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The Victoria Times Colonist is carrying reporting on how the Vancouver Island Health Authority may have already had a contracting-out deal in place with Crothall, a Compass group subsidiary before sitting down to bargain with HEU. * Apparently IWA local 1-3567 already had a collective agreement signed with Crothall Services Canada to represent workers doing housekeeping services at Vancouver Island hospitals before Crothall had actually got the contract to do the work. In fact the deal between Crothall and the IWA appears to have been signed before the health authority even sat down to bargain with HEU. HEU business manager Chris Allnutt told the Times Colonist reporter “it appears the fix was in.”