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Government issues province-wide policy for mask use in health facilities
The Ministry of Health is requiring all visitors and out-patients to wear medical-grade masks when visiting a health care facility including hospitals, long-term care facilities...
November 17, 2020
Contracted support service workers to elect bargaining committee in November/December
Contracted Support Service workers (CSSW) who work in housekeeping, dietary and retail services in health facilities are preparing for their next round of bargaining with private...
November 16, 2020
BC elects majority NDP government in campaign centered on health care
The Hospital Employees’ Union is extending its congratulations to the BC NDP and Premier-Elect John Horgan for the strong mandate they’ve received from B.C. voters this past...
October 26, 2020
Take time to learn about proposed changes to the Municipal Pension Plan
If you are one of the tens of thousands of HEU members in the Municipal Pension Plan (MPP), HEU is encouraging you to learn about important changes that are being proposed to the...
September 30, 2020
HEU’s Whiteside to seek election as MLA for New Westminster in October 24 vote
HEU secretary-business manager Jennifer Whiteside is seeking to represent New Westminster in the provincial legislature in B.C.’s upcoming election. The BC NDP announced this...
September 24, 2020
Improving fairness and equity for HEU members covered by the Municipal Pension Plan
Changes are coming to the Municipal Pension Plan that will improve post-retirement security for tens of thousands of HEU members. An agreement in principle has been reached to...
September 28, 2020
Public health care wins in legal challenge
The principles of universal public health care were upheld today in an important decision delivered by the Supreme Court of B.C. The decision comes as a result of the decade-long...
September 10, 2020
Contracted support services workers gear up for fall bargaining
With collective agreements for most contracted support services workers (CSSW) expiring at the end of September 2020, HEU members in this sector are preparing for bargaining. At...
August 17, 2020
Frequently Asked Questions on Pandemic Pay
On May 19, the B.C. Finance Minister Carole James announced that the province would provide 16 weeks of temporary pandemic pay for workers in health care, community social services...
July 21, 2020
HEU calls for systemic change to end racism and white supremacy
Black people in the U.S. are rising up against the police murder of George Floyd, against white supremacy and against systemic racism and police violence. We stand in solidarity...
May 31, 2020