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Ombudsperson provides roadmap for improved standards in residential care facilities
B.C.’s largest health care union says the establishment of a seniors’ advocate, announced today by the provincial health minister, is long overdue and will improve quality of care...
February 14, 2012
Rallies in Nanaimo, Shawnigan Lake support health workers faced with contracting out
HEU health care workers at Malaspina Gardens in Nanaimo and Acacia Ty Mawr Lodge in Shawnigan Lake battled back against contracting out with rallies that drew supportive crowds to...
February 8, 2012
Parksville care home suspends union member for speaking out on seniors’ care
The Hospital Employees’ Union is demanding the immediate reinstatement of one of its members who has been suspended without pay for speaking on behalf of the union at a January 19...
February 7, 2012
The Remaining Light viewed by packed audience in Parksville
About 150 Parksville and area residents joined with HEU members on January 19 to view the documentary film, “The Remaining Light,” and talk about the impact of contract rollbacks o...
January 26, 2012
Nanaimo nursing home operator issues lay-off notices
A nursing home operator in Nanaimo is bringing in the New Year by issuing lay-off notices to more than 150 local health care workers. Mississauga-based Chartwell Seniors’ Housing R...
January 3, 2012
More than 350 mid-Island health workers hit hard by long weekend announcements
Health care workers and their families at care facilities in Parksville and Nanaimo were forced to spend the long weekend worrying about how they’d make ends meet after Friday afte...
October 11, 2011