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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 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...

March 29, 2023

BCGEU community social services workers ratify three-year deal - BC General ...

March 29, 2023For immediate release  BCGEU community social services workers ratify three-year deal     BURNABY – The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) announced today that the 19,000 members of the community social services bargaining unit employed by the Community Social Services Employer's Association (CSSEA) voted 95 per cent to accept the tentative agreement. The B.C...

March 28, 2023

Seeking members interested in health & safety at Surrey Whalley Urgent Primar...

Getting involved with Occupational Health & Safety is a great way for union members to contribute. As a safety committee member, you will help ensure your employer is following OH&S regulations. You can raise the profile of health and safety and improve your working environment. Would you like to serve on an Occupational Health & Safety Committee at your worksite? Members of the Com...

March 24, 2023

Jesus & Nora Supnet – Scottsdale House - Worksite visits on March 31, 2023 - ...

Come meet our BCGEU Executive!  On Friday, March 31, 2023 we will be visiting your worksite to meet with you, collect member information, help members accessing the member portal and to answer your questions! We will also be handing out SWAG! We'll see you at: SCOTTSDALE HOUSE between 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm  See you then! Andii Stephens Staff Representative Shelley EinarsonLocal 804 Vice Chair Down...

March 24, 2023

Lookout Housing & Health Society at Gateway, Positive Haven and Guildford loc...

To: All BCGEU members at Lookout Housing & Health Society at Gateway, Positive Haven and Guildford locations Re: WORKSITE VISITS ON MARCH 31, 2023  Come meet our BCGEU Executive! On Friday, March 31, 2023 we will be visiting your worksite to meet with you, collect member information, help members accessing the member portal and to answer your questions! We will also be handing out SWAG!We'...

March 24, 2023

Call for Shop Stewards at Motivation/Power/Achievement Society (MPA) - BC Gen...

Nominations are now open for 4 Steward positions. There will be one at each worksite (Banyen; Sophia; Tilikum) plus 1 overall steward and will close on Monday, April 24, 2023. 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.- Supporti...

March 23, 2023

Kiwassa Neighbourhood House Services Association - Your New Collective Agreem...

In December 2022, your Employer applied to join the Community Social Services Employers' Association (CSSEA). If approved, you would join the General Services Collective Agreement. The first step was for the BC government to add your Employer's name to the Community Social Services Employer Regulation through a BC Order in Council (OIC).The Government has issued the OIC, which means the non-mon...

March 22, 2023

Local 0810 Members - Nominations Received for Vacant Positions on the Local E...

We have received nominations for the following vacant position on the 0810 Local Executive.  Member at Large As per the D-8 policy:"Where no nomination is received for an office, nominations will be considered to remain open, but by-elections should occur until all appeals are exhausted. During the three year term, if a member in good standing submits a nomination for a vacant position, the l...

March 21, 2023

CBA Members- April 1, 2023 general wage increase update - BC General Employee...

New inflation figures released today confirm that the maximum wage protections in our collective agreement will be triggered, and members will receive the full 6.75% wage increase starting April 1, 2023. This brings the total general wage increases for the first two years of the agreement to well over 10% for most members, on top of 1.5% low wage redress, and the elimination of step 1 on the wa...

March 20, 2023

Local 801 nomination for Local Executive - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Nominations are now open for the following position(s) on the local executive:  Young Worker (29 and under) The term is two (2) years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office. The deadline for nominations is: Monday, March 27, 2023, 5 p.m. If there is an election for a position, candidates may submit one page of information (8-1/2 x...

March 14, 2023

Shop Steward Nominations for Vancouver Island Aids Society Members - BC Gener...

Nominations are now open for three (3) shop stewards for Vancouver Island Aids Society. The deadline for submission of nominations is:   Thursday, April 13, 2023, by 5:00 p.m.  Nomination forms must be submitted by email to: [email protected] Newly elected stewards are entitled to training at the Union's expense, including paid leave from work and ongoing support from the Union. In solid...

March 11, 2023

B.C. provincial budget released – read our union’s analysis - BC General Empl...

B.C. provincial budget released – read our union's analysis Each year the B.C. government releases a budget that outlines their priorities for the coming years. These budgets have significant impacts on BCGEU members, both at work and as residents of our province. Our union pays careful attention to government's priorities and has prepared an in-depth analysis of the key points for BCGEU member...

March 09, 2023

Living Well Home Care Services - Bargaining Survey – We Need Your Input! - B...

Nominations have now opened to elect your Bargaining Committee in the upcoming round of negotiations with the Employer. Once the bargaining committee is elected, they will meet to review priorities and develop bargaining proposals. In order to do so, it is important that your Bargaining Committee is aware of what is most important to you and where you want to see changes. Please take the time t...