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

March 07, 2017

Convention Delegate Results for Local 802 members

  To:     All BCGEU Local 802 Members Re:     Convention Delegate Results  This notice is to advise the General Membership of the results of Local's Call for Nominations for 2 Convention Delegates.  The following individuals will be representing the Local at the 50th BCGEU Triennial Constitutional Convention.  802 Delegates Belinda Walle – VIHA Health Unit Marietta Bippes – VIHA SANDS Progr...

March 06, 2017

OHS Course - Vancouver Area - Prevention of Workplace Violence - Wednesday, A...

To all Labour Code OHS Committee Members in the Vancouver Area "Prevention of Workplace Violence" will be held on Wednesday, April 19. This course will be held at the BCGEU office at #130-2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm In the Prevention of Workplace Violence you will learn: The legislative requirements for a violence prevention program The definition of workplace viole...

March 03, 2017

Local 811 REVISED March 14, 2017 meeting (Note: New Call-In Option)

LOCAL:    0811 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 - ** REVISED ** Nominations and Elections of Convention Delegate(s) and Alternate Delegates  to the 50th BCGEU Triennial Constitutional Convention being held June 14...

March 03, 2017

Local 803 - Call for Nominations for Interim Election

Members of Local 803 are advised that nominations are now open for interim elections for the following positions: x2 Member at Large x1 Young Worker Nominations can be made by completing the attached nomination form and returning it by mail to:           Attn:    Fateh Born                      Staff Representative                      Lower Mainland Area Office                      #130...

March 01, 2017

BCGEU partner APSIES in El Salvador - women's empowerment

Supported through CoDevelopment Canada, APSIES is a grassroots organization that works in five rural municipalities in southeastern El Salvador to mobilize citizens to protect and enhance publicly-funded healthcare and other social services. APSIES takes a comprehensive approach to health as a human right, with a special emphasis on women?s empowerment primarily through education and capacity-b...

March 01, 2017

BC New Democrat Health Forum

Worried about seniors care? Concerned about long wait times and MSP hikes? Can’t afford to pay more out of pocket for health care? Join New Democrat MLA Judy Darcy to share your stories and discuss solutions. When: Saturday, March 11, 2:30pm to 4:00pm Where: The Little Red Church Hall, 2182 Comox Avenue, Comox BC Who: Judy Darcy, Official Opposition Health Spokesperson For more details...

February 27, 2017

Have you seen our billboards yet?

Starting today, Seniors Deserve Better campaign billboards have been posted in five high traffic locations across the province: Victoria (Pat Bay Hwy & Mt. Newton Cross Road) Kamloops (Hwy 5 & Mount Paul Way) Vancouver (Clark & Powell) Prince George (Hwy 16 & Vance Road) Kelowna (Hwy 97 & Westside Road) If you see them, I encourage you to take photos and post them o...

February 25, 2017

Remembering Millie Canessa: July 20, 1927 - February 19, 2017

Mildred ?Millie? Irene Canessa July 20, 1927 - February 19, 2017 Long-time trade unionist and social activist Millie Canessa passed away Sunday morning. An ardent defender of human rights and social justice causes including gender equality and workers' rights, Millie dedicated most of her life to bettering her community. Millie joined the Government Employees' Association in 1967, prior to t...

February 24, 2017

“Balanced” Budget 2017 tips the scales pre-election

BC Budget 2017 This week, the BC Liberals delivered a pre-election budget with uncharacteristic commitments to new spending. In his budget speech, Finance Minister Mike de Jong boasted about the province’s ability to make service and program investments after so many years of discipline and sacrifice by British Columbians. Indeed—albeit on the heels of intense public and media pressure—there ...

February 23, 2017

A Call for Leadership: Revolutionizing Seniors’ Care

A Call for Leadership: Revolutionizing Seniors’ Care  A forum and strategy discussion featuring guest speaker Tamara Daly, Director of York University Centre for Aging Research and Education. WHEN:     Thursday, March 2, 2017                 1:30 pm: Registration and coffee                2:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Formal program WHERE:  Glad Tidings Church, 3456 Fraser St, Vancouver                ...

February 23, 2017

BCGEU supports report recommendation for more legal aid and court funding

The BCGEU commends the work of the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch, for its recently released report An Agenda for Justice: Platform considerations. The report outlines serious issues facing B.C.’s legal system and makes numerous recommendations to improve services. The recommendations supported by the BCGEU include: Increased funding for family law legal aid; Increased funding for sta...

February 23, 2017

OHS Courses for Direct Government OHS Committee Members in the Fraser Valley ...

"Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday, April 25 and Wednesday, April 26, 2017 and "Mitigating Workplace Violence" will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2017. These courses will be held at the Fraser Valley BCGEU office, 8555 ? 198A Avenue, Langley from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn: Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of unsa...

February 23, 2017

OHS Courses for Direct Government OHS Committee Members in the Castlegar Area

"Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Wednesday, April 19 and Thursday, April 20, 2017. This course will be held at the Prestige Lakeside Resort, 701 Lakeside Drive, Nelson, BC from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn: Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of unsafe work procedure OHS legislation Roles and responsibilities of employers,...

February 23, 2017

OHS Courses for Direct Government OHS Committee Members in the Vancouver Area

"Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday, April 11 and Wednesday, April 12, 2017. This course will be held at the Lower Mainland BCGEU office, #130 – 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn: Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of unsafe work procedure OHS legislation Roles and responsibilities of emplo...

February 23, 2017

OHS Courses for Labour Code OHS Committee Members in the Castlegar Area

"Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 and "Incident Investigations" will be held on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017. These courses will be held at the BCGEU office at 2316 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn: Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of unsafe work procedure OHS legislatio...

February 23, 2017

OHS Courses for Labour Code OHS Committee Members in the Fraser Valley Area

"Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 and "Prevention of Workplace Violence" will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. These courses will be held at the BCGEU office at 8555 – 198A Street, Langley from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn: Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of unsafe work procedure OHS legislati...

February 23, 2017

OHS Courses for Labour Code OHS Committee Members in the Terrace Area

"Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 and "Incident Investigations" will be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. These courses will be held at the BCGEU office at 102-4710 Lazelle Avenue, Terrace from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn: Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of unsafe work procedure OHS legislation ...

February 23, 2017

OHS Courses for Labour Code OHS Committee Members in the Cranbrook Area

"Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 and "Incident Investigations" will be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. These courses will be held at the BCGEU office at 46 – 7th Avenue South, Cranbrook from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn: Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of unsafe work procedure OHS legislation ...

February 21, 2017

BC Budget 2017 Response

BCGEU president gives a first-look response to the BC 2017 budget, from the budget lockup at the Victoria Convention Centre.

February 21, 2017

Budget 2017 does little to address public service deficit

The B.C. government’s election year budget sees modest increases in select public services, but does little to address the serious public service deficit stemming from more than a decade of budget cuts, says the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union. Additional funding is targeted to politically sensitive areas that have seen serious service cuts since 2001, including the Ministry of Ch...

February 21, 2017

Emergency meeting called to develop spending recommendations for $65 million ...

Emergency meeting called to develop spending recommendations for $65 million in federal funding for opioid crisis VANCOUVER – The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has called an emergency meeting to discuss the federal government’s February 17 announcement of $65 million dollars to address the opioid crisis and the lack of a strategy attached to this funding. B.C. is at the...

February 20, 2017

OHS Courses for Direct Government OHS Committee Members in the Burnaby Area

"2 Day Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday, March 21 and Wednesday, March 22, 2017. "Ergonomics" will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2017. These courses will be held at the Burnaby Head Office– 4911 Canada Way, Burnaby from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn: Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of unsafe work procedure OHS le...

February 20, 2017

OHS Courses for Direct Government OHS Committee Members in the Ft. St. John Area

"2 Day Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday, March 14 and Wednesday, March 15, 2017. "Prevention of Workplace Violence" will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2017. These courses will be held at the Northern Grand Hotel, 9830 – 100 Ave, Fort. St. John from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn: Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of ...

February 20, 2017

OHS Courses for Direct Government OHS Committee Members in the Kamloops Area

"2 Day Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday, March 7 and Wednesday, March 8, 2017. "Incident Investigations" will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2017. These courses will be held at the BCGEU area office, 158 Oriole Road, Kamloops from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn: Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of unsafe work procedur...

February 20, 2017

OHS Courses for Direct Government OHS Committee Members in the Victoria Area

"Ergonomics" will be held on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 and "Prevention of Workplace Violence" will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2017. These courses will be held at the Learning Centre, 716 Courtney Street, Victoria from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.] In the Ergonomics course you will learn: •    Requirements of the ergonomics regulation •    How to identify ergonomic hazards, to assess the risk factors ...

February 20, 2017

Government declares Feb 20 as Senior Care Providers’ Day

The provincial government has officially declared February 20 as Seniors Care Providers’ Day. It is a day to recognize and honour the workers who give care and support to seniors across the province. Seniors care providers deliver compassionate, quality care to BC’s seniors. This dedicated group of frontline care staff play a key role in the safety and personal care of seniors, helping them m...

February 17, 2017

Minister Terry Lake Capitulates to Federal Government on Side-Deal for Health...

Richmond – After months of criticizing side deals as a replacement for a national health accord, the government of British Columbia has been pressured into signing its own bilateral healthcare funding agreement with the federal government. With public concerns mounting over the critical state of senior’s care in British Columbia, Health Minister Terry Lake acknowledged today that public press...