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 Emp...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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 Boa...Read More
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’Eco...Read More
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...Read More
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.Read More
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 employer...Read More
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 th...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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 re...Read More
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 co...Read More
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...Read More
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 Briti...Read More
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. T...Read More
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...Read More
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 Webste...Read More
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 bargain...Read More
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 Internationa...Read More
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 a...Read More
Printer Friendly Version The provincial government is preparing to let publicly funded, but independently operated, care homes opt out of a provincially negotiated collective agree...Read More
FBA and HEABC reach agreement on several new benchmarks in the maintenance job family (“page 207” series)Read More
BCNU raid falls short despite slick and expensive raidRead More
FBA reaches agreement with HEABC on new benchmarks for Electronic Instrumentation Control TechniciansRead More
Facilities occupational conferences wrap up in Richmond with patient care job familyRead More
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 unionRead More
Highly specialized and often behind-the-scenes, these HEU members have clear bargaining prioritiesRead More
Final week to access the $2-million fund, established as part of last year’s Bill 29 settlement agreementRead More
HEU’s clerical conference sets bargaining priorities and develops strategies to highlight the value of members’ workRead More
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 ho...Read More
HEU trades and maintenance workers from across B.C. attend the union’s second occupational conferenceRead More
VCHA moves to contract out remaining Tilbury Regional Hospital Laundry services to Lower Mainland hospitalsRead More
Job security, seniority, safety and training lead the list of issues support workers identified for bargainingRead More
Every worker has the right to work in an environment free from harassment and it is the employer’s responsibility to enforce thatRead More
HEU celebrates Labour Day and workers who stand together, with their communities, to build a better future for allRead More
Recently, hundreds of health care workers in long-term care, assisted living and acute care sites vote to join HEURead More
HEU launches a series of TV ads September 3, profiling Licensed Practical NursesRead More
Ipsos Reid poll shows strong support for budget measures that help B.C. families weather the current economic downturnRead More
HEU reminds locals that bargaining demands and resolutions are due by 5:00 p.m. September 4Read More
Members who received money as part of the Bill 29 Settlement Agreement and were asked to repay their EI can file an HEU Group AppealRead More
There’s still time to access $2-million Joint Bill 29 Re-training FundRead More
HEU calls the move a “rush job” driven by provincial budget politics that will be a costly failure for patients and the publicRead More
BCNU blames HEU for “phony phone calls” but later admits they were placed as part of BCNU-sponsored pollRead More
CMA President Robert Ouellet privatization plans are not what most Canadians wantRead More
Canadian Federation of Nurses Union president Linda Silas issues directive in August 5 letterRead More
Okanagan HEU members take on exceptional duties as raging forest fires threaten seniors’ health and safetyRead More
CLC finds BCNU efforts to recruit HEU LPNs and other health care workers constitutes a raid and has imposed sanctions on BCNURead More
FBA and HEABC meet with arbitrator Vince Ready to resolve outstanding issues in clerical and “page 209” benchmark review seriesRead More
New deadline for applications is August 5 at 5:00 p.m.Read More
FBA meets with the Shared Services Organization to discuss supply chain consolidation plansRead More
B.C.’s health authorities – except NHA – have released staff memos, outlining steps to address funding shortfallsRead More
For the third year running, HEU is helping bring progressive artists to the Vancouver Folk Music FestivalRead More
BC Teachers’ Federation wins Supreme Court decision upholding right to advertise on public transit vehiclesRead More
HEU and other unions act to safeguard contractual rights of LPNs and other health care workersRead More
Reporting relationships change, but HEU members continue to be employed by health authorities under existing collective agreementRead More
Vince Ready will hear from unions and employers on the issue of wage-sensitive benefitsRead More
Four unions reach settlement with B.C. government for CSS workers who lost job security provisions under Bill 29Read More
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 unionRead More
Committee has now set criteria for accessing the $2-million re-training fund, established as part of Bill 29 settlement agreementRead More
Innovations in utilizing B.C.’s LPNs and care aides profiled in new publicationRead More
First of seven HEU occupational and sectoral conferences wraps up in VictoriaRead More
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 generationRead More
Hundreds of HEU members have upgraded their job skills or expanded their career options as a result of a multi-million dollar training fundRead More
Two HEU campaigns took top honours at the annual Canadian Association of Labour Media conferenceRead More
HEU will start talks with HEABC on creating a new, province-wide benchmark for Pharmacy Technician SupervisorsRead More
CLC rules BCNU’s plan to sign up HEU members as “associate members” violates rules against interference in other unions’ bargaining relationshipsRead More
BCNU announces in newspaper ads across B.C. that they would be offering memberships to all LPNsRead More
National Nursing Week (May 11–17) celebrates HEU’s entire nursing team and May 13 is LPN DayRead More
Workers concerned about recent outbreak of H1N1 and potential for on-the-job exposureRead More
Union members, families and community supporters rallied May 4 to support striking care staff at Qualicum GardensRead More
On May 1, working people around B.C. will participate in May Day events to celebrate the labour movement’s ongoing and historical achievementsRead More
Emotional moment for everyone gathered at Cowichan Lodge to hear BC NDP leader Carole James speakRead More
Since the day was founded, an estimated 20,000 workers have died on the job in CanadaRead More
Financial secretary Donisa Bernardo presents award to PHS Community Social Services Society for HIV/AIDS advocacyRead More
Sodexo, Aramark and Compass workers present living wage petition to Premier in Burnaby todayRead More
Government failed to fulfill promise to open 5,000 new beds for seniors, according to CCPA reportRead More
More than 250 turn out for colourful rally. This posting includes a number of photos.Read More
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...Read More
Health employers and Shared Services Organization reps still to answer questions about the future of HEU employees on the supply chainRead More
CUPE local 873 – began strike action today to back proposals for wage parityRead More
HEU is expressing support for residents and staff at Christenson Village in GibsonsRead More
First annual Walk for Community Social Services in Victoria on March 28 a huge successRead More
Controversial election gag law provisions restricting third-party ads before election period struck downRead More
Workers send a strong, clear message: where would the hospitals be without us?Read More
The campaign to raise awareness of the importance of community-based social services is being supported across B.C.Read More
April wage increase contained in current 2006-2010 contract good news for HEU members during tough economic timesRead More
OHSAH conducting study on economic costs and personal impact of injuries on health care workersRead More
Government is sending out confusing and contradictory messages about its mandate for future negotiations with health care workersRead More
Important message for HEU members: Media reports confirm government has offered BCNU a deal to rollover their 2006-2010 contract for two more yearsRead More
Housekeepers and dietary workers at Children’s and Women’s Hospital mark International Women’s Day with rallyRead More
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 8Read More
Research report says governments and employers must invest in cleaning and keep services public to stop suffering and deathsRead More
B.C. government will borrow to pay for $2.5 billion bridge expansion after shaky P3 financing collapsedRead More
The Unspeakable Deeds of Bill 42 pokes fun at controversial new election rulesRead More
HEU urges public to send letters to health minister calling on more accountability from hospital contractorsRead More
FBA members laid off as a result of Bill 29 will be able to access re-training funds until the end of yearRead More
HEU says consolidation plans will be undermined if workers’ collective agreement rights not protectedRead More
Report released today finds that public-private partnerships are costly for taxpayersRead More
Faced with losing power, the Harper government is showcasing dozens of measures to address economic crisisRead More
HEU launches series of ads this week to draw attention to the state of seniors’ care in British ColumbiaRead More