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NDP government extends mental disorder presumption to care aides and nurses
B.C.’s labour minister Harry Bains has announced that care aides and community health workers (who are registered with the BC Care Aide and Community Health Worker Registry and...
April 16, 2019
International Day of Pink celebrates diversity and raises awareness of homophobia and transphobia
On April 10 – International Day of Pink – HEU members are encouraged to wear an item of pink clothing as a symbol that we can each play a critical role in ending harassment and...
April 9, 2019
HEU equity conference delegates commit to building a stronger, more inclusive union
More than 160 HEU delegates and guests joined together in Vancouver this week for the union’s 2019 equity conference under the theme Making Space: Building a diverse, inclusive and...
March 28, 2019
There is no place for racism in our union or in our communities
On March 21, 1960, an atrocity sparked outrage around the world. Sixty-nine peaceful Black demonstrators were murdered by South African police. Out of this tragedy, the...
March 20, 2019
Community Social Services members key to building a healthier, stronger society
It’s March. It’s a time to honour and appreciate the invaluable contribution Community Social Services workers make to the lives of individuals, families and their communities in...
March 7, 2019
HEU renews commitment to equity and inclusion on International Women’s Day
On International Women’s Day (IWD), the words of feminist, politician and educator Rosemary Brown are especially inspiring. Brown was the first Black woman to be elected to a...
March 5, 2019
Pink Shirt Day: speaking out against workplace bullying and harassment
Gossiping. Name-calling. Yelling. Belittling. Isolating. These are all forms of workplace bullying. And no work site is immune to it. In health care – whether it’s between...
February 25, 2019
Path forward with Wet’suwet’en must respect established rights and obligations
The 49,000-member Hospital Employees’ Union is committed to the application of social justice principles in our workplaces and communities, and stands strongly opposed to the...
January 28, 2019
Season’s greetings to HEU members from the union’s leadership and staff
In the spirit of the season, the HEU Provincial Executive and staff want to send heartfelt thanks to all members for the dedication and caring you bring to your work every single...
December 20, 2018
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