still time to access $2-million Joint Bill 29 Re-training Fund
HEU calls the move a “rush job” driven by provincial budget politics that will be a costly failure for patients and the public
BCNU blames HEU for “phony phone calls” but later admits they were placed as part of BCNU-sponsored poll
CMA President Robert Ouellet privatization plans are not what most Canadians want
Canadian Federation of Nurses Union president Linda Silas issues directive in August 5 letter
Okanagan HEU members take on exceptional duties as raging forest fires threaten seniors’ health and safety
CLC finds BCNU efforts to recruit HEU LPNs and other health care workers constitutes a raid and has imposed sanctions on BCNU
FBA and HEABC meet with arbitrator Vince Ready to resolve outstanding issues in clerical and “page 209” benchmark review series
New deadline for applications is August 5 at 5:00 p.m.
FBA meets with the Shared Services Organization to discuss supply chain consolidation plans
B.C.’s health authorities – except NHA – have released staff memos, outlining steps to address funding shortfalls
For the third year running, HEU is helping bring progressive artists to the Vancouver Folk Music Festival
BC Teachers’ Federation wins Supreme Court decision upholding right to advertise on public transit vehicles
HEU and other unions act to safeguard contractual rights of LPNs and other health care workers
Reporting relationships change, but HEU members continue to be employed by health authorities under existing collective agreement
Vince Ready will hear from unions and employers on the issue of wage-sensitive benefits
Four unions reach settlement with B.C. government for CSS workers who lost job security provisions under Bill 29
Ethnic Diversity, First Nations, People with disAbilities, Pink Triangle and Women’s committees plan to bring equality issues forward in the workplace and in the union
Committee has now set criteria for accessing the $2-million re-training fund, established as part of Bill 29 settlement agreement
Innovations in utilizing B.C.’s LPNs and care aides profiled in new publication
First of seven HEU occupational and sectoral conferences wraps up in Victoria
EI program must be improved to prevent tens of thousands of workers, their families and communities from suffering fallout from the worst economic crisis in a generation
Hundreds of HEU members have upgraded their job skills or expanded their career options as a result of a multi-million dollar training fund
Two HEU campaigns took top honours at the annual Canadian Association of Labour Media conference
HEU will start talks with HEABC on creating a new, province-wide benchmark for Pharmacy Technician Supervisors
CLC rules BCNU’s plan to sign up HEU members as “associate members” violates rules against interference in other unions’ bargaining relationships
BCNU announces in newspaper ads across B.C. that they would be offering memberships to all LPNs
National Nursing Week (May 11–17) celebrates HEU’s entire nursing team and May 13 is LPN Day
Workers concerned about recent outbreak of H1N1 and potential for on-the-job exposure
Union members, families and community supporters rallied May 4 to support striking care staff at Qualicum Gardens
On May 1, working people around B.C. will participate in May Day events to celebrate the labour movement’s ongoing and historical achievements
Emotional moment for everyone gathered at Cowichan Lodge to hear BC NDP leader Carole James speak
Since the day was founded, an estimated 20,000 workers have died on the job in Canada
Financial secretary Donisa Bernardo presents award to PHS Community Social Services Society for HIV/AIDS advocacy
Sodexo, Aramark and Compass workers present living wage petition to Premier in Burnaby today
Government failed to fulfill promise to open 5,000 new beds for seniors, according to CCPA report
More than 250 turn out for colourful rally. This posting includes a number of photos.
Grand March for Housing Saturday, April 4, 12:00 noon Thousands of people across the province will unite and call for action on homelessness and affordable housing in Vancouver and...
Health employers and Shared Services Organization reps still to answer questions about the future of HEU employees on the supply chain
CUPE local 873 – began strike action today to back proposals for wage parity
HEU is expressing support for residents and staff at Christenson Village in Gibsons
First annual Walk for Community Social Services in Victoria on March 28 a huge success
Controversial election gag law provisions restricting third-party ads before election period struck down
Workers send a strong, clear message: where would the hospitals be without us?
The campaign to raise awareness of the importance of community-based social services is being supported across B.C.
April wage increase contained in current 2006-2010 contract good news for HEU members during tough economic times
OHSAH conducting study on economic costs and personal impact of injuries on health care workers
Government is sending out confusing and contradictory messages about its mandate for future negotiations with health care workers
Important message for HEU members: Media reports confirm government has offered BCNU a deal to rollover their 2006-2010 contract for two more years
Housekeepers and dietary workers at Children’s and Women’s Hospital mark International Women’s Day with rally
As the largest union of women in B.C., HEU is proud to join sisters and brothers around the world to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8
Research report says governments and employers must invest in cleaning and keep services public to stop suffering and deaths
B.C. government will borrow to pay for $2.5 billion bridge expansion after shaky P3 financing collapsed
The Unspeakable Deeds of Bill 42 pokes fun at controversial new election rules
HEU urges public to send letters to health minister calling on more accountability from hospital contractors
FBA members laid off as a result of Bill 29 will be able to access re-training funds until the end of year
HEU says consolidation plans will be undermined if workers’ collective agreement rights not protected
Report released today finds that public-private partnerships are costly for taxpayers
Faced with losing power, the Harper government is showcasing dozens of measures to address economic crisis
HEU launches series of ads this week to draw attention to the state of seniors’ care in British Columbia