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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

May 16, 2022

All BCGEU Component 8 Members - EXTENDED: Temporary Vehicle Allowance Increas...

This email is to notify you that the temporary vehicle allowance (mileage) increase for Community Health Workers, as per my email on April 4, 2022, has been extended for an additional 60 days. As the lead union for the CBA, we consented to this temporary increase due to high fuel prices. The temporarily increased rates have been effective since March 18, 2022. As per review by Health Authoritie...

May 11, 2022

All 802 BCGEU Members at VIHA - Adult MHSU Nominations for Shop Steward - B...

Nominations are now open for (1) one shop steward at Adult Mental Health & Substance Abuse at 202-4152 Redford St, Port Alberni.What do stewards do? Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They sign up new employees and provide information on BCGEU services. Solve problems in the workplace. They conduct ratification votes and elections, and ...

May 11, 2022

All Local 803 BCGEU Members at New View Society - Classifications - BC Genera...

  Representatives from the Union are meeting with representatives from HEABC to discuss the classifications issues and are working towards a potential resolution as expeditiously as possible. We appreciate your continued patience while the Union and HEABC continue to discuss these matters. We will keep the membership informed of any significant developments. In Solidarity, Romeena SidhuBCGEU St...

May 09, 2022

BCGEU sues Vancity over pension dispute - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

(Burnaby) - On April 27, the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) filed a Notice of Civil Claim in B.C. Supreme Court against Vancity Credit Union over the financial institution's unilateral decision to deny BCGEU members a jointly-trusteed, defined benefit pension plan that they had agreed to establish. "Filing a lawsuit against an employer is an extraordinary step for any union to take, and ...

May 06, 2022

BCGEU conducts strike vote for 33K members of the provincial public service -...

VICTORIA, B.C. – The BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) is conducting a provincewide strike vote to give 33,000 members of their public service bargaining unit a voice in how to move forward in bargaining with their employer, the Public Service Agency. Negotiations between the parties reached impasse in early April primarily due to a significant gap in wage proposals. “We’ve been clear from da...

May 05, 2022

Over 70% of Independent Loblaw Shareholders Demand Supplier Audit Transparenc...

  Over 70% of Independent Loblaw Shareholders Demand Supplier Audit Transparency  Union-filed shareholder motion earns significant support   Burnaby — Today, at the Loblaw (TSX: L) annual general meeting of shareholders, independent shareholders voted 72% in favour of a shareholder proposal asking for the company to release more information on supplier audits (34% overall). The shareholder prop...

May 04, 2022

Red Dress Day 2022 Events - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Today the BCGEU recognizes Red Dress Day  Red Dress day is a day to honour our missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and two spirit people. This day first began on May 5, 2010 and has taken place annually every year since. It's a day to raise awareness and give voice to those whose stories have not been heard. We hang red dresses in public and private spaces and also wear red on this d...

May 04, 2022

All BCGEU Members at White Heather Manor - Tentative Agreement Reached - BC G...

  Your Bargaining Committee is please to announce we have reached a tentative agreement on April 29th, 2022 with your Employer. We will be meeting on Friday, May 13th from 2:00 – 4:00p.m. at the workplace in the activity room to provide information regarding the Collective Agreement and the new wage rates. The ratification vote will occur directly following the meeting and at the Kelowna Area o...

April 30, 2022

Happy May Day – we’re now 85,000 members strong - BC General Employees' Union...

May Day – or International Workers' Day – is a day in which the labour movement around the world comes together to recognize working people's collective power. Only by organizing to protect our collective interests as a class can we shift the balance of power under capitalism. As we celebrate working people, we're also proud to announce that our union is now 85,000 members strong! Our union has...

April 29, 2022

Union investor successfully pushes Toronto’s Thomson Reuters to prioritize hu...

  Union investor successfully pushes Toronto's Thomson Reuters to prioritize human rights and re-evaluate ICE contracts Canadian media and data giant to adopt United Nations human rights framework and publish a human rights report after 3-year investor battle (Burnaby, Canada) Thomson Reuters' enabling of U.S. immigration surveillance prompted the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)-a minor sha...