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 Scholarships - BCGEU

Applications for the 2019 BCGEU Scholarship program are now being accepted. The union will award $60,000 in scholarships to students in post-secondary education. Full-time scholarships are worth $2,000 and part-time scholarships are worth $1,000.Apply online here. Applicants must be: A BCGEU member; or related to a current, retired or deceased BCGEU member or staff[1], and A current or prospec...

April 18, 2019

Staff Representative Advocacy/WCB - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE ADVOCACY/WCB  INTERNAL POSTING April 18, 2019   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Workers' Compensation Appeal section, effective date to be determined. The term of assignment is up to 4 months or to return of incumbent. DUTIES: The successful applicant will provide advice, assistance and representatio...

April 17, 2019

Better supports for mental-health disorders related to trauma experienced at ...

As you may have heard, this week the provincial government announced that it will make it easier for emergency dispatchers, nurses and publicly funded health-care assistants to access workers' compensation for mental-health disorders that come from work-related trauma. Component 8 members in community health routinely serve as the first contact for people experiencing trauma. Yet until now, you...

April 17, 2019

Transfer of Home Support Workers - BCGEU Members at Bayshore, Paramed, We Ca...

Dear Member, As you likely know, the Fraser Health Authority (FHA) and the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (VCH) are not renewing their contracts for home support services with your employer, effective March 31, 2020. The Health Authorities want to maintain continuity of care as much as possible during the transition and also want to maintain the continuity of employment for the affected wor...

April 16, 2019

Staff Representative (Temporary) Research & Interactive (R&I) Services - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE RESEARCH & INTERACTIVE (R&I) SERVICES  INTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTINGApril 16, 2019   The B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union requires a temporary staff representative (political action campaigner) for its Research & Interactive (R&I) services, effective date to be determined. The term of assignment is up to 12 months or to return of incumbent.  The posi...

April 16, 2019

Local 803 Executive By-Election - BCGEU

Thank you to the members who have put their name forward to fill the vacant Member-at-Large position on the Local 803 Executive. As we currently have only one vacant position and four candidates, we will be having an election. Members will be able to vote for one of the following Candidates for the Member-at-Large Position:  Elizabeth Look Melchora Casiano Surjit Jaswal Rishab Rajdev  Electro...

April 16, 2019

VCH – Strathcona Mental Health Shop Steward Election Result - BCGEU

The Union is pleased to announce that Kate Sonego has been acclaimed as the new Local 803 steward at VCH-Strathcona Mental Health.   Please join us in wishing Kate well in her new position. If you require contact information for a shop steward, call the BCGEU at 604-215-1499.   In solidarity, Chad BlackeyStaff Representative Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

April 16, 2019

Local 804 Union meeting Monday, May 6, 2019 - BCGEU

COMPONENT: Community Health Services LOCAL: 804 DATE: Monday, May 6, 2019 TIME:  5:00 p.m. – Executive Meeting 6:00 – 8:00 pm – General Meeting PLACE: BCGEU Fraser Valley Office 8555 198A Street, Langley Twp Fraser Room AGENDA Introductions Local Elections April 1, 2019 Renewed Collective Agreement Labour Council Delegates Member's Q&A For members who wish to attend and participate in th...

April 16, 2019

STEP UP Education Session - BCGEU

You are invited to join us and your fellow BCGEU members for a day of education at the Peace River Area Office. STEP UP, our introductory, one-day course, will introduce you to the BCGEU, explore our common values, union culture, and our diverse community of members. Through stories of solidarity and courage, you will gain the strength and support you need to begin your journey as a new or retu...

April 12, 2019

Peace River Area office - Secretary LEVEL 5 - MoveUP agreement - BCGEU

BCGEU PEACE RIVER AREA OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTING April 12, 2019     POSITION: SECRETARY GRADE: LEVEL 5 - MOVEUP AGREEMENT A secretary is required to provide secretarial support to staff representatives in the Peace River Area Office. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful applicant will perform Level 5 duties as assigned. Duties to include: processing a variety of documents on a personal...

April 12, 2019

Senior Departmental Clerk – Negotiations Department BCGEU

BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTING  April 12, 2019    POSITION: SENIOR DEPARTMENTAL CLERK – NEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENT GRADE: LEVEL 6 – MOVEUP AGREEMENT A Senior Departmental Clerk is required for the Negotiations Department. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Will include: Overseeing the work of the staff in the Negotiations Department; assigning non-routine work; monitoring and reporting pe...

April 12, 2019

Local 802 Executive & General Meeting May 15, 2019 - BCGEU

COMPONENT: Community Health Services LOCAL: Local 802 Executive & General Meeting DATE: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 TIME: 5:45 p.m. Executive meeting 6:30p.m. General meeting PLACE: BCGEU Area Office, Nanaimo 106 – 1650 Terminal Avenue North AGENDA General Business Anti-bullying/Respectful workplace Low Wage Redress Scott De Long, Vice President Community Health Services will be in attendance...

April 12, 2019

Staff Representative Negotiations Department - Internal/External posting

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE NEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENT   INTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTING April 11, 2019   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a staff representative 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 strategies; developm...

April 11, 2019

Health Services & Support – Community Subsector Community Health Low Wage Red...

Two telephone town hall meetings were held Monday, April 8 at 1pm and 6pm to explain the application of the low wage redress monies. There were technical issues with the dial out for the 6pm call and unfortunately that meant that many of you couldn't get on to the call. Please accept our apologies for this unanticipated frustration in getting this important information out to you. We've posted ...

April 10, 2019

Looking into the new report on B.C. money laundering - BCGEU

The B.C. government released a report from Peter German, noting that B.C. does not have a single federal RCMP officer dedicated to investigating money laundering. Stephanie Smith, President of the BCGEU joined Adam Stirling to talk more about the report. see video here.. UWU/MoveUP

April 08, 2019

Only a public inquiry can reveal the full scope of money laundering in B.C. -...

BURNABY – Today the B.C. government released the initial details of investigator Peter German's latest report on money laundering in the province, which disclosed that B.C. does not have a single federal RCMP officer dedicated to investigating money laundering. As the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) continues to call for a public inquiry into organized crime, opioids and mone...