Newsletters for 2020

HEU secretary-business manager Jennifer Whiteside is seeking to represent New Westminster in the provincial legislature in B.C.’s upcoming election. The BC NDP announced this...
Changes are coming to the Municipal Pension Plan that will improve post-retirement security for tens of thousands of HEU members. An agreement in principle has been reached to...
The principles of universal public health care were upheld today in an important decision delivered by the Supreme Court of B.C. The decision comes as a result of the decade-long...
With collective agreements for most contracted support services workers (CSSW) expiring at the end of September 2020, HEU members in this sector are preparing for bargaining. At...
[For the latest information on pandemic pay, please see the BC government's website. As of August 18, the government website say that: "You can expect to receive the payment in...
Black people in the U.S. are rising up against the police murder of George Floyd, against white supremacy and against systemic racism and police violence. We stand in solidarity...
The B.C. government announced a pandemic payment today that will cover health care and community social services workers, as well as staff in correctional facilities. The temporary...
Housekeeping and waste management services currently delivered by Compass Canada (Crothall) at North Island Hospital sites in Comox and Campbell River will be brought under the...
Two orders published Friday by the Provincial Health Office outline a plan to protect seniors and support workers through the transition to single site employment throughout the...
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced at her daily briefing Thursday that a new emergency order under the Public Health Act restricting workers in long-term care...
A number of negotiated premiums, differentials and wage adjustments in the 2019-2022 Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) collective agreement kick in this month. All are...
The Hospital Employees’ Union is repeating its call for safe working conditions and fair pay in response to a wage boost health employers and government have provided to nurses...
The Provincial Health Office is asking health care workers employed at more than one site to indicate their preferences should they be restricted to a single site as part of public...
The Provincial Health Officer (PHO) Dr. Bonnie Henry has given health authority medical health officers (MHOs) emergency powers to restrict long-term care workers to a single site...
B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry used her sweeping emergency powers under the Public Health Act to move towards restricting long-term care and assisted living...
During the COVID-19 pandemic, health care workers are on the front lines to protect patients and workers. HEU has restructured its operations so that it can continue to provide...
Over the weekend, public health officials from the Vancouver Coastal and Fraser Health authorities issued orders requiring workers in long-term care to register whether they work...
This is a breaking development and information will be updated as available The Medical Health Officer in the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority has ordered all long-term care...
Racist extremist groups that seek to fuel racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance are spreading around the world, including in Canada. In 2019 there were at...
HEU continues to take steps to protect the health and safety of members and the public in the face of a global COVID-19 pandemic. The outbreak has now extended to a North Vancouver...
Let’s imagine a world where women have equal rights and opportunities. This is a world where women are paid equally for the work of their male counterparts, and where women and men...
Headlines have been dominated by the rise in cyberbullying, where culprits hide behind the safety and anonymity of computer screens and cell phones. But workplace bullying and...