News Blogs for 2020

If a worker contracts COVID-19 through work, they have the right to apply to WorkSafeBC (Workers’ Compensation Board or WCB) for wage and medical benefits. In October this year...
About 20,000 HEU members work in long-term care. About 15,000 of those are care aides, and others are housekeepers, dietary aides, licensed practical nurses, activity aides...
On behalf of the Provincial Executive, we’d like to take this opportunity to send season’s greetings to you and the more than 50,000 members who are the Hospital Employees’ Union...
We’re in the midst of one of the most challenging times for our public health care system. When I talk to HEU members, the conversations quickly turn to what they’re experiencing...
A popular buzzword in 2020 is “pivot” – meaning our ability to be flexible when regularly called upon to change our course of action during this global pandemic. And nowhere is...
The Hospital Employees’ Union stands in solidarity with farmers in India as they protest three controversial bills passed by the Parliament of India in September 2020. These laws...
Read the report Mike Old, Interim Secretary-Business Manager of the Hospital Employees’ Union, issued the following statement today: “The report released today shows widespread...
This week, HEU sent a letter the Alberta Federation of Labour, expressing our support and solidarity to Alberta health care workers during this time. HEU, which represents more...
The Hospital Employees’ Union strongly condemns anti-Indigenous racism and violence that's taking place in the lobster fishery on the Nova Scotia coast. In recent weeks, Mi’kmaq...
HEU is proud to be supporting the BCGEU in their trailblazing constitutional challenge of the BC Labour Code’s picketing provisions arising from the strike at Gateway Casinos. The...