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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

March 24, 2020

Shop Stewards for Lookout Housing & Health Society - BCGEU

This notice is to advise all BCGEU members at Lookout Housing & Health Society that the following people are the current shop stewards for your worksite:  Masoud Aminzavvar  Bryan Estill  Robyn Beveland  Marcus Gagne  Maria Brennenstuhl  Maribel Hilario  Richard Consalvi  Kristina Hiscock  Sandu Constantinescu  Christopher O'Brian  Jolene Crowley  Rishab Rajdev  Jendon Cumiga...

March 24, 2020

New Steward for Lookout Housing & Health Society - Yukon Shelter - BCGEU

Elections have closed for one (1) steward position on Friday, March 13, 2020. We are pleased to announce that Christopher O'Brian is the new steward at the Yukon Shelter. Please join us in wishing Christopher well in their new position.In Solidarity,Nicki PearsonStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here. UWU/MoveUP

March 17, 2020

Components 4/8 COVID-19 Update Members of HEABC Employers - BCGEU

The BCGEU is taking every measure to work with other unions, the Health Employers Association of BC, the Provincial Health Officer and government to ensure that health care workers are protected at their workplaces and in the community. As information develops we will be keeping you informed. Please forward issues that you've been unable to resolve at the worksite level to the email health@bcge...

March 17, 2020

2020 BCGEU scholarships

The 2020 BCGEU scholarship deadline has passed and we are no longer accepting applications. We have received over 400 applications – thank you for all your hard work! If you have submitted an application, we will be announcing the successful applicants once our Education and Scholarship committee has met and considered all of the applications. We expect to be able to advise applicants by the en...

March 16, 2020

BCGEU Guidance for Health Care Workers re: COVID related work attendance - BCGEU

BCGEU Guidance for Health Care Workers Please take the time to read this guidance in its entirety as it contains vital information. If your employer is not following the processes outlined below, please speak to your steward and file a grievance. Any worker symptomatic with any cold/ flu symptoms should be off on sick leave or medical EI without the need for medical documentation; Any worker ...

March 13, 2020

BCGEU calls for suspension of rent and mortgage payments for sick/self-isolat...

Burnaby, B.C. – In response to the World Health Organization declaring COVID-19 a "pandemic" and public health experts recommending social distancing including self-isolation for exposed or symptomatic people, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is calling on federal and provincial governments to immediately suspend all mortgage and rent payments until the pandemic is over....

March 11, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic Response - BCGEU

Today, the WHO declared that COVID-19 has escalated from public health crisis to pandemic. In plain language this means the public health priority has shifted from preventing the spread of the virus to slowing it down so that our healthcare system doesn't get overwhelmed by too many infections happening concurrently. In light of this, the Provincial Executive of the BCGEU unanimously passed the...

March 11, 2020

Strike action: stand with IBEW members on strike against Ledcor tomorrow - BCGEU

Our union encourages members in the Vancouver area to stand in solidarity with members of IBEW Local 213 on Thursday, March 12 at 3 pm in front of Ledcor's office at 1055 West Hastings Street downtown. These workers are fighting for their first contract with Ledcor. The strike began on Sept. 30, 2019. Their battle for a contract began more than two full years earlier on Aug. 31, 2017, when thei...

March 11, 2020

BCGEU calls on all employers to drop doctor’s note requirement amid COVID-19 ...

The B.C. Government Employees' Union (BCGEU) is encouraging employers to waive the requirement for employees to produce a sick note to access sick leave. The B.C. government announced last week employees no longer have to produce a sick note amidst concerns over the coronavirus. Read full article here UWU/MoveUP

March 10, 2020

B.C. employers must drop doctor’s note requirements to limit COVID-19 spread,...

B.C. employers must drop doctor's note requirements to limit COVID-19 spread, says BCGEU Burnaby, B.C.- In light of the ongoing concern regarding the COVID-19 virus, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union is calling on all B.C. employers to waive the requirement for employees to provide a note from a doctor to access their sick leave. "We all must take appropriate steps to limit the s...