News Blogs for 2019

HEU secretary-business manager Jennifer Whiteside co-chaired a working group that developed the plan for a new health and safety organization with a mandate to reduce injuries and...
Provincial health officials and BC’s health employers have changed their approach to influenza prevention in health care workplaces. After consulting with health care unions and...
Federal Election Day is October 21, 2019 * You can vote from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. PST. Your rights: According to the Canada Elections Act, all eligible voters “must have three...
Young people from across the planet are demanding urgent action on the global climate crisis. They are holding governments and corporations to account for their failure to act....
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...