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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

Happening soon – Local meetings to elect convention delegates - BCGEU

Once every three years members from across the province elect their representatives to convention. They're called delegates. The next BCGEU convention will take place June 9-12, 2021. These delegates attend BCGEU convention and vote on important resolutions, and in the election of the President, Treasurer, and Executive Vice-Presidents. For more information on convention, check out the latest i...

COVID-19: BCGEU office closure details - BCGEU

Since the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak in January, your union has been closely monitoring the situation and acting decisively based on the best available science and expert recommendations to keep members and staff healthy, safe, and informed while maintaining core services and supports for our 80,000+ members across the province during this critical time.Yesterday, I convened the firs...

April 08, 2021

Health Career Access Program MOA - BCGEU

The Health Services and Support - Community Subsector Association of Bargaining Agents (CBA), the Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC), and the BC Ministry of Health have reached an agreement in regards to the Health Career Access Program. It has been identified that there is a significant shortage of registered care aides in British Columbia and it is expected to grow as a ...

April 07, 2021

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE - LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE   INTERNAL POSTING April 7, 2021   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a staff representative to work in the Lower Mainland Area Office, effective date to be determined.   DUTIES: Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their union by attending membership meetings; assisting in union ele...

April 07, 2021

Staff Representative (Temporary) Lower mainland area office

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTINGApril 7, 2021   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Lower Mainland Area Office, effective date to be determined. The term of the assignment is up to 8 months or return of incumbent. DUTIES: Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day ...

April 01, 2021

COVID-19 unpaid vaccination leave - BCGEU

COVID-19 unpaid vaccination leaveOur union welcomed government's announcement today to provide better protections for workers requiring leave to get vaccinated for COVID-19. As part of B.C.'s Immunization Plan, part-time and full-time workers are now entitled to take unpaid leave from work to get the vaccine. This is a result of changes to the Employment Standards Act that also include taking t...

March 31, 2021

Lookout Housing & Health Society - Seniority Adjustments – 36.25 hours per we...

Lookout had a past practice of the full-time hours of work being 36.25 per week, and they breached the collective agreement by offering some employees 37.5 hours per week without the Union's agreement. The Union and the Employer recently reached a mediated resolution to grievances filed on this issue, with the assistance of Arbitrator Ken Saunders. As a result the Employer is required to allow ...

March 30, 2021

All Local 803 Fraser Health - Burnaby Home Support Community Health Workers -...

Good news! We received two nominations for the one additional Joint Labour Management representative position for Burnaby Home Support Workers. As we have one (1) vacant position and two candidates, we will be holding an election.Members will be able to vote for one (1) of the following candidates for the one additional Joint Labour Management representative position: Elizabeth Look Paz Mazare...

March 29, 2021

BCGEU members ratify collective agreement with Vancouver Island seniors' care...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 29, 2021BCGEU members ratify collective agreement with Vancouver Island seniors' care facilityAfter several months of unsuccessful negotiations, as well as a unanimous vote to strike if a deal could not be reached, B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) members at Nanaimo Seniors Village have voted by a strong majority to ratify their new collective ag...

March 26, 2021

Day of Mourning 2021 - BCGEU

Every year, on April 28, BCGEU members across the province come together to honour and remember co-workers and family members who were injured, made sick or killed because of something that happened at work. Because of COVID-19, our coming together this year will once again look different but will be no less important. In 2020, 173 workers died due to work, and with many jurisdictions concerned...

March 25, 2021

Some visitation restrictions to be lifted in long-term care and assisted living

The provincial government announced today that effective April 1, 2021 a number of the visitation restrictions currently in place in long-term care and assisted living facilities in B.C. will be lifted or relaxed. Click here to see the announcement and list of restrictions being eased.As this transition takes place our members' safety at work is our top priority. Government has promised to prov...

March 22, 2021

Nominations for 1 Shop Steward - Pacifica Treatment Centre - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 1 (one) steward position at your worksite and will close on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. Some of the roles of a steward are: Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement.  Supporting co-workers in meetings with management. Listening to co-workers ...

March 20, 2021

Update on frontline workers prioritized for COVID-19 immunization - BCGEU

For months the BCGEU has been working hard to make sure frontline essential workers would be offered vaccines as soon as possible. This week's announcement that more than 300,000 front-line workers will be eligible for immunization starting in April is great news-especially for thousands of BCGEU members in child-care and corrections who are among the priority groups listed.    However, thousan...