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

October 26, 2017

Report affirms need for B.C. government to increase supports to children and ...

Room for Improvement – a report released today by the Representative for Children and Youth (RCY) – makes recommendations for additional funding as well as coordination between the Ministry of Education, school districts, and the Ministry of Children and Family Development to help children and youth in care succeed academically. The report also highlights the need for culturally appropriate sup...

October 24, 2017

Steward Election Results for Local 0810 – Community Health Services - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU Members of Local 0810 – Community Health Services   The Steward Elections for Local 0810 closed on October 11th. The following are the results for each worksite in Community Health Services:   Northern Health Authority – Fort St. John Health Unit Angelina Leblanc   Please join us in wishing her well in her new position!   If you do not see your worksite posted here, it is because ...

October 23, 2017

SafeCare BC Campaign - BCGEU

Greetings,   I was recently elected to the board of SafeCare BC. In this role, I will continue to advocate for our members to make the continuing care sector a safer, healthier place to work.   I would like to tell you about SafeCare BC's new campaign: Be Care Aware: Who's Taking Care of You? campaign, which raises awareness that mental health has a huge impact on care providers. Continuing car...

October 23, 2017

Executive Vice President Tour - Revised - BCGEU

  Hello Everyone!   Executive Vice President, James Coccola will be visiting worksites in Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat, Hazelton and Smithers starting at 8:00 am on October 22 as outlined in the schedule below (all times are approximate):   Prince Rupert, Sunday October 22nd, 2017: 1. 8:00 - 10:00 am Crest Motor Hotel 2. 11:15 - 11:35 am BC Liquor Store   Old Hazelton, Monday October 23rd...

October 20, 2017

President's statement on death of correctional officer Kellie Shand - BCGEU

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Kellie Shand, a long-time BCGEU member, who tragically died while on shift as a correctional officer at Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre (VIRCC). This is a terrible tragedy for not only our Corrections and Sheriffs component, but for our entire union. In his 22-year career as a correctional officer, Kellie was a committed and experienced profes...

October 18, 2017

Executive Vice President, James Coccola Worksite tour - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU Members in Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat, Hazelton and Smithers (at the below listed worksites) Hello Everyone! Executive Vice President, James Coccola will be visiting worksites in Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat, Hazelton and Smithers starting at 8:00 am on October 22 as outlined in the schedule below (all times are approximate): Prince Rupert, Sunday October 22nd, 2017: 8:00...

October 18, 2017

October 18 is Health Care Assistant Day - BCGEU

October 18 is Health Care Assistant Day On Health Care Assistant Day, we celebrate B.C.'s 38,000 Health Care Assistants, and the thousands of members in our union's Health Services (Component 4) and Community Health Services (Component 8) sectors who provide the valuable, frontline services to seniors and people with chronic illnesses. The term Health Care Assistant includes many different job ...

October 17, 2017

BCGEU submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government S...

Yesterday, the BCGEU entered our submission to the B.C. Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services yesterday, outlining the union's priorities for the upcoming provincial budget for 2018/19. This budget marks an important moment. It will take the next steps toward a fiscal plan for the province that truly puts families and communities first. "We support the new government in i...

October 13, 2017

Call for EXPRESSION OF INTEREST - BCGEU

If you are a Member under the Community Health Agreement, and have a genuine interest and the required skills to provide union support within the Enhanced Disability Management Program, an opportunity exists for you with the BCGEU.   The Community Health Disability Management team is looking to provide the best service possible to our members enrolled in the program and are actively recruiting ...

October 12, 2017

Local 803 Meeting - BCGEU

  TO:            All Local 803 Members LOCAL:       0803 DATE:          Thursday, October 19, 2017 TIME:          6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. PLACE:        BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office (Squamish Room)                  130 – 2920 Virtual Way                  Vancouver   AGENDA Collective Agreement Scheduling, Policy, Overtime OH&S (Right to refuse unsafe work Bargaining (Suggestions or p...

October 12, 2017

Local 803 ParaMed Richmond Union Meeting - BCGEU

Date: Monday, October 23, 2017 Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Place: West Richmond Community Centre   9180 No 1 Road   Cypress Room 2nd Floor   AGENDA M2M Scheduling Hours of work Seniority Grievance process OH&S Issue Refreshments & appetizers will be provided Download as pdf

October 12, 2017

The BC Health Coalition 2017 Conference - BCGEU

The BC Health Coalition 2017 Conference is this year's regional gathering which will bring together many organizations and individuals throughout the province working toward strong public health care in B.C. The 2017 Conference will take place in Vancouver, BC (Coast Salish Territories) and on October 27th and 28th, 2017. What:  The conference is an opportunity to connect with organizers, res...

October 11, 2017

Retroactive payments for wage increases for We Care Home Health Services - BCGEU

As per the ratification agreement, We Care has issued retroactive payments in relation to negotiated wage increases. The employer has based their retro payments on actual hours worked, but did not factor in the following hours to the payment:  statutory holidays worked; statutory days earned; and vacation pay It is the union's position that retro pay should include all hours as above for calc...

October 11, 2017

Provincial magazine - Fall 2017 - BCGEU - BCGEU

Download the PDF file of the 2017 Fall issue of The Provincial magazine. In this issue: Electing workplace stewards Dangerous work at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital BCGEU’s sound financial management Mental health first aid and more...    

October 10, 2017

Discussion at Joint Labour Management Meeting for Local 803 Bayshore Home Hea...

As follow-up to our last Joint Labour Management Meeting, the Union would like members to be aware of the following. Step 1 – Hours Investigation Forms Whenever a regular CHW receives fewer than their posted hours (example R-35), they may complete a Step 1 Hours Investigation form. The Employer must investigate to make sure that you received all hours available to you, according to seniority. T...

October 10, 2017

Rally for Youth from Care - BCGEU

Show support for youth in and from foster care, group homes, and other types of government care in B.C. Rally: B.C. LegislatureTuesday October 24, 2017, 3:00 pm

October 05, 2017

Health care assistants experience highest number of workplace injuries in B.C...

When most people think of dangerous jobs in B.C., it's probably a safe bet that a health care assistant isn't on their radar. According to workplace statistics, it should be. The women and men working as frontline caregivers in residential care homes and hospitals have a workplace injury rate of 8.7 per 100 workers - four times the B.C. average of 2.1 for all workers.   Read more...

October 04, 2017

Local 407 & 807 Enhanced Stewards Training - BCGEU

Date:       November 9, 2017 Time:       9:00am to 5:00pm Location: Kelowna Area Office                 1064 Borden Avenue   TOPICS ON THE AGENDA Health and Safety Grievance handling   Please contact the Kelowna Area Office at 250.763.6405 or toll free 1.800.667.1132 to register. Seating is limited so please RSVP by November 2, 2017. Lunch will be provided.   In solidarity, Cathy SeagrisStaff...