HEU delegates create new regional structure

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For the first time in more than a decade, delegates to HEU’s 25th biennial convention amended the constitution to change the union’s regional structure and representation.

As a result of a series of motions Wednesday and Thursday, the convention redefined the Provincial Executive, deleting the 4th and 5th vice-presidents and two member-at-large positions, and replacing them with four additional regional vice-presidents.

While some positions have changed, the total number of executive members remains the same - providing some regions with more representation and a stronger voice.

The regions were redrawn to follow the geographical boundaries of five of the province’s health authorities: Vancouver Coastal, Fraser, Interior, Northern and Vancouver Island. The current servicing structure for locals remains unchanged.

This reorganization, a principle recommendation of the Task Force, reflects what members told the task force during its consultations over the past 18 months.

Delegates also made changes that provide locals with more flexibility around executive elections, budgets and membership meetings.