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News Blogs for 2016
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
Important HEU convention deadline just one week away
HEU’s 30th biennial convention – under the theme Member voices. Union power. United for action. – will be held October 30 to November 4 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver. And...
July 26, 2016
HEU co-sponsoring Stonewall activist Martin Boyce at Vancouver Pride event
HEU has partnered with GLISA International and the Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity to host a special Pride 2016 event, “Unions and the Pride Movement”, on Friday, Jul...
July 20, 2016
Update on HEU convention deadlines and ongoing CUPW/Canada Post negotiations
Over this past weekend, Canada Post withdrew its lockout notice to its employees and both the corporation and CUPW are continuing negotiations. HEU locals can continue to use the p...
July 12, 2016