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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

January 09, 2020

Lookout Housing & Health Society - New steward at Cliff Block Housing - BCGEU

Nominations closed for 1 steward position on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. We are pleased to announce that Kristina Hiscock is the new steward at Cliff Block Housing. Please join us in wishing Kristina well in her new position.   In Solidarity, Nicki PearsonStaff Representative Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

January 07, 2020

Local 809 Executive & Steward Update – Call for Nominations - BCGEU

Local 809 Executive Chairperson: Laurie Proudfoot 1st Vice Chair: Cindy McLaren 2nd Vice Chair: Monika Find Treasurer: Melanie Mason Recording Secretary: Cindy Bergstrom Member-at-Large: Sandra Anderson & Andrew Hunt Member-at-Large: 2 positions vacant Youth Worker (under 30 yrs): Vacant There are two (2) Member-at-Large positions & one (1) Youth Worker position. If ...

January 06, 2020

Members at Pacifica Treatment Centre - new steward - BCGEU

Nominations closed for 1 steward position on Monday, December 23, 2019.  We are pleased to announce that Norman Fox is the new steward at Pacifica Treatment Centre.  Please join us in wishing Norman well in his new position. In solidarity, Nicki PearsonStaff Representative Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

December 24, 2019

Happy Holidays – BCGEU offices closed for the holidays - BCGEU

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith, treasurer Paul Finch and the entire Provincial Executive would like to wish our 80,000 members and their families a happy and festive holiday season! Please note that all BCGEU offices will be closed for the holidays. BCGEU offices around the province will be closed at 1:00pm on December 24, 2019 and will reopen on January 2, 2020 at 8:30am. If you are a BCGEU m...

December 19, 2019

Winter maintenance and public safety a top priority for BCGEU highway workers...

On behalf of members employed by Acciona Infrastructure Maintenance Inc., the BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is calling on the company to ensure they meet the highway maintenance standards agreed to in their 10-year contract with the provincial government. This follows an incident last week in Cherryville B.C. where a school bus became stuck in a ditch due to snowy road co...

December 18, 2019

Lookout Housing & Health Society Russell Residence & Housing Centre – Stewar...

Great news! We have received two nominations for a shop steward at the Russell and will be running an election. The nominees are: Alisha Boone Monica Sterling Elections will close at 5:00PM, on January 3, 2020. Votes will be collected by Chris Davidson, and the successful candidates will be announced after a vote. In Solidarity, Nicki PearsonStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here UWU...

December 18, 2019

Lookout Housing & Health Society Cliff Block Housing - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 1 (one) steward position at your worksite and will close on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. Some of the roles of a steward are: Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement. Supporting co-workers in meetings with management. Listening to co-workers a...

December 18, 2019

Grand Forks childcare professionals launch one-day strike - BCGEU

WHAT: After issuing a 72-hour strike notice on Friday of last week, 14 members of the BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) employed by Sunshine Valley Child Care are set to strike for one day on Thursday December 19, 2019. The move comes after several months of unsuccessful negotiations for a new collective agreement that will address long-standing issues with substandard wages,...

December 17, 2019

Call for Shop Stewards at RainCity Housing & Support Society Triage Shelter ...

Nominations are now open for 1 (one) steward position at your worksite and will close on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.  Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union.Some of the roles of a steward are:   Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement. Supporting co-workers in meetings with management. Listening to co-workers...

December 17, 2019

Call for Shop Stewards - RainCity Housing & Support Society Jubilee Rooms - B...

Nominations are now open for 1 (one) steward position at your worksite and will close on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. Some of the roles of a steward are: Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement.  Supporting co-workers in meetings with management. Listening to co-workers ...

December 17, 2019

Call for Shop Stewards - Lookout Housing & Health Society Yukon Shelter - 208...

Nominations are now open for 1 (one) steward position at your worksite and will close on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. Some of the roles of a steward are: Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement.  Supporting co-workers in meetings with management. Listening to co-workers ...

December 17, 2019

Call for Shop Stewards - Fraser Health Authority Tri-Cities Home Health -#700...

Nominations are now open for 2 (two) steward positions at your worksite and will close on Thursday, January 16, 2020. Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. Some of the roles of a steward are: Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement.  Supporting co-workers in meetings with management. Listening to co-worke...

December 16, 2019

Members at Interior Health – May Bennett Centre Re: Steward Nominations - BCGEU

Nominations are open for shop stewards at your worksite. BCGEU shop stewards are the front line workers' representatives in the workplace and are the best conduit of communication between members and the union office. Stewards provide a vital role in keeping the union office informed about members' concerns. If you are interested or know of anyone who might be interested, please arrange to comp...

December 13, 2019

Members covered by Sectoral Health Agreements Re: HEABC Amendments to Flu Vac...

HEABC has advised bargaining associations that they have amended their Provincial Influenza Policy that previously imposed discipline on employees who didn't mask in patient care areas or receive an influenza vaccination. This means you are no longer subject to discipline for failing to mask if you choose not to receive a vaccination. However, the policy still states employees have to report th...

December 09, 2019

Local 804 Members at Paramed Re: Transfer Date Amendment for FHA - BCGEU

Fraser Health has recently made an amendment to two transfer dates and they have communicated this to transferring employees directly through Paramed. Out of an abundance of caution we are communicating these changes directly to our members. Gateway Zone 1, 2, & 3 will be transferring on January 15, 2020 as opposed to the previous date of January 8, 2020. Newton Zone 6, 7, 8, & 12 will ...

December 09, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE: BCGEU applauds new agency to make work safer for health care w...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 9, 2019BCGEU applauds new agency to make work safer for health care workers The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) applauds the B.C. government's commitment of $8.5 million over three years to build an independent provincial occupational health and safety agency to address the high rate of injury in the health care sector. "The BCGEU represents thous...

December 06, 2019

Remembering l’Ecole Polytechnique - 30 years later - BCGEU

December 6, 1989 was a Wednesday like any other: I spent the day at the childcare centre I worked at surrounded by kids and my colleagues. I found out about the massacre at l'Ecole Polytechnique on the radio while I was driving home that evening. I was shocked and devastated at the news. Having been raised in a strongly feminist family, the idea that 14 women had been singled out and killed by ...

December 03, 2019

BCGEU met with Health Minister Dix - Forensic Psychiatric Hospital - BCGEU

Yesterday your worksite Union representatives, along BCGEU president Stephanie Smith met with provincial Health Minister Adrian Dix.  We discussed a number of issues with Minister Dix regarding BCGEU members working at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, including the number of serious injuries to our members, staffing levels, program closures, heavy workload, forensic pay and wage issues, parti...

December 03, 2019

The Provincial – Fall 2019 - BCGEU

Check out the latest, redesigned issue of The Provincial.   This issue has updates on how our union's work on investing ethically, a number of recent conferences and workshops to strengthen our union, and the guidelines on electoral campaigns for our upcoming Convention 2020.   UWU/MoveUP