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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
Guardian: Government orders review of seniors' care staffing
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...
May 24, 2016
Guardian: Domestic violence is a workplace issue
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...
May 22, 2016
Guardian: Ottawa to launch national inquiry
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...
May 21, 2016
Under-regulated, under-researched and largely privatized: Assisted living seniors’ care in BC
COVID-19 has shone a light on serious problems in our seniors’ care system resulting from years of underfunding, privatization and precarious working conditions. These problems are...
June 17, 2020
June 8 is Collective Bargaining Rights Day – a proud legacy for HEU members
Thirteen years ago – on June 8, 2007 – the Supreme Court of Canada established collective bargaining as a constitutionally-protected right for all Canadian workers. The Court's...
June 8, 2020
BCFED welcomes WCB decision on presumption, calls for faster implementation and more complete coverage
(Coast Salish Territory, Vancouver BC) – BC’s labour movement is pleased with the recent Workers Compensation Board (WCB) announcement that COVID-19 will be added to Schedule 1 of...
May 11, 2020
Earth Day 2020
As we tackle two crises at once - the pandemic and the ongoing impacts of global climate change - we want to amplify the call today from United Nations’ secretary-general António...
April 22, 2020
HEU to HEABC: More supports for health care workers needed
The Hospital Employees' Union wrote the following letter to B.C.'s health employers in response to their decision last week to provide most nurses covered by the NBA agreement with...
April 4, 2020
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