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Are you a facilities member working directly for a health authority, Providence Health Care, or a facilities affiliate employer? Do you have a keen interest in helping members get...
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...
HEU secretary-business manager Jennifer Whiteside co-chaired a working group that developed the plan for a new health and safety organization with a mandate to reduce injuries and...
Provincial health officials and BC’s health employers have changed their approach to influenza prevention in health care workplaces. After consulting with health care unions and...