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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.


February 09, 2020

BCGEU statement on Wet’suwet’en events - February 9 - BCGEU

The BCGEU continues to call for a peaceful resolution to the conflict on Wet’suwet’en territory. As a trade union committed to supporting the full implementation of the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the recommendations of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the BCGEU is deeply troubled by the current and ongoing events on Wet’suwe...

February 05, 2020

Independent advocate re-affirms our union's call to bring seniors’ care back ...

This week B.C.'s independent Office of the Seniors Advocate (OSA) published the first ever provincial review of the $1.4 billion-dollar contracted long-term care sector in British Columbia, A Billion Reasons to Care.Overall, the OSA confirms what our union has been saying for years: the contracted long-term care sector lacks accountability and transparency in funding and monitoring and fails to...

February 04, 2020

CBA (Comp 8) Vehicle Insurance MOA - BCGEU

The BCGEU and the Association representing members to the Health Services and Support - Community Subsector Association of Bargaining Agents (CBA) has recently negotiated a Memorandum of Agreement regarding changes to insurance rates by ICBC with Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC). Previously, members received the difference between the rate they would pay for personal insurance (to and...

February 04, 2020

Kelowna Area Office Closure – Feb 4 - BCGEU

Due to inclement weather, the Kelowna Area Office has closed for the remainder of Tuesday, February 4. The office plans to reopen, February 5, at 8:30am. If you are a BCGEU member in the Okanagan (Area 07) and need emergency support at your worksite, please contact your union steward. Facilities related emergencies at the site can be directed to Ryan Schmid at 778-870-7877. UWU/MoveUP

January 30, 2020

Living Well Home Care Services - Notice of election of bargaining committee -...

Your collective agreement expires on March 31, 2020, and the Union is beginning preparations to conduct negotiations for your renewal collective agreement.  Nominations are now open for the bargaining committee for the upcoming round of collective agreement negotiations with the Employer. Members elect a bargaining committee to work with the union Staff Representative and other elected leaders ...

January 29, 2020

Lookout Housing & Health Society- Cyber Attack – Ryuk Ransomware Attack - BCGEU

The Union has become aware that on Friday January 24, 2020 Lookout experienced a Ryuk ransomware cyber-attack that affected their servers. As a result of this attack there is a possibility that Lookout staffs' personal information has been compromised, including banking information. As a precaution, we are suggesting that you monitor your personal accounts and report any unusual activity as soo...

January 23, 2020

RainCity Housing & Support Society in Sechelt - Steward elections - BCGEU

Great news! We have received two nominations for a shop steward at RainCity Housing & Support Society in Sechelt and will be running an election. The nominees are: Sean Harper Liam Heffernan Elections will close at 5:00PM, on Thursday, February 6, 2020. Votes will be collected by Tyler Hubscher, and the successful candidates will be announced after a vote.   In Solidarity, Nicki PearsonSt...

January 20, 2020

BCGEU Office Closures – Jan 20th - BCGEU

Due to inclement weather, the Terrace Area office will be closed on Monday, January 20. The office plans to reopen Tuesday, January 21, at 8:30am. If you are a BCGEU member in area 12 and need emergency support at your worksite, please contact your union steward. Facilities related emergencies in Terrace can be directed to Ryan Schmid at 778-870-7877.

January 17, 2020

New Prince Rupert labour history walking tour available - BCGEU

The BC Labour Heritage Centre is pleased to inform BCGEU members that a new Prince Rupert Labour History Walking Tour has recently been added to our BC Labour History Walking Tours mobile app.  This tour explores over a century of union organizing, struggles and victories for fishermen, shoreworkers, longshore, the IWW, the Battle of Kelly's Cut, civic politics and colourful labour characters o...

January 16, 2020

ICBC fleet-insured vehicles policy change - BCGEU

ICBC agrees to change potentially devastating policy on personal insurance impacts of accidents in fleet-insured vehicles In Fall 2019, ICBC announced a policy change that would have meant that commercial drivers found at fault for accidents in work vehicles would potentially pay more for their personal insurance. "Our union immediately understood that the original policy was completely unfair ...

January 13, 2020

Members at St. Elizabeth - Transfer to the Health Authority - BCGEU

As the transfer of your employment to the Health Authority is coming, we recommend that no less than 30 days before your scheduled transfer date, that you review and confirm the following information is correct: Years of service/date of hire – this is used for vacation calculation Sick leave entitlement (being transferred with you to the Health Authority) Seniority Hours (Available on the mont...

January 10, 2020

local 803 - young workers nomination - BCGEU

Nominations for the 803 Young Worker position have now closed. Please join me in welcoming the newly acclaimed Jendon Cumigad as the new 803 Young Worker. Thank you to those who participated in the process.  In solidarity, Katie Smith- Staff RepresentativeMasoud Aminzawar- Local Chair Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP