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News Blogs for 2021
Remembering Todd McAdam
Our big HEU family is grieving the unexpected loss this week of our Vancouver Island Regional Director Todd McAdam. Brother Todd was a cook and a union activist at the Columbus...
April 8, 2021
Mental Health Awareness Week – Colouring Contest
May 3 to May 9 is Mental Health Awareness Week. In order to promote discussion and raise awareness, the HEU People with Disabilities Standing Committee is holding its third annual...
March 11, 2021
Update on the BC Health Care Occupational Health and Safety Society
B.C.’s new provincial occupational health and safety organization continues to move forward, with the incorporation as a new non-profit society - the BC Health Care Occupational...
February 24, 2021
Why anti-Indigenous racism impacts all of us, and what you can do
Dr. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond joined HEU members for a telephone town hall on February 4, addressing Indigenous-specific racism in health care and her recent investigation findings...
February 12, 2021
Tonight! HEU telephone town hall addresses anti-Indigenous racism in health care
Last November, Dr. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond released her independent investigation into Indigenous-specific racism, prejudice and discrimination in B.C.’s health care system. Her...
February 4, 2021
Black History, Black Futures Month
February is Black History Month. There’s vibrant and important history to acknowledge - and we also need to look to the future. Last year, Black people in the U.S., Canada and...
February 1, 2021
Justice for HEU members must be a priority
FOR MORE THAN FIVE YEARS as HEU’s secretary-business manager, Jennifer Whiteside led our union to significant victories, including the repeal of Bill 29, the restoration of...
January 7, 2021
Reach out if you’re not OK
Health care workers deserve working conditions that are safe for your physical and mental health. That’s what we fight for as a union every day -- more staff, a worker voice on...
January 6, 2021