Newsletters for 2010

On January 1, the new living wage bylaw takes effect in the City of New Westminster, the first of its kind in Canada
HEU objects to arbitrary move by health employers to change job titles of B.C’s pharmacy technicians before new January 1, 2011 regulations
Report on nursing in Canada shows dramatic increase in numbers of Licensed Practical Nurses in B.C. over last four years
HEU resolves outstanding issue of how its members are expected to pay the $20 fee for a criminal records check
Lower Mainland health authorities say they don’t intend to transfer pharmacy employees to Fraser Health, despite previous plans
Health employers are not required to pay the cost of a criminal records check for employees who require them
“Standards of Respect” reveals heavy financial and human cost to residents while care, services decline
HEU and FBA partners meet with health employers, HSSBC and IBM/ISM Canada on possible transition of DMS to ISM Canada
On December 6 we remember the 14 women murdered at Montréal’s École Polytechnique
Living Wage Campaign reaches more communities across the province with a number of new initiatives underway
CUPE news: HIV and AIDS remain a worldwide epidemic – 33.4 million people live with HIV
B.C.’s Office of the Information and Privacy Commission today issued an order to release two more commercial contracts
HEU members in Lower Mainland pharmacies to be transferred to Fraser Health as part of consolidation exercise
Provincial Executive seeks local activists to help guide union’s work on a range of issues over the next two years
HEU and the multi-union FBA agree to enter exploratory talks with health employers, Health Shared Services BC and IBM
Today marks the ninth anniversary of the last increase to B.C.’s minimum wage on November 1, 2001
Delegates elect 12 regional vice-presidents and eight P.E. alternates on day four of convention
HEU’s 27th biennial convention delegates re-elect president Ken Robinson, acclaim financial secretary Donisa Bernardo
Jim Sinclair, president of the B.C. Fed, addressed the union’s 609 delegates and guests
Hundreds of HEU convention delegates and allies join UNITE HERE! Local 40 workers for demonstration in downtown Vancouver
HEU’s 27th biennial convention kicks off at Vancouver’s Westin Bayshore with 604 delegates from across B.C.
Delegates to HEU’s 27th biennial convention at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver throw their support behind the hotel’s workers
HEU and FBA meet with health authorities and HEABC about the possible contracting out of Desktop Management Services to IBM
The movement to champion a living wage for all reports several new developments as awareness and support grows
HEU members at Dufferin Care Centre, Nanaimo Seniors Village and Beacon Hill Villa finally receive compensation toward monies owed them
Pharmacy Technicians will become regulated in 2011, but health authorities will not require this for all existing Pharmacy Technicians
Today is the United Nations’ International Day of Older Persons, a time to honour our seniors and their ongoing contributions to our society
Employers obligated to engage in 90-day consultation period before negotiating contracting-out arrangement
Third annual Clerical Team Appreciation Day to recognize vital contribution these HEU workers make to B.C. health care system
Union will meet to negotiate labour adjustment options once formal notice has been served by health employers
British Columbians are firmly behind a raise in Canada Pension Plan (CPP) benefits for retirees, according to a recent opinion poll
Our parents and grandparents left us an important legacy. Let’s defend that legacy and fight for better care for our seniors today.
Guidelines and deadlines for candidate leaflets and submitting candidate information for HEU website
Tomorrow, HEU locals across B.C. to honour support workers and crucial role they play on health care team
It’s a precedent-setting decision that could lead to the disclosure of lucrative privatization contracts throughout the public sector
HEU agrees to temporarily wave shift provisions in order to provide 24/7 staffing to special unit at Victoria General
Union’s bargaining committee recommends acceptance when workers vote on three-year tentative settlement on August 25
Final wage rates for FBA Rehab Assistant, Program Coordinator I and II benchmarks determined in classification hearing
Rally on July 22 to protest against low wages and poor working conditions for unionized hotel workers
Guidelines and opportunities for HEU convention delegates to campaign for Provincial Executive elections
Health employers are required to implement new pay rates for benchmarks covered by “page 208” clerical benchmark review
HEU taking steps to clarify implications for members
HEU activists and community living wage advocates gather at union’s provincial office
LPNs to remain independent and united within HEU
HEU’s First Nations Standing Committee partners with CUPE to fight privatization of water on reserves
Only a few days left for HEU facilities clerical workers to fill out the online survey on skills re-testing
Critical to put pressure on G8/G20 leaders
The collective agreement includes transfer provisions designed to protect members’ rights during this process
June 3 marks the 75th anniversary of the 1935 ‘On to Ottawa’ Trek when thousands of unemployed workers trekked to Ottawa to demand “work and wages”
Action on climate change and air pollution is urgently needed
Facilities members impacted by contracting out may be eligible for funds to further their education or train for other job opportunities
More than 400 health care workers at Laurel Place in Surrey and Stanford Place in Parksville have voted to join the Hospital Employees’ Union
FBA proposal outlines the terms of a transfer of service and protects the rights of affected members
HEU members at Chilliwack General Hospital urge FHA to keep in-house services and decent jobs
HEU took home four awards from this year’s Canadian Association of Labour Media (CALM) awards gala, held in Windsor on May 15
Day in and day out, Licensed Practical Nurses are redefining professional nursing and improving care
HEU clerical subcommittee creates online survey to collect data on the amount of resources used to re-test clerical workers
Comox Valley residents and health care workers headed for May 19 VIHA board meeting to defend their hospital
FBA secures $1.25 million for facilities health care workers in 2010 contract negotiations
Lower Mainland residents make the case for better retirement security at May 3 forum on Canada’s retirement income system
This is the second Cowichan Valley municipal council to unanimously oppose contracting out in seniors’ care facilities
Hearings were recently held to resolve outstanding wage grids for classifications in the facilities “page 209” benchmark review
Working people around B.C. to celebrate labour movement’s achievements on May Day
New Westminster city council adopts the first municipal living wage policy in Canada
Deadline to apply has been extended to June 28 for publicly funded health care workers who trained on the job and do not have a formal educational certificate
April 28 is the 26th anniversary of the National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job
More than 200 supporters turn out for seniors’ care rally in Cowichan Valley
They’re joining workers and citizens at Duncan rally for seniors’ care April 24
HEU sponsors Social, Political and Community Action award for the seventh consecutive year
HEU president Ken Robinson accepts the award
Coalition rallies to fight cuts, work together to build a better B.C.
Labour Relations Board ruling paves the way for bargaining a first collective agreement
An HEU radio spot on the challenges faced by B.C. families looking for long-term care has won a top international advertising award
Sunny skies welcome more than 300 participants at this year’s CSS walk in Victoria
The $3-million clerical benchmark review – as negotiated in the 2006-2010 facilities collective agreement – has been finalized
Time to celebrate our achievements and plan our ongoing work to achieve equality for women
Every B.C. community depends on community social services workers to provide programs and supports to some of our most vulnerable citizens
Today’s budget lacks plan to put Canadians back to work, says CUPE president Paul Moist
The cancellation of a week’s worth of elective surgeries at Royal Inland Hospital prompts two audits and a review of CSD processes
Printer Friendly Version As you know, the BCNU admitted last month that they failed to garner enough support among LPNs to continue their raid on HEU and other unions. A subsequent...
The B.C. government and its participating health authorities are fast-tracking the consolidation of services first announced last summer
April hearing dates will determine the final rates for revised facilities benchmarks under “page 209” review, currently at interim rates
HEU efforts ensure that registry recognizes valuable contribution of care aides and community health workers to health care team
Labour arbitrator Vince Ready issues final decision on January 20
Without the support of a majority of LPNs, BCNU makes a late bid to withdraw its raid applications
Respected labour arbitrator Vince Ready’s decision expected within days
Representative Group Appeal now scheduled for Tuesday, March 2