Newsletters for 2017

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...Read More
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...Read More
A recently negotiated Memorandum of Agreement between the union, the Facilities Bargaining Association, the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) and the Health Employers Ass...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
The Hospital Employees’ Union is making an immediate $25,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross to help in relief efforts for thousands of British Columbians impacted by the Interi...Read More
The Hospital Employees’ Union is closely monitoring the Interior wildfires that led the provincial government to issue a state of emergency over the weekend, and is expressing its...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
HEU’s membership – like many workplaces – has become increasingly diverse. And with that diversity, bullying has become a major concern in health care work settings. That’s why tom...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
CUPE newsletter: CUPE marks World Water Day Public water and wastewater services are vital to our lives and are fundamental human rights. These services are the foundation of safe...Read More
In recent months, the issue of race and racism has occupied media headlines here and in other parts of the world. Hate crimes, violence and racial profiling – based on religion and...Read More
Every March 8, HEU links hands with the global community to celebrate women’s achievements and advocate for women’s social, economic and political equality in our workplaces, at th...Read More
HEU members have participated in Pink Shirt Day, since its inception a decade ago, by wearing items of pink clothing. The day is part of a national solidarity protest against haras...Read More
In the wake of the horrific mass shooting at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre in Quebec City on January 29, which left six dead, HEU is calling on members to join others across C...Read More
CUPE NATIONAL – As we celebrate February as Black History Month, HEU/CUPE would like to recognize the many union activists and community organizers of African descent, who continue...Read More
The Hospital Employees’ Union is urging members to support the “Women’s March on Washington” by attending solidarity rallies planned in various B.C. communities, and by voicing mes...Read More