B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

COMPONENT 8 - COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES

Component 8 includes members who provide health services in our communities.

They work in home support, drug and alcohol treatment centres, adult day care, detox and emergency shelters, women's clinics, services to seniors, mental health group homes, regional health units and other community-based health services.

NEWS & UPDATES

2019 BCGEU Scholarships - BCGEU

The 2019 Scholarship Programs has now closed and winners will be posted to the website in mid-June. Applications for the 2019 BCGEU Scholarship program are now being accepted. The union will award $60,000 in scholarships to students in post-secondary education. Full-time scholarships are worth $2,000 and part-time scholarships are worth $1,000.Apply online here. Applicants must be: A BCGEU me...

BCGEU members in the public service – your new collective agreement between t...

The new 18th Main Public Service Agreement and Component Agreements are in effect as of April 1, 2019. BCGEU members who work in the B.C. public service ratified these agreements last year following five weeks of negotiations.The agreements are for three years and expire on March 31, 2022. The main agreement features many improvements, such as: a two per cent general wage increase in each year...

May 17, 2019

Organizer (Temporary) - Organizing Department - BCGEU

  ORGANIZER (Temporary) ORGANIZING DEPARTMENT   INTERNAL POSTING May 17, 2019       The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary organizer to work in the Organizing Department. Term of assignment is up to 12 months. Effective date to be determined. DUTIES: To perform a wide range of duties associated with organizing in the public and/or private sectors. To respond to ca...

May 17, 2019

BCGEU members approve job action at Telus Employer Solutions - BCGEU

B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union members who provide payroll services to the B.C. Government voted overwhelmingly to approve strike action to support their contract negotiations with Telus Employer Solutions (formerly Telus Sourcing Solutions), the BCGEU announced today. Members voted 100 per cent in favour of strike action at a strike vote held on Thursday.   The main issues in bar...

May 16, 2019

BC government applauded for launching inquiry into money laundering - BCGEU

The B.C. government's decision Wednesday to launch a public inquiry into money laundering is being applauded by politicians and other advocates. Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 15, 2019

Call for Nominations for 3 Stewards- Living Well Home Care Services - BCGEU

Do you want to learn new skills? Are you a good listener and problem solver? Do you want to help your co-workers? Nominations are now open for 3 Stewards at your worksite. This is an opportunity to be a workplace leader. Please see your steward or your Union board for nomination forms. If you want to nominate a co-worker or become a steward. The Union provides training and you will be support...

May 15, 2019

BCGEU applauds inquiry announcement, calls for broad mandate and resources

(BURNABY) – The BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) is applauding the B.C. government’s decision to call a public inquiry into money laundering headed by B.C. Supreme Court Justice Austin Cullen. And the union is praising its members for their advocacy over the last six months as a key driver in the government’s decision. “Like all British Columbians, our members want answers abo...

May 14, 2019

Local 803 Members - Nomination for one (1) Local Executive Member-at-Large - ...

Want to get more involved in Your Union? This is a great opportunity!   Nominations are now open for the following position on the local executive: Member at Large              one (1) position The deadline for nominations to be received in the Lower Mainland Area Office is: 4:00pm, Monday, May 27, 2019 If you are interested in this position, please complete and send to the Union:  The attache...

May 14, 2019

Community Health Services & Support - Community Subsector Low Redress Update ...

In addition to wages, Low Wage Redress monies were also used to implement a night shift premium equivalent to the premium provided for in the Facilities sub-sector. Changes to the collective agreement to implement this premium have been agreed and can be found below.The summary is that night shift premiums will be paid to all workers who work the major portion of their shift between midnight an...

May 10, 2019

National Nursing Week 2019 - BCGEU

Every day our communities rely on the incredible contribution and commitment of front-line health care providers. Nursing Week is a chance to celebrate and acknowledge the outstanding job done by these caring professionals. "Nurses play a huge part in caring for our communities. Whether they are LPNs or RNs, working in residential care facilities, or other front-line services, they go to work e...

May 10, 2019

Congratulations to Elizabeth Look who is the new Member-at-Large for Local 80...

Please be advised the following members are on your Local 803 Executive:   • Chairperson                      Masoud Aminzavvar • 1st Vice Chairperson         Florentina Kelly • 2nd Vice Chairperson        Roxanne Martel • Treasurer                           Seyran Enveri • Recording Secretary          Richard Consalvi • Member-at-Large:              Denise Herbert (Sunshine Coast)             ...

May 07, 2019

Local 802 Worksite Visits - BCGEU

802 Local Chairperson, Charmaine Fines, will be within your area visiting with BCGEU Members at their worksites on Friday, May 17th in Port Alberni. If you would like to meet with Charmaine or have her visit you at your worksite, please contact Charmaine Fines directly to make arrangements by emailing her at cefines@shaw.caor by calling 250-720-3028  In solidarity  Charmaine FinesLocal 802 Chai...

May 06, 2019

BCGEU remembers Bobbi Pettett - BCGEU

On behalf of the members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union I extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Bobbi Pettett, who passed away on May 5, 2019. Bobbi was a dedicated activist and beginning in 1989, she held many positions in the union from steward, local chair, and bargaining committee member to component chair and member of the provincial executive. She ...

May 02, 2019

BCGEU disappointed to see campaign opposing reform to improve seniors’ care -...

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is disappointed to see today's launch of the BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) campaign opposing the provincial government's decision to bring home support services in-house under the Fraser Health, Vancouver Coastal Health and Vancouver Island Health authorities. The BCGEU has been lobbying to bring home care support workers under go...

May 01, 2019

Full Stack Developer Administrative Representative - Administration departmen...

Full Stack Developer (ADMINISTRATIVE REPRESENTATIVE – ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT (IT Services)) INTERNAL / EXTERNAL POSTING May 1, 2019 The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary administrative representative to work in the IT Services section of the Administration Department, for up to one (1) year or until return of the incumbent. Effective date to be determined DUTI...

April 29, 2019

BCGEU Defends Two-Tier Wages in Community Services Sector - BCGEU

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith draws on her experience as an early childhood educator to explain her frustration with the debate over a pay increase that's only going to unionized workers in the community social services sector.  Smith said the complaints about the selective raises reminded her of the children's story about the Little Red Hen.    Read more... UWU/MoveUP

April 26, 2019

Join us at Day of Mourning ceremonies across B.C. - BCGEU

BCGEU members from communities around our province will be attending Day of Mourning events on April 28th. Some will be there to honour and remember their co-workers and family members. Some will attend to show solidarity with those who have been affected by the death of a worker. The provincial government will be lowering flags on all provincial government buildings to honour the day.  In 2018...

April 25, 2019

Upcoming worksite visits in Fort Nelson - BCGEU

The Area 10 Cross Component Committee will be in Fort Nelson on the afternoon of May 2, 2019 conducting worksite visits. The purpose of the worksite visits are to meet members in the worksite; show our appreciation of all of your hard work; hear your stories; and have an opportunity to share current campaigns with you. Our agenda is to start the visits at 1:30, continuing through the afternoon ...