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HEU commits $5,000 to relief efforts after cyclone disaster in Fiji
HEU has donated $5,000 to Oxfam-Canada to support relief efforts in Fiji in the aftermath of Cyclone Winston. Oxfam has been working to improve the quality of life for those displa...
April 8, 2016
May Day recognizes workers around the world
CUPE NATIONAL - Every year, workers around the world celebrate International Workers’ Day on May 1. CUPE and HEU recognize this day in solidarity with millions of workers around th...
May 1, 2016
HEU recognizes National Day of Mourning
On April 28, HEU is joining with unions across the country to mark Canada’s National Day of Mourning, which remembers and honours workers killed, injured or disabled on the job, an...
April 28, 2016
Municipal Pension Plan announces changes to group benefits for retirees
On April 20, the Municipal Pension Plan (MPP) announced changes to group benefits for retired members of the plan. These changes will come into effect on January 1, 2017. For more...
April 20, 2016
Portability agreement reached for Community Social Services members
Earlier this year, the Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) reached a memorandum of agreement with the employers’ association, which could allow members in the...
April 13, 2016
Arbitrator makes progress on fixing wage gap in Community sector
On March 3, the Labour Relations Board-appointed arbitrator Vince Ready made several key rulings that will help narrow the wage gap between the majority of 14,000 health care worke...
April 13, 2016
International Day of Pink celebrates diversity in workplaces, schools and communities – April 13
On April 13 – International Day of Pink – wear a pink shirt to remember that positive actions make a difference and each one of us can make positive change to end homophobic and tr...
April 12, 2016
HEU First Nations members stand together for fairness and respect
Several HEU members representing the Gitxsan, Skidegate (Haida), Nisga’a and Stz’uminus nations recently joined together from across the province for the union’s second First Natio...
April 11, 2016
Growing seniors care crisis forces government review
After a week of sustained pressure to act on the growing crisis in seniors care, B.C. Health Minister Terry Lake has ordered a review of staffing guidelines in the province’s resid...
April 8, 2016
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – March 21
On March 21, 1960, white South African police fired more than 700 shots at peaceful black demonstrators, who were protesting discriminatory “pass laws” in the Sharpeville Township...
March 18, 2016