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Justice for HEU members must be a priority
FOR MORE THAN FIVE YEARS as HEU’s secretary-business manager, Jennifer Whiteside led our union to significant victories, including the repeal of Bill 29, the restoration of...
January 7, 2021
Reach out if you’re not OK
Health care workers deserve working conditions that are safe for your physical and mental health. That’s what we fight for as a union every day -- more staff, a worker voice on...
January 6, 2021
Filing a COVID claim
If a worker contracts COVID-19 through work, they have the right to apply to WorkSafeBC (Workers’ Compensation Board or WCB) for wage and medical benefits. In October this year...
December 30, 2020
Out of the Dark
About 20,000 HEU members work in long-term care. About 15,000 of those are care aides, and others are housekeepers, dietary aides, licensed practical nurses, activity aides...
December 27, 2020
On behalf of the Provincial Executive, we’d like to take this opportunity to send season’s greetings to you and the more than 50,000 members who are the Hospital Employees’ Union...
December 23, 2020
Health and safety are top concerns
We’re in the midst of one of the most challenging times for our public health care system. When I talk to HEU members, the conversations quickly turn to what they’re experiencing...
December 23, 2020
Staying safely connected through innovative ways
A popular buzzword in 2020 is “pivot” – meaning our ability to be flexible when regularly called upon to change our course of action during this global pandemic. And nowhere is...
December 22, 2020
Solidarity with Farmers in India
The Hospital Employees’ Union stands in solidarity with farmers in India as they protest three controversial bills passed by the Parliament of India in September 2020. These laws...
December 18, 2020
HEU responds to Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond’s report on racism targeted at Indigenous people in B.C.’s health care system
Read the report Mike Old, Interim Secretary-Business Manager of the Hospital Employees’ Union, issued the following statement today: “The report released today shows widespread...
November 30, 2020
HEU’s stands in solidarity with Alberta health care workers
This week, HEU sent a letter the Alberta Federation of Labour, expressing our support and solidarity to Alberta health care workers during this time. HEU, which represents more...
October 30, 2020