B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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

BCGEU members in the public service – your new collective agreement between t...

The new 18th Main Public Service Agreement and Component Agreements are in effect as of April 1, 2019. BCGEU members who work in the B.C. public service ratified these agreements last year following five weeks of negotiations.The agreements are for three years and expire on March 31, 2022. The main agreement features many improvements, such as: a two per cent general wage increase in each year...

2019 BCGEU scholarship winners announced - BCGEU

Congratulations to the 2019 BCGEU Scholarship Winners. The BCGEU is pleased to support our 2019 scholarship recipients in their continuing education. (Winners will receive a letter in the mail with instructions on how to claim their scholarship). 2019 Scholarship Winners List This year, applicants were asked to write an essay on one of three topics: How can unions lead the way on climate chang...

July 15, 2019

BCGEU statement opposing Quebec Bill 21 – religious symbol ban - BCGEU

On behalf of 79,000 members, including over 33,000 public service workers in B.C., the BCGEU condemns the decision of the Coalition Avenir Quebec Government to pass Bill 21 in Quebec which bans the wearing of religious symbols by public service workers in a position of authority. Any public employee should have the freedom to express their religious and spiritual beliefs in a safe and secure en...

July 12, 2019

Local 0810 members - Nomination for chairperson - BCGEU

Interest for the vacant position of Chairperson on the Local 0810 Executive has been received, therefore nominations for this position are now open. Local 0810 Chairperson Nomination forms are attached and may be copied. The term is until 2020. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each Local Executive position is available from your area office. The deadline for nominations i...

July 11, 2019

Join us to commemorate 100 years of standing up for our rights at work – cele...

On July 26, 1919, a group of provincial government employees gathered in Vancouver to form an organization dedicated to fighting for their rights at work. Included in their stated goals were: a fair policy for promotions, equal pay for equal work for women, the abolition of patronage, and a civil service commission with employee representation. Through many changes in our union and the world ar...

July 11, 2019

Registration is now open for the biannual BCGEU/Compensation Employees' Union...

Due to the overwhelming response, we are currently taking registrations for a waitlist at this time. Thank you.   BCGEU/CEU Health & Safety ConferenceFriday, October 4 – Saturday, October 5Pacific Gateway Hotel, RichmondClick here to register  The focus of this conference will be on psychological health and safety. Promoting mental health and preventing psychological harm at work is an emer...

July 10, 2019

Stephanie Smith: Seniors’ home support to improve after 20 years of decline -...

After a lifetime of working, paying taxes, raising families and making countless contributions to society, less than 60 minutes a day is all we are giving back to most B.C. seniors requiring support to live at home. It's shameful, and a problem that weighs heavily on the minds of many as the province's population aged 65 and older expands rapidly. But the seniors' home support system wasn't alw...

July 09, 2019

BCGEU President Stephanie Smith writes to Premier Ford in support of the Onta...

BURNABY, July 9, 2019 - BCGEU president, Stephanie Smith, writes to Premier Ford in support of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union and their stance against the government's movement towards breaking The Beer Store contract and privatizing provincial agencies like the Liquor Control Board of Ontario.  The letter addresses the negative impact of privatization for workers and communities, p...

July 09, 2019

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) - VICTORIA AREA OFFICE - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) VICTORIA AREA OFFICE   INTERNAL POSTING July 9, 2019   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Victoria Area office for up to 6 months or to return of incumbent, effective date to be determined. DUTIES: Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their union by a...

July 09, 2019

Staff Representative (2 Positions) Negotiations Department - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (2 Positions) NEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENT   INTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTING July 9, 2019   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires two staff representatives to work in the Negotiations Department, effective date to be determined.   DUTIES:   Negotiations: Working with bargaining units and bargaining councils to develop collective agreement proposals and bargaining ...

July 04, 2019

New steward email box for members at Cottonwood, Connolly, Cypress Lodge (Fr...

Please note that your worksite shop stewards (Angie Olafson and Shameer Shamji) have set up a separate email box for all shop steward inquiries.   Going forward, kindly send all collective agreement questions or concerns to bcgeustewardccc@gmail.com.     In Solidarity   Jennifer Arnold BCGEU Staff Representative     Download PDF of notice hereUWU/MoveUP

July 02, 2019

Voicing our concerns: BCGEU recommendations to the provincial Budget 2020 pro...

Each year, our union makes budget recommendations to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services. This usually happens in the Fall and it's our chance to offer our input into next year's budget. This year, the process has been moved up several months. Late last week, we submitted our written report to the committee. It reflects the feedback of your senior elected leadership...

June 27, 2019

The Salvation Army Detox membership meeting - BCGEU

The term of your collective agreement ended on March 31, 2019 and we received no nominations for bargaining committee members when we put the call out earlier this year. We want to talk to you about what issues you think would be important to bring forward to bargaining and will be asking again for nominations to the bargaining committee. JOIN US: Date Tuesday, July 9 Location 3rd Floor Boardro...

June 25, 2019

We Care Home Health Services town hall invitation - BCGEU

The Health Authorities (Fraser and Vancouver Coastal) are hosting meetings for the members who intend to transfer. The BCGEU will be attending these meetings and available to provide information and answer your questions. All sessions at the Comfort Inn, 8255 – 116th Street, Surrey: Tuesday, July 21:30 pm to 2:30 pm Wednesday, July 3 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Wednesday, July 37:30 pm to 8:30 pm In sol...

June 24, 2019

Meal periods for members at Lookout Housing & Health Society - BCGEU

The Union wishes to ensure you are aware that if you are working an overnight shift and are unable to leave the worksite during your designated meal break that you are to be paid for the meal break at straight time pay.   Article: 14.6 Meal Periods   (c) An employee who has been designated by the Employer to be available for work during his/her meal period will receive pay for the meal period ...

June 21, 2019

Living Well Home Care Services Inc. worksite stewards - BCGEU

  Please be advised the following members below have been acclaimed as stewards for your worksite: Jesusa Delos Santos - jesusa.delossantos@yahoo.caRodelyn Robles - rodrobles@gmail.com  Cynthia Mantiquilla - cynthia5036@gmail.com In solidarity Andrea MearsStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

June 21, 2019

Report recommends better support for community health workers and more home s...

The Office of the Seniors Advocate has released a new report, Home Support…We Can Do Better, which undertakes a comprehensive review of B.C.'s home support system and makes seven recommendations for improvement – both for seniors and Community Health Workers (CHWs). For seniors, the system can do better by making the program more affordable. The report found that it's actually cheaper for a sen...