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Premier celebrates return of greater than 4,600 well being employees to public sector

Harry Bains, Minister of Labor –

“All employees deserve steady employment that treats them with dignity and respect, however that was not the case for hundreds of health-care employees whose jobs had been privatized and contracted out, resulting in job loss and decreased pay and advantages. For the previous 4 years we’ve got been welcoming these employees again to truthful wages, advantages, job safety and a supportive office, and we’ll proceed to enhance helps and protections for all employees.”

Dr Victoria Lee, President and CEO, Fraser Well being –

“All Fraser Well being employees and medical employees play worthwhile roles and are integral to offering the care individuals want within the communities we serve. Over the previous 4 years we’re proud to have labored intently with our companions to repatriate employees working in our hospitals and in our neighborhood and long-term care websites again to Fraser Well being. I’m happy to have a good time this milestone and acknowledge the abilities, expertise and contributions from greater than 1,000 employees who are actually a part of Fraser Well being.”

Leah Hollins, board chair, Island Well being –

“Bringing these valued crew members again to Island Well being has performed a key function in creating an excellent stronger, extra engaged health-care crew. Bringing housekeeping and meals providers employees again in-house has had such a optimistic affect on everybody concerned and we’re proud to have spearheaded this effort in Island Well being.”

Fiona Dalton, President and CEO, Windfall Well being Care –

“It has been my privilege to formally welcome greater than 550 meals and environmental providers employees to hitch, and in some instances rejoin, Windfall Well being Care. Over the past 4 months, I’ve seen the optimistic affect of repatriation on employees, sufferers and residents. I’m delighted to formally acknowledge these devoted and hard-working people who do the important and life-saving work of preserving our amenities clear and the individuals we serve fed, as a part of Workforce Windfall. Latest years have proven us how we’re all a part of one crew working collectively to offer distinctive care. On behalf of everybody at Windfall, we thank our meals and environmental providers employees and warmly welcome everybody again into the Windfall household.”

David Byres, President and CEO, Provincial Well being Providers Authority –

“Our health-care help service employees work intently alongside scientific employees to offer high-quality care. They’re a essential a part of our crew in making certain sufferers really feel as snug and cared for as doable. I’m happy to be a part of celebrating these crew members and the vital work they do, day in and time out. As a part of the bigger crew of health-care professionals, these people outline what it means to be in service to others in moments of want and I’m actually grateful for his or her dedication and compassion.”

Vivian Eliopoulos, President and CEO, Vancouver Coastal Well being –

“We’re more than happy to welcome again our environmental providers and meals providers employees to Vancouver Coastal Well being. We tremendously admire their contributions and actually worth their dedication to offering for the wants of sufferers, purchasers and residents throughout our acute and neighborhood websites.”

Meena Brisard, secretary-business supervisor, Hospital Staff’ Union (HEU) –

“4 years in the past, the BC authorities handed laws that modified the lives of many health-care employees in BC Housekeepers and food-service employees are important to affected person security and care. Reuniting them with the health-care crew is the place they belong. Their return in home additionally reverses twenty years of privatization that fragmented our health-care system and devastated the lives of hundreds of largely racialized and ladies employees.”

Aida Costelo, housekeeper, Langley Memorial Hospital –

“It was an enormous change for me once I got here to Fraser Well being. I’ve the perfect wage I’ve ever had, the advantages are nice, and the Municipal Pension Plan is a bonus for me. It is much less annoying than earlier than, too. I am so pleased proper now. Thanks to the BC authorities for making this variation.”

Darcy Leeworthy, food-service employee, Royal Jubilee Hospital –

“Our work performs a essential function in delivering the perfect care doable to the sufferers in our hospital. Over the past 12 months, we’ve got felt valued and our contributions are acknowledged greater than ever. We’re so proud to be part of the Island Well being crew.”

Tom Wong, meals providers supervisor, Holy Household Hospital –

“I’m excited on the alternative to work even nearer with the remainder of the health-care crew in offering distinctive help to these staying within the facility.”

Nathapriya Thayaal, housekeeping aide, Mount Saint Joseph Hospital –

“I’m pleased to hitch Windfall Well being Care. I hope I’ll get a greater shift… and likewise glad about our advantages, too. Thanks.”

Hussein Rashid, housekeeping supervisor, BC Youngsters’s and Girls’s Hospital –

“The repatriation of health-care service employees again to PHSA was a really optimistic and welcome change, not only for supervisors however all the housekeepers. I am proud to see how a lot has improved for these staff, together with working circumstances and the general safety of our employees. On prime of that, the wage will increase and extra advantages are well-appreciated and have enabled our health-care service employees to really feel reassured of their function as integral and valued members of the PHSA health-care crew.”

Clarissa Hicap, housekeeper, Vancouver Common Hospital –

“Housekeepers are so vital for affected person care and security in our hospitals. 4 years in the past, when the federal government handed Invoice 47, it was an incredible aid for us. We had been wanting ahead to being acknowledged for our vital work. Being introduced again into the general public sector signifies that we’re on the identical crew as everybody else at our hospital. This additionally means higher protections and advantages for us.”

Cora Mojica, food-service employee, Vancouver Common Hospital –

“When employees and authorities work collectively, we are able to change issues. Repealing these legal guidelines is a big step in the direction of restoring justice and equity for health-care employees and repairing the injury that is been achieved to health-care supply. At present, HEU members are proud to be reunited with their colleagues in hospital housekeeping and meals providers. Bringing employees again into the general public sector is a recognition of the important function they play in our health-care system, preserving sufferers secure and well-cared for.”

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