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Interior Health must suspend operation of substance use disorder policy immediately – arbitrator
An arbitrator has ruled that Interior Health’s substance use disorder policy is flawed and must be suspended immediately pending a major overhaul. Arbitrator John B. Hall heard...
November 14, 2018
Most HEU members to receive additional wage boost in February 2019 linked to economic growth
A provision negotiated in 2014 public sector collective agreements will see more than 250,000 public sector workers including most HEU members receive a 0.75 per cent wage boost on...
November 13, 2018
HEU convention wraps up on a high note
When Premier John Horgan arrived on stage this morning – flanked by ministers Harry Bains, Adrian Dix, Judy Darcy and Deputy Speaker Raj Chouhan – convention delegates erupted in a...
November 9, 2018
HEU convention delegates jubilant over repeal of discriminatory labour laws
Nearly 800 delegates, guests and staff jumped to their feet, erupting with applause and tears when BC NDP Health Minister Adrian Dix introduced legislation to repeal the B.C....
November 8, 2018
HEU elects new leaders to top positions
Delegates to HEU’s 31st biennial convention made history this morning by electing the first woman president – Barb Nederpel, a health records clerk at Royal Inland Hospital in...
November 7, 2018
Delegates roll up their sleeves to get down to union business on convention day two
Secretary-business manager Jennifer Whiteside opened her keynote address Tuesday morning with strong praise for HEU delegates. “Every gain we’ve made, every gain we will make,...
November 6, 2018
HEU convention kicks off with dancing, tears and solidarity messages
More than 650 delegates gathered from across the province yesterday to launch HEU’s 31st biennial convention at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver. While the New Delegates Forum...
November 5, 2018
HEU marks Health Care Assistant Day by calling for an end to contracting out and contract-flipping
October 18 is Health Care Assistant Day, and the Hospital Employees’ Union is honouring the vital work HEU care aides and community health workers do to deliver safe, quality care...
October 16, 2018
HEU Day October 13 marks 74 years of member solidarity in B.C.
In 1944, separate men’s and women’s unions at Vancouver General Hospital came together to unite a diverse range of occupations and professions into one strong union. On October 13...
October 11, 2018
Residential school survivors remembered on Orange Shirt Day
Since 2015, HEU has recognized Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters to show our solidarity with Canada’s Indigenous peoples as well as our commitment to reconciliation. Observed...
September 28, 2018
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