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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

April 21, 2023

Reminder: Vancouver Home Support -Community Health Worker (CHW) Scheduling an...

As you may know, new language has been introduced to your collective agreement regarding your period of availability in your weekly posted hours: Article 15.3(a)(2) Period of Availability states that “(e)mployees shall be paid no less than their weekly posted hours”. What this means to all Regular Full-Time and Regular Part-Time employees:  If you are a Regular CHW, you no longer need to monit...

April 21, 2023

Community Health - Monetary Provisions of the CBA Agreement - BC General Empl...

Your Union has had numerous inquiries from members regarding the monetary changes to your agreement and when members will see the actual changes on your pay cheque. There are three different stages to the changes and some members have already seen some or all of them. These changes take time due to the complexity of some of the changes when taking into consideration the vast number of different...

April 20, 2023

VRS Communities Society - call for shop stewards - BC General Employees' Unio...

Nominations are now open for 2 (two) steward positions at your worksite and will close on Monday, May 22, 2023 at 5 p.m.   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...

April 18, 2023

2023 Day of Mourning - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

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April 18, 2023

2023 National Union scholarships - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Did you know the BCGEU is a component of the National Union of Public and General Employees? The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is a family of 11 component and three affiliate unions. The BCGEU is a component of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE). Just like the BCGEU, our national union offers its own scholarships program. There are nine scholarsh...

April 17, 2023

Kiara Agnew-In Remembrance - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

On behalf of our union's 85,000 members, we would like to offer our most sincere condolences on the tragic death of one of our members, 23-year-old Kiara Agnew. Kiara's life was cut short in a senseless act of violence while she was on vacation in Mexico last month to celebrate her upcoming birthday.  Kiara worked at Lakeview Credit Union in Dawson Creek and was a BCGEU member for just over a y...

April 14, 2023

Change to shift hours to area 03 Lookout Housing members - BC General Employe...

We are pleased to announce that moving forward all the Lookout Housing and Health Society worksites in local 803 will be changing from 7.25 hours per shift to 7.5 hours per shift.  This change is retroactive to April 3, 2023. This means that if you worked a 7.25 hour shift between April 3 and now, then you will receive retro pay for an additional 0.25 hours, raising you to 7.5 hours per day or ...

April 12, 2023

Dawson Creek Health Unit - Opening of Steward Elections – Extended - BC Gene...

There is a need for stewards with the Dawson Creek Health Unit and as such we are opening elections for: Steward Please read and post the attached package on your union bulletin board. Nominations are now opened and close on April 19, 2023 at midnight.  Please email as an attachment, fax, mail or drop off your nomination forms to:   Email: [email protected]: 250-785-0048 or 1-800-...

April 11, 2023

BCGEU statement on the ongoing decampment of unhoused people on Vancouver’s D...

The City of Vancouver's ongoing forced, mass decampment of unhoused people in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) without alternative supportive housing in place is unnecessary and a violation of human rights.    Since last week, Vancouver police and city staff have been actively dismantling tents, throwing out belongings and forcibly removing unhoused people from structures along Hastings Street in V...

April 05, 2023

"This is an important day” - shareholder vote at RBC a “turning point” for sy...

TORONTO and SASKATOON - April 5, 2023 "This is an important day" - shareholder vote at RBC a "turning point" for systemic racism in Canadian financial institutionsMore than 44% of RBC shareholders voted in favour of a proposal filed by SHARE on behalf of the Atkinson Foundation and the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU). The proposal asks Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) to commission a third-part...

April 05, 2023

Rest in Peace Robert Keddie - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

It's with great sadness that we announce the passing of former cross component treasurer and long time Local 311 executive Robert Keddie on April 1.  Keddie was very active in the B.C. labour movement and his connection with the BCGEU goes back decades. He was a member of local 203 and served on the Component 2 executive. Later, he served as the chair of 311 and on Component 3's executive as th...