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Care Can’t Wait t-shirt day – Monday, April 10
For the past several months, HEU members have been campaigning hard though the union's Care Can't Wait campaign to improve the deteriorating working conditions in seniors' care. UP...
Selina Robinson on seniors’ care
The BC NDP opposition critic on seniors, Selina Robinson, sat down with the Guardian to talk about the state of residential care and what it means for seniors and the HEU members w...
January 9, 2017
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
Guardian: Government orders review of seniors' care staffing
The growing crisis in seniors’ care isn’t new. But after a week of sustained pressure in the media and the legislature in mid-April, B.C. Health Minister Terry Lake has ordered a r...
May 24, 2016
Guardian: Domestic violence is a workplace issue
We’ve known for a long time about the devastating impact of domestic violence on women and families. But until recently, researchers had not looked into its effects on the workplac...
May 22, 2016
Guardian: Ottawa to launch national inquiry
After years of public pressure and political debate, the federal government announced in early December that it would launch a National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous...
May 21, 2016
CUPE National's Health and Safety Award
HEU members are well aware that health care workers have one of the highest injury rates of all occupations. According to WorkSafeBC’s October 2016 stats, there were 145,803 worker...
March 22, 2017
HEU equity conference coming this spring
HEU’s 2017 Equity Conference will take place May 30 to June 1 at Vancouver’s Hyatt Regency Hotel. Under the theme – Rising Together: Roots, Struggle, Strength – conference particip...
March 14, 2017
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
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