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Building member power key theme of HEU fall school
More than 120 HEU activists from across the province gathered at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster this week for an energizing and inspiring fall school program. The weeklong ses...
October 20, 2017
HEU recognizes valuable care team on Health Care Assistant Day
October 18 is Health Care Assistant Day, and the Hospital Employees’ Union is marking the occasion with a continued call for higher staffing levels and safer working conditions for...
October 18, 2017
Union recognizes members’ vital contribution to health care on HEU Day – October 13
From its beginnings as a merger of separate women’s and men’s unions at Vancouver General Hospital during the Second World War, the Hospital Employees’ Union has expanded to become...
October 13, 2017
Residential school survivors remembered on Orange Shirt Day – September 30
On September 30, HEU will join with Canadians from coast to coast to recognize Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters. Members are encouraged to wear orange on that day in solidarit...
September 30, 2017
HEU condemns white supremacist violence and racist hate mongering
The Hospital Employees’ Union is joining its national union, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), and its 650,000 members across Canada, in refusing to stay silent in the...
August 17, 2017
Members urged to stay safe as wildfire crisis continues, air quality plummets
As B.C.’s state of emergency remains in place due to the continuing wildfire crisis, the union is expressing its deep admiration and concern for all HEU members who are dealing wit...
August 4, 2017
HEU welcomes new members from Corrections Services
A recently negotiated Memorandum of Agreement between the union, the Facilities Bargaining Association, the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) and the Health Employers Ass...
August 1, 2017
Members urged to support striking Pacific Blue Cross workers
An ongoing labour dispute at Pacific Blue Cross has prompted CUPE Local 1816, the union representing locked out, unionized staff, to seek the support of HEU and its members. CUPE L...
July 31, 2017
HEU welcomes new premier’s picks to lead critical health files
Premier John Horgan announced his choices for his government’s cabinet on Tuesday, picking two of B.C.’s strongest public health care advocates to head the new government’s health...
July 21, 2017
HEU in solidarity with Pacific Blue Cross staff
The Hospital Employees’ Union is supporting members of CUPE Local 1816 in their collective bargaining dispute with Pacific Blue Cross (PBC) in Burnaby. Last month, PBC staff gave t...
July 14, 2017