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

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...