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News Blogs for 2019
Find your fit in the HEU Education program
The Shop Steward program supports members with the skills they need to be effective and confident. New stewards are introduced to their responsibilities and duties, learn about...
January 1, 2019
Top 5 things to celebrate in 2019
As we’re wrapping up HEU’s 75th year, I’ve been reflecting on the hard work that union members do every single day – seen and unseen – to advocate for patients and residents, to...
December 24, 2019
HEU wins WCB appeal for medical cannabis
This year, HEU set an important precedent for members with chronic pain, who rely on medical cannabis for relief. An HEU member developed pain in her elbows and forearms as a...
December 20, 2019
Solidarity is more than just a word
This fall, I celebrated our union’s anniversary with members all across the province. I visited locals in every part of our HEU family. From seniors’ care to hospitals, to social...
December 19, 2019
Honouring a new generation of activists
When we know we’ve achieved something that makes a difference to HEU members’ lives, then it was a fulfilling day, and it’s all worth it. One of my 2019 highlights was the HEU...
December 18, 2019
Equity project breaks ground
HEU has seen significant changes over the past 20 years in the composition of our union membership. We represent more women, more Indigenous members, and more people of colour than...
December 18, 2019
Special leave and the meaning of "providing care"
One of the most hotly contested provisions in the facilities subsector collective agreement is Article 30, relating to special leave. Special leave is paid leave granted for a...
December 17, 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