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News Blogs for 2019
HEU joins Health Minister to announce new OH&S organization
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...
December 10, 2019
Flu policy update: No discipline for health workers who choose not to vaccinate or wear masks
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...
December 5, 2019
Do I get time off to vote?
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...
September 26, 2019
HEU supports the Global Climate Strike
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....
September 25, 2019
We’re 75 years strong!
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...
August 19, 2019
Love in scrubs: 35 years together
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....
August 15, 2019
HEU calls for fundamental changes in workers’ compensation system review
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....
August 12, 2019
Labour Day 2019 events around B.C.
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...
August 13, 2019
Expanded rights in HEU's public sector agreements
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...
May 29, 2019
It's the Law: Bargaining wage retroactivity
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...
May 29, 2019