News Blog

Our big HEU family is grieving the unexpected loss this week of our Vancouver Island Regional Director Todd McAdam. Brother Todd was a cook and a union activist at the Columbus...
May 3 to May 9 is Mental Health Awareness Week. In order to promote discussion and raise awareness, the HEU People with Disabilities Standing Committee is holding its third annual...
B.C.’s new provincial occupational health and safety organization continues to move forward, with the incorporation as a new non-profit society - the BC Health Care Occupational...
Dr. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond joined HEU members for a telephone town hall on February 4, addressing Indigenous-specific racism in health care and her recent investigation findings...
Last November, Dr. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond released her independent investigation into Indigenous-specific racism, prejudice and discrimination in B.C.’s health care system. Her...
February is Black History Month. There’s vibrant and important history to acknowledge - and we also need to look to the future. Last year, Black people in the U.S., Canada and...
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...
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...
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...
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...