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

August 31, 2018

An Open Letter from BCGEU President Stephanie Smith on Labour Day - BCGEU

As a mother and an early childhood educator l know that for many British Columbians Labour Day represents the end of summer and the beginning of school. But as a union activist the first Monday in September represents much more. Labour Day is an opportunity to celebrate working people: the ones who built our province; the ones who take care of our families and our communities every day; and the...

August 31, 2018

Greater Vancouver Community Services Society Steward Elections 2018 - BCGEU

Do you want to learn new skills?Are you a good listener and problem solver?Do you want to help your co-workers? Nominations are now open for Stewards at your worksite.This is an opportunity to be a workplace leader.Please see your steward or your Union board for nomination forms. If you want to nominate a co-worker or become a steward. The Union provides training and you will be supported in yo...

August 31, 2018

Vancouver Resource Society Steward Elections 2018 - BCGEU

Do you want to learn new skills?Are you a good listener and problem solver?Do you want to help your co-workers? Nominations are now open for Stewards at your worksite.This is an opportunity to be a workplace leader.Please see your steward or your Union board for nomination forms. If you want to nominate a co-worker or become a steward. The Union provides training and you will be supported in yo...

August 31, 2018

Bayshore Home Health Steward Elections 2018 - BCGEU

Do you want to learn new skills?Are you a good listener and problem solver?Do you want to help your co-workers? Nominations are now open for Stewards at your worksite.This is an opportunity to be a workplace leader.Please see your steward or your Union board for nomination forms. If you want to nominate a co-worker or become a steward. The Union provides training and you will be supported in yo...

August 29, 2018

Assaults at Forensic Psychiatric Hospital highlight failure to provide a safe...

BURNABY – Recent serious assaults on staff by patients at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital (FPH) in Coquitlam highlight a disturbing trend that endangers the lives of workers at the facility, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union said today. "There have been 21 injuries to staff since May of this year, by patients who are at the hospital for committing serious crimes," said BCGEU tr...

August 27, 2018

BCGEU community social services members ratify collective agreement - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) announced today that its members in the Community Social Services (CSS) sector voted by 85.7 per cent in favour to ratify a new collective agreement. The three-year contract provides significant compensation increases for workers while meeting the government mandate of improving the services British Columbians count on. CSS consists of thre...

August 23, 2018

Component 8 Pensions - BCGEU

As a member of BC's Municipal Pension Plan, you are eligible for a lifetime monthly pension when you retire. If you are new to the pension plan, returning from parental leave, changing jobs or preparing to retire, you may have questions about what this means for your future. There are a few upcoming free learning opportunities for you to get answers to your pension questions, including the onli...

August 20, 2018

Casino workers urge BCLC to investigate Gateway’s operations during strike -...

(Kamloops) Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) on strike at Gateway Casinos' four Thompson-Okanagan casinos are gathering at BC Lottery Corporation's (BCLC) head office in Kamloops on Monday, August 20 at 12pm to call upon the regulatory body to investigate whether or not the casinos are operating safely during the strike. "We've got questions about how Gateway Cas...

August 13, 2018

Three-year agreement for thousands of B.C. government workers - BCGEU

VICTORIA - Thousands of British Columbia public service workers have ratified a three-year contract agreement giving them an annual 2 per cent wage increase. The agreement covers workers who provide social, environmental and pubic safety services, as well as Liquor Distribution Branch employees and some of those who work at the BC Pension Corp.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

August 10, 2018

BCGEU public service members ratify collective agreement - BCGEU

BURNABY – The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union announced today that its members in the B.C. public service sector have voted to ratify the tentative agreement reached with the B.C. government in June. The final vote was 62.7 per cent in favour. "After 16 years of staff cuts and wage restraint, there was a lot of pent-up demand for positive change from our membership," said BCGEU pre...

August 10, 2018

The Provincial - Summer 2018 - BCGEU

The digital version of the Summer 2018 issue of The Provincial is available to download online. In this issue: MMIWG Inquiry Professional reliance Labour review Bargaining update Affordable BC campaign Events and more…   Download the Summer 2018 issue  Download the consolidated financial statements of B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union Dec 31 2017 hereUWU/MoveUP