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 19, 2017

Local 805/806 Union Meeting

COMPONENT: Community Health Services LOCAL:          805/806 DATE:           Tuesday, February 21, 2017 TIME:            5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Meeting PLACE:          BCGEU Area Office – 158 Oriole Rd (Back Entrance) Please rsvp to mikeconnolly.bcgeu@gmail.com by Noon on February 20, 2017 AGENDA CALL FOR RESOLUTIONS FOR THE 50th BCGEU TRIENNIAL CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION being held June 14-17, ...

January 19, 2017

Election of Young Worker Delegate to the 50th BCGEU Triennial Constitutional ...

   *REVISED * Stewards, please post this Bulletin at your worksites. Pursuant to Article 8.1(f)(iii) of the BCGEU Constitution, each component of the BCGEU is entitled to elect one young worker delegate to attend the BCGEU 50th Triennial Constitution Convention. We are now requesting expressions of interest for this position. If you are a member of Component 8 and under the age of 30, please...

January 19, 2017

$10-a-day child care would boost B.C. economy in 3 years, report suggests

A $10-a-day child care plan in B.C. would start paying itself off in three years, according to a new report.   Read More...

January 19, 2017

Put a stake through the ❤ of pay plasma clinics

Thanks to the hard work of many of you in raising the alarm about pay for plasma Canadian Blood Services (CBS) has reversed their position, saying that the private sale of plasma is harming voluntary donations. [1] Canadian Blood Services’ warning provides an excellent opening for the federal government to outlaw pay for plasma. Can you make a quick call to Health Minister Jane Philpott lettin...

January 17, 2017

Election of Young Worker Delegate

To:     Component 8 Members Re:     Election of Young Worker Delegate   Stewards, please post this Bulletin at your worksites.   Pursuant to Article 8.1(f)(iii) of the BCGEU Constitution, each component of the BCGEU is entitled to elect one young worker delegate. We are now requesting expressions of interest for this position. If you are a member of Component 8 and under the age of 30, pleas...

January 16, 2017

Update for BCGEU Members Employed by Island Health

Update for BCGEU Members Employed by Island Health  Island Health faces a budget shortfall of $12 million for 2016/17, which will rise to a projected $20 million deficit in fiscal 2017/18. These concerning figures were contained in a memo sent to senior Island Health leadership by President & CEO Brendan Carr, and recently received by the BCGEU. BCGEU is concerned about this situation: a ...

January 13, 2017

Local 812 Union Meeting

COMPONENT: Community Health Services LOCAL:           812 DATE:            Saturday February 25, 2017 TIME:            1:00 pm PLACE:          The Crest Hotel                      222 1st Ave West                      Prince Rupert, BC                      or                      Conference Call – Dial 1-866-562-0090, ID#:  567027 AGENDA Call for Nominations and the Election of Local 812 De...

January 13, 2017

Local 801 Meeting

COMPONENT: Community Health Services LOCAL:           801 DATE:            Tuesday, February 21, 2017 TIME:             Executive Members: 5:00 pm                       General Members: 6:30 – 7:30 pm PLACE:           BCGEU Victoria Area Office (2994 Douglas Street) AGENDA Election for delegates to the BCGEU 50th Triennial Constitutional Convention will occur at this meeting.  If you are un...

January 13, 2017

Homecare Worker Safety: SafeCare BC featured on Global BC News Hour, CBC Radio

Congratulations to SafeCare BC on their successful campaign to raise public awareness of the impact of snow and icy conditions on homecare providers. Thanks to the work of SafeCare BC, stories from workers about the challenges they face were published in several national and provincial media outlets and started a meaningful public dialogue. SafeCare BC is an industry funded safety association ...

January 13, 2017

Chilliwack volunteers sought for ambitious project to interview every senior ...

Older people living in long-term care homes are often overlooked, forgotten behind the walls. An ambitious project taken on by the province's Office of the Seniors Advocate aims to change that by interviewing all 27,000 residents in 303 care homes across the province. Read More...

January 10, 2017

Metro Vancouver seniors' care workers face more struggles with icy streets

Volunteers and homecare workers are bracing for another tough week caring for the city's homebound seniors as temperatures are predicted to drop again Monday night.   Read more...

January 10, 2017

Icy road conditions are posing a danger to home care workers

BURNABY (NEWS1130) - Worries about injuries to homecare workers have increased dramatically in the past month as a result of icy road conditions. Read more...

January 10, 2017

Convention 2017: Guidelines for FT Officer and Exec VP Candidates' Election C...

1. No funds or assistance in kind will be contributed from the Union, Components, Locals or Cross Component Committees other than that specified in the guidelines. There will be no Component hospitality suites during Convention. 2. Declared candidates will have an opportunity to have a picture and a personal statement of no more than 1,000 words in a special election issue of The Provincial....

January 05, 2017

Local 801 Duncan members meeting

DATE: January 19, 2017 TIME: 5:00-6:00 - pm Local Executives ONLY           6:00-8:00 - pm General Membership     PLACE: Island Savings Centre (DUNCAN)                      (2687 James St, Duncan)     Boardroom   AGENDA Resolutions to BCGEU Constitutional Convention Equity/Young Worker Delegates Regulatory Body for Care Aides/CHW's and Mental Health Workers Worksite Issues ** Light sna...