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BC Libs a little late to the game in throne speech
In today’s throne speech – perhaps the last in their 16-year reign – the BC Liberal government tried to convince British Columbians that they would fix a health care system undermi...
June 22, 2017
HEU celebrates National Aboriginal Day on June 21
For more than two decades, Canadians have officially come together on June 21 – National Aboriginal Day – to celebrate the unique heritage, traditions and contributions First Natio...
June 21, 2017
HEU conference focuses on the struggle for equity and justice
Under the theme – Rising Together: Roots, Struggle, Strength – more than 120 HEU members gathered in Vancouver this week for the union’s 2017 Equity Conference. The union’s secreta...
June 2, 2017
HEU recognizes International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia
Since 2005, HEU’s Pink Triangle Standing Committee has recognized the International Day Against Homophobia – May 17 – as part of its member and community outreach. May 17 is an opp...
May 17, 2017
Celebrating HEU nurses during National Nursing Week
Nurses are a critical part of the patient care team. In honour of National Nursing Week – May 8-14 – we salute all HEU nurses for the dedicated professionalism and extraordinary ca...
May 8, 2017
May 1 Day of Solidarity with HEU contracted support workers
On May 1 – International Workers’ Day – HEU is holding a Day of Solidarity to show the union’s support for the more than 4,000 contracted housekeeping and dietary staff who are cur...
May 1, 2017
Earth Day: there's much to celebrate, but also still much to do
Each year, HEU celebrates and highlights the importance of Earth Day, which has been marked since the 1970s. This Earth Day, there’s much to celebrate, but there’s also still much...
April 22, 2017
HEU recognizes National Day of Mourning
On April 28, HEU is joining unions across Canada to mark National Day of Mourning, which remembers workers killed, injured or disabled at work, and reaffirms our commitment to hold...
April 28, 2017
Access denied: New CCPA report documents impact of 15 years of privatization and underfunding on seniors’ care
More than 15 years of underfunding, privatization and fragmentation of seniors’ care has left many seniors and their families struggling to access health services, according to a n...
March 30, 2017
Sale of Retirement Concepts to Anbang approved by federal, provincial regulators
The sale of B.C.’s largest private chain of care homes to an offshore private equity firm has been approved by the federal government and provincial health authorities. All of Reti...
March 23, 2017