Hospital Employees' Union

Location: Burnaby, BC

Number of members: 43,000

Client since: 2013

Website: http://www.heu.org

The Hospital Employees' Union is the oldest healthcare union in British Columbia – representing more than 43,000 members working for public, non-profit and private employers. And as the B.C. health care services division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), HEU is part of the biggest union in Canada. HEU members work in all areas of the health care system – acute care hospitals, residential care facilities, community group homes, outpatient clinics and medical labs, community social services, and First Nations health agencies – providing both direct and non-direct care services. Since 1944, HEU has advocated for better working and caring conditions, defended public health care delivery, and spoken out against privatization. HEU has a long history as a strong, democratic, socially-conscious union and a passionate defender of Canada's universal, public health care system.