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VOTE HERE On April 1, 2020, HEU members working at Retirement Concepts sites across the province will be voting electronically on their collective agreements. Voting will open at 3...
Are you a skilled advocate interested in working for a progressive health care union with a large and diverse membership, and a broad social justice mandate? The Hospital Employees...
The Hospital Employees’ Union is committed to human rights and to the social justice principles contained in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. In...
The Shop Steward program supports members with the skills they need to be effective and confident. New stewards are introduced to their responsibilities and duties, learn about...
As we’re wrapping up HEU’s 75th year, I’ve been reflecting on the hard work that union members do every single day – seen and unseen – to advocate for patients and residents, to...
This year, HEU set an important precedent for members with chronic pain, who rely on medical cannabis for relief. An HEU member developed pain in her elbows and forearms as a...
This fall, I celebrated our union’s anniversary with members all across the province. I visited locals in every part of our HEU family. From seniors’ care to hospitals, to social...
When we know we’ve achieved something that makes a difference to HEU members’ lives, then it was a fulfilling day, and it’s all worth it. One of my 2019 highlights was the HEU...
HEU has seen significant changes over the past 20 years in the composition of our union membership. We represent more women, more Indigenous members, and more people of colour than...
One of the most hotly contested provisions in the facilities subsector collective agreement is Article 30, relating to special leave. Special leave is paid leave granted for a...