B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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 29, 2019

Municipal Pension Plan survey – looking for your input - BCGEU

Are you a retired member of the Municipal Pension Plan or an active member within five years of retirement? The plan's Board of Trustees is considering changes to the post-retirement extended health and dental benefits plan. We want to hear from members, so informed decisions can be made. Share your feedback on the post-retirement extended health and dental benefits that are most important to y...

October 28, 2019

BCGEU reaches tentative agreement with two inland ferries employers; Western ...

The communities of Arrow Lake, Adams Lake and Francois Lake will soon have a more sustainable ferry service. Late in the evening of October 24th, after two long days of bargaining in Kelowna, the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) reached a tentative agreement with WaterBridge Ferries and Waterbridge Equipment – two of the three employers who operate B.C.'s inland ferry services...

October 24, 2019

They're back! BCGEU resolves grievance restoring the right for wildfire membe...

In 2016, your employer implemented a policy that prohibited wildfire members from wearing crew patches.  Since then, at every worksite that your treasurer Paul Finch and I have visited, we have heard how much the 30-year tradition of crew patches means to you. Crew patches not only build team spirit and show pride of place, they also help clearly identify members of different crews fighting the...

October 24, 2019

BCGEU applauds government on next steps towards implementation of UNDRIP in B...

Today's introduction of legislation by the provincial government to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) is a significant and important step towards reconciliation in B.C. "Thanks to the leadership of our members, the BCGEU has long been an active participant in the national project of reconciliation and decolonization," says BCGEU president Step...

October 22, 2019

Important Information Regarding your Vacation and Vacation Pay - Bayshore - B...

PLEASE READ Vacation pay under the Collective Agreement is earned like this: Starting every year on July 1st until June 30th of the following year, all your vacation pay is banked so you can take paid vacation in the following year You are now earning vacation pay from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020 for your 2020 vacation If you have any vacation pay left in your "taking" bank right now, this...

October 21, 2019

BCGEU Offices Closing at 4PM PDT - Election Day - BCGEU

In accordance with federal election laws requiring employers to allow employees three consecutive hours to vote, BCGEU offices will be closing at 4PM Pacific Daylight Time on Monday, October 21. Offices will reopen for standard hours (8:30AM - 5:00PM) on Tuesday. Most B.C. polls are open until 7PM. Questions about time off for voting? Click here to visit Elections Canada's FAQ on the subject U...

October 11, 2019

Members at Themis Program Management & Consulting Ltd - Pre-Bargaining Updat...

The bargaining committee met following the September worksite meetings to prepare for negotiations with the Employer. Items covered in the preparation meetings included: bargaining process and training; reviewing member input from bargaining questionnaires and worksite meetings; reviewing the entire collective agreement clause by clause; and preparing proposal packages for the bargaining table....

October 10, 2019

Local 804 Members at SARA for Women Society - Worksite Stewards- BCGEU

REVISED   Please be advised that the following members have been acclaimed as Stewards at your worksite. Kristi Devlin Cheri Newman Katrina Timmermans Deborah Jordan Sarah McCormack Shawna McCormack Cheyenne Waskewitch Congratulations to everyone and thank you to all who participated in the process. In solidarity   Heather TurnerStaff representative Tamara PetersonLocal chair, 304   Download ...

October 10, 2019

REGISTER NOW FOR 2020 CLC WINTER SCHOOL - BCGEU

Course listings and registration for the Canadian Labour Congress Winter School (January 12 to February 14, 2020) at Harrison Hot Springs is now available. Active union members are encouraged to apply online. Applications will be forwarded to your Component executive to make their selections on who will attend the school. Not all courses are pre-approved by your Component. For example, courses ...

October 09, 2019

BC Federation of Labour calls for boycott on four Vancouver hotels in support...

On Tuesday, B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) president Stephanie Smith announced a $3-million interest-free loan to support striking hotel workers Read the full article here UWU/MoveUP

October 08, 2019

BCGEU supports historic UNITE HERE Local 40 strike with $3 million loan - BCGEU

VANCOUVER-Today Stephanie Smith, president of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU), and a group of BCGEU members, joined UNITE HERE Local 40 members on the picket line at the Westin Bayshore to announce that the BCGEU-one of BC's largest and fastest growing unions-is supporting the strike with a $3 million interest-free loan.In September more than 1,200 UNITE HERE Local 40 m...

October 07, 2019

Local 803 Members at BC Centre for Ability - Nomination for one shop steward...

Nominations are now open for 1 (one) steward position at your worksite and will close on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union.  Some of the roles of a steward are: Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement.  Supporting co-workers in meetings with management. Listening to co-work...

October 07, 2019

Ferry workers of Francois Lake, Arrow Lake and Adams Lake invited back to neg...

On Tuesday, October 8, members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working on the Francois Lake, Arrow Lake and Adams Lake ferries will resume bargaining with the ferries' operators-WaterBridge Ferries and Waterbridge Equipment. The entity that owns both WaterBridge Ferries and Waterbridge Equipment has invited the union back to the bargaining table to present a proposal o...