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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

December 17, 2020

B.C. liquor and cannabis workers wear button on the job in demand for essenti...

BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – As the second wave of the pandemic intensifies and British Columbians head into the holiday season, B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) members working for the BC Liquor Distribution Branch (BCLDB) are ramping up their campaign to be recognized and compensated as essential workers. BCLDB workers will be wearing Essential Pay for Essential Wor...

December 14, 2020

BCGEU stands in solidarity with farmers in India

The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union expresses solidarity with farmers, labour activists and other workers in India who are protesting dangerous new agricultural legislation that threatens the livelihoods of millions of families. In September, the Indian government quietly passed or amended three Farm Bills designed to deregulate agricultural markets and open them up to takeover by ...

December 14, 2020

Nominations for 1 Shop Steward - BC Centre for Ability - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 1 (one) steward position at your worksite and will close on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. 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-worke...

December 14, 2020

Nominations for 1 Shop Steward - Cheshire Homes Society of BC - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 1 (one) steward position at your worksite and will close on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. 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-worke...

December 01, 2020

N95 masks essential, BCGEU calls on government to take action - BCGEU

As COVID-19 cases continue to surge in our province, our union has written to the B.C. Ministry of Health asking them to step up protections for members like you working on the front lines of the crisis. We have asked the ministry to take urgent action to direct employers to provide N95 masks and fit-tests for all workers in frontline care scenarios, including in the home support sector.Read th...

November 30, 2020

Municipal Pension Plan Grievance - Lookout Housing & Health Society - BCGEU

As you may be aware, in 2018 the BCGEU filed a grievance on behalf of members at Lookout Housing and Health Society that were eligible to be enrolled in the Municipal Pension Plan (MPP) but were not receiving this benefit due to an error on the Employer's part. A pension is a valuable source of income and a significant benefit of your employment. Each time you are paid, both you and the Employe...

November 30, 2020

Nominations for One Shop Steward - MPA Society - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 1 (one) steward position at your worksite and will close on Monday, January 4, 2021.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 ...

November 30, 2020

Local 803 Vancouver Coastal Health BCGEU Members - UPDATE: Stewards and Occup...

The Union would like to ensure that all members who transitioned to VCH from Bayshore, St. Elizabeth and GVCSS know who their Stewards and Occupational Health and Safety worksite representative are. Please see the list below for the names and email contacts for your Vancouver Home Support Stewards and OHS worksite representatives: Stewards OHS Nellie Berry Tebelin nellietebelin@hotm...

November 30, 2020

New Book Recounts Worker-led Occupation at Tranquille - BCGEU

  UPDATE - It is with heavy hearts we have to tell you about the passing of our dear friend Gary Steeves, a true champion of working people, human rights and social justice.  The devastating news comes as we and Gary were celebrating another great achievement of his, the recent printing of his book, Tranquility Lost: The Occupation of Tranquille & Battle for Community Care. We are feeli...