Planning for $5 million Education Fund underway

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Implementation of the $5 million Education Allowance Fund – negotiated during this spring’s facilities bargaining – is set to begin this fall.

The recently appointed Facilities Bargaining Association Committee – with four HEU representatives and one from BCGEU and IUOE – recently had its first strategy meeting to develop preliminary criteria for the allocation of funds. The committee plans to hire a coordinator to develop outreach materials, forms, and an application review process.

The education fund offers career mobility opportunities in health care by providing all members access to training money.

Watch the HEU website at for updates as information becomes available, or contact Jackie Paquette at, 604-456-7117 or toll-free at 1-800-663-5813 (local 7117).