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

May 25, 2018

BCGEU applauds provincial investment in 1,500 new housing units for women fle...

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) applauds today's announcement by the provincial government that it will build 1,500 new supportive housing units throughout the province for women and children fleeing violence. Over the next 10 years, government will invest $734 million to build this much-needed housing which includes transition houses, safe homes, second-stage and long-te...

May 24, 2018

Local 802 New Executive - BCGEU

I am pleased to add Belinda Walle to your Local Executive, as a Member-at-Large. Please join us in welcoming Belinda. Your Local Executive is as follows: Local Chair                           Charmaine Fines 1st Vice Chair                       Marietta Bippes 2nd Vice Chair                      Joe Sippel Treasurer                             Michelle Whyte Recording Secretary           Carol...

May 23, 2018

Local 812 - Members at Wrinch Memorial Hospital, Hazelton - Steward Election...

The Union is pleased to announce that Ruth Carle has been acclaimed as Steward for your worksite. If you have any questions regarding workplace issues or your Collective Agreement, please feel to contact your Steward In solidarity Mike ScottStaff Representative102-4710 Lazelle AvenueTerrace, BC 250.635.9126 Download 812 FYI Steward Election Results Wrinch Memorial (002).pdfUWU/MoveUP

May 18, 2018

BCGEU Headquarters Office - Internal Posting - BCGEU

  BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICEINTERNAL POSTINGMay 18, 2018     POSITION: SENIOR ADMINISTRATION CLERK – MEMBERSHIP RECORDS GRADE: LEVEL 4 - MoveUP AGREEMENT The BCGEU requires a senior administration clerk to work in the Membership Records Department. DUTIES: Will be required to perform a variety of duties including input of new applications; production of cards; change/update member, steward and ...

May 18, 2018

Community health bargaining commences in Vancouver - BCGEU

Bargaining representatives from the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) met this week with the Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC) in Vancouver to review priorities and begin negotiations. Bargaining proposals were tabled Thursday morning to achieve a new collective agreement with members in community health. "We are off to a very positive start," says BCGEU ...

May 17, 2018

Local 802 Executive - BCGEU

I am pleased to add Erik Fellenius to your Local Executive, as a Member-at-Large. Please join us in congratulating Erik. Your Local Executive is as follows: • Local Chair                                            Charmaine Fines • 1st Vice Chair                                        Marietta Bippes • 2nd Vice Chair                                       Joe Sippel • Treasurer                  ...

May 17, 2018

Coquitlam casino still behind pickets - BCGEU

After five days of job action, a labour dispute at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver in Coquitlam does not appear to be ending anytime soon. Great Canadian Gaming Corp. said in a statement Monday that it has been granted an order by the B.C. Labour Relations Board prohibiting striking workers from blocking entry to the property.    Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 17, 2018

GATEWAY CASINOS NEGOTIATIONS REACH AN IMPASSE - BCGEU

Talks between Gateway Casinos and members of the BC Government and Service Employees Union have broken off. On Tuesday morning, over a hundred employees of Gateway Casinos from Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, and Kamloops rallied in Kelowna to push for higher wages.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 17, 2018

CASINO WORKERS RALLY IN KELOWNA - BCGEU

Employees of Gateway Casinos from Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, and Kamloops gathered in Kelowna Tuesday morning to push for higher wages. Negotiations between the company and the bargaining committee began back in January, but stopped abruptly in March, prompting Tuesday’s demonstration.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 17, 2018

Casino workers nearing strike? - BCGEU

A vocal group of employees from four of the Okanagan's largest casinos rallied in Kelowna this morning as their union headed back to the bargaining table. Approximately 1,400 employees of Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Limited (which operates Playtime Casino in Kelowna, Lake City Casino in Vernon, and Cascades Casinos in Penticton and Kamloops) are pressuring the company to pay them a living...

May 17, 2018

Casino workers press for wage hike - BCGEU

Gateway Casino workers will be rallying Tuesday for higher wages. Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union working at Gateway Casinos and Entertainment in Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon and Kamloops are calling on their employer to improve wages, benefits and working conditions as contract negotiations resume Tuesday.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 15, 2018

Remember Your Right To Refuse Unsafe Work - BCGEU

The BCGEU OHS department would like to remind our members of their right to refuse unsafe work. Right to Refuse Unsafe Work  All workers in our province are entitled to exercise their four basic rights when it comes to Occupational Health and Safety in the workplace. BCGEU members all need to be aware of their rights when performing the tasks and duties of their occupation. Knowing these rights...

May 14, 2018

Call for EXPRESSION OF INTEREST - Community Health Disability Management - BCGEU

Call for EXPRESSION OF INTEREST If you are a Member under the Community Health Agreement, and have a genuine interest and the required skills to provide union support within the Enhanced Disability Management Program, an opportunity exists for you with the Community Health Disability Management (CBA). The Community Health Disability Management team is looking to provide the best service possibl...

May 14, 2018

Gateway casino workers to rally for industry-standard wages as they resume ne...

KELOWNA, B.C., May 14, 2018 – Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Gateway Casinos & Entertainment (Gateway) in Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon, and Kamloops will hold a rally and deliver a petition to their employer calling for improved wages, benefits and working conditions as contract negotiations resume tomorrow.  Contract negotiations broke off on Mar...