To ensure continuity of service during the COVID-19 pandemic, all BCGEU offices are closed and staff are working remotely to assist members.
We recommend that you email the appropriate office if you require assistance.
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.
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...
To: All component 8 membersThe last couple of weeks have been extraordinarily challenging times for all British Columbians, but especially for those working in health care.You can be confident that your union is working on your behalf, and is here to support you during these unprecedented, turbulent times.We hear your concerns, and we are advocating for what you have been calling for. The BCGEU...
Province helps essential service workers find child care
In response to concerns expressed by the BCGEU since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased that the B.C. government has launched a process to provide child care to parents who are essential service workers. This process will match parents who are working on the front lines of B.C.'s COVID-19 response with child care in th...
We are seeing a significant increase in the number of phishing and other fraudulent email scams being sent to BCGEU members, some trying to capitalize on people's fears related to COVID-19. Please review all incoming messages carefully, and if in any doubt about the authenticity of the message, do NOT click on any attachments or links contained within the message, delete the email.
COVID-19 correction: Health supports available through employer benefits – Mar 31 A recent email listing the Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP) available to Lookout Housing and Health Society members was incorrect. The correct provider is Pacific Blue Cross delivered through Homewood Health. To access your EFAP services, call:1 844 PBC-EFAP (1 844 722-3327)www.pbc-efap.ca Again, as...
STAFF REPRESENTATIVEEAST KOOTENAY AREA OFFICE(CRANBROOK)
INTERNAL POSTINGMarch 31, 2020
The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a staff representative to work in the East Kootenay Area office, effective date to be determined.
Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their union by attending membership meetings; assisting in u...
Nominations are now open for 1 (one) steward position at your worksite and will close on Monday, April 13, 2020. 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 abo...
COVID-19 update: Health supports available through employer benefits – Mar 30 As we continue to work together as a province to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, we know that whether you are working on the front lines or are in self-isolation at home, you may be experiencing mental and emotional strain. Your union is working hard to support you when it comes to your rights as a union member, but...
The Provincial Health Officer has ordered that movement between worksites by health care workers in some health care settings must be limited to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in the current pandemic.This order only affects you if you work in any of these four health care settings: Long Term Care Assisted Living Provincial Mental Health Facilities Acute Care If you work in one of the above ...
Thank you to those who submitted their names as nominees and to those who participated in the election for the Member at Large seat on Local 803.
Please be advised that Tyler Hubscher has been elected to the Member at Large seat.
Additionally, the Union would like to ensure all of the 803 members have access to their Local Elected Representatives, their Stewards and their Union Staff Representa...
COVID-19 Update: Home support health and safety – Mar 26
The past few days have been challenging for us all, and we have heard from you that the COVID-19 outbreak is causing significant fear and anxiety. We want to start by acknowledging the important work you do to ensure your clients are safe and healthy. You are on the frontlines of this crisis, and it is critical that your health and safety...
This notice is to advise all BCGEU members at Lookout Housing & Health Society that the following people are the current shop stewards for your worksite:
Elections have closed for one (1) steward position on Friday, March 13, 2020. We are pleased to announce that Christopher O'Brian is the new steward at the Yukon Shelter. Please join us in wishing Christopher well in their new position.In Solidarity,Nicki PearsonStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here.
The BCGEU is taking every measure to work with other unions, the Health Employers Association of BC, the Provincial Health Officer and government to ensure that health care workers are protected at their workplaces and in the community.
As information develops we will be keeping you informed. Please forward issues that you've been unable to resolve at the worksite level to the email health@bcge...