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Retirement Concepts: Vote here on your Collective Agreement
VOTE HERE On April 1, 2020, HEU members working at Retirement Concepts sites across the province will be voting electronically on their collective agreements. Voting will open at 3...
April 1, 2020
HEU seeking to fill Representative position
Are you a skilled advocate interested in working for a progressive health care union with a large and diverse membership, and a broad social justice mandate? The Hospital Employees...
Exclusion zone in Wet’suwet’en territory runs counter to UNDRIP commitments
The Hospital Employees’ Union is committed to human rights and to the social justice principles contained in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. In...
February 10, 2020
Find your fit in the HEU Education program
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...
January 1, 2019
Top 5 things to celebrate in 2019
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...
December 24, 2019
HEU wins WCB appeal for medical cannabis
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...
December 20, 2019
Solidarity is more than just a word
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...
December 19, 2019
Honouring a new generation of activists
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...
December 18, 2019
Equity project breaks ground
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...
December 18, 2019
Special leave and the meaning of "providing care"
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...
December 17, 2019