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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
The WCB system in B.C. is under review – have your say!
Did you or someone you know: • have difficulty with their workers' compensation claim? • have difficulty returning to work after a workplace injury? If so, you can share your view...
June 20, 2019
HEU celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day
June 21 – National Indigenous Peoples Day – is a time to honour, celebrate and stand in solidarity with Indigenous peoples here and across Canada. The union’s Indigenous Peoples...
June 18, 2019
Independent Bargaining Conference delegates tackle challenges in seniors' care
Delegates from seniors’ care facilities across B.C. gathered May 29 to 31 for HEU’s third Independent Bargaining Conference for Seniors’ Care, under the banner “Quality Jobs for...
June 5, 2019
Show your HEU Pride at festivities in your community this summer
The month of June officially kicks off Pride festivities across the country. Canadians will be waving rainbow flags from coast-to-coast in a show of solidarity with the LGBTQ+...
May 24, 2019
HEU marks National Day of Mourning for workers killed, injured or disabled on the job – April 28
Every worker should be able to return home, at the end of the shift, healthy and safe. But the most recent statistics from the Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada...
April 28, 2019