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 ...

January 20, 2020

BCGEU Office Closures – Jan 20th - BCGEU

Due to inclement weather, the Terrace Area office will be closed on Monday, January 20. The office plans to reopen Tuesday, January 21, at 8:30am. If you are a BCGEU member in area 12 and need emergency support at your worksite, please contact your union steward. Facilities related emergencies in Terrace can be directed to Ryan Schmid at 778-870-7877.

January 17, 2020

New Prince Rupert labour history walking tour available - BCGEU

The BC Labour Heritage Centre is pleased to inform BCGEU members that a new Prince Rupert Labour History Walking Tour has recently been added to our BC Labour History Walking Tours mobile app.  This tour explores over a century of union organizing, struggles and victories for fishermen, shoreworkers, longshore, the IWW, the Battle of Kelly's Cut, civic politics and colourful labour characters o...

January 17, 2020

SECRETARY LEVEL 5 - NORTH ISLAND AREA OFFICE - BCGEU

BCGEU NORTH ISLAND AREA OFFICE INTERNAL POSTING January 17, 2020   POSITION: SECRETARY  GRADE: Level 5 – MoveUP Agreement A secretary is required to provide secretarial support to staff representatives in the North Island Area Office.  DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful applicant will perform Level 5 duties as assigned. Duties to include: processing a variety of documents on a person...

January 16, 2020

ICBC fleet-insured vehicles policy change - BCGEU

ICBC agrees to change potentially devastating policy on personal insurance impacts of accidents in fleet-insured vehicles In Fall 2019, ICBC announced a policy change that would have meant that commercial drivers found at fault for accidents in work vehicles would potentially pay more for their personal insurance. "Our union immediately understood that the original policy was completely unfair ...

January 13, 2020

Members at St. Elizabeth - Transfer to the Health Authority - BCGEU

As the transfer of your employment to the Health Authority is coming, we recommend that no less than 30 days before your scheduled transfer date, that you review and confirm the following information is correct: Years of service/date of hire – this is used for vacation calculation Sick leave entitlement (being transferred with you to the Health Authority) Seniority Hours (Available on the mont...

January 10, 2020

local 803 - young workers nomination - BCGEU

Nominations for the 803 Young Worker position have now closed. Please join me in welcoming the newly acclaimed Jendon Cumigad as the new 803 Young Worker. Thank you to those who participated in the process.  In solidarity, Katie Smith- Staff RepresentativeMasoud Aminzawar- Local Chair Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

January 09, 2020

Lookout Housing & Health Society - New steward at Cliff Block Housing - BCGEU

Nominations closed for 1 steward position on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. We are pleased to announce that Kristina Hiscock is the new steward at Cliff Block Housing. Please join us in wishing Kristina well in her new position.   In Solidarity, Nicki PearsonStaff Representative Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

January 07, 2020

Local 809 Executive & Steward Update – Call for Nominations - BCGEU

Local 809 Executive Chairperson: Laurie Proudfoot 1st Vice Chair: Cindy McLaren 2nd Vice Chair: Monika Find Treasurer: Melanie Mason Recording Secretary: Cindy Bergstrom Member-at-Large: Sandra Anderson & Andrew Hunt Member-at-Large: 2 positions vacant Youth Worker (under 30 yrs): Vacant There are two (2) Member-at-Large positions & one (1) Youth Worker position. If ...

January 06, 2020

Members at Pacifica Treatment Centre - new steward - BCGEU

Nominations closed for 1 steward position on Monday, December 23, 2019.  We are pleased to announce that Norman Fox is the new steward at Pacifica Treatment Centre.  Please join us in wishing Norman well in his new position. In solidarity, Nicki PearsonStaff Representative Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

December 24, 2019

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 BCGEU offices will be closed for the holidays. BCGEU offices around the province will be closed at 1:00pm on December 24, 2019 and will reopen on January 2, 2020 at 8:30am. If you are a BCGEU m...

December 19, 2019

Winter maintenance and public safety a top priority for BCGEU highway workers...

On behalf of members employed by Acciona Infrastructure Maintenance Inc., the BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is calling on the company to ensure they meet the highway maintenance standards agreed to in their 10-year contract with the provincial government. This follows an incident last week in Cherryville B.C. where a school bus became stuck in a ditch due to snowy road co...

December 18, 2019

Lookout Housing & Health Society Russell Residence & Housing Centre – Stewar...

Great news! We have received two nominations for a shop steward at the Russell and will be running an election. The nominees are: Alisha Boone Monica Sterling Elections will close at 5:00PM, on January 3, 2020. Votes will be collected by Chris Davidson, and the successful candidates will be announced after a vote. In Solidarity, Nicki PearsonStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here UWU...

December 18, 2019

Lookout Housing & Health Society Cliff Block Housing - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 1 (one) steward position at your worksite and will close on Tuesday, January 7, 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 a...

December 18, 2019

Grand Forks childcare professionals launch one-day strike - BCGEU

WHAT: After issuing a 72-hour strike notice on Friday of last week, 14 members of the BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) employed by Sunshine Valley Child Care are set to strike for one day on Thursday December 19, 2019. The move comes after several months of unsuccessful negotiations for a new collective agreement that will address long-standing issues with substandard wages,...

December 17, 2019

Call for Shop Stewards at RainCity Housing & Support Society Triage Shelter ...

Nominations are now open for 1 (one) steward position at your worksite and will close on Tuesday, January 7, 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...

December 17, 2019

Call for Shop Stewards - RainCity Housing & Support Society Jubilee Rooms - B...

Nominations are now open for 1 (one) steward position at your worksite and will close on Tuesday, January 7, 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 ...

December 17, 2019

Call for Shop Stewards - Lookout Housing & Health Society Yukon Shelter - 208...

Nominations are now open for 1 (one) steward position at your worksite and will close on Tuesday, January 7, 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 ...

December 17, 2019

Call for Shop Stewards - Fraser Health Authority Tri-Cities Home Health -#700...

Nominations are now open for 2 (two) steward positions at your worksite and will close on Thursday, January 16, 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...

December 16, 2019

Members at Interior Health – May Bennett Centre Re: Steward Nominations - BCGEU

Nominations are open for shop stewards at your worksite. BCGEU shop stewards are the front line workers' representatives in the workplace and are the best conduit of communication between members and the union office. Stewards provide a vital role in keeping the union office informed about members' concerns. If you are interested or know of anyone who might be interested, please arrange to comp...