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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.


January 21, 2016

Statement on First Nations Supreme Court ruling

The BCGEU enthusiastically supports the January 13 B.C. Supreme Court decision in favour of the Gitga’at First Nation and Coastal First Nations. This decision ruled that the B.C. government has completely failed in its duty to consult with First Nations on the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project.   The court said it was not “reasonable or correct” for the province to sign over the enviro...

January 20, 2016

OHS Training in Kelowna Area

To all Labour Code OHS Committee Members in the Kelowna Area "Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Wednesday, February 24 and "Incident Investigations" will be held on Thursday, February 25. These courses will be held at the BCGEU office at 1064 Borden Ave, Kelowna from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn: Worker OHS rights, including the re...

January 20, 2016

OHS Committee Training in Vancouver

To all Direct Government OHS Committee Members in the Lower Mainland "Ergonomics" will be held on Tueday, February 16 and "Joint OHS Committee Course" will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb 23-24. These courses will be held at the BCGEU office at #130-2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm In the Ergonomics course you will learn: Requirements of the ergonomics regulation H...

January 20, 2016

Local 802 executive & general meeting - February 25, 2016

TIME: 6:00 p.m. – Executive Meeting          7:00 p.m. – General Meeting PLACE: Holiday Inn Express & Suites – The Great Room, 2200 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay, BC  V9N 2L4 AGENDA Educational Training Session for Local Members Download PDF of notice here. UNIFOR467/MoveUP

January 18, 2016

Send your message to the health ministers at their Vancouver meeting

On January 20 and 21, the provincial and territorial health ministers will be meeting in Vancouver, and for the first time in several years, the federal minister of health with be there. This is a great opportunity for us to get a message to them about our priorities for our public health system. Along with our partner, the BC Health Coalition, we urge you to help us Put the Heart Back in Hea...

January 18, 2016

Nomination for Local 803 Executive

Nominations are now open for the following vacant positions on the Local 803 Executive: Local Chairperson Recording Secretary Member-at-Large – Lower Mainland Member-at-Large – Young Worker The deadline for nominations is:  4:00 p.m. on February 17, 2016. If there is an election for a position, candidates may submit one page of information (8-1/2 x 11, black and white) for distribution...

January 14, 2016

Just Film Festival coming up in February

The Just Film Festival features social justice and environmental documentaries that go to the heart of issues confronting communities here and around the planet. The focus of the festival is to motivate audiences to action by spotlighting issues both local and global. It will also include a Social Justice Bazaar, on Saturday February 13th. Visit the festival website for more information about ...

January 12, 2016

Educational Session for OH&S Committee Members and Shop Stewards - January 28...

TO:  All Local 803 OH&S Committee Members and Shop Stewards LOCAL:  803 DATE:  Thursday, January 28, 2016 TIME:  6:30 pm – 9:00 pm PLACE:  Lower Mainland Area Office – Auditorium B 130 – 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver   AGENDA •    Educational session for OH&S Committee Members and Shop Stewards A light dinner will be provided. Please RSVP by phone at 604-215-1499 or by email at area03@b...

January 11, 2016

Area 04 stewards' training

COURSE: Stewards' Training WHEN: February 16-18, 2016 WHERE: BCGEU Fraser Valley Area Office, 8555 198A Street, Langley TIME: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm - Please note: our gate and office do not open until 8:30 am REGISTRATION: Please call our office at 604-882-0111 or toll free at 1-888-991-6062 or respond by email to [email protected] as soon as possible to register for t...

January 08, 2016

Vancouver Resource Society call for nominations for shop steward

Nominations are open for 30 days and will close at midnight on Sunday, February 7, 2016. There are 3 vacant positions for shop steward. Please complete the shop steward nomination form and forward to the Lower Mainland Area Office. In solidarity David Noble Staff Representative Download PDF of notice here. UNIFOR467/MoveUP

January 08, 2016

BCGEU opposes renters’ dispute fee hike imposed by B.C. Government

The B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) is speaking out against a fee increase to rental tenants seeking a dispute resolution through the Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB). The new fee took effect on Jan. 1. A renter filing a dispute resolution application with the RTB will now have to pay $100. That’s up from $50. An appeal review will now cost $50, up from $25. “British Col...

January 05, 2016

BCGEU hosts a Celebration of Life for Community Health activist Louise Hood

The BCGEU will host a Celebration of Life for Sister Louise Hood at 6:30 pm on January 13, 2016, at the Lower Mainland Area Office (Suite #130 - 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver). The gathering will be held in Auditorium A&B. Louise leaves a legacy of nearly 25 years of union activism, including in BCGEU’s Community Health component (Component 8). Read more here.  The LMAO is near the Renfre...

January 05, 2016

Local 801 Island Health Duncan - Member to Member Meeting - January 21, 2016 ...

To: BCGEU Members Employed by Island Health Duncan Re: Member To Member Meeting – January 21, 2016 (6:00 pm – 8:00 pm) Island Savings Centre Duncan Boardroom (2687 James Street, Duncan) On behalf of your Local 801 Executive, I am pleased to advise that a Member to Member meet and greet has been scheduled at the Island Savings Centre in Duncan on Thursday January 21, 2016, between 6:00 pm – 8:0...