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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...

January 22, 2021

Greater Vancouver Community Services Society - Steward Nominations - BCGEU

Thank you to the members who have put their name forward to fill the five vacant Steward positions at GVCSS. Please help me congratulate the newest acclaimed BCGEU Stewards for GVCSS: Filomena Malkovich Helen Buse Jamie Cruz Manpreet Kaur  Mitzi Echague Please note, the following people below are the current GVCSS stewards you can contact should you have any questions or concerns regarding ...

January 21, 2021

Burnaby Home Support - Nominations for four shop stewards - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 4 (four) steward positions at your worksite and will close on Monday, February 22, 2021. 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-work...

January 21, 2021

Barberry Lodge - Steward nominations - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 1 (one) steward position at your worksite and will close on Monday, February 22, 2021. 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-worker...

January 20, 2021

Lookout Housing & Health Society - Meal Periods and Rest Periods - BCGEU

The Union wishes to ensure you are aware of your rights regarding meal periods and rest periods, as well as the importance of taking these well-deserved breaks. Ensuring you take your breaks allows your mind to rest, recharge and refocus, before returning to your workday. Article 14.5 Rest Periods There shall be a 15-minute rest period in each half of any full shift. Employees working less than...

January 18, 2021

Member Benefits Coordinator Internal Posting - BCGEU

MEMBER BENEFITS COORDINATOR INTERNAL POSTING  January 18, 2021   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires an experienced lawyer, trade unionist or lay-person to fill the vacancy of Coordinator for the Member Benefits Department. Effective date to be determined. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The Member Benefits Coordinator will function as a member of the senior staff team of t...

January 15, 2021

Staff Representative Negotiations department- BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVENEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENT  INTERNAL POSTINGJanuary 15, 2021 The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a staff representative to work in the Negotiations Department. The effective date is to be determined. DUTIES: Negotiations: Working with bargaining units and bargaining councils to develop collective agreement proposals and bargaining strategies; development a...

January 15, 2021

Internal Auditor (Excluded Position) - BCGEU

Internal Auditor(Excluded Position) Call for Expressions of Interest January 13, 2021 The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is one of the largest and most diverse unions in British Columbia. We represent over 80,000 members in 550 bargaining units in the private sector and public services. The BCGEU requires a highly motivated, results oriented individual to fill the position...

January 15, 2021

Staff Representative Advocacy Department - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVEADVOCACY DEPARTMENT  INTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTINGJanuary 15, 2021    The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a staff representative to work in the Advocacy Department, effective date to be determined. DUTIES: The successful applicant will work as part of a team providing a wide range of advocacy services to the union and its members. Duties will include, but m...

January 07, 2021

All BCGEU Members at VCH - COVID-19: Your rights at work - BCGEU

Our union has been made aware that during the month of December, multiple employees from the three Vancouver home support offices have tested positive for COVID-19. As such, we would like to share some important information regarding your rights under your collective agreement and your rights under the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation. Sick Leave: To be used if you are sick and have ...

January 05, 2021

The Provincial Fall 2020 - BCGEU

Check out the latest issue of The Provincial  This issue has updates on our union's shareholder program, scholarship winners, member stories aboutworking during a pandemic, COVID & women: call for an intersectional feminist recovery and the crisis in B.C. seniors’care facilities.  UWU/MoveUP

January 05, 2021

All Local 803 BCGEU Members at MPA Society - Nominations for 1 Shop Steward ...

Nominations are now open for 1 (one) steward position at your worksite and will close on Thursday, February 4, 2021. 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...

December 24, 2020

Happy Holidays – BCGEU offices closed for the holidays - BCGEU

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith, treasurer Paul Finch and the entire Provincial Executive would like to wish our 80,000 members and their families a happy and festive holiday season! Please note that all physical and virtual BCGEU offices will be closed for the holidays. BCGEU offices will be closed from 12:00pm on December 24, 2020 and until 8:30am on January 4, 2021, except for the Prince Geo...

December 21, 2020

COVID on the job: how to refuse unsafe work - BCGEU

The right to refuse unsafe work is a legislative right and responsibility of all workers in B.C., and that is no different during the COVID-19 pandemic.Have you been assigned work that you feel is unsafe? According to law, the procedure to refuse unsafe work is as follows: Immediately report to your supervisor that you have stopped work and the reasons why you believe the job or task is uns...

December 21, 2020

COVID-19 and recent changes to the Workers Compensation Act and Board Policy ...

During the pandemic, the B.C. government amended the Workers’ Compensation Act to allow workers to be compensated for lost wages when they contract COVID-19 on the job. Members who have reason to believe they have contracted COVID-19 through work should report it to their employer as soon as possible and should file an application for compensation with WorkSafeBC, including as many details as p...

December 21, 2020

All Local 803 BCGEU Members at Lookout Housing & Health Society - Al Mitchell...

Nominations are now open for 1 (one) steward position at your worksite and will close on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. 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-worker...

December 21, 2020

All Local 803 BCGEU Members at Lookout Housing & Health Society - Walton Hote...

Nominations are now open for 1 (one) steward position at your worksite and will close on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. 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-worker...