CUPE has both a provincial division and a health services division in British Columbia

CUPE BC is the province’s largest labour union, representing more than 85,000 workers in more than 170 locals.

CUPE BC has long advocated for strong communities, pay equity legislation, and safe, inclusive workplaces. The union has also spearheaded campaigns against harmful interprovincial trade agreements, and against the privatization of public water systems.

Karen Ranalletta was elected president of CUPE BC in May 2021.

Regional office: 

6222 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC
V5H 0G3
Tel: (604) 291-1940
Fax: (604) 291-1194


Hospital Employees’ Union

The Hospital Employees’ Union is the B.C. health services division of CUPE representing 50,000 members in more than 270 locals. It’s the largest and oldest health care union in the province.

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.

Barb Nederpel was elected president of HEU in November 2018.

Regional office:

5000 North Fraser Way
Burnaby, B.C. V5J 5M3
1-800-663-5813 (toll-free)
Fax: 604-739-1510