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News Blogs for 2020
Celebrating your commitment and compassion on Health Care Assistant Day
Health Care Assistant Day on October 18 celebrates the commitment and compassion you bring to your work every day. Today we want to acknowledge the kindness you provide under...
October 18, 2020
It takes a team – HEU Day 2020
As we celebrate HEU Day this year, we’re reflecting on how the year has brought huge changes to our workplaces, our homes and our communities. From the very beginning of this...
October 12, 2020
Municipal Pension Plan AGM – register now
HEU members in the Municipal Pension Plan (MPP) can register to attend the MPP AGM on October 15, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The MPP AGM is a chance for members to hear...
October 9, 2020
Four things you can do on Orange Shirt Day
Orange Shirt Day is a national movement that brings together Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in the spirit of reconciliation to honour residential school survivors and their...
September 29, 2020
There is no justice until we have a society and a union that truly reflect diversity, equity and inclusion.
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit us all really hard – with more than 118,000 Canadians diagnosed with the virus, including almost 9,000 deaths, mostly in seniors’ care. Under Dr...
September 4, 2020
HEU members are still finding new ways to support each other and build solidarity, even when we’re far apart.
It’s no secret I’m a very social person and I speak from my heart. That’s why this COVID-19 pandemic is exceptionally challenging for me. We have lost our one-on-one, person-to...
September 4, 2020
Let’s continue to improve the lives of workers
I won’t forget March 7. That day, I learned that a resident at Lynn Valley Care Centre had COVID-19. I knew the workers would be scared. And I knew that day marked a turning point...
September 14, 2020
Migrant farmworkers get support and solidarity from HEU local
When farms in British Columbia, Ontario and Alberta became hotspots for COVID-19 outbreaks, it brought to light the unsafe and precarious working conditions of migrant farmworkers...
September 1, 2020
Safety measures bring unique challenges for Indigenous communities
Indigenous communities in B.C. were among the first to spring into action when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Recognizing the massive risks the virus could bring to isolated, under...
September 3, 2020
Pandemic pressures take toll
The pandemic has put many pressures on the mental health of frontline workers -- from fears of contracting COVID- 19 at work and infecting loved ones at home, to workplace changes...
August 28, 2020