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Reducing injuries for health care workers focus of new safety organization
B.C. MINISTRY OF HEALTH NEWS RELEASE: The provincial government is taking action to make work safer for health care workers by committing $8.5 million over three years for a new...
December 10, 2019
National Day of Remembrance and Action to End Violence against Women is December 6
Gender-based violence – especially violence against marginalized women – is still an alarming problem in today’s society. The devastating impact of violence experienced in Canada’s...
December 6, 2019
Celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3
Established by the United Nations (UN) in 1992, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities recognizes the social, political and economic challenges people with disabilities...
December 3, 2019
World AIDS Day 2019 focuses on community engagement
On December 1, people around the world will come together to unite in the fight against HIV/AIDS. This year, the World AIDS Day theme — Communities make the difference — is a...
December 1, 2019
Transgender Day of Remembrance marked internationally - November 20
On November 28, 1998, Rita Hester, a transgender African American woman, was murdered in Massachusetts, two days before her 35th birthday. It was a brutal hate crime. Now, more...
November 20, 2019
B.C.’s largest health care union turns 75 with celebrations across province
For the past several weeks, the 50,000 members of the Hospital Employees’ Union have been holding local events to celebrate this milestone birthday for HEU – a union that has a...
October 11, 2019
Orange Shirt Day honours residential school survivors – September 30
HEU recognizes Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters to show solidarity with Canada’s Indigenous peoples and our commitment to reconciliation. Marked on September 30, Orange Shirt...
September 27, 2019
Deadline quickly approaching for HEU’s 75th anniversary cake contest
We all know that HEU “takes the cake”. And next month, we’re turning 75. So, it’s time to celebrate our strong, diverse and inclusive union. The union is encouraging locals to...
September 25, 2019
HEU women’s conference energizes, motivates and inspires activists
More than 100 HEU members gathered in Richmond this week to celebrate women activists and leaders at the union’s 2019 women’s conference. Under the theme Women to the Front: taking...
September 20, 2019
HEU’s Summer School builds solidarity, friendships and leadership skills
More than 200 HEU members and facilitators gathered last week for the union’s in-residence Summer School program at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Under the theme...
June 24, 2019