News Blogs for 2019

When the women’s and men’s unions at Vancouver General Hospital joined forces in 1944 to form the Hospital Employees’ Federal Union-Local 180, they had no way of knowing how their...
Julie and Tom Ovens graduated from care aide training 35 years ago, and took their first jobs together at a West Vancouver nursing home. From then on, they’ve rarely worked apart....
HEU members who have struggled to secure compensation following a job-related illness or injury are welcoming a long-awaited review of the province’s workers compensation system....
Join in upcoming Labour Day events organized by your local Labour Council on September 2nd! You're welcome to create an HEU booth, join other locals in their booths or activities...
NEW COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS for HEU’s public sector members went into effect on April 1, 2019. Members are familiar with the major compensation improvements, but may not be aware of...
IN MARCH, HEU won full-retroactive wages for former light duty housekeepers employed by Compass at Vancouver Coastal and Providence Health Care sites. Light duty housekeepers...
CHOOSING A COURSE Some workshops are aimed at members who have taken on specific roles in their local, like shop stewards, OH&S stewards, and local executive. These classes are to...
LEARNING. DISCOVERING talents you never knew you had. Opening up new horizons and opportunities. These are some of the rewards that come with education. “Our education program is...
Most of us are aware of the horrific wildfires that devastated many areas of B.C. in 2017, but do we really understand the trauma this caused workers who were directly affected?...
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...