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.


September 03, 2019

Announcing Your New Local 803 Shop Stewards - New Westminster Mental Health -...

Thank you to everyone who participated in the recent steward election for New West Mental Health for two new Local 803 stewards. The Union is pleased to announce that Jennifer Lennon and Laurie Lennon has been acclaimed the two new shop stewards for Local 803 at New West Mental Health. They will be joining the existing Local 803 Shop Steward at this worksite, Loralee Andalis. Please join us in ...

August 30, 2019

Kootenays inland ferry workers to kick off Labour Day weekend strike - BCGEU

WHAT: BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) inland ferry workers employed by Western Pacific Marine will kick off a three-day strike on Saturday August 31st. The move comes after several months of unsuccessful negotiations for a new collective agreement that will address long-standing issues with substandard wages, benefits and training that have created a staffing crisis for the f...

August 30, 2019

Paid leave for people who experience domestic violence – B.C. should become a...

Earlier this month, the BCGEU wrote to Minister of Labour Harry Bains calling on the B.C. government to amend the Employment Standards Act in order to support those who experience domestic violence. Today we are pleased to learn that government has launched consultations on the matter, and we reiterate our call for B.C. to adopt New Zealand's standard which allows all workers affected 10 days o...

August 29, 2019

A message for Labour Day from Stephanie Smith - BCGEU

Like thousands of labour activists, I’ll spend the first Monday in September surrounded by my family—my labour family. It’s a family I’ve been a part of since I first joined a union as a childcare worker more than 30 years ago. It’s a family I cherish.Labour Day 2019 is special for me and every member of the BCGEU because this is our centennial year. The Provincial Civil Service Association o...

August 29, 2019

Kootenays inland ferry workers serve 72-hour strike notice - BCGEU

On Wednesday, the 80 members of the BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) employed by Western Pacific Marine issued a 72-hour strike notice, making it all but certain that the Kootenay Lake ferry will be shut down to routine travel over the Labour Day long weekend. The move comes after several months of unsuccessful negotiations for a new collective agreement that the ferry worke...

August 27, 2019

PHABC annual conference in November - BCGEU

The Public Health Association of BC is holding their annual conference in November, and they have reached out to the BCGEU to spread the word. If you are interested in attending, details are as follows: Are you passionate about public health? Want to hear about new and innovative solutions to current public and population health issues? Are you confused about complex adaptive system & compl...

August 27, 2019

BCGEU calls on BC government to scrap detrimental pension rules

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is calling on the BC government to scrap outdated rules that compromise private sector defined benefit pension plans by inaccurately measuring their value and creating unnecessary volatility. The union's call to action on this issue follows the release of "A Review of the Solvency Funding Framework under the Pension Benefits Standards Act: ...

August 27, 2019

Call for Shop Stewards - Lookout Housing & Health Society - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 1 (one) steward position at your worksite and will close on Thursday, September 26, 2019. 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-work...

August 26, 2019

Self-Checkouts in our Libraries - BCGEU

  More and more nowadays, we encounter machines where once we would have encountered a person. Have you ever stopped and wondered how often you interact with a machine in your daily life? We're talking about self-checkouts and self-check ins. They are in many large retailers and grocery stores, at the airport, fast food chains, and even one of our most community orientated spaces: libraries.On...

August 15, 2019

The Salvation Army Harbour Light Detox - Bargaining committee - BCGEU

We are pleased to announce that we have volunteers for the bargaining committee, and they are as follows: Andrew Hicks Joel Morrisette Damu Young Thanks for volunteering to represent members at the bargaining table! The Committee will meet in caucus on August 23, 2019 to prepare for bargaining. No dates have been scheduled with the employer yet. In order to start the process, please click her...

August 15, 2019

2019 PAC Survey - BCGEU

The federal election is fast approaching and union members will be voting based on key issues. We are asking you to fill out the below survey to identify what is most important to members.  The results will be shared mid September and resources relevant to these issues will be provided to members.  To ensure only one submission per person, please enter your name and email. UWU/MoveUP

August 13, 2019

BCGEU Centennial BBQ Celebration - BCGEU

Cariboo Area 06 MembersSunday, September 1, 201911:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.BCGEU Centennial BBQ CelebrationBoitanio Park, Williams Lake     Come celebrate 100 years of the BCGEU with a Centennial BBQ in the Park!Bring the family; we will have a bouncy castle, face painting and bungee run. Download Centennial BBQ Sept 1 invite.pdf UWU/MoveUP

August 13, 2019

803 Sunshine Coast Members - M2M Visit on August 19th, 2019 - BCGEU

Do you have questions about the Union? We want to hear from you! On August 19, 2019, join members of your local executive   Please join us for a Member Drop-in: Date: August 19, 2019 from 12 PM to 5 PM Location: Driftwood Inn (5454 Trail Ave, Sechelt) We will also be visiting the following worksites during the morning of August 19: VCHA – Sunshine Coast HS Field Staff 5630 Inlet Ave VCHA – Cha...

August 13, 2019

803 Sea to Sky Members - M2M on August 20, 2019 - BCGEU

Do you have questions about the Union?  We want to hear from you! On August 20, 2019, join members of your local executive   Please join us for a Member Drop-in: Date: August 20, 2019 from 2 PM to 5:30 PM Location: Sea to Sky Hotel (40330 Tantalus Rd, Garibaldi Highlands) We will also be visiting the following worksites on August 20: Whistler Health Unit 9 AM – 10 :00 AM  Squamish Mental Healt...