HESU - Hospital Employees' Staff Union

This chapter represents the staff at the Hospital Employees’ Union including positions in accounting, administration, building services, communications, equity, legal, payroll, organizing, research and servicing.

Bargaining 2018

Latest Bargaining News

June 19, 2018

A tentative agreement has been reached. Details are available on the HESU bargaining page.


All information relating to bargaining can be found on the HESU bargaining page. This is a password protected page and members will be required to login to access the page. 

At Your Fingertips

Need Help?

Your Labour Relations Officer is Melissa Moroz.

Primary HESU Documents

This area contains documents relating to the HESU chapter and the Collective Agreement. Please note that you may be required to log into the website to access some of the documents.

HESU Executive

President: Jackie Paquette, 604-438-5000 ext. 7056

Vice-President: Barb Lemky 1-800-219-9699 ext. 5258

Secretary: Cherene Palmer, 1-800-742-8001 ext. 5488

Treasurer: Nina Dhillon, 604-438-5000 ext. 7048

Trustee: Taso Kourtessis, 604-438-5000 ext.7167

Chief Shop Steward: Jacquie Janum, 604-438-5000 ext. 7028

Clerical Shop Steward: Debbie Maximick, 604-438-5000 ext. 7052

2018 Bargaining

All information relating to bargaining can be found on the HESU bargaining page.

HESU News

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

A tentative agreement has been reached. Details are available on the HESU Bargaining Page.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

HESU Bargaining Bulletin 1 is now available for members on the password protected bargaining page.

HESU Constitution

In this section

The PEA was formed in 1974, by a group of professionals working in the public sector. The story goes that the founders of the union mortgaged their houses to fund negotiations of the union’s first collective agreement. 

Now, the PEA is BC’s union for professionals. We represent a wide range of professionals including lawyers, foresters, engineers, agrologists, teachers, veterinarians, fundraisers, physiotherapists, pharmacists, psychologists program managers, librarians and more.

Our union is led by the PEA Executive. They represent members from across the chapters of the PEA and set the overall vision and direction for our union.

Resources for our members

Navigating a union can sometime be a challenging process. Under this section of the website you will find resources to help you navigate the PEA. In the members section you'll find expense claim reimbursements, information on the PEA's scholarship and bursary program and our grants and donations program.

Collective bargaining and job action resources explain the process of collective bargaining and what to do in the unlikely event of job action. 

Local reps can also find resources to help them complete their job more effectively. This includes ways to welcome new members, how to take notes in investigation disciplinary meetings and more.

The heart of our union

The PEA is made up of ten chapters, or groups of members who either work for the same employer or are in the same field of work. Each chapter has an elected executive tasked with running the affairs of the chapter. Each chapter is entitled to representation at the PEA Executive, the governing body of the union. 

Our members work for a range of employers: the Province of BC, the University of Victoria, St. Margaret's School, the Family Maintenance Enforcement Program, the Oil and Gas Commission, the Law Society of BC, Legal Services Society, the Okangan Regional Library and health authorities across BC.

Professionals need unions now more then ever

Since the 1970’s, when the PEA was formed, our mission has been to ensure our members can work in safe, productive environments and receive fair and reasonable wages and benefits for the valuable work they do. We help individuals and groups of professional workers to understand the challenges they face in their workplaces and some of the solutions available to them. 

We work with potential members to become certified as a union and achieve the wages, benefits and respect they deserve. 

The Professional | Volume 43 Issue 4

The Professional is the PEA's award-winning, quarterly magazine for members.

The December 2017 issue includes a profile of UVic member Sheryl Karras, a review of the BCFED young workers' camp, a review of the year and an article on Change Day 2017.

Read the December 2017 issue

 

 

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