Newsletters for 2018

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...
In 2017 an estimated 36.9 million people worldwide have HIV. Nationwide, the Public Health Agency of Canada estimates that at the end of 2016 over 63,000 Canadians were living with...
November 20 is marked internationally as the Transgender Day of Remembrance. The Hospital Employees’ Union joins with individuals and organizations to recognize and honour members...
An arbitrator has ruled that Interior Health’s substance use disorder policy is flawed and must be suspended immediately pending a major overhaul. Arbitrator John B. Hall heard...
A provision negotiated in 2014 public sector collective agreements will see more than 250,000 public sector workers including most HEU members receive a 0.75 per cent wage boost on...
When Premier John Horgan arrived on stage this morning – flanked by ministers Harry Bains, Adrian Dix, Judy Darcy and Deputy Speaker Raj Chouhan – convention delegates erupted in a...
Nearly 800 delegates, guests and staff jumped to their feet, erupting with applause and tears when BC NDP Health Minister Adrian Dix introduced legislation to repeal the B.C....
Delegates to HEU’s 31st biennial convention made history this morning by electing the first woman president – Barb Nederpel, a health records clerk at Royal Inland Hospital in...
Secretary-business manager Jennifer Whiteside opened her keynote address Tuesday morning with strong praise for HEU delegates. “Every gain we’ve made, every gain we will make,...
More than 650 delegates gathered from across the province yesterday to launch HEU’s 31st biennial convention at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver. While the New Delegates Forum...
October 18 is Health Care Assistant Day, and the Hospital Employees’ Union is honouring the vital work HEU care aides and community health workers do to deliver safe, quality care...
In 1944, separate men’s and women’s unions at Vancouver General Hospital came together to unite a diverse range of occupations and professions into one strong union. On October 13...
Since 2015, HEU has recognized Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters to show our solidarity with Canada’s Indigenous peoples as well as our commitment to reconciliation. Observed...
Two deadlines are fast-approaching for delegates to HEU’s 31st biennial convention – Powered by Solidarity – held at Vancouver’s Hyatt Regency Hotel (November 4-9). Delegates...
This summer’s wildfire outbreak has once again put the province of British Columbia in a state of emergency. There are currently about 550 active wildfires, and air quality is...
As HEU gears up for its 31st biennial convention – Powered by solidarity – held at Vancouver’s Hyatt Regency Hotel (November 4-9), there’s an opportunity for members to nominate...
Critical deadlines are just a few short weeks away for HEU’s 31st biennial convention – Powered by solidarity – to be held at Vancouver’s Hyatt Regency Hotel (November 4 – 9)....
Have you successfully exercised your “Right to Refuse Unsafe Work” at your local? If so, we want to hear from you. HEU members often organize with co-workers to talk to employers...
The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) announced Friday that it has been given responsibility for the broad range of consolidated health services in the Lower Mainland....
On June 21 – National Indigenous Peoples Day – HEU joins Canadians across the country to celebrate the unique heritage, traditions and contributions of Indigenous Peoples. The day...
HEU’s 31st biennial convention – Powered by solidarity – will be taking place at Vancouver’s Hyatt Regency Hotel from November 4 to November 9, and critical deadlines are just...
In the coming months, British Columbians will be joining with thousands of Canadians to celebrate Pride 2018. And we encourage all HEU members to get involved. Attending these...
More than 200 delegates gathered from across the province this week for HEU’s 21st Facilities Bargaining Conference to debate and vote on demands – submitted by locals, equity...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
After nine months of relentless pressure from HEU members, the Heiltsuk Tribal Council and Heiltsuk band members, the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (VCHA) rescinded...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
Community Social Services Employers’ Association and Community Social Services Bargaining Association have agreed on the distribution of the April 1, 2018 Comparability and...
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...
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...
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...
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...