Members Stories

“I’ve been working in distribution for 19 years at the hospital. What I do for my job is everything coming from our warehouse goes into the receiving area. And from the receiving...
“I’ve been an HEU member for 20 years in July. I work as a Rehabilitation Assistant on a surgical floor. My position is to support the physiotherapist and the occupational...
“I tested positive for COVID back in March 2020, and was hospitalized. It was quite scary. I was in the high acuity unit for five or six days, and then I got moved down to a...
“A lot of people don’t think we’re high-risk or frontline. I disagree with that because we do go into what they call the ‘hot zones’. If something needs to be taken care of, then...
"When COVID came so abruptly, there were many changes: staff changes, people leaving, people taking on other professions in clinical areas. Many housekeepers had left due to the...
“I feel proud as a Medical Device Reprocessing Technician because we are the backbone of the OR. If we do not provide the correct surgical instruments and supplies that are...
“I’m a Housekeeper, and since the beginning of the pandemic, I’ve been working in the Emergency Room (ER) at the hospital. On top of the daily duties that I have, like cleaning...
“As a Dispatch Supply Technician, I coordinate, lead and dispatch the activities for our Logistics Drivers to set up mobile blood clinics around the Lower Mainland, where people...
“It’s been a tough year. I have grandchildren that I don’t get to see because of the provincial health orders. My daughter is pregnant; she’s due in July, so I’m really hoping to...
“I work as a receiver in the kitchen. That means that I’m responsible for receiving and managing the food supply that’s needed by our kitchen staff. I’ve been working in the...