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National Day of Remembrance and Action to End Violence against Women
On December 6, HEU remembers the 14 women who were gunned down in the prime of their lives 29 years ago just because they were women. On that day, a gunman entered l’École...
December 4, 2018
On December 1, World AIDS Day: know your status
In 2017 an estimated 36.9 million people worldwide have HIV. Nationwide, the Public Health Agency of Canada estimates that at the end of 2016 over 63,000 Canadians were living with...
November 29, 2018
Transgender Day of Remembrance commemorated November 20
November 20 is marked internationally as the Transgender Day of Remembrance. The Hospital Employees’ Union joins with individuals and organizations to recognize and honour members...
November 20, 2018
Interior Health must suspend operation of substance use disorder policy immediately – arbitrator
An arbitrator has ruled that Interior Health’s substance use disorder policy is flawed and must be suspended immediately pending a major overhaul. Arbitrator John B. Hall heard...
November 14, 2018
Most HEU members to receive additional wage boost in February 2019 linked to economic growth
A provision negotiated in 2014 public sector collective agreements will see more than 250,000 public sector workers including most HEU members receive a 0.75 per cent wage boost on...
November 13, 2018
HEU convention wraps up on a high note
When Premier John Horgan arrived on stage this morning – flanked by ministers Harry Bains, Adrian Dix, Judy Darcy and Deputy Speaker Raj Chouhan – convention delegates erupted in a...
November 9, 2018
HEU convention delegates jubilant over repeal of discriminatory labour laws
Nearly 800 delegates, guests and staff jumped to their feet, erupting with applause and tears when BC NDP Health Minister Adrian Dix introduced legislation to repeal the B.C....
November 8, 2018
HEU elects new leaders to top positions
Delegates to HEU’s 31st biennial convention made history this morning by electing the first woman president – Barb Nederpel, a health records clerk at Royal Inland Hospital in...
November 7, 2018
Delegates roll up their sleeves to get down to union business on convention day two
Secretary-business manager Jennifer Whiteside opened her keynote address Tuesday morning with strong praise for HEU delegates. “Every gain we’ve made, every gain we will make,...
November 6, 2018
HEU convention kicks off with dancing, tears and solidarity messages
More than 650 delegates gathered from across the province yesterday to launch HEU’s 31st biennial convention at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver. While the New Delegates Forum...
November 5, 2018