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Newsletters for 2018
International Workers' Day 2018
Today is the day when workers around the world take to the streets to commemorate the historic struggle for an eight‑hour workday, and to voice their demands for decent work and a...
May 1, 2018
HEU marks National Day of Mourning on April 28
When a worker is killed, injured or disabled on the job, the tragic impact is felt in workplaces, families and communities. On April 28, HEU will join unions across Canada and...
April 28, 2018
CSS members now covered for Class 5 driver’s licences
HEU members working in Community Social Services who are required to hold a Class 5 driver’s licence as a condition of employment will now get their $75 licence renewal fee...
March 22, 2018
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – March 21
On March 21 – International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – HEU stands with the global community in renewing our commitment to ending racism wherever, and...
March 21, 2018
HEU members celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8
On March 8 – International Women’s Day (IWD) – HEU members join the international community in celebrating the social, economic, political and cultural achievements made by...
March 8, 2018
Province urged to adopt action plan to protect care as Chinese government regulator takes control of Retirement Concepts
The Hospital Employees’ Union has written B.C.’s health minister urging him to implement an action plan to protect seniors’ care in response to the takeover of the province’s...
March 2, 2018
Deadlines quickly approaching for HEU bargaining demands, credentials
As the Hospital Employees’ Union prepares for the next round of public sector negotiations, the union is hosting bargaining conferences for the facilities, community health and...
March 2, 2018
Bella Bella care aides win fightback campaign to save their jobs
After nine months of relentless pressure from HEU members, the Heiltsuk Tribal Council and Heiltsuk band members, the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (VCHA) rescinded...
February 28, 2018
More help for care homes with lowest staffing levels
The NDP government has committed $20 million to hire more care aides at residential care sites with the lowest staffing levels. The funds are available immediately and will be used...
February 27, 2018
On February 28 – Pink Shirt Day –help end bullying
Bullying. It’s a growing problem in our schools, workplaces, homes and online. It can take many forms – physical aggression, name-calling, gossiping or shunning, harassment and...
February 27, 2018
Province takes action to raise minimum wage, review Labour Code
The B.C.’s government’s January 8 announcement about its plans to raise the minimum wage to $15.20 an hour was welcomed by the Hospital Employees’ Union (HEU) and other advocates...
February 9, 2018
B.C. working families to get better access to prescription medication
The B.C. Ministry of Health announced today it will make prescription medicines more affordable for low-income, working families, by reducing or eliminating PharmaCare deductibles....
February 9, 2018
HEU’s public sector bargaining preparations now underway
Recently, a special mailing was sent to HEU locals in the facilities and community social services sectors with a call to submit bargaining demands and delegate credentials to...
February 8, 2018
Community Social Services members to receive 2.5% Classification Anomaly and Compensation Comparability
Community Social Services Employers’ Association and Community Social Services Bargaining Association have agreed on the distribution of the April 1, 2018 Comparability and...
February 6, 2018
De Aguayo appointed chair of the Labour Relations Board
HEU congratulates Jacquie de Aguayo on her appointment as the new chair of the B.C. Labour Relations Board (LRB) and Employment Standards Tribunal (EST). de Aguayo De Aguayo is a...
February 5, 2018
HEU/CUPE celebrates Black History month
Every February, HEU/CUPE celebrates Black History month (also known as African Heritage month) when we pause to reflect on the efforts of the many union activists and community...
February 1, 2018
HEU launches public sector bargaining tour on February 1
In preparation for public sector bargaining – covering more than 40,000 HEU members in the facilities, community health and community social services sectors – HEU is launching a...
January 30, 2018
Vancouver Coastal temporarily suspends controversial attendance program
The Vancouver Coastal Health Authority’s recent decision to put its Attendance & Wellness Promotion (AWP) program “on hold” is welcome news to all those who have strongly opposed...
January 25, 2018