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

October 18, 2017

October 18 is Health Care Assistant Day - BCGEU

October 18 is Health Care Assistant Day On Health Care Assistant Day, we celebrate B.C.'s 38,000 Health Care Assistants, and the thousands of members in our union's Health Services (Component 4) and Community Health Services (Component 8) sectors who provide the valuable, frontline services to seniors and people with chronic illnesses. The term Health Care Assistant includes many different job ...

October 13, 2017

Call for EXPRESSION OF INTEREST - BCGEU

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 BCGEU.   The Community Health Disability Management team is looking to provide the best service possible to our members enrolled in the program and are actively recruiting ...

October 12, 2017

Local 803 Meeting - BCGEU

  TO:            All Local 803 Members LOCAL:       0803 DATE:          Thursday, October 19, 2017 TIME:          6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. PLACE:        BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office (Squamish Room)                  130 – 2920 Virtual Way                  Vancouver   AGENDA Collective Agreement Scheduling, Policy, Overtime OH&S (Right to refuse unsafe work Bargaining (Suggestions or p...

October 12, 2017

Local 803 ParaMed Richmond Union Meeting - BCGEU

Date: Monday, October 23, 2017 Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Place: West Richmond Community Centre   9180 No 1 Road   Cypress Room 2nd Floor   AGENDA M2M Scheduling Hours of work Seniority Grievance process OH&S Issue Refreshments & appetizers will be provided Download as pdf

October 12, 2017

The BC Health Coalition 2017 Conference - BCGEU

The BC Health Coalition 2017 Conference is this year's regional gathering which will bring together many organizations and individuals throughout the province working toward strong public health care in B.C. The 2017 Conference will take place in Vancouver, BC (Coast Salish Territories) and on October 27th and 28th, 2017. What:  The conference is an opportunity to connect with organizers, res...

October 11, 2017

Retroactive payments for wage increases for We Care Home Health Services - BCGEU

As per the ratification agreement, We Care has issued retroactive payments in relation to negotiated wage increases. The employer has based their retro payments on actual hours worked, but did not factor in the following hours to the payment:  statutory holidays worked; statutory days earned; and vacation pay It is the union's position that retro pay should include all hours as above for calc...

October 10, 2017

Discussion at Joint Labour Management Meeting for Local 803 Bayshore Home Hea...

As follow-up to our last Joint Labour Management Meeting, the Union would like members to be aware of the following. Step 1 – Hours Investigation Forms Whenever a regular CHW receives fewer than their posted hours (example R-35), they may complete a Step 1 Hours Investigation form. The Employer must investigate to make sure that you received all hours available to you, according to seniority. T...

October 05, 2017

Health care assistants experience highest number of workplace injuries in B.C...

When most people think of dangerous jobs in B.C., it's probably a safe bet that a health care assistant isn't on their radar. According to workplace statistics, it should be. The women and men working as frontline caregivers in residential care homes and hospitals have a workplace injury rate of 8.7 per 100 workers - four times the B.C. average of 2.1 for all workers.   Read more...

October 04, 2017

Local 407 & 807 Enhanced Stewards Training - BCGEU

Date:       November 9, 2017 Time:       9:00am to 5:00pm Location: Kelowna Area Office                 1064 Borden Avenue   TOPICS ON THE AGENDA Health and Safety Grievance handling   Please contact the Kelowna Area Office at 250.763.6405 or toll free 1.800.667.1132 to register. Seating is limited so please RSVP by November 2, 2017. Lunch will be provided.   In solidarity, Cathy SeagrisStaff...