Newsletters for 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...
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from HEU members, the Heiltsuk Tribal Council and Heiltsuk band members, the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (VCHA) rescinded...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...