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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

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...

May 03, 2021

Remembering Component 1 member Bikramdeep Randhawa

On behalf of 80,000+ members across the province, the BCGEU offers our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and loved ones of Local 104 member Bikramdeep Randhawa as they grieve his sudden and senseless death on Saturday, May 1st. While the loss of any member under any circumstance is a tragedy, Bikramdeep's youth and the violent, and public nature of his death make this loss harder to b...

April 30, 2021

How the BC Budget affects you – BCGEU analysis

BC Budget Analysis 2021/22Moving in the right direction, but at the wrong speed. On April 20, the BC NDP delivered its first budget and fiscal plan since winning a new majority mandate in the October 2020 general election. More importantly, this was the government's first official budget since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020. Budget 2021 includes significant funds for em...

April 28, 2021

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) - WEST KOOTENAY AREA OFFICE - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) WEST KOOTENAY AREA OFFICE   INTERNAL POSTING April 28, 2021   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the West Kootenay Area Office, effective date to be determined. The term of the assignment is up to 3 months or return of incumbent.   DUTIES:   · Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-...

April 26, 2021

New Shop Steward - RainCity Housing & Support Society Sechelt - BCGEU

Nominations closed for 1 steward position on April 8, 2021We are pleased to announce that Kash Bajaj has been acclaimed as the new steward at Raincity Housing – Sechelt Please join us in wishing Kash well in their new position.Nicki PearsonStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here. UWU/MoveUP

April 26, 2021

New Shop Steward - Gibsons Modular Housing - BCGEU

Nominations closed for 1 steward position on April 8, 2021.We are pleased to announce that Robby Gillard has been acclaimed as the new steward at Raincity Housing – Gibsons Modular Please join us in wishing Robby well in their new position.In solidarityNicki PearsonStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here. UWU/MoveUP

April 23, 2021

Pacifica Treatment Centre - New Shop Steward - BCGEU

Nominations closed for 1 steward position on April 21, 2021.We are pleased to announce that Olivia Alexis has been acclaimed as the new steward at Pacifica Treatment Centre.Please join us in wishing Olivia well in her new position.In solidarityNicki PearsonStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here  UWU/MoveUP

April 22, 2021

The Provincial Spring 2021 - BCGEU

Check out the latest issue of The Provincial This issue has convention candidate statements, updates on the Fight for Essential Pay for BC Liquor Distribution Branch workers, COVID and Women a call for a just recovery, and a big win for the members in the Community Living Sector. UWU/MoveUP

April 22, 2021

Chartwell’s pandemic profiteering off seniors’ care demonstrates need to move...

The B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is appalled to learn that Chartwell Retirement Residences, where the union represents 125 members at two of its long-term care facilities in B.C., provided executive bonuses for "100% customer satisfaction during the pandemic" while at the same time rejecting a proposal to provide frontline workers a living wage despite their tireless e...

April 20, 2021

Members at Lookout and Raincity - Critical Incident and Mental Health Support...

The union has been made aware of the critical incident that occurred at Lookout's Grouse Hotel Wednesday, April 14. We are currently working with your elected leaders and stewards to ensure a proper investigation, risk assessment and follow up happens from Lookout Housing and Health Society. While that process is ongoing, our immediate concern is the health, safety and wellbeing of any members ...

April 20, 2021

BCGEU applauds investments in sectors like childcare and seniors care; urges ...

Victoria, B.C. – The BCGEU is applauding Budget 2021's support for the critical public services needed to get B.C. through the pandemic. But the union representing tens of thousands of members direct government and throughout the province's broader public sector is highlighting that more needs to be done to support workers as we move towards recovery. "Our members' top priority for Budget 2021 ...

April 19, 2021

L803 - FHA Burnaby Home Support CHW - BCGEU

Joint Labour Management Committee Election Results  Elections have closed for one (1) additional Joint Labour Management representative on Thursday April 15, 2021. We are pleased to announce that Paz Mazaredo is the new Joint Labour Management representative for Burnaby Home Support Workers.Please join us in wishing Paz well in their new position.In solidarityNicki Pearson Staff RepresentativeD...

April 16, 2021

FHA – Maple Ridge Public Health - Steward nominations - BCGEU

Please be advised that the following member has been acclaimed as a Steward at Fraser Health Authority, Maple Ridge Public Health. Roslyn Albanese Should you have any questions or concerns at your worksite, please contact the above noted Steward. If a Steward is unsure of the answer to your question or concern, they will call the Union on your behalf and speak to the Staff Representative for ...

April 16, 2021

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...

April 14, 2021

Local 810 - Steward Election Results - BCGEU

Nominations for Steward in Local 0810 closed on March 26, 2021. Renata Ambrosi has been elected as Steward in Local 0810. Please join us in wishing Renata well in this position! Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

April 13, 2021

B.C. liquor and cannabis workers rally for essential pay at Finance Minister’...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 13, 2021B.C. liquor and cannabis workers rally for essential pay at Finance Minister's offices  BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – After more than a year of serving the public safely and peacefully at publicly-owned liquor and cannabis stores and warehouses without financial acknowledgement of their pandemic working conditions, B.C. Government and Service Employees'...