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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

November 09, 2020

Medical masks now mandatory in health care facilities - BCGEU

Medical masks now mandatory in health care facilitiesThe provincial government has now made medical mask use mandatory in health care facilities in B.C. to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. This new policy reflects current evidence and best practices regarding infection, prevention and is directed at staff as well as visitors to facilities.As we continue navigating the second wave of the CO...

November 08, 2020

BCGEU calls on BC Public Service Agency to protect employees with stronger ma...

BURNABY, Coast Salish Territories – With new cases of COVID-19 increasing across the province and surging in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has called on the BC Public Service Agency to take immediate action to protect employees in their workplaces. In a conversation with Don Wright, Head of Public Service Agency (PSA), BCGEU pres...

November 08, 2020

Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley office closures - BCGEU

As COVID-19 cases rise in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley, our union has been monitoring public health recommendations with regard to workplaces. In accordance with the latest restrictions enacted for the Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health regions on November 7 (click here to read the latest restrictions), our union has made the decision to close the following physical offices and ...

November 08, 2020

COVID-19 Update - Protecting members at work - letters sent to Fraser Health ...

With the dramatic increase of new COVID-19 cases that B.C. has seen over the last month – and the introduction of new regional restrictions to help stop the surge in the Fraser Health (FHA) and Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) regions – our union has urged the FHA and VCH to re-evaluate workplace safety protocols – at both directly health authority sites and those worksites with health authority ...

November 03, 2020

All BCGEU Local 803 Members at RainCity Housing & Support Society - Your Stew...

***PLEASE POST ON UNION BOARD***   This notice is to advise all BCGEU members at RainCity Housing & Support Society that the following people are the current shop stewards for your worksite:   · Beshele Caron · Urs Dring · Heather Guthrie · Hanzl · Sean Harper · Odette Henwood · Tyler Hubscher · Courtney Kelly   · Kimberly Luscombe · Shannon Nickel · Kevin Ramsay · Justin Sutherland · Meaga...

November 03, 2020

All BCGEU Local 803 Members at RainCity Housing - Your Stewards - BCGEU

***PLEASE POST ON UNION BOARD***  This notice is to advise all BCGEU members at RainCity Housing & Support Society that the following people are the current shop stewards for your worksite: Beshele Caron Urs Dring Heather Guthrie Hanzl Sean Harper Odette Henwood Tyler Hubscher Courtney Kelly Kimberly Luscombe Shannon Nickel Kevin Ramsay Justin Sutherland Meagan Taylor Coral Watson ...

November 02, 2020

Remembering John Fryer, “a titan in the labour movement” - BCGEU

BCGEU is saddened to hear of the sudden passing of John Fryer. Fryer served as BCGEU's general secretary from 1969-1983 and president of NUPGE (National Union of Public and General Employees) from 1980-1990. Those who knew him characterize John Fryer as no-nonsense, gritty, brilliant and a larger than life personality. He will be best remembered for his role in securing collective bargaining ri...

October 26, 2020

The BCGEU stands in solidarity with Alberta workers

October 26, 2020 Via email: g.smith@aupe.org Guy Smith, President Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) Solidarity Place Edmonton 10451 170 St. NW Edmonton, AB, T5P 4S7   Dear AUPE President Guy Smith, Re: Solidarity with Alberta workers   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU), with its more than 80,000 members, stand in solidarity with all workers in their fight to pr...

October 26, 2020

All BCGEU Local 803 Members at Fraser Health Authority in Burnaby - C...

It recently came to the Union's attention that not all Community Health Workers at Fraser Health who are eligible to be enrolled in the Municipal Pension Plan (MPP) have been. According to your collective agreement: All regular Community Health Workers in positions with weekly posted hours of 35 to 40 shall be enrolled in the Municipal Pension Plan upon completion of their probationary period ...

October 23, 2020

The BCGEU stands in solidarity with Mi’kmaq fishers- BCGEU

October 23, 2020 Via email: chiefsack@sipeknekatik.ca Sipekne'katik First NationChief Michael P. Sack522 Church StreetIndian Brook 14, NSB0N 1H0  Dear Mi'kmaw Nation & Sipekne'katik First Nation, Re:  Solidarity with Mi'kmaw Nation & Sipekne'katik First Nation The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) stands in solidarity with Mi'kmaq fishers. We wish to amplify your call...

October 21, 2020

New union office will reflect union values - BCGEU

New union office will reflect union valuesWe have some big news! Our union is building a new Lower Mainland Area Office (LMAO) that will provide BCGEU members and staff with the space and amenities they need, but it will also include much needed affordable housing and childcare spaces as well. We are excited to share this news with members and this bulletin will be the first of many updates as ...

October 20, 2020

Get up to $10,000 in education and retraining support - BCGEU

Have you been laid-off, bumped or had your work hours significantly reduced? Or lost work due to contracting out or cutbacks? Are you interested in upgrading or professional development? Consider applying to the CHRF for education and retraining support of up to $10,000! The Community Health Retraining Fund (CHRF) was negotiated by your union to support workers in the community health subsector...

October 16, 2020

BCGEU concerned about proposed redesign of the Municipal Pension Plan

You're receiving this as a BCGEU member of the Municipal Pension Plan.As you may be aware, the Municipal Pension Plan (MPP) has announced potential changes to the plan and is currently seeking stakeholder feedback on a proposed redesign, by October 23. Despite being the fourth largest union in the MPP and representing thousands of pension-contributing members, the BCGEU is not one of the "Plan ...