Newsletters for 2019

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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+...
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...
B.C.’s labour minister Harry Bains has announced that care aides and community health workers (who are registered with the BC Care Aide and Community Health Worker Registry and...
On April 10 – International Day of Pink – HEU members are encouraged to wear an item of pink clothing as a symbol that we can each play a critical role in ending harassment and...
More than 160 HEU delegates and guests joined together in Vancouver this week for the union’s 2019 equity conference under the theme Making Space: Building a diverse, inclusive and...
On March 21, 1960, an atrocity sparked outrage around the world. Sixty-nine peaceful Black demonstrators were murdered by South African police. Out of this tragedy, the...
It’s March. It’s a time to honour and appreciate the invaluable contribution Community Social Services workers make to the lives of individuals, families and their communities in...
On International Women’s Day (IWD), the words of feminist, politician and educator Rosemary Brown are especially inspiring. Brown was the first Black woman to be elected to a...
Gossiping. Name-calling. Yelling. Belittling. Isolating. These are all forms of workplace bullying. And no work site is immune to it. In health care – whether it’s between...
The 49,000-member Hospital Employees’ Union is committed to the application of social justice principles in our workplaces and communities, and stands strongly opposed to the...