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

August 17, 2017

Enhanced Disability Management Program (EDMP) and Medical Confidentiality - B...

The Collective Agreement requires your Employer's full participation in the EDMP Program. This program is intended to help you with any illness or injury that is preventing you from working or is causing you to struggle at work. When you participate in the EDMP program, your medical information remains confidential and is not given to the Employer. Also, any fees for filling out medical forms w...

August 15, 2017

We Care Home Health Services Ratification Information and Vote Meeting - BCGEU

Please attend one of the meetings scheduled. At the meeting, we will provide answers to any questions related to ratification and you will be provided with a comprehensive ratification document showing the tentative changes to the collective agreement. You will have an opportunity to vote on the agreement at the meeting. We ask that you be patient and attend one of these meetings so the bargain...

August 11, 2017

Community health workers avoid strike action, negotiate tentative agreement -...

BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) members have reached a tentative agreement with their employer, We Care Home Health Services, a decision that came late last night before a rotating strike was set to begin this morning. After joining the union last July, the BCGEU bargaining committee began negotiations to improve working conditions for the 221 community health workers at the ...

August 11, 2017

Strike Action Averted – Tentative Agreement Reached for We Care Home Health S...

At 10:00 pm last night, a last minute tentative agreement was reached between We Care and your BCGEU bargaining committee. As a result, the strike action scheduled for today will not be necessary. Your bargaining committee wishes to thank you for all your support and the resolve the BCGEU members have shown during this tense and difficult round of negotiations. Information and ratification mee...

August 10, 2017

Hearts and Hands Conference – Victoria - BCGEU

Attention all Health Care Workers in Component 4 and 8 in Areas 01 & 02    Hearts and Hands Conference – Victoria  Interested in participating in this year's Hearts and Hands Conference in Victoria? The conference is a day of celebration and education for BC's health care assistants, care aides and community health workers, and will take place October 26th in Victoria at the Saanich Fair Gr...

August 10, 2017

Hearts and Hands Conference – Vancouver - BCGEU

Attention all Health Care Workers in Component 4 and 8 in Areas 03 & 04  Hearts and Hands Conference – Vancouver Interested in participating in this year's Hearts and Hands Conference in Vancouver? The conference is a day of celebration and education for BC's health care assistants, care aides and community health workers, and will be held on October 3rd in Vancouver at the Italian Cultural...

August 09, 2017

0810 Worksite Visit Cancelled - BCGEU

THIS WORKSITE VISIT HAS BEEN CANCELLED   Kathie Browne, Local 0810 Chair, and RoseAnne Papp, Local 0810 2nd Vice Chair, will be visiting worksites in Fort Nelson. These visits will take place on August 18, 2017, according to the following:   Mental Health & Addictions – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Health Unit – 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.   The purpose of the Worksite Visits are to meet members in the wo...

August 08, 2017

Community health workers launch strike for fair wages and fair scheduling - B...

Following several months of unsuccessful negotiations seeking fair wages and fair scheduling provisions, 221 community support workers will go on strike Friday. The workers, employed by home support agency We Care Home Health Services, will initiate a rotating strike to emphasize the need for a fair contract.  “Community health workers are trained professionals, and the vital work they do must ...

August 08, 2017

Strike Action To Begin in Maple Ridge Area Friday, August 11th - BCGEU

72 hour strike notice was served on your Employer this morning at 9:02 am. To begin the strike, we will use a rotating strike strategy beginning with Maple Ridge on Friday Aug 11th at 9:02 am until Thursday Aug 17th at which point the Maple Ridge will return to full services on Aug 18th and a new area will be rotated into the strike that day. If you work in another area it will be business as u...