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 15, 2018

2018 BCGEU Scholarship Program - BCGEU

Delegates to our 2017 Constitutional Convention voted to increase our annual scholarship program to $60,000. Awards for full-time students are $2,000 and, for part-time students, $1,000. Our scholarship program is funded by the dues of our 73,000 members. Applicants must be: A BCGEU member, or related to a current retired, or deceased BCGEU member or staff; and A student or prospective post-se...

February 13, 2018

BC throne speech ‘turns the corner on 16 years of neglect’ - BCGEU

The BC NDP government Speech from the Throne isn't perfect, but it starts to repair the damage done to public services by the previous government, says the BC Government and Service Employees' Union. "I've witnessed many throne speeches, but this is the first time I've seen a real commitment to progressive policies that will make people's lives better," says BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "If...

February 09, 2018

Hard Rock Casino workers vote in favour of strike - BCGEU

Unionized workers at Coquitlam's Hard Rock Casino have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action. The more than 400 casino employees, who joined the BC Government and Service Employees' Union in 2016, have been trying to negotiate a first collective agreement since January 2017.   Read more.... UWU/MoveUP

February 09, 2018

AMENDED Election Results for Local 812 Executive - BCGEU

Please find below the amended results for the Local 812 Local Executive election. We confirm that your new Executive is as follows: Local Chairperson:Susanne Bellefontaine 1st Vice Chair:Piroska Potornay 2nd Vice Chair:Shelley Hollstein Treasurer:Vacant Recording Secretary:Vacant Member at Large:Terressa Dilley Member at Large:Vacant Member at Large:Vacant Member at Large:Vacant Member at Large...

February 09, 2018

Elections for Local 803 Executive - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding elections for the following positions of the local 803 executive. Ballots and candidates bios are being mailed to all members.   Chairperson: Aminzavvar, Masoud Clark, Candace   1st Vice Chairperson: Clark, Candace Kelly, Florentina 2nd Vice Chairperson: Martel, Roxanne Clark, Candace   Treasurer: Enveri, Seyran Clark, Candace Recording Secretary: Consalvi, ...

February 08, 2018

Your New Local 0810 Executive - BCGEU

Nominations closed on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 for the Local 0810 Executive. Please join us in congratulating the following member in their position for this three year term of office!   Local 0810 Chairperson            Tammy Schock  In Solidarity, BCGEU Peace River Area Office Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

February 08, 2018

Minimum Wage Announcement: Low Wage Workers Need $15 Now, Not in 2021 - BCGEU

Today's announcement by the provincial government that B.C.'s minimum wage will reach $15.20 per hour on June 1, 2021 is disappointing, both to the BCGEU and to the 20 per cent of B.C.'s workers who make less than $15 per hour. We think that the provincial government should take action to reduce poverty and inequality in our province by increasing the minimum wage to $15 immediately, as we stat...