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Campaign to end privatization of hospital cleaning and dietary services picks up steam
HEU’s campaign to bring thousands of contracted out housekeeping and dietary staff reached a new benchmark this month with nearly 6,000 letters sent to provincial legislators...
April 15, 2021
Improvements to the Municipal Pension Plan – what you need to know
As of January 1, 2022, the Municipal Pension Plan (MPP), which covers tens of thousands of HEU members, will adopt new changes to the Plan that improve equity and fairness. The MPP...
April 15, 2021
Wage increases for tens of thousands of HEU members coming this month
The majority of HEU members are covered by public sector collective agreements, as negotiated by facilities, community health, and community social services bargaining associations...
April 14, 2021
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