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

May 30, 2016

OHS Representatives in the province right to refuse unsafe work

Recent incidents at Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Coquitlam have highlighted the need for workers to be made aware of their rights and duties under the Worker’s Compensation Act in carrying out their work. On May 23, BCGEU members were injured while transporting a patient from the Royal Columbian Hospital back to the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital. A preliminary investigation has been conduc...

May 27, 2016

2016 BCGEU Scholarship Winners

Shaelyn Ann Loise Blatta, West Kelowna Flora Copley, Barriere Ruth Dyck, Williams Lake Haven Evans, Prince George Elisabeth Hill, Port Alberni Ramona Jones, White Rock Isaiah Joseph, Langford Pamela Lozano Fernandez, Chilliwack Kayla MacKay, Victoria Tessa Milic, Delta Sarah Osborne, Victoria Tenysha Ross-Van Mierlo, Castlegar Lindsay Russell, Port Moody Jaya Scott, Victoria Jorda...

May 24, 2016

Members at Raincity Housing extended health benefits (drug coverage)

Recently the Union was made aware that some members at RainCity have experienced a denial of coverage for some medications effective April 1, 2016. The denials are for medications that are not covered under the collective agreement. The Employer had previously provided 'supplementary drug coverage' via Pacific Blue Cross that covered a number of medications. The BCGEU was not aware that this s...

May 20, 2016

The National Union's scholarship program for 2016

Four awards of $1,500 are given each year to children of NUPGE, including BCGEU, members. The deadline for applications is July 6, 2016. Each year, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) offers four scholarships that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for all workers. They are open to the children, grandchildren or foster children of the National Union’s 360,000 membe...

May 20, 2016

Free pensions webinars

Learn more about pensions in a webinar series offered by NUPGE, our national union.   Capital stewardship Friday, June 10 10.00 am (11.00 am Mountain Daylight Time) Pension assets in Canada now exceed $1 trillion. The way this money is invested has significant impacts on retirement security, the wider economy, and the welfare of society. It can also affect the jobs of NUPGE members and oth...

May 20, 2016

Local 802 call for nominations for Recording Secretary Local 802 Executive po...

Nominations are now open for the recently vacant Recording Secretary position on the 802 Local Executive.  This is a normal 3 year term position that has become vacant within the normal term and this nomination process will fill the position for the remaining duration. The role of the Recording Secretary is as follows: assists Local chairperson with responsibilities of the Local with the L...

May 18, 2016

The BCGEU is proud to announce the following winners of a 2016 BCGEU Scholars...

Shaelyn Ann Loise Blatta, West Kelowna Flora Copley, Barriere Ruth Dyck, Williams Lake Haven Evans, Prince George Elisabeth Hill, Port Alberni Ramona Jones, White Rock Isaiah Joseph, Langford Pamela Lozano Fernandez, Chilliwack Kayla MacKay, Victoria Tessa Milic, Delta Sarah Osborne, Victoria Tenysha Ross-Van Mierlo, Castlegar Lindsay Russell, Port Moody Jaya Scott, Victoria Jorda...

May 16, 2016

All members in Haida Gwaii - Pension Seminar

What's New With Pensions?:  Your pension, Your plan, plus CPP, OAS and GIS A BCGEU pension specialist will begin with an explanation on the differences between a defined benefit pension and a defined contribution pension plan – do you  know what type your plan is?  Learn the differences in predicting retirement income under the different arrangements and why this is important. You will then b...

May 13, 2016

Celebrating National Nursing Week

As National Nursing Week comes to a close, the BCGEU is proud to recognize the important work of our member nurses. BCGEU nurses can be found across the province. From residential care to community social services, their work is a vital part of our province’s health care system. Thank you for your dedicated work and commitment to the health and wellness of British Columbians.  

May 13, 2016

Government Members on Haida Gwaii pension seminar

What's New With Pensions?:  Your pension, Your plan, plus CPP, OAS and GIS A BCGEU pension specialist will begin with an explanation on the differences between a defined benefit pension and a defined contribution pension plan – do you  know what type your plan is?  Learn the differences in predicting retirement income under the different arrangements and why this is important.  You will then ...

May 11, 2016

Call for expression of interest

If you are a Member under the Community Health Agreement, and have a genuine interest and the required skills to provide union support within the Enhanced Disability Management Program, an opportunity exists for you with the BCGEU. The Community Health Disability Management team is looking to provide the best service possible to our members enrolled in the program and are actively recruiting ...

May 11, 2016

EDMP information

The Enhanced Disability Management Program (EDMP)  provides customized support and services to address medical, personal, workplace and vocational issues that keep members from fully engaging in the workplace. EDMP Participation is required for regular employees who meet one of the following criteria: Missing one (1) shift due to illness or injury resulting from a work-related event Missing ...

May 11, 2016

Local 803 BCGEU Stewards & OH&S Reps meeting

DATE: Thursday, May 26, 2016 TIME: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm PLACE: Lower Mainland Area Office, Musqueam Room             130 – 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver   AGENDA EDMP presentation by Shelly Appleton, Staff Representative OH&S – Health and Safety Labour Management Lack of stewards/activists Pizza will be served, so we will need your RSVP to ensure we have enough food for attendees. Plea...