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

Save the date - Convention 2020 - BCGEU

The 51st Constitutional Convention of the BCGEU will be held Wednesday, June 10, 2020 to Saturday, June 13, 2020. The convention will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 655 Burrard St, Vancouver. If you are interested in attending convention as a delegate representing your components or submitting a resolution to convention, please contact your local chair - if you do not know who this person ...

2020 BCGEU scholarships

We are now accepting applications for the 2020 BCGEU scholarships. Our annual scholarship programme of $60,000 offers awards of $2,000 for full-time students and $1,000 for part-time students. Scholarships are funded by the dues of our 80,000 members. Download the poster here.  Eligibility A BCGEU member in good standing, or related to a current, retired or deceased BCGEU member or staff; and ...

February 21, 2020

AVI Campbell River - Nominations for shop steward - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for (1) one shop steward at AVI Campbell River. What do stewards do? Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They sign up new employees and provide information on BCGEU services. Solve problems in the workplace. They conduct ratification votes and elections, and stewards keep members informed by distributing BCGEU inform...

February 20, 2020

Members Transitioning from Saint Elizabeth to Fraser Health - BCGEU

The first group of Saint Elizabeth members were repatriated back to Fraser Health last Wednesday – February 12th. The second and final group of members transitioned over yesterday February 19th. The data provided by each employer is not always 100 per cent accurate and is sometimes a week old when it is uploaded to the Health Authorities. This has been the case with each provider as members are...

February 20, 2020

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE PRINCE GEORGE AREA OFFICE - BCGEU

  STAFF REPRESENTATIVE PRINCE GEORGE AREA OFFICE INTERNAL POSTINGFebruary 20, 2020    The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a staff representative to work in the Prince George Area office, effective date to be determined.  DUTIES: Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their union by attending membership meetings; assisting in union ele...

February 20, 2020

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) VICTORIA AREA OFFICE - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)VICTORIA AREA OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTINGFebruary 20, 2020   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Victoria Area office for up to 12 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 ...

February 20, 2020

Lateral Transfers to Cannabis, deadline extended to August 1 - BCGEU

Your union has successfully appealed to the employer to extend the deadline for lateral transfers to cannabis, as per the Memorandum of Understanding explained below. The new deadline is July 31, 2020. There will be no further extensions to the process beyond this date. The Cannabis Implementation Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), as agreed to as part of negotiations for the 18th Main Collecti...

February 19, 2020

Raincity Housing & Support Society - Enhanced Disability Management Program ...

As a Union, we fundamentally believe in ensuring our members are aware of their rights. Memorandum of Agreement #1, #3, and #4 outline your right to be referred to the Enhanced Disability Management Program (EDMP). Referral to EDMP All regular Employees shall be referred to EDMP: When they have 5 days off work due to an injury or illness unrelated to the workplace When they have 1 day off work...

February 18, 2020

Local 803 - Fraser Health Authority Tri-Cities Home Health - BCGEU

Great news! We have received three nominations for two (2) shop steward positions at Fraser Health Authority - Tri-Cities Home Health and will be running an election. The nominees are below: Megha Gill Sukhi Seera Liza Villa Elections will close at 5:00PM, on Monday, March 2, 2020. Votes will be collected by Deborah Minger, and the successful candidates will be announced after a vote. In Soli...

February 18, 2020

Your Worksite Stewards - RainCity Housing & Support Society - BCGEU

  ***PLEASE POST ON UNION BOARD*** This notice is to advise all BCGEU members at RainCity Housing & Support Society that the following people are the current shop stewards for your worksite: • Beshele Caron• Urs Dring• Alicia Gray• Heather Guthrie• Hanzl• Tyler Hubscher• Courtney Kelly• Kimberly Luscombe• Shannon Nickel• Kevin Ramsay• Meagan Taylor• Coral Watson• Randy Whitman• Justin Suthe...

February 18, 2020

BCGEU applauds increased tax fairness and investments in programs, infrastruc...

Victoria, B.C. – The BCGEU is applauding the government's continued and new investments in core programs, infrastructure and improving affordability for British Columbians. But the union representing tens of thousands of workers in direct government and the broader public service is highlighting the critical role of staff in the province's success moving forward. "After 16 years of devastating ...

February 14, 2020

Wet’suwet’en protests at worksites – information for members - BCGEU

Over the last week we have seen protests in support of the Wet'suwet'en people take place around the province, across the country, and around the world. These protests continue to escalate around the province.While we support the rights of protest guaranteed by the Charter, we are not affiliated with these protests. The safety and well-being of our members is of paramount importance.Here's what...

February 14, 2020

Downs Residence - Interim Steward Elections – Voting - BCGEU

Please be advised the BCGEU is holding elections for the following worksite steward positions. Please ensure to vote during the dates listed below: Positions: Steward (2) Candidates: Judy Shirley                    Danielle Scott                    Marlee Barth                    Helene Gagnon Voting will be open between February 19 - 28, 2020. Local chairperson, Sheri Graham, will be on site F...

February 14, 2020

RainCity Housing & Support Society in Sechelt - New Steward for Sunshine Coa...

Elections have closed for one (1) steward position on Thursday February 6, 2020.  We are pleased to announce that Sean Harper is the new steward for the Sunshine Coast. This is in addition to your existing steward Tyler Hubscher.  Please join us in wishing Sean well in their new position. In Solidarity, Nicki PearsonStaff Representative Download PDF of notice here  UWU/MoveUP

February 12, 2020

Call for Shop Stewards - Lookout Housing & Health Society Yukon Shelter - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 1 (one) steward position at your worksite and will close on Monday, February 24, 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...

February 12, 2020

Barberry Lodge Port Coquitlam - Call for Shop Stewards - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 1 (one) steward position at your worksite and will close on Wednesday, February 26, 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-worke...

February 11, 2020

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)- NORTHWEST AREA OFFICE - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)NORTHWEST AREA OFFICE INTERNAL POSTINGFebruary 11, 2020 The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Northwest Area office for up to 3 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...

February 11, 2020

Closing of nominations for Local Executive positions - BCGEU

  Nominations closed on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 5 p.m. for 1st Vice Chair and 2nd Vice Chair. The following is now your local 0810 Executive:  Chair  Megan Giebelhaus  1st Vice Chair  Carrie Lessing  2nd Vice Chair  Renata Ambrosi  Treasurer  VACANT  Recording Secretary  VACANT  Member at Large (1)  VACANT  Member at Large (2)  VACANT  Member at Large (3)  VACANT  Equi...

February 09, 2020

BCGEU statement on Wet’suwet’en events - February 9 - BCGEU

The BCGEU continues to call for a peaceful resolution to the conflict on Wet’suwet’en territory. As a trade union committed to supporting the full implementation of the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the recommendations of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the BCGEU is deeply troubled by the current and ongoing events on Wet’suwe...

February 05, 2020

Independent advocate re-affirms our union's call to bring seniors’ care back ...

This week B.C.'s independent Office of the Seniors Advocate (OSA) published the first ever provincial review of the $1.4 billion-dollar contracted long-term care sector in British Columbia, A Billion Reasons to Care.Overall, the OSA confirms what our union has been saying for years: the contracted long-term care sector lacks accountability and transparency in funding and monitoring and fails to...

February 04, 2020

CBA (Comp 8) Vehicle Insurance MOA - BCGEU

The BCGEU and the Association representing members to the Health Services and Support - Community Subsector Association of Bargaining Agents (CBA) has recently negotiated a Memorandum of Agreement regarding changes to insurance rates by ICBC with Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC). Previously, members received the difference between the rate they would pay for personal insurance (to and...