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Community Benefits Agreements build skills and support local communities
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...
August 21, 2018
What can our democracy look like?
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...
August 10, 2018
UN law protects against anti-union discrimination
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...
August 3, 2018
At last, B.C. government to move on a poverty reduction plan
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,...
September 5, 2018
August 7: Don’t miss HEU’s convention deadlines
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...
August 2, 2018
HEU plans rally and BBQ to fight mass layoffs at care home
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...
July 5, 2018
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members, the Heiltsuk Tribal Council and Heiltsuk band members, the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (VCHA) recently rescinded...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...