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

October 25, 2016

Save the Date: Nov. 8 Kelowna Town Hall - Health Accord and Seniors Issues

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FEDERAL RETIREES and the CANADIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION are hosting a Town Hall Meeting on November 8 at the Mary Irwin Theatre, Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna. The event will be from 6:00 to 9:00pm.  NAFR has membership of over 180,000 members across Canada and 1600 members in the Central Okanagan. We will be  engaging like minded organizations to participate ...

October 24, 2016

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System You may have noticed a change with the hazardous product labelling at your worksite. This is due to the adoption of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). The Globally Harmonized System was initiated to standardize information on the safe use of hazardous products in Canadian workplaces and with our ma...

October 21, 2016

803 General Membership Meeting Notice - Thursday, October 27, 2016

TIME:      6:00pm to 9:00pm PLACE:    Lower Mainland Area Office – Musqueam Room                Suite #130 – 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver    MEETING AGENDA   New appointments for OHS Committee in 803 M2M Worksite visits this year Scheduling issue Seniority list and Collective Agreement  Orientation CA and Employers Pizza will be provided. Please RSVP by email at area03@bcgeu.ca to c...

October 19, 2016

We Care Home Health Services - Bargaining Committee Election Results

The election for the four positions for the bargaining committee was counted and we are pleased to announce the following have been elected to represent the membership in the upcoming negotiations. Ellen Bellamy Michele Reade Kelli Glover Deborah Lee In the event, alternates may be required, they will be selected, in order, as follows: Jenn Lovett Coleen Jennings We would like to ...

October 19, 2016

BCGEU endorses national health care strategy for seniors

With Canada’s rapidly aging population, our country needs a health care strategy that is reflective of the growing demands of our changing demographics. That’s why BCGEU Community Health Services vice president Carla Dempsey, on behalf of your union, participated in a roundtable and public forum with numerous stakeholders to develop the Declaration Concerning a National Health Care Strategy for...

October 18, 2016

Oxfam Canada launches new campaign for gender equality

Oxfam Canada is launching a new campaign this week called Shortchanged. The campaign’s goal is to shift the public debate on care responsibilities and build a movement of people who want to accelerate progress for women. In particular, the campaign will help create awareness and mobilize Canadians around the issue of women’s inequality in work.  In the coming months, Shortchanged will challe...