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.
LOCAL: 304 & 804 – GENERAL MEETING
DATE: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
TIME: 7:00 p.m.
PLACE: George Heyman Union Organizing Centre
Fraser Valley Area Office
8555 – 198A Street
1. Duty to accommodate/return to work disability leave
To members of Component 4 and Component 8,
The BCGEU has learned recently the three bodies that regulate nurses in B.C. are going to merge into one. We are concerned that this large organization will eventually regulate other health care workers, such as care aides and community health workers, without hearing their voices. Your union would like to be involved in developing this regulating b...
To: To all Occupational Health and Safety Committee Representatives in Area 03 and Local Chairs
Re: BC Federation of Labour Women's Health & Safety in the Workplace
The “Women’s Health and Safety in the Workplace” course will be offered at the Lower Mainland area office at Suite #130 - 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver on Wednesday October 19, 2016 from 9:00 am to 4...
To: Health Services and Support Community Subsector Members
Working for Vancouver Island Health Authority
Re: Comparability Increases
The Union has been receiving inquiries from members working for VIHA regarding when the comparability increases will be implemented.
The increases should have been implemented within two pay periods of the Employers being notifi...
DATE: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
TIME: 5:30 p.m.
PLACE: BCGEU Kelowna Area Office
1064 Borden Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6A8
1. Addressing member issues
2. BCGEU Home Support Campaign
3. Upcoming activities and events
Conference call options are available if you are unable to attend in person. Please call the Kelowna Office in advance of the meeting to obtain the ...
COMPONENT: Community Health Services
LOCAL: 801 ESL Members
DATE: September 28, 2016
TIME: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
PLACE: BCGEU Office, 2994 Douglas Street (Auditorium)
PARKING: Available in our lower parkade off of Douglas Street or the large parking lot behind the Union Hall off Burnside Road
Your Local 80...
As long, sunny days shorten and cooler weather begins , Labour Day offers us time to reflect on the summer that is drawing to a close. For those of us in the labour movement it’s also a time to reflect on the state of working people in our union community.
Looking back on the last year, it’s amazing to see the progress BCGEU members have made since last year’s celebrations.
We’ve grown tre...
LOCAL: 803 General Membership Meeting Notice
DATE: Thursday, September 22, 2016
TIME: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
PLACE: Lower Mainland Area Office – Squamish Room
Suite #130 – 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver
Deb Wilson will be our first speaker on her recent work on the Union's Comparability increase announcement on July 26. The nine c...
At the end of July, the BCGEU made a submission to the provincial government's Select Standing Committee on Health. Parliamentary Committees request submissions periodically, and we ensure the concerns of our members are taken directly to government. In this submission, we call for "increased funding and scope for public home support, implementation of the Ombudsperson’s recommendations on seni...
Under the Community Subsector Collective Agreement seniority is to be accrued by straight-time hours paid as defined in Clause 11.1 Seniority Defined. However, there are groups within the Community Bargaining Association (CBA) who have continued to accrue seniority by date of hire. During the last three rounds of bargaining the Health Employers' Association of BC (HEABC) and the Employers prop...
September 15, 2016 Update:
The organization Sum of Us will be delivering a petition, calling for Day to stop the Charter Challenge, to the courthouse in Vancouver on Tuesday, September 20th at 11am. It would be great if there could people there to support them - they would like individuals to be there as the petition represents thousands of signatories.
September 9, 2016 Update:
The BC Healt...