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News Blogs for 2017
New bill proposes key improvements for Ontario workers
Fair workplaces, better jobs? Yes! If you think B.C.’s labour and employment laws are hopelessly out of date, you are not alone. For years, unions and workers’ groups have been...
December 30, 2017
Digging deep, standing strong
HEU members did it. Eighteen months of activism and tough bargaining in the contracted support service workers sector finally came to a successful conclusion when members ratified...
December 28, 2017
2017 a landmark year for HEU
Looking back over the whirlwind 12 months that shaped 2017, it may well be remembered as a landmark year for the union – a year that engaged more members, fueled more activism, and...
December 29, 2017
HEU calls for greater protections under the B.C. Human Rights Code
At a time when intolerance, racism, and human rights violations continue to make headlines here and throughout North America, HEU is applauding the NDP government’s decision to...
December 27, 2017
"Me Too" movement sheds light on workplace sexual harassment
In recent weeks, social media feeds have been alarmingly inundated with the hashtag “me too” – as millions of women publicly disclose their personal experiences with sexual...
December 22, 2017
New government taking important first steps to address poverty
What is happening to tens of thousands of children and youth in B.C. is heartbreaking. According to the 2017 report on child poverty by First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy...
December 23, 2017
When to access a shop steward
All HEU members have the right to shop steward representation, no matter what collective agreement you are covered by. That’s why it’s important to know who your local shop...
December 20, 2017
Join the Walk for Reconciliation - Sept 24
Namwayut – We are all one. Please join the HEU Team as we participate in Vancouver’s Walk for Reconciliation 2017. The Walk is an opportunity to build relationships with Indigenous...
September 14, 2017
New report points to rising distress among family caregivers
Better access to home support hours would alleviate increasing levels of stress among family caregivers, according to a new report from the BC Seniors Advocate, Isobel Mackenzie...
August 30, 2017
On Labour Day - we salute all workers
We waited a long time for summer. But before long, our vacations will end, schools will re-open, and autumn will arrive. For some, Labour Day marks a return to routine. For others...
September 1, 2017