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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...

October 23, 2020

The BCGEU stands in solidarity with Mi’kmaq fishers- BCGEU

October 23, 2020 Via email: chiefsack@sipeknekatik.ca Sipekne'katik First NationChief Michael P. Sack522 Church StreetIndian Brook 14, NSB0N 1H0  Dear Mi'kmaw Nation & Sipekne'katik First Nation, Re:  Solidarity with Mi'kmaw Nation & Sipekne'katik First Nation The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) stands in solidarity with Mi'kmaq fishers. We wish to amplify your call...

October 22, 2020

BCGEU Headquarters office negotiations department

BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICENEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENT  INTERNAL POSTING  October 22, 2020     POSITION: SECRETARY GRADE: LEVEL 3 - MoveUP AGREEMENT A secretary is required to perform secretarial and word processing functions for staff representatives in the Negotiations Department. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful applicant will perform Level 3 duties as assigned. Duties to include: pro...

October 21, 2020

New union office will reflect union values - BCGEU

New union office will reflect union valuesWe have some big news! Our union is building a new Lower Mainland Area Office (LMAO) that will provide BCGEU members and staff with the space and amenities they need, but it will also include much needed affordable housing and childcare spaces as well. We are excited to share this news with members and this bulletin will be the first of many updates as ...

October 20, 2020

Get up to $10,000 in education and retraining support - BCGEU

Have you been laid-off, bumped or had your work hours significantly reduced? Or lost work due to contracting out or cutbacks? Are you interested in upgrading or professional development? Consider applying to the CHRF for education and retraining support of up to $10,000! The Community Health Retraining Fund (CHRF) was negotiated by your union to support workers in the community health subsector...

October 16, 2020

BCGEU concerned about proposed redesign of the Municipal Pension Plan

You're receiving this as a BCGEU member of the Municipal Pension Plan.As you may be aware, the Municipal Pension Plan (MPP) has announced potential changes to the plan and is currently seeking stakeholder feedback on a proposed redesign, by October 23. Despite being the fourth largest union in the MPP and representing thousands of pension-contributing members, the BCGEU is not one of the "Plan ...

October 15, 2020

SECRETARY LEVEL 3 (Temporary 12 month) - Advocacy *REVISED* - BCGEU

  BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTING *REVISED* October 15, 2020     POSITION: SECRETARY – ADVOCACY (Temporary) GRADE: LEVEL 3 - MoveUP AGREEMENT A secretary is required to perform secretarial and word processing functions for staff representatives as required in Advocacy. Term of assignment is up to 12 months or return of incumbent. DUTIES: Will include processing a variety of documen...

October 13, 2020

Fraser Health Authority in Burnaby - Not Enough Time to Complete Care Plan - ...

Rushing can lead to accidents and errors.If a CHW finds that there is not sufficient time to safely complete a care plan please take the following steps: Call your LPN Supervisor and inform them that there is not enough time allotted to safely complete the care plan.   Confirm that the LPN Supervisor will send a dated note to the Case Manager.   Follow up with a short email to the LPN Supervis...

October 09, 2020

Union elections postponed - BCGEU

We hope you are safe and well as we move into the cooler months. COVID-19 has brought adjustments to the way our union operates. For instance, provincial health regulations caused us to have to postpone our June 2020 triennial convention until June 2021. This is to let you know we're also postponing our steward elections until 2021. Local elections are postponed until early 2022.  In the meanti...

October 08, 2020

All Local 803 Members at BC Centre for Ability - Shop Steward Nominations - B...

Nominations are now open for 1 (one) steward position at your worksite and will close on Thursday, October 22, 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...

October 08, 2020

Living Well Home Care Services Inc - Tentative agreement reached - BCGEU

On behalf of the Living Well Bargaining Committee, we are pleased to announce that we have reached a tentative agreement for a one-year extension. The details include 2.5% wage increase retroactive to April 1, 2020. As well, any employee earning less than $17.00 per hour will receive 2.5% retro and the new rate of $17.00 per hour upon ratification.  All employees year one thru four fall in this...

October 07, 2020

BCGEU members covered by HEABC agreements- Payment of Temporary Pandemic Pay ...

Your union has confirmed updated information about the Temporary Pandemic Pay (TPP) program with your employer. In a shift from what was originally announced, the TPP will now be applied to all overtime hours worked by eligible employees in addition to regular hours worked. Since this change to program parameters requires additional calculations, it is our understanding that your employer will ...

October 06, 2020

RainCity Housing & Support Society Princess Rooms - New steward - BCGEU

Nominations closed for 1 steward position on Monday, September 28, 2020. We are pleased to announce that Chantel Mojackie has been acclaimed as the new steward at RainCity Housing & Support Society – Princess Rooms. Please join us in wishing Chantel well in their new position. In Solidarity, Nicki PearsonStaff Representative Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

October 05, 2020

Local 803 Community Health Workers at FHA - Not enough time to complete care ...

Rushing can lead to accidents and errors. If a CHW finds that there is not sufficient time to safely complete a care plan please take the following steps. Email your LPN Supervisor and inform them that there is not enough time allotted to safely complete the care plan. Confirm that the LPN Supervisor will send a dated note to the Case Manager. Keep a record for your reference. This needs to be ...

October 02, 2020

Temporary employment opportunity at LifeLabs - BCGEU

To BCGEU members impacted by workplace closure or disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the union would like to let you know about a temporary employment opportunity to work with fellow BCGEU members at LifeLabs, a Canadian laboratory services provider.   LifeLabs is currently hiring temporary Packaging Clerk positions in Surrey, BC, to support the increase in COVID-19 testing across the pro...

September 29, 2020

Poll finds majority of British Columbians support phasing out for-profit long...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 29, 2020 Poll finds majority of British Columbians support phasing out for-profit long-term care The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the deficiencies of for-profit seniors' care and this issue will be top of mind for voters deciding who to support in the provincial election(Burnaby, B.C.) - A new Research Co. poll has found that a significant majority of British Columb...