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, 2016

The best system for non-medical marijuana sales already exists - Op-Ed The Pr...

By Stephanie Smith & Damian Kettlewell Love it or hate it, public retailing of non-medical marijuana is coming. With that in mind, the most socially responsible way to sell it in B.C. is through our existing public and private liquor stores. When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals took office in October 2015, they did so with a host of mandates from Canadians. Former prime minister...

November 08, 2016

Honouring Aboriginal Veterans

On November 8 we, as Canadians, honor and celebrate the great contributions and sacrifices that Aboriginal peoples have made in defending Canada during times of war. Aboriginal veterans have participated in all major wars since the war of 1812 and enlist at a higher proportion than any other group in Canada.    For many, enlisting presented many challenges such as learning English, leaving the...

November 08, 2016

Nomination for Vacant Positions for Local 0811 Executive

To:      All BCGEU Local 0811 Members Re:     Nomination for Vacant Positions for your Local Executive   Nominations are now open for the following vacant positions on your Local Executive: 2nd Vice Chair Member-At-Large Young Worker The remaining term will run until 2017 Local Elections.  Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your Area Off...

November 08, 2016

Nominations for Shop Steward at VIHA Comox Valley MHSU and Home Community Care

To:     All BCGEU Health Science Professional Members at VIHA Comox Valley MHSU and Home Community Care Re:     Nominations for Shop Steward (1 position)   Nominations are now open for shop steward at VIHA Comox Valley MHSU and Home Community Care at 941 England Ave. What do stewards do? Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They sign up n...

November 07, 2016

Home support workers - in response to the Sun's article

As the union representing thousands of community health workers across the province, we agree wholeheartedly with this recent Vancouver Sun article on rates of injury in home support workers. Our members have been saying for years that cuts in funding have forced them to do the same work in less time. They are now expected to care for more patients than ever before, in the same work day. Our m...

November 07, 2016

B.C. home support workers hurt at twice provincial average

When you think of a home support worker the image that comes to mind is someone making tea and helping a senior or someone with a disability around the house — an obviously safe place to work. Read more...

November 02, 2016

Local 304 & 804 & 1204 – General Meeting

DATE: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 TIME: 7:00 p.m. PLACE: George Heyman Union Organizing Centre             Fraser Valley Area Office             8555 – 198A Street,     Langley TWP   AGENDA With the 2017 triennial Convention fast approaching (June 14 – 17), it is time to start thinking about what changes and direction you would like to see your union take. Our education officer, James Cavall...

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 ...