Newsletters for 2015

The HEU Provincial and Regional offices will be closed during the upcoming holiday season. All of our offices will be closed on December 25, 28, 29, 30 and 31, 2015 and January 1,...
On behalf of the HEU Provincial Executive, we’d like to thank each and every one of you for your dedication and hard work in providing quality health care services to British...
The HEU Provincial and Regional offices will be closed during the upcoming holiday season. All of our offices will be closed on December 25, 28, 29, 30 and 31, 2015 and January 1,...
Today, December 18, is International Migrants Day and an important day to recognize the struggle of our sisters and brothers who are forced to leave their homes and families in...
HEU is welcoming a decision of the B.C. Labour Relations Board (LRB), issued on December 14, which orders ballots cast in a mail-in run-off vote between HEU and the United...
Since 1950 – when the United Nations declared December 10 th as International Human Rights Day – activists around the globe use this day as a reminder of the immense work still...
On October 26, 2015 HEU met with Fraser Health Authority representatives to review the status of transitioning Lower Mainland Regulated Pharmacy Technicians to a new pharmacy...
Today, people around the globe are recognizing the International Day for Persons with Disabilities – a day that was established by the United Nations (UN) to create awareness,...
World AIDS Day on December 1 is an opportunity for nations to review international statistics, current issues and trends, rates of infection, innovative treatments, research...
Transgender Day of Remembrance is observed on November 20 to recognize and honour members of the trans community, who have been murdered for expressing their gender choice – those...
The B.C. government announced Tuesday that a 0.45 per cent general wage increase will be paid to more than a quarter million public sector workers including HEU members working in...
For nearly a decade, HEU has supported five occupational subcommittees – clerical, support, trades and maintenance, patient care technical and patient care – consisting of rank-and...
More than eight years after a tragic motor vehicle crash killed three farmworkers in Abbotsford, a monument is being erected to recognize the valuable contribution of farmworkers...
On September 30, HEU will join with Canadians from coast to coast to recognize Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters , a day to remember the atrocious treatment of more than 150...
It’s astonishing that health care workers in British Columbia have higher injury rates than police officers, fire fighters and lumberjacks. That’s why HEU has joined SafeCare BC in...
CUPE NATIONAL - Canadians are gathering across the country with family and friends to celebrate another Labour Day this weekend. While the day has always been one to reflect on the...
The Enhanced Disability Management Program (EDMP), jointly negotiated by the Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) and the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC), is in the...
“Medicare came in through the New Democratic Party. It’s part of our DNA. And we’re going to defend it every step of the way,” pledged NDP leader of the opposition, Tom Mulcair, in...
This spring, HEU and Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services (LMPS) representatives met to review the status of transitioning to a new pharmacy services model. In January 2016, Lower...
In March 2014, the Enhanced Disability Management Program (EDMP) rolled out to community health members working in all provincial health authorities. Since then, the multi-union...
June 21 marks the day where Canadians join to celebrate the unique heritage, traditions and contributions First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples bring to our country’s culture. The...
After a 20-month effort to secure a fair deal for health care workers, HEU members working at Inglewood Care Centre voted 95 per cent in favour of a first collective agreement.
On May 26, HEU financial secretary Donisa Bernardo, accompanied by nearly 30 HEU members and supporters, addressed the Interior Health Authority’s board of directors to urge them...
Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Committee has released its report on the residential school system that Aboriginal children – including Metis and Inuit children – were forced to...
HEU’s strength comes from our diversity. That message resonated for HEU members attending the union’s 9 th Equity Conference last week in Richmond, which brought together members...
Patient transfer services workers represented by CUPE Local 873 are taking job action in the Lower Mainland. Support Picket Wednesday, June 3 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Royal Columbian...
On Tuesday, another powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck an already suffering Nepal. The latest earthquake comes only three weeks after the devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake...
Since 2004, HEU’s Pink Triangle Standing Committee has commemorated the International Day Against Homophobia – May 17– as part of its member and community outreach. Six years ago,...
Throughout National Nursing Week – May 11 to 17, 2015 – HEU salutes the dedicated professionalism our nursing members bring to health care’s front lines. We are proud to represent...
Today, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives , First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition and the Living Wage for Families Campaign released their annual living wage...
Since 1985, the Canadian labour movement and allies have gathered together from coast to coast on the International Day of Mourning – April 28 – to remember and honour workers...
A new arrangement for managing Facilities subsector members’ health benefits negotiated in the 2014-2019 collective agreement has reached an important milestone. A legal agreement...
On April 28, HEU is joining with unions across the country to mark Canada’s International Day of Mourning, which remembers and honours workers injured or killed on the job, and...
This spring, the Pension Corporation will be mailing Municipal Pension Plan members their 2014 benefit statements. When it arrives in June, it’s important to review it carefully,...
OTTAWA – [CUPE newsletter] The Conservative’s 2015 federal budget may balance the books, but it is highly unbalanced in its impact on Canadians. It puts millions of seniors at risk...
For more than 70 years, the Hospital Employees’ Union has championed human and workers’ rights, and advocated for social equality on an international level. That’s why HEU is proud...
A proclamation recently issued by the B.C. Provincial Government pays tribute to the vital role community social services play in our society. In declaring March 2015 as Community...
On March 21, 1960, white South African police fired more than 700 shots at peaceful black demonstrators, who were protesting discriminatory “pass laws” in the Sharpeville Township...
Every March 8, HEU joins in solidarity with the global community to recognize women’s achievements, raise awareness about women’s issues, and advocate for more equality as we...
The Community Social Services Labour Adjustment and Education Fund Committee, first bargained in 2010, is still accepting applications from members working in the community social...
Members and staff of the Hospital Employees’ Union will show their support by wearing pink, including the union’s “It isn’t big to make others feel small” T-shirts, as part of a...
More than 130 HEU members gathered together at the Sheraton Airport Hotel in Richmond on February 11 and 12 to participate in the union’s second Independent Private Sector...
The Seniors’ Residential Care Advocacy Course is an online course offered by PovNetU and co-sponsored by the Hospital Employees Union. The course is free to participants. It is...