HEU offers support to victims of Fort McMurray wildfire

The Hospital Employees’ Union is offering its support and solidarity to those impacted by the devastating wildfires in the Fort McMurray region of Alberta. 

The scale of the evacuation along with the loss of homes, workplaces and community infrastructure to the fire all add up to a tragedy of immense proportions for those that live and work in these communities. 

HEU members are thinking of their friends and families affected by the emergency, and also about the health care workers at the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre who worked successfully to evacuate patients and extended care residents from the facility. 

HEU also extends its solidarity to members of CUPE and other public services workers in Fort McMurray who are providing critical support and protection to local residents in the face of this crisis. 

HEU is joining other unions across the country in supporting the Alberta Fires Appeal of the Red Cross with a donation of $5,000 and encourages members to do the same.