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

February 01, 2017

We Care Home Health Services - Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) representat...

Please be advised that the following members have been acclaimed as the OHS representatives for We Care Home Health Services: Deborah Lee Jenn Lovett Michele Reade The role and responsibility of the OHS Committee is to help ensure that your employer is following OHS regulations, to question practices in the workplace and to make recommendations that will benefit the wellbeing of our memb...

January 26, 2017

BCGEU statement on Vancouver fentanyl priorities

VANCOUVER ­– With the epidemic of overdoses increasing, the British Columbia Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) believes that a new community policing centre is the wrong approach to providing safe and stable community supports in the Downtown East Side. Yesterday, Vancouver City Council voted to do so with funding dedicated to addressing the fentanyl crisis. Despite increased fu...

January 26, 2017

Statement on deportation of Arthur Lorenzo Jr.

Today, January 26, 2017 Arthur Lorenzo Jr., a migrant worker who has fought hard for the rights of migrant workers and in the community with LGBTQ refugees is going to be deported for his activism.  Arthur raised the issues of the exploitative working conditions as restaurant worker.   After standing up for his rights, which resulted in his employer’s permit being temporarily suspended, Arthu...

January 26, 2017

Paramed Members – Area 03 and 04 - Labour Relations Board Decision

On January 10th, the Labour Relations Board dismissed the UFCWs Section 18 application.  As a result, all ParaMed employees previously members of UFCW are now fully and officially members of the BCGEU. The following will be serving as stewards for the Richmond Area: Candace Clark Gemma Solabo Mira Gossa Pukhraj Kaur These stewards have been invited to participate in Steward Training Febru...

January 26, 2017

Local 0811 meeting - convention

DATE: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 TIME: 5:00 p.m. PLACE: Diane L Wood Union Centre             Prince George Area Office of the BCGEU             500 Quebec St, Prince George BC  V2L 0C6   AGENDA Nominations and Elections of Convention Delegate(s) and Alternate Delegates  to the 50th BCGEU Triennial Constitutional Convention being held June 14-17, 2017 in Vancouver.  Local 0811 is entitled to...

January 26, 2017

Local 0811 meeting

DATE: Thursday, February 9, 2017 TIME: 5:30 p.m. PLACE: Diane L Wood Union Centre             Prince George Area Office of the BCGEU             500 Quebec St, Prince George BC  V2L 0C6   AGENDA Resolution Writing Component Update Compatibility Wage Increase NOTE for Local 0811 Members in Outlying Areas:  If you wish to join this meeting via conference call, please call 1-866-562-0090;...

January 25, 2017

BCGEU in support of BCCPA's ‘Care Can Be There’ Campaign

The B.C. Care Providers Association (BCCPA) released a report yesterday calling on the government to increase funding for seniors’ care. The report is aimed at putting the issue on the agenda for the upcoming provincial election. BCCPA affirms the demands of our Seniors Deserve Better campaign; this is yet another report that confirms what our members have been telling us, pointing to the need...

January 24, 2017

Local 810 Meeting and Delegate Alternate nomination and election

COMPONENT:  Community Health Services LOCAL:           0810 DATE:            Monday, March 6th, 2017 TIME:             5:30 p.m. PLACE:           BCGEU Office – 10251 100th Street, Fort St. John     AGENDA Resolutions Delegate Alternate nomination and election Life members   CONVENTION DELEGATE ALTERNATE If you are interested in being a Delegate Alternate (2 positions) to the 50th B...

January 24, 2017

Local 802 Meeting and call for nominations for the 50th BCGEU Triennial Const...

COMPONENT:  Community Health Services LOCAL:            802 DATE:             Thursday, March 2, 2017 TIME:             General Meeting – 6:00 p.m. PLACE:            BCGEU North Island Area Office                       106-1650 Terminal Ave N, Nanaimo   AGENDA   ** CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE 50TH BCGEU TRIENNIAL CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION begin held June 14 – 17, 2017, in Vancouver ** C...

January 23, 2017

Local 807 Union Meeting and Nomination and Election of Delegates

COMPONENT:  Community Health Services LOCAL:            807 DATE:              February 28, 2017 (Tuesday) TIME:              5:00 p.m. PLACE:            BCGEU Kelowna Area Office                        1064 Borden Avenue, Kelowna   AGENDA   Call for resolutions to the BCGEU 50th Triennial Constitution Convention (June 14 – 17, 2017). Nomination and Election of  Delegates to the BCGEU Tr...

January 20, 2017

UPDATE RE: Potential Changes to the Care Aide Registry

Last fall, the provincial government announced its intentions to make changes to the Care Aide Registry. As official representatives for these workers, your union was disappointed that there was no involvement from any of the unions representing care aides on the outcome nor the rollout process. Working with other unions in the sector, the BCGEU made two submissions to the Assistant Deputy Man...

January 19, 2017

Local 805/806 Union Meeting

COMPONENT: Community Health Services LOCAL:          805/806 DATE:           Tuesday, February 21, 2017 TIME:            5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Meeting PLACE:          BCGEU Area Office – 158 Oriole Rd (Back Entrance) Please rsvp to mikeconnolly.bcgeu@gmail.com by Noon on February 20, 2017 AGENDA CALL FOR RESOLUTIONS FOR THE 50th BCGEU TRIENNIAL CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION being held June 14-17, ...

January 19, 2017

Election of Young Worker Delegate to the 50th BCGEU Triennial Constitutional ...

   *REVISED * Stewards, please post this Bulletin at your worksites. Pursuant to Article 8.1(f)(iii) of the BCGEU Constitution, each component of the BCGEU is entitled to elect one young worker delegate to attend the BCGEU 50th Triennial Constitution Convention. We are now requesting expressions of interest for this position. If you are a member of Component 8 and under the age of 30, please...

January 19, 2017

$10-a-day child care would boost B.C. economy in 3 years, report suggests

A $10-a-day child care plan in B.C. would start paying itself off in three years, according to a new report.   Read More...

January 19, 2017

Put a stake through the ❤ of pay plasma clinics

Thanks to the hard work of many of you in raising the alarm about pay for plasma Canadian Blood Services (CBS) has reversed their position, saying that the private sale of plasma is harming voluntary donations. [1] Canadian Blood Services’ warning provides an excellent opening for the federal government to outlaw pay for plasma. Can you make a quick call to Health Minister Jane Philpott lettin...

January 17, 2017

Election of Young Worker Delegate

To:     Component 8 Members Re:     Election of Young Worker Delegate   Stewards, please post this Bulletin at your worksites.   Pursuant to Article 8.1(f)(iii) of the BCGEU Constitution, each component of the BCGEU is entitled to elect one young worker delegate. We are now requesting expressions of interest for this position. If you are a member of Component 8 and under the age of 30, pleas...

January 16, 2017

Update for BCGEU Members Employed by Island Health

Update for BCGEU Members Employed by Island Health  Island Health faces a budget shortfall of $12 million for 2016/17, which will rise to a projected $20 million deficit in fiscal 2017/18. These concerning figures were contained in a memo sent to senior Island Health leadership by President & CEO Brendan Carr, and recently received by the BCGEU. BCGEU is concerned about this situation: a ...

January 13, 2017

Local 812 Union Meeting

COMPONENT: Community Health Services LOCAL:           812 DATE:            Saturday February 25, 2017 TIME:            1:00 pm PLACE:          The Crest Hotel                      222 1st Ave West                      Prince Rupert, BC                      or                      Conference Call – Dial 1-866-562-0090, ID#:  567027 AGENDA Call for Nominations and the Election of Local 812 De...

January 13, 2017

Local 801 Meeting

COMPONENT: Community Health Services LOCAL:           801 DATE:            Tuesday, February 21, 2017 TIME:             Executive Members: 5:00 pm                       General Members: 6:30 – 7:30 pm PLACE:           BCGEU Victoria Area Office (2994 Douglas Street) AGENDA Election for delegates to the BCGEU 50th Triennial Constitutional Convention will occur at this meeting.  If you are un...

January 13, 2017

Homecare Worker Safety: SafeCare BC featured on Global BC News Hour, CBC Radio

Congratulations to SafeCare BC on their successful campaign to raise public awareness of the impact of snow and icy conditions on homecare providers. Thanks to the work of SafeCare BC, stories from workers about the challenges they face were published in several national and provincial media outlets and started a meaningful public dialogue. SafeCare BC is an industry funded safety association ...

January 13, 2017

Chilliwack volunteers sought for ambitious project to interview every senior ...

Older people living in long-term care homes are often overlooked, forgotten behind the walls. An ambitious project taken on by the province's Office of the Seniors Advocate aims to change that by interviewing all 27,000 residents in 303 care homes across the province. Read More...

January 10, 2017

Metro Vancouver seniors' care workers face more struggles with icy streets

Volunteers and homecare workers are bracing for another tough week caring for the city's homebound seniors as temperatures are predicted to drop again Monday night.   Read more...

January 10, 2017

Icy road conditions are posing a danger to home care workers

BURNABY (NEWS1130) - Worries about injuries to homecare workers have increased dramatically in the past month as a result of icy road conditions. Read more...

January 10, 2017

Convention 2017: Guidelines for FT Officer and Exec VP Candidates' Election C...

1. No funds or assistance in kind will be contributed from the Union, Components, Locals or Cross Component Committees other than that specified in the guidelines. There will be no Component hospitality suites during Convention. 2. Declared candidates will have an opportunity to have a picture and a personal statement of no more than 1,000 words in a special election issue of The Provincial....