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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

July 08, 2021

Ministry of Health Announcement - BCGEU

The Ministry of Health today announced some changes in the Public Health orders that apply to Long Term Care and Assisted Living facilities. We have confirmed with the Ministry of Health thatthere are no changes to Public Health orders or guidance for Home Support or other Community Health workplaces. Home Support continues to operate as it has been. You can find a summary of the changes here. ...

July 02, 2021

BC Restart Phase 3 – union offices opening and changes at work - BCGEU

BCGEU offices re-opening on July 12With the shift to Phase 3 of the BC Restart Plan, BCGEU offices will re-open, by appointment only, on July 12.Members can visit offices for meetings and to drop off or pick up materials.For the safety of BCGEU members and staff, masks are required in common spaces and visitors must register upon arrival. Additional occupational health and safety protocols will...

June 30, 2021

Canada Day: Reflect, listen, learn, commit to action - BCGEU

How can we make Canada Day meaningful? By taking time on July 1 to reflect and collectively mourn about recent events as we learn more about the horrors and abuse that took place in residential schools. We grieve alongside Indigenous Peoples and communities as we validate tragic events in our history. Of course, the most recent ones being the deeply disturbing news of 751 unmarked graves being ...

June 29, 2021

Staying Safe While Working in the Heat - BCGEU

In the past weekend, BC has set a new record temperature high not seen in Canada since 1937. Since we are not acclimatized to this high heat, these increased temperatures present a physical risk factor that may not be taken into account in your day-to-day work. WorksafeBC has put out a comprehensive heat safe document here. This bulletin will take you through any additional factors that need to...

June 23, 2021

Cheshire Homes Society of BC- overtime - BCGEU

Further to our communication regarding the right to refuse overtime unless there is an emergency situation, we wish to provide further clarity on the process. The collective agreement states that: Article 16.8 – Right to Refuse Overtime When an employee is requested to work overtime on a scheduled workday or on a scheduled day off, the employee may decline to work such overtime. Only in cases o...

June 21, 2021

BCGEU statement on National Indigenous Peoples Day - BCGEU

Today, on National Indigenous Peoples Day, the BCGEU encourages members to reflect on and celebrate the heritage and contributions of Indigenous Canadians. Thank you to all Indigenous members for your work over the years to build our union and serve your communities. In addition to celebrations, it is also a time to commit to action in decolonization. The Tk'emlúps First Nation's discovery of 2...

June 17, 2021

Passing of BCGEU member in component 20- - BCGEU

It is with deep sadness we have to inform you of the sudden passing of a member of the BCGEU family. Tristan Montjoy was a valued member of the Conservation Officer Service, part of the BCGEU component 20, and stationed in Fort St. John. Tristan has been a BCGEU member since 2015. In addition to his work in the COS, he also worked in the BC Wildfire Service and was passionate about protecting o...

June 16, 2021

RainCity Housing & Support Society Triage - 707 Powell St, Vancouver, BC V6A...

Nominations are now open for 2 (two) steward position at your worksites and will close on Wednesday, June 30, 2021.Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. Some of the roles of a steward are:   Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement.  Supporting co-workers in meetings with management. Listening to co-worker...

June 16, 2021

RainCity Housing & Support Society Vivian - 512 E Cordova St, Vancouver, BC ...

Nominations are now open for 2 (two) steward position at your worksites and will close on Wednesday, June 30, 2021.Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. Some of the roles of a steward are: Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement.  Supporting co-workers in meetings with management. Listening to co-workers...

June 16, 2021

RainCity Housing & Support Society Killarney - 6660 Elliott St, Vancouver, BC...

Nominations are now open for 2 (two) steward position at your worksites and will close on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. Some of the roles of a steward are: Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement. Supporting co-workers in meetings with management. Listening to co-workers ...

June 16, 2021

RainCity Housing & Support Society Richmond Modular - 6999 Alderbridge Way, R...

Nominations are now open for 2 (two) steward position at your worksites and will close on Wednesday, June 30, 2021.Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. Some of the roles of a steward are: Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement.  Supporting co-workers in meetings with management. Listening to co-workers ...

June 16, 2021

RainCity Housing & Support Society Fraser Street - 5616 Fraser St, Vancouver,...

Nominations are now open for 2 (two) steward position at your worksites and will close on Wednesday, June 30, 2021.Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. Some of the roles of a steward are:   Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement.  Supporting co-workers in meetings with management. Listening to co-worker...

June 16, 2021

RainCity Housing & Support Society Lux - 65 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6A...

Nominations are now open for 2 (two) steward position at your worksites and will close on Wednesday, June 30, 2021.Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. Some of the roles of a steward are:   Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement.  Supporting co-workers in meetings with management. Listening to co-worker...

June 16, 2021

BC Centre for Ability - Call for Shop Stewards - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 2 (two) steward position at your worksite and will close on Wednesday, June 30, 2021.Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. Some of the roles of a steward are: Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement.  Supporting co-workers in meetings with management. Listening to co-workers a...