HEU locals

Local Executive Contact Form 2020 (to be filled out by local officers, and returned to HEU Provincial Office)

HEU locals are the cornerstone of the union’s democratic structure, and a key communications link between the work site and the provincial union.

Every HEU member belongs to a union local, which is the frontline mechanism for dealing with grievances, workplace issues and grassroots campaigns.

Locals meet on a regular basis. Each year, local members elect their own executive officers – such as chairperson and secretary-treasurer. Members also elect – or their local executive appoints – shop stewards, and occupational health and safety representatives.

Through their locals, members also elect delegates to attend HEU’s biennial convention, wage policy conferences, pre-bargaining conferences, and other provincial or regional membership meetings.

Local members draft policy resolutions, constitutional amendments and bargaining demands that are then discussed and voted on by HEU’s province-wide membership.

And part of every “union-dues dollar” goes right back to locals in monthly “dues rebate” cheques to support activities, campaigns and events determined by each local’s membership.