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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

June 30, 2022

Congratulations to the 2022 BCGEU Scholarship Winners. - BC General Employees...

The BCGEU is pleased to support our 2022 scholarship recipients in their continuing education. Click here for 2022 winners (Winners will be mailed a letter with instructions on how to claim their scholarship).   This year, applicants were asked to write an essay on one of five topics:   The BC provincial government recently passed legislation for paid sick leave for all workers. Do you think t...

June 30, 2022

Reminder – Five days paid sick leave available to all VCHA casuals - BC Gener...

Casual employees at Vancouver Coastal Health are reminded that you are now entitled to up to five days per calendar year of paid sick leave. This new entitlement comes from changes to BC's Employment Standards Act (ESA) after successful lobbying by the labour movement, including the BCGEU. In particular, staff who do not currently have access to paid sick leave such as casuals or staff with ins...

June 30, 2022

Administrative Assistant – Terrace Area Office (Temporary) - BC General Emplo...

BCGEU TERRACE AREA OFFICEINTERNAL POSTINGJune 30, 2022     POSITION: ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT – Terrace Area Office (Temporary) GRADE: LEVEL 5 - MoveUP AGREEMENT An Administrative Assistant is required to provide administrative support to the staff representatives in the Terrace Area Office. Term of assignment is up to 12 months or return of incumbent. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The succes...

June 29, 2022

CLERK – RECORDS MANAGEMENT (Temporary) - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

INTERNAL POSTINGJune 29, 2022   POSITION: CLERK – RECORDS MANAGEMENT (Temporary) GRADE: LEVEL 3 - MOVEUP AGREEMENT A Digital Archivist is required for the Records Management Department of the BCGEU to perform regular record keeping activities in an increasingly digital environment. Term of assignment is 12 months or return of incumbent. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The duties of this position...

June 27, 2022

CBI Health Group - Tentative Agreement - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Your bargaining committee and employer have formalized a tentative agreement for the workers at CBI Health in the Fraser Valley. Details of the agreement will be released in the next few days along with instructions on how to vote via a mail in ballot.   In Solidarity, Richard TonesStaff RepresentativeBCGEU Negotiations Department Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

June 27, 2022

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) - LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE - BC General E...

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTINGJune 24, 2022 The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Lower Mainland Area Office, effective date to be determined. The term of the assignment is up to 6 months or return of incumbent. DUTIES: Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of...

June 27, 2022

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) - LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE - BC General Em...

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTINGJune 24, 2022 The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Lower Mainland Area Office, effective date to be determined. The term of the assignment is up to 18 months or return of incumbent. DUTIES:  Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration ...

June 24, 2022

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)FRASER VALLEY AREA OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTINGJune 23, 2022   The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Fraser Valley Area Office, effective date to be determined.  The term of the assignment is up to 4 months or return of incumbent. DUTIES:  Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration ...

June 23, 2022

Fellow BCGEU members in the public service voted in favour of strike action -...

Have you heard the news? Your fellow BCGEU members in the Public Service voted 94.6% in favour of striking for a fair collective agreement that includes cost-of-living-adjustments. Here’s how this affects you: Members directly employed by the Government of B.C. took a strike vote to push their employer, the Public Service Agency (PSA), to improve their disappointing wage offer and come back wit...

June 22, 2022

Nearly 95 per cent of BCGEU’s public service members vote in favour of strike...

Nearly 95 per cent of BCGEU's public service members vote in favour of strike in their fight for a fair contractEmployer bends before votes are counted and asks union to return to bargainingBURNABY, B.C. – Hundreds of BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) activists have pressured their employer to return to negotiations by organizing the union's biggest ever strike vote for 33,000 members in the ...

June 16, 2022

United Way Period Promise Campaign - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

To: All Area 01 BCGEU Members WHAT: Period Promise: Fill the busWHEN: June 25, 2022, between 10 am and 3 pm, at Tillicum Mall Please help us help the United Way with their Period Promise: Fill the Bus Campaign! The United Way Southern Vancouver Island's Period Promise campaign is a cornerstone of the good works we do with our partners in the labour movement. We are hoping BCGEU leaders and memb...

June 15, 2022

C8 - Community Health Bargaining Update - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

After bargaining with Health Employers' Association of BC (HEABC) these last couple days and for two weeks in May, we are close to agreement on issues around mobility, overtime, and other non-monetary items. We have created the following working groups: · Arbitrator/Mediator Lists  · MOA 6-9, and 26-Memoranda of Agreement relating to Superior Provisions and New Certifications · Membership Cards...

June 15, 2022

Your input is needed: Impacts of working night shift - BC General Employees' ...

  Are you a night shift worker? Are you interested in supporting research about the health effects of working nights?Researchers from UBC and the BC Cancer Research Institute are studying the health effects of working nights, and whether taking melatonin supplements can help. They are looking for night shift workers in the Lower Mainland to participate in their study. If you meet all the criter...

June 14, 2022

Component 8 – Young Worker Election - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Dear Young Worker Member of a Component 8 Local Executive,   The following young worker members have been nominated to stand for election as the Component 8 – Young Worker (in random order):   Garnet Van Dyck – Local 801 – Link to bio here Paige Davidson – Local 808 – Link to bio here Megan Lawerence – Local 802 – Link to bio here   Balloting will be done electronically and only young worker me...

June 14, 2022

All Equity Members on Component 8 Local Executives - Component 8 Member at La...

Dear Equity Member of a Component 8 Local Executive,The following equity members have been nominated to stand for election as the Component 8 Member at Large – Equity (in random order): Joseph Sippel – Local 802 – Link to bio Marcia Cecilia Loconsay – Local 803 – Link to bio  Teen Boschma – Local 801 – Link to bio  Rhonda Barisoff – Local 809 – Link to bio  Balloting will be done electronica...

June 14, 2022

All Area 01 BCGEU Members 2022 Pride Day Parade and Festival - BC General Emp...

The BCGEU is committed to advancing equity and human rights for everyone. Please come out and support the 2022 Pride Day Parade and Festival! Look for the Victoria Labour Council and BCGEU Banner! Join the Pride Festival at MacDonald Park in James Bay after the parade (starting at 11 a.m.) for an afternoon of festivities with live bands, children's entertainment, community groups,  drag perfo...

June 14, 2022

Local 802 - Interim Election Results for Local 802 Executive - BC General Emp...

We are pleased to announce the following results of the interim election: Chairperson                                 Charmaine Fines 1st Vice Chairperson                   Joe Sippel 2nd Vice Chairperson                  Michelle Whyte Recording Secretary                   Carolyn Fiddick Member at Large(Equity and Diversity)                Marietta Bippes Member at Large (Young Worker)      ...