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From improving public transportation to protecting education, planning community growth and providing libraries and recreational facilities, decisions made by elected municipal...
Three significant announcements in the last few days from B.C.’s NDP government are a signal that B.C. is rejecting the previous government health privatization agenda and moving...
Guest blog by Tom Sigurdson,executive director of the BC Building Trades Meet Jasmine. In 2010, Jasmine graduated from Simon Fraser University with a bachelor of fine arts degree...
FROM THE GUARDIAN, SUMMER 2018 ISSUE. With a critical referendum on changing B.C.’s electoral system coming up this fall, HEU members will have an opportunity to choose a new way...
FROM THE GUARDIAN, SUMMER 2018 ISSUE. The law of bargaining has many sources. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees workers the right to unionize, bargain...
FROM THE GUARDIAN, SUMMER 2018 ISSUE. It’s a shame. Despite being one of the wealthiest provinces in the country, more than one in eight British Columbians lives in poverty,...
Critical deadlines are just days away for HEU’s 31st biennial convention – Powered by solidarity – to be held at Vancouver’s Hyatt Regency Hotel (November 4 – 9). During convention...
In early May, over 100 staff at Madison and Lakeshore care homes in Coquitlam voted to join the Hospital Employees’ Union. Three weeks later, they received layoff notices from the...
“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...
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...