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News Blogs for 2020
Province announces plans to resume visits to long-term care and assisted living
Long-term care and assisted living residents will once again be able to visit with loved ones under strict requirements announced today by Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie...
June 30, 2020
Anti-Indigenous racism in hospital ERs: HEU statement
Jennifer Whiteside, Secretary-Business Manager of the Hospital Employees’ Union issued the following statement today: “Our health care system must be a place of compassion, comfort...
June 19, 2020
Under-regulated, under-researched and largely privatized: Assisted living seniors’ care in BC
COVID-19 has shone a light on serious problems in our seniors’ care system resulting from years of underfunding, privatization and precarious working conditions. These problems are...
June 17, 2020
June 8 is Collective Bargaining Rights Day – a proud legacy for HEU members
Thirteen years ago – on June 8, 2007 – the Supreme Court of Canada established collective bargaining as a constitutionally-protected right for all Canadian workers. The Court's...
June 8, 2020
BCFED welcomes WCB decision on presumption, calls for faster implementation and more complete coverage
(Coast Salish Territory, Vancouver BC) – BC’s labour movement is pleased with the recent Workers Compensation Board (WCB) announcement that COVID-19 will be added to Schedule 1 of...
May 11, 2020
Earth Day 2020
As we tackle two crises at once - the pandemic and the ongoing impacts of global climate change - we want to amplify the call today from United Nations’ secretary-general António...
April 22, 2020
HEU to HEABC: More supports for health care workers needed
The Hospital Employees' Union wrote the following letter to B.C.'s health employers in response to their decision last week to provide most nurses covered by the NBA agreement with...
April 4, 2020
Exclusion zone in Wet’suwet’en territory runs counter to UNDRIP commitments
The Hospital Employees’ Union is committed to human rights and to the social justice principles contained in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. In...
February 10, 2020