Fraser Health welcomes housekeeping workers back

Rick Glumac, MPP for Port Moody-Coquitlam –

“I know how difficult the past two years of the pandemic have been for our health care providers and British Columbians seeking care. These challenges have affected us all. I am proud that our government is taking action to address these issues. By bringing housekeeping attendants back to Eagle Ridge Hospital, we can continue to provide the high quality care people in our community deserve.

Anne Kang, MP for Burnaby-Deer Lake and Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Training –

“I am delighted to see Fraser Health taking steps to improve its delivery of health care. This project provides more opportunities for British Columbians to access long-term careers in the growing Fraser region and, more importantly, it is another step towards our goal of providing superior quality across the province. I look forward to future work to come.

Jennifer Whiteside, MP for New Westminster and Minister for Education and Child Care –

“Health care is a vital part of our community and many people who work at the Royal Columbian Hospital also live in New Westminster. Bringing contracted services back under the direct control of Fraser Health restores good quality jobs and dignity to healthcare workers, strengthens the healthcare team, and results in better care and services for all members of our community. .

Dr. Victoria Lee, President and CEO, Fraser Health –

Dedicated staff and medical personnel are the backbone of our healthcare system. I am proud to welcome housekeepers back to the Fraser Health family, where they will continue to play a vital role in supporting our patients, clients and residents. I want to take this opportunity to also recognize their important contributions throughout our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. »

Meena Brisard, Secretary-Business Manager, Union of Hospital Employees (SHE) –

“HEU members are proud to be united as a team under Fraser Health. Like all healthcare workers, housekeepers and food service workers are essential to the safety and care of patients. Their move in-house reverses two decades of privatization that have fragmented our health care system and devastated the lives of thousands of mostly racialized working women.

Ma Luz Williams, housekeeper at the Royal Columbian Hospital since 2006 –

“I’m really excited. My co-workers and I are happy because we’ll be getting a living wage, a pension plan, new uniforms and extra support for our health as Fraser Health employees. We’ve been looking forward to this change.