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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

September 21, 2020

CBA members redeployed to FBA Worksites - BCGEU

The Community Bargaining Association (CBA) lead by the BCGEU has finalized a Memorandum of Understanding with the Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC) to address the rare circumstances where an employee covered by the CBA agreement has been temporarily redeployed to work at a site covered by the Facilities Agreement. In those cases CBA employees will receive a wage adjustmen...

September 18, 2020

Covid – 19 cases in the Downtown Eastside - BCGEU

As you know, the number of cases of Covid-19 around the province has been consistently increasing in the last number of weeks and months. In recent weeks we have become aware of an increase in cases of Covid-19 circulating in the Downtown Eastside. Your Union wants to ensure that you are taking all the necessary precautions to stay safe while doing the important front line work that you do. The...

September 14, 2020

Call for Shop Stewards - RainCity Housing & Support Society Princess Rooms - ...

Nominations are now open for 1 (one) steward position at your worksite and will close on Monday, September 28, 2020. 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-workers...

September 14, 2020

Shop Steward Nominations - Cheshire Homes Society of BC (Larkin House) - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 1 (one) steward position at your worksite and will close on Monday, September 28, 2020. 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...

September 10, 2020

Release of Patterson WCB review validates injured workers’ experiences - BCGEU

We want to share how pleased our union and our members are to see the B.C. government's release of the long-awaited review of our workers' compensation system by retired labour lawyer Janet PattersonThe report, released August 26, is not only a victory on the path towards a more worker-centered system but a validation of the lived experience of injured workers in B.C. – including many current a...

September 09, 2020

New MOU - Service Seniority Portability for ISM Employees - BCGEU

The BCGEU and NTT DATA (ISM Canada) have signed a service seniority portability MOU for ISM employees: Click here to read the new Memorandum of Understanding regarding Service Seniority Portability for ISM Employees An earlier bulletin is found here. UWU/MoveUP

September 04, 2020

A Labour Day Message from Stephanie Smith - BCGEU

The future cannot be predicted, but it can be created.  So far, 2020 has been a year of upheaval and uncertainty and that has many of us questioning what the future will look like for ourselves, our families, and our society. It's also been a year in which working people have shown time and again that we have the power to create a society that is stronger, safer, and more prosperous through sol...

September 02, 2020

BCGEU: provincial government must release pandemic pay now

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 2, 2020  BCGEU: provincial government must release pandemic pay now Burnaby, B.C. – The BCGEU is calling on the provincial government to either immediately distribute the stipend promised under the B.C. COVID-19 Temporary Pandemic Pay (TPP) program or provide a firm date when workers will get the long-awaited funds."Thousands of our members and other workers acros...

August 25, 2020

Pandemic pay delay - BCGEU

Since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic in March your union has been working hard to navigate the complex and ever-shifting landscape this crisis presents in order to protect members' livelihoods and help ensure your safety at work.Pandemic pay has been a key focus of that work, and the BCGEU pushed hard to expand our province's pandemic pay program to cover the ...