The Hospital Employees' Union is the oldest health care union in British Columbia – representing 49,000 members working for public, non-profit and private employers.
And as the B.C. health care services division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), HEU is part of the biggest union in Canada.
HEU members work in all areas of the health care system – acute care hospitals, residential care facilities, community group homes, outpatient clinics and medical labs, community social services, and First Nations health agencies – providing both direct and non-direct care services.
Since 1944, HEU has advocated for better working and caring conditions, defended public health care delivery, and spoken out against privatization.
HEU has a long history as a strong, democratic, socially-conscious union and a passionate defender of Canada's universal, public health care system.
Working in solidarity with labour and community allies, HEU is committed to social justice and advancing labour and human rights on a global level.
- HEU Policy and Procedures Manual (updated 2016)