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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...

November 19, 2020

BCGEU members win major victory for safe workplaces during COVID-19

I am writing to celebrate with you. Because of our solidarity and collective action, our union has won a major victory in our campaign to ensure safer workplaces across British Columbia.The Provincial Health Officer has just announced that wearing masks is now mandatory in all indoor public and retail spaces. This is a huge victory that shows the power of workers standing together to demand saf...

November 19, 2020

BCGEU members win major victory for safe workplaces during COVID-19 - BCGEU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 19, 2020BCGEU members win major victory for safe workplaces during COVID-19BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – After weeks of surging COVID-19 case numbers, members of the B.C. Government and Services Employees' Union (BCGEU) have won a major victory in their campaign to ensure safer workplaces across British Columbia."This is a huge victory that shows the power of...

November 17, 2020

Staff Representative (Temporary) Victoria Area office - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)VICTORIA AREA OFFICE INTERNAL POSTINGNovember 17, 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 b...

November 17, 2020

Staff Representative Negotiations department Actuary/Research - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVENEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENTActuary/Research   INTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTINGNovember 17, 2020 The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a staff representative to conduct actuary /research, in the Negotiations Department. The effective date is to be determined. DUTIES: Collect and compile statistical data for additional analysis; Estimate probability and likely cost of...

November 16, 2020

All Local 803 Members - General Meeting - BCGEU

COMPONENT: 8 – Community Health ServicesLOCAL: 803DATE: Thursday, November 19, 2020TIME: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pmZOOM: Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/92982177453?pwd=WWlTTVAzaEVEZUwvUDQ1MS95YmxSdz09 Meeting ID: 929 8217 7453Passcode: 057615Local Number: +1 778 907 2071 Canada AGENDA CHWs Transition Municipal Pension Plan Schedulers COVID-19 Update on Table Items Update on Mental Health Workers...

November 13, 2020

Letter from the Premier regarding the loss of John Fryer - BCGEU

November 5, 2020 Stephanie SmithBCGEU President4911 Canada WayBurnaby, BC V5G 3W3Sent via email Dear Stephanie: As Premier of the Province of British Columbia, my thoughts are with you and all BCGEUmembers as you mourn the loss of John Fryer. John was a tireless advocate for workers' rights, and he played a crucial role in transitioning theBCGEU into the union it is today. His career was underp...

November 09, 2020

Medical masks now mandatory in health care facilities - BCGEU

Medical masks now mandatory in health care facilitiesThe provincial government has now made medical mask use mandatory in health care facilities in B.C. to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. This new policy reflects current evidence and best practices regarding infection, prevention and is directed at staff as well as visitors to facilities.As we continue navigating the second wave of the CO...

November 08, 2020

BCGEU calls on BC Public Service Agency to protect employees with stronger ma...

BURNABY, Coast Salish Territories – With new cases of COVID-19 increasing across the province and surging in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has called on the BC Public Service Agency to take immediate action to protect employees in their workplaces. In a conversation with Don Wright, Head of Public Service Agency (PSA), BCGEU pres...

November 08, 2020

Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley office closures - BCGEU

As COVID-19 cases rise in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley, our union has been monitoring public health recommendations with regard to workplaces. In accordance with the latest restrictions enacted for the Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health regions on November 7 (click here to read the latest restrictions), our union has made the decision to close the following physical offices and ...

November 08, 2020

COVID-19 Update - Protecting members at work - letters sent to Fraser Health ...

With the dramatic increase of new COVID-19 cases that B.C. has seen over the last month – and the introduction of new regional restrictions to help stop the surge in the Fraser Health (FHA) and Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) regions – our union has urged the FHA and VCH to re-evaluate workplace safety protocols – at both directly health authority sites and those worksites with health authority ...

November 03, 2020

All BCGEU Local 803 Members at RainCity Housing & Support Society - Your Stew...

***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 · Heather Guthrie · Hanzl · Sean Harper · Odette Henwood · Tyler Hubscher · Courtney Kelly   · Kimberly Luscombe · Shannon Nickel · Kevin Ramsay · Justin Sutherland · Meaga...

November 03, 2020

All BCGEU Local 803 Members at RainCity Housing - Your Stewards - 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 Heather Guthrie Hanzl Sean Harper Odette Henwood Tyler Hubscher Courtney Kelly Kimberly Luscombe Shannon Nickel Kevin Ramsay Justin Sutherland Meagan Taylor Coral Watson ...

November 02, 2020

Remembering John Fryer, “a titan in the labour movement” - BCGEU

BCGEU is saddened to hear of the sudden passing of John Fryer. Fryer served as BCGEU's general secretary from 1969-1983 and president of NUPGE (National Union of Public and General Employees) from 1980-1990. Those who knew him characterize John Fryer as no-nonsense, gritty, brilliant and a larger than life personality. He will be best remembered for his role in securing collective bargaining ri...