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On behalf of the Provincial Executive, we’d like to take this opportunity to send season’s greetings to you and the more than 50,000 members who are the Hospital Employees’ Union...
December 23, 2020
Solidarity with Farmers in India
The Hospital Employees’ Union stands in solidarity with farmers in India as they protest three controversial bills passed by the Parliament of India in September 2020. These laws...
December 18, 2020
Celebrating your commitment and compassion on Health Care Assistant Day
Health Care Assistant Day on October 18 celebrates the commitment and compassion you bring to your work every day. Today we want to acknowledge the kindness you provide under...
October 18, 2020
Four things you can do on Orange Shirt Day
Orange Shirt Day is a national movement that brings together Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in the spirit of reconciliation to honour residential school survivors and their...
September 29, 2020
Province announces plans to resume visits to long-term care and assisted living
Long-term care and assisted living residents will once again be able to visit with loved ones under strict requirements announced today by Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie...
June 30, 2020
Anti-Indigenous racism in hospital ERs: HEU statement
Jennifer Whiteside, Secretary-Business Manager of the Hospital Employees’ Union issued the following statement today: “Our health care system must be a place of compassion, comfort...
June 19, 2020
Flu policy update: No discipline for health workers who choose not to vaccinate or wear masks
Provincial health officials and BC’s health employers have changed their approach to influenza prevention in health care workplaces. After consulting with health care unions and...
December 5, 2019
New report points to rising distress among family caregivers
Better access to home support hours would alleviate increasing levels of stress among family caregivers, according to a new report from the BC Seniors Advocate, Isobel Mackenzie...
August 30, 2017
On Labour Day - we salute all workers
We waited a long time for summer. But before long, our vacations will end, schools will re-open, and autumn will arrive. For some, Labour Day marks a return to routine. For others...
September 1, 2017
Testimonials from the frontline
In B.C., the health sector injury rate is one-and-a-half times higher than all other workplaces combined. In long-term care facilities, the rate is more than four times higher. In...
August 28, 2017
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