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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

August 25, 2020

Congratulations to the 2020 BCGEU Scholarship Winners. - BCGEU

The BCGEU is pleased to support our 2020 scholarship recipients in their continuing education. 2020 Scholarship Winners List (Winners will be mailed a letter with instructions on how to claim their scholarship). This year, applicants were asked to write an essay on one of three topics: 1. One job should be enough! How does precarious work impact workers and why is decent work so important? 2. W...

August 21, 2020

BCGEU members play critical role in province’s new pandemic enforcement measu...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 21, 2020 BCGEU members play critical role in province's new pandemic enforcement measures Once again, members of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) are playing a critical role in the province's response to COVID-19. Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth announced this morning that compliance and enforcement staff from pr...

August 21, 2020

Nominations for Pacifica Housing Advisory Association - BCGEU

Call for Nominations Nominations are now open for the bargaining committee to negotiate a first collective agreement with your Employer. Members elect a bargaining committee to work with the union Staff Representative and other elected leaders to help ensure members' voices are heard and interests are protected and advanced through the bargaining process. The bargaining committee will consist o...

August 19, 2020

Vancouver Coastal Health - Sechelt Steward Election Results - BCGEU

Thank you to those who submitted their names as nominees for the Steward positions available in the VCH Sechelt Area. Please be advised that Charis Riepe been acclaimed as your newest Sechelt VCH Steward. Should you have any questions regarding your Collective Agreement or should you require the support of a Steward, please contact the BCGEU local area office at area03@BCGEU.ca. In Solidarity, ...

August 14, 2020

Raincity Housing, Trethewey House - Steward Election Results - BCGEU

Please be advised that Matthew Powers has been acclaimed to the position of steward for Raincity Housing, Tretheway House - Local 804. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the process. Congratulations and welcome!   In solidarity Anthony DaviesStaff Representative Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

August 12, 2020

Join our equity networks - BCGEU

Join our equity networks!Your union is committed to building diversity and inclusion and speaking out for equity and social justice for all workers. Key to achieving this goal is creating the opportunities for members to feel heard, represented and able to contribute to their union, their workplace and their community.Over the last 18 months, your BCGEU Equity and Human Rights committee held a ...

August 12, 2020

RainCity Housing & Support Society Overtime Meal Allowance - BCGEU

  It recently came to the Union's attention that some members may not be aware that they are eligible for an overtime meal allowance of $7.00 as well as a 30 minute paid meal break when they work a minimum of 2.5 hours of overtime immediately before or following their scheduled hours of work.   Article 16.7 Meal Allowance   An Employee who works two and one-half hours of overtime immediately be...

August 11, 2020

Racism in our healthcare system - BCGEU

Have you witnessed or experienced racism within the B.C. healthcare system? Right now, an independent investigation is looking into anti-Indigenous racism in B.C.'s healthcare system, and the investigation team is inviting healthcare workers to support the investigation by taking a short, anonymous survey about their experiences.The survey closes on August 27th, so there's no time to waste. Wil...

August 06, 2020

Bargaining Questionnaire for CBI Health Group – we need your input! - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee is now preparing to negotiate a renewal collective agreement and we are asking for your input in a member questionnaire. This questionnaire is an opportunity for you to identify any issues, concerns, or improvements you would like brought forward for consideration in negotiations and will assist the Bargaining Committee in setting its bargaining priorities. Please comp...

August 04, 2020

Home Support Transfer from Affiliates to Health Authorities (Phase 2) - BCGEU

In late 2019 and early 2020 a significant number of home support employees were transferred from affiliate employers to Fraser (FHA) and Vancouver Coastal (VCHA) health authorities. This transfer was the subject of an agreement between the parties that secured our members' employment status, seniority, and benefits. Now that all those that were scheduled to transfer to Fraser Health have done s...

July 29, 2020

Local 804 by-election results - BCGEU

The Local 804 by-election has closed. Please see the results below: 1st Vice Chair:  Jenn Lovett 2nd Vice Chair: vacant Member-at-Large (Drug Alcohol/Supportive Housing):  Parm Deol Member-at-Large (Home Support): Roberta Geswein & Jaideep Dhillon Member-at-Large (Young Worker):  Melina Elektra Member-at-Large (Mental Health/Group Home): vacant Member-at-Large (Health Authority): vacant...