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 16, 2018

BCGEU Members size up B.C.'s worst summer of natural disasters

For many people across the province the summer of 2017 was one of angst, uncertainty, and demanding work load due to extreme wildfires and floods. BCGEU members were front and centre in containment and rescue efforts delivered through key agencies like the B.C. Wildfire Service and Emergency Management B.C. Others across the public service took on significant roles in management, administration...

March 16, 2018

Updated information on improvements to your Public Sector Pension Plan (PSPP)...

Today the Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) Board of Trustees has announced a landmark change to the plan design of the PSPP. The BCGEU has a long history of negotiating and advocating for pensions for our members in all sectors. Over the last few years, the BCGEU, as the Plan Partner representative for the PSPP, has engaged the Government Partner on potential plan design improvements. It has ...

March 16, 2018

Local 803 Executive Election Results - BCGEU

Please be advised of the Local 803 Executive election results:   • Chairperson                         Masoud Aminzavvar • 1st Vice Chairperson           Florentina Kelly • 2nd Vice Chairperson          Roxanne Martel • Treasurer                            Seyran Enveri • Recording Secretary           Richard Consalvi • Member-at-Large               Myrna Regan                                  ...

March 15, 2018

Local 802 Executive Nomination / Election Results - BCGEU

I am pleased to update you on the results of the Local 802 Executive Nominations. Please join us in congratulating your Local Executive. • Local Chair                                 Charmaine Fines  • 1st Vice                                      Marietta Bippes  • 2nd Vice                                     Joe Sippel  • Treasurer                                   Michelle Whyte  • Recording...

March 15, 2018

Local 809 Executive & Steward Results - BCGEU

Further to the recent elections for both Stewards and your Local 809 Executive, the results are as follows: Stewards Rhonda Barisoff Jodi Bremner       Cindy BergstromTami Fedorak Monika FindRachel FriedrichMelanie Mason Cindy McLarenDiane-Lynn O'BrienLaurie Proudfoot Erika TigchelaarIf you have any questions about the Collective Agreement or need a Steward for any reason, please contact one of...

March 15, 2018

BCGEU calls on government to guarantee protections for vulnerable seniors.

Over the last year the BCGEU and other organizations have raised questions about the sale of B.C.-based Retirement Concepts to the international conglomerate, Anbang Insurance Group Co., Ltd. – a Chinese-based investor with expansive international holdings.  Retirement Concepts currently operates 21 care homes in B.C., with over two and a half thousand workers which are represented by both the ...

March 13, 2018

Warehouse Positions Available! - BCGEU

Warehouse Positions Available!   The Distribution Centres, located in both Vancouver and Kamloops, have entry-level auxiliary opportunities in Shipping, Receiving, Assembly and Inventory Control. We are accepting applications for additional auxiliary warehouse positions in our fast paced distribution center located in Vancouver. Please note in the summer of 2018 we expect to move our distributi...

March 12, 2018

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) Member Engagement For...

The BCGEU has been granted standing at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) allowing it to make a formal written submission to the public inquiry as an organization. BCGEU members from across the province have valuable front-line knowledge and experience to contribute through their role in delivering services and supports for vulnerable Indigenous ch...

March 12, 2018

Social Work Week 2018 - BCGEU

March 11th – 17th is Social Work Week in B.C. This week the vital role of social workers is in focus as we celebrate Social Work Week in B.C. Social workers in the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) assist more than 150 000 children, youth and families each year. "In addition to their important and demanding work, social workers have been tireless advocates for system-wide impro...

March 09, 2018

Budget 2018/19 brings responsible investment in our province and people - Com...

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has released its analysis of the BC NDP's first full provincial budget and financial plan – a budget with a noticeable change of tone from the previous government. After 16 years of austerity and retrenchment under the BC Liberals, the new government has laid important pathways for the introduction of expansive new strategies and programs t...

March 09, 2018

Local 802 Bargaining Conference Meeting - BCGEU

      TO:  Local 802 CBA Bargaining Unit Membership  DATE:  Friday, March 23, 2018  TIME:  6:30 p.m.PLACE:  BCGEU North Island Area Office            106-1650 Terminal Ave N, Nanaimo RE: May 2 & 3, 2018 Bargaining Conference Delegates Call for Nominations Your Component and the CBA Bargaining Association is seeking two additional bargaining conference delegates from BCGEU membership in Comm...

March 09, 2018

Child advocate report underlines need for transformative change to Indigenou...

A B.C. Children's Representative report that criticizes attempts to restrict an Indigenous woman's parental access clearly shows that we need to change the way services are delivered in Indigenous communities, the BC Government and Service Employees Union (BCGEU) said today. "Bernard Richard's report identifies a child apprehension policy, put in place by the previous government, that is in urg...

March 08, 2018

Local 803 FYI Lookout Housing and Health Society - Difference in Shift Length...

Several BCGEU members at Lookout have brought forward concerns around the different shift lengths being posted by the Employer, with some shifts being posted at 36.25, 37.50, or 40.00 hours per week. We understand that this is causing some disruption and inequity amongst workers, in particular regarding the differences in gross pay and the accumulation of seniority. The longer 40 hour work week...

March 08, 2018

Local 812 - Vacant Positions on the Local Executive - BCGEU

Please be advised that no nominations were received for the following positions: • Treasurer • Recording Secretary • Member at Large (3 positions) • Member at Large (Young Worker) As such, nominations will be considered to remain open. During the three-year term, if a member in good standing submits a nomination for a vacant position, the local executive will be notified and nominations will re...

March 07, 2018

Local 802 Elections for Local Executive - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding elections for the following positions of the local 802 executive. Chairperson: Charmaine Fines Michelle Whyte  1st Vice Chairperson:Michelle Whyte Joe Sippel Charmaine Fines Marietta Bippes  2nd Vice Chairperson: Joe Sippel Michelle Whyte Treasurer:Michelle WhyteJoe Sippel Ballots are due back to the BCGEU Area 02 office, 106- 1650 Terminal Ave. N, Nanaimo V9S 0A3, no later...