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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

Winter School 2023 - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Winter School 2023 will be taking place in-person! We are so excited that our communities will be able to come together, to learn and discuss with peers and colleagues at the upcoming Winter School. As we continue to work with the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) on updating you with further details, please complete your registration application form to express your interest in attending. Please ...

February 01, 2023

ACTION REQUIRED: Don’t miss ratification updates - Without a MP account - BC...

Voting on our tentative agreement will begin in just under two weeks. We'll be using a secure online voting platform called Simply Voting and your voting credentials will be sent by email. To ensure you receive these credentials, it's essential that our union has up-to-date contact information for all members. The easiest way to make sure we have this information is to keep your BCGEU Member Po...

February 01, 2023

ACTION REQUIRED: Don’t miss ratification update - With MP accounts - BC Gener...

Voting on our tentative agreement will begin in just under two weeks. We'll be using a secure online voting platform called Simply Voting and your voting credentials will be sent by email so it's more important than ever that we can communicate with members quickly and securely. Will you take a moment to log in to the BCGEU Member Portal to make sure your contact information is up to date? Forg...

February 01, 2023

Black History Month 2023 - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

February is Black History Month (BHM) and the BCGEU is commemorating the resilient history and legacy of Black Canadians. While the world still grapples with racism and anti-Black racism, we will be highlighting events throughout the month that we encourage our members to attend. We hope that these events will serve as an opportunity for growth and learning around the history and present-day ex...

January 30, 2023

BCGEU 803 RainCity Stewards & OHS Reps - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Representatives to the Joint Labour-Management (JLM) CommitteeWe would like to introduce your representatives to the Joint Labour-Management (JLM) Committee – Doug Hetherington and John Tolentino.The first meeting this year is scheduled for February 9, 2023.If you would like any concerns discussed at the JLM meeting, please advise Doug ([email protected]) and John ([email protected]

January 26, 2023

Community Bargaining Association - Wage calculator and comprehensive report a...

As you know, our committee and union partners reached a tentative agreement on January 15 with the Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC) covering 21,000 community health workers across B.C. The tentative agreement represents substantial gains in key areas identified by members including significant wage increases averaging 14% to 16% for each step of the wage grid over three ...

January 26, 2023

Vantage Living - Tentative deal for seniors’ care workers - BC General Emplo...

BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – Members of the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Vantage Living Inc. – owner of independent living facility Lakeside Manor – reached a tentative agreement with their employer after meeting with a mediator on January 25, 2023. Until the vote on the tentative agreement is held, the union's job action will stand down.  "From the 84 per cent...

January 26, 2023

Webinar: Biologists of the BCGEU, February 8 - BC General Employees' Union (B...

As you know, the College of Applied Biology has recently enacted regulations from the Professional Governance Act. Discuss these changes and collective agreement issues on February 8, 2023, with your fellow BCGEU members working as biologists.  When: 12-1 pm PST, Wednesday February 8, 2023Where: Zoom. Please click the link below to join the webinar:https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86589057230?pwd=S1lY...

January 25, 2023

All Component 8 members on Vancouver Island - Comprehensive Report On New Ten...

  This is your opportunity to review all the changes and improvements in the new Community Subsector Tentative Collective Agreement, and to ask questions to members of the unions bargaining committee.   In person meetings will be held as follows: Meeting 1 Time: 12:00 pm-2pm and 6:00 p.m. – 8 p.m. In person February 2, at the BCGEU's Nanaimo area office, 1650 Terminal Ave N. Parking available. ...

January 25, 2023

Chilliwack Primary Care Centre - Seeking Members Interested in Health & Safet...

Getting involved with Occupational Health & Safety is a great way for union members to contribute. As a safety committee member, you will help ensure your employer is following OH&S regulations. You can raise the profile of health and safety and improve your working environment. Would you like to serve on an Occupational Health & Safety Committee at your worksite? Members of the Com...

January 23, 2023

Lookout Housing and Health Society Superior and Additional Provisions Settlem...

  Your Local Chair, Masoud Aminzavvar, would like to invite you to a Zoom meeting regarding the Memorandum of Agreement on Superior Provisions. The Zoom details are as follows:Masoud Aminzavvar BCGEU is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.Topic: My MeetingTime: Jan 30, 2023 12:00 PM VancouverJoin Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/85449108928?pwd=TDRrSGJiLzRHNG9CZkJhL0dmeDdBZz09Meeting ...

January 19, 2023

Call for Shop Stewards at Pacifica Treatment Centre - BC General Employees' U...

Nominations are now open for 1 (one) Steward positions at your worksite and will close on Monday, February 6, 2023. Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union.Some of the roles of a Shop Steward are:   Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement. Supporting co-workers in meetings with management. Listening to co-wo...

January 18, 2023

RainCity Housing & Support Society – Reminder – Five days paid sick leave ava...

All Employees (casual and full-time) at RainCity Housing are reminded that you are now entitled 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 wit...

January 18, 2023

Mission Memorial Hospital 7324 Hurd St, Mission, BC - Seeking Members Interes...

Getting involved with Occupational Health & Safety is a great way for union members to contribute. As a safety committee member, you will help ensure your employer is following OH&S regulations. You can raise the profile of health and safety and improve your working environment. Would you like to serve on an Occupational Health & Safety Committee at your worksite?Members of the Comm...

January 16, 2023

Community Bargaining Association - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 16, 2023 Community Bargaining Association reaches tentative agreement for workers in community health  BURNABY, B.C. – After almost a year of negotiations the Community Bargaining Association (CBA) reached a tentative agreement on a new collective agreement with the Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC) in the early hours of Sunday, January 15. Th...

January 16, 2023

Tentative Agreement for Community Health - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

We are pleased to announce that the Health Services & Support – Community Subsector Association (CBA) reached a tentative agreement in the early hours of Sunday, January 15, 2023. The BCGEU, which represents almost 70 per cent of workers covered by this agreement, was joined at the bargaining table by seven other unions who also represent workers covered by the agreement. Representatives on...

January 14, 2023

Job action postponed for seniors’ care workers - BC General Employees' Union ...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 14, 2023   MEDIA ADVISORY: Job action postponed for seniors' care workers BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – Job action has now been postponed for members of the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) working for Vantage Living Inc. – owner of independent living facility Lakeside Manor in Salmon Arm. This follows 72-hour strike notice issued to the company on...

January 13, 2023

Seniors’ care workers issue 72-hour strike notice - BC General Employees' Un...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 13, 2023Seniors' care workers issue 72-hour strike notice BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – Members of the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) have issued 72-hour strike notice to Vantage Living Inc. – owner of independent living facility Lakeside Manor – as of 11:00 a.m., January 13, 2023. This action is being taken following several months of negotiatio...

January 09, 2023

CMHA Bottom Line Conference – Call for Expressions of Interest - BC General E...

You are invited to apply to attend the Canadian Mental Health Association's annual Bottom Line Conference on workplace mental health in New Westminster, B.C. on March 9-10. The BCGEU will provide union leave and cover travel and accommodation for ten selected members from the community health sector. To apply, please send an email to [email protected] with the subject "Expression of Intere...