News Blog

The growing crisis in seniors’ care isn’t new. But after a week of sustained pressure in the media and the legislature in mid-April, B.C. Health Minister Terry Lake has ordered a...
We’ve known for a long time about the devastating impact of domestic violence on women and families. But until recently, researchers had not looked into its effects on the...
After years of public pressure and political debate, the federal government announced in early December that it would launch a National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous...
Are you a facilities member working directly for a health authority, Providence Health Care, or a facilities affiliate employer? Do you have a keen interest in helping members get...
The Shop Steward program supports members with the skills they need to be effective and confident. New stewards are introduced to their responsibilities and duties, learn about...
As we’re wrapping up HEU’s 75th year, I’ve been reflecting on the hard work that union members do every single day – seen and unseen – to advocate for patients and residents, to...
This year, HEU set an important precedent for members with chronic pain, who rely on medical cannabis for relief. An HEU member developed pain in her elbows and forearms as a...
This fall, I celebrated our union’s anniversary with members all across the province. I visited locals in every part of our HEU family. From seniors’ care to hospitals, to social...
When we know we’ve achieved something that makes a difference to HEU members’ lives, then it was a fulfilling day, and it’s all worth it. One of my 2019 highlights was the HEU...
HEU has seen significant changes over the past 20 years in the composition of our union membership. We represent more women, more Indigenous members, and more people of colour than...