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Members step up to help others as shop stewards
“It feels good to get a positive outcome to a problem, even behind the scenes – you made that person’s day, and you made your work site better,” says Sunshine Coast shop steward...
May 8, 2018
Lab work key to patient care
Comforting her patients is always top of mind for Kim Benke. When she successfully draws someone’s blood on her first attempt, she feels particularly rewarded – especially when...
Care aides win fightback campaign
After nine months of intense pressure from HEU members, the Heiltsuk Tribal Council and Heiltsuk band members, the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (VCHA) recently rescinded...
Closing the gap on seniors’ care
Finally, after years of fighting for more staff and better caring conditions, action is being taken to relieve B.C.’s extreme staffing shortage in long-term care. February’s...
How HEU organized private care
In 1974, HEU embarked on an ambitious organizing project to improve working and caring conditions in the private long-term care sector. At the centre of the union’s on-the-ground...
Meet Community Social Services member Kyra Sekhon
“You are smart and capable. You are going to be able to do it, but in a different way.” This is a message HEU member Kyra Sekhon expresses every day working with youth in a...
Meet Community Social Services member Josie Whitehead
HEU member Josie Whitehead is passionate about her job as a family and child care worker at Amata Transition House in Quesnel. Amata provides shelter and support to women and...
New bill proposes key improvements for Ontario workers
Fair workplaces, better jobs? Yes! If you think B.C.’s labour and employment laws are hopelessly out of date, you are not alone. For years, unions and workers’ groups have been...
December 30, 2017
Digging deep, standing strong
HEU members did it. Eighteen months of activism and tough bargaining in the contracted support service workers sector finally came to a successful conclusion when members ratified...
December 28, 2017
2017 a landmark year for HEU
Looking back over the whirlwind 12 months that shaped 2017, it may well be remembered as a landmark year for the union – a year that engaged more members, fueled more activism, and...
December 29, 2017