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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
Shaping a new political landscape
It certainly was a provincial election like no other. Now, with a minority NDP government, supported by the Green Party, taking up the reins of power in Victoria, we are hopeful...
August 25, 2017
Why our 2007 Supreme Court victory on Bill 29 still matters
Ten years ago today, on June 8, 2007, HEU members scored a huge victory at the Supreme Court of Canada.
June 8, 2017
Seven members share stories from our latest conference
Read about the impact this week's equity conference had on members who attended their first-ever union education event.
June 2, 2017
Care Can’t Wait t-shirt day – Monday, April 10
For the past several months, HEU members have been campaigning hard though the union's Care Can't Wait campaign to improve the deteriorating working conditions in seniors' care....
Selina Robinson on seniors’ care
The BC NDP opposition critic on seniors, Selina Robinson, sat down with the Guardian to talk about the state of residential care and what it means for seniors and the HEU members...
January 9, 2017
Did you get your flu shot?
Besides rain, snow and frigid temperatures, the winter months also bring influenza season, usually from late November to the end of March. According to Canada’s Public Health...
December 14, 2016
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