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.


January 26, 2018

BCGEU Submission to Review of Professional Reliance - BCGEU

The government has initiated a review of the professional reliance model in the natural resource sector. The day-to-day work of thousands of BCGEU members is shaped by this regulatory model, and many of our members have raised the alarm about its shortcomings.  In its present form, the professional reliance model effectively lets the "fox guard the henhouse," leading in some cases to the misman...

January 26, 2018

3 new modular housing sites in Surrey to be operated by Lookout - BCGEU

This spring, approximately 160 units of short term transitional accommodation on three sites will become available for street and sheltered homeless people in the Surrey City Centre Area. These prefabricated modular units will be operated by Lookout Housing and Health Society, and will result in 30 additional FTEs as well as casual positions. Each shift will be staffed 24/7 by two tenant suppor...

January 25, 2018

Sticks and Stones... - BCGEU

"Sticks and stones may break your bones but names will never hurt you"… This old children's rhyme from the 1800's was meant to persuade victims of name-calling to ignore the taunts of their peers. But since then, we've learned that name-calling can cause great damage to our psychological and physical health and safety. Name-calling, bullying, harassment and pranks can hurt us psychologically, w...

January 17, 2018

Union Meeting -Local 805 - BCGEU

DATE:    Thursday, February 15, 2018 TIME:    5:00 – 7:00 p.m. PLACE:  BCGEU Kamloops Area Office              158 Oriole Road (back entrance)              Kamloops, BC V2C 4N7   EVERYONE WELCOME! RSVP your attendance to   AGENDA Local Elections Bargaining   Download 805 - Mtg Notice.pdf UWU/MoveUP

January 15, 2018

BCGEU Defends Members after columnist criticizes social workers - BCGEU

It's become the norm, after 16 years of sustained social service cuts, for columnists and pundits to take knee-jerk reactions and blame government workers when a high-profile tragedy occurs. You may have heard about or read a recent column by the Vancouver Sun's Ian Mulgrew, blaming the courts and social workers for the tragic death of two young girls in Oak Bay. Your union responded on behalf ...

January 15, 2018

On January 20, we will march again! - BCGEU

Last January, millions of people worldwide came together to march for human rights. In Vancouver alone, there were over 15,000 people who marched Downtown. While we made gains in 2017, we also recognize there is still much work to be done. With the growing momentum of the #MeToo movement, it is more important than ever to amplify the voices of not just women and girls, but of all marginalized g...