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CUPE National's Health and Safety Award
HEU members are well aware that health care workers have one of the highest injury rates of all occupations. According to WorkSafeBC’s October 2016 stats, there were 145,803 worker...
March 22, 2017
HEU equity conference coming this spring
HEU’s 2017 Equity Conference will take place May 30 to June 1 at Vancouver’s Hyatt Regency Hotel. Under the theme – Rising Together: Roots, Struggle, Strength – conference particip...
March 14, 2017
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 w...
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 Agenc...
December 14, 2016
How convention works
HEU 2016 convention This fall, more than 650 delegates from HEU locals will gather at Vancouver’s Hyatt Regency Hotel for the union’s 2016 convention, under the theme Member voices...
October 28, 2016
Rising to the challenge
Stephanie Ball “Youth workers are often seen as glorified babysitters, but we’re so much more,” says HEU’s Stephanie Ball of BeConnected Support Services (Becon local) in Victoria....
September 20, 2016
Judy Darcy on the issues
You’ve been in the legislature for almost four years. What are the biggest concerns you hear about our public health care system? People are in touch with me constantly about waiti...
September 16, 2016
Refusing unsafe work
Worker's rights are protected by union contracts, federal and provincial human rights and labour laws, and the Workers Compensation Act (the Act), which includes the Occupational H...
September 15, 2016
Seniors’ care at a tipping point
HEU’s fight for better senior’s care and secure, safe employment for health care workers is ramping up with a campaign aimed at securing higher staffing levels and measures to curb...
September 9, 2016
What Brian Day’s attack on public health care is all about, and why you should care
On September 6, the B.C. Supreme Court will begin to hear Cambie Surgeries Corporation et al v. Medical Services Commission et al . It’s an unprecedented charter challenge that cou...
September 4, 2016