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.


April 20, 2016

Take action to stop for-profit blood plasma sales in Canada!

Despite being banned in Ontario and Quebec, a for-profit company has set up shop to pay people for their plasma donations in Saskatchewan. And the same company is planning on starting a business in B.C. Canadian Plasma Resources abandoned a planned Ontario expansion after the provincial government banned compensation for giving blood and plasma.  The Canadian Health Professionals Secretariat ...

April 20, 2016

Area 04 Local Executives, Stewards and OHS representatives evening workshop o...

The Area 04 Cross Component Committee presents an evening workshop on the duty to accommodate, medical notes and return to work. This workshop will cover general information about the employer's duty to accommodate members who, because of a disability require accommodation in their job position or duties. Date: May 10, 2016 Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Fraser Valley Area Office                 8...

April 11, 2016

Local 803 union meeting

DATE: Thursday, April 28, 2016 TIME: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm PLACE: Lower Mainland Area Office, Squamish Room             130 – 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver   AGENDA Article 29.2 – Scheduling for casual hours Article 15.4 – 2 week schedule Article 2.6 – Steward rights 50-50 draw Update on status of Benchmark Reviews (MOA #34)      Please confirm your attendance via email to o...

April 07, 2016

World Health Day Statement

Today is World Health Day, celebrated each year to mark the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948 and to draw attention to the importance of global public health. Today we recognize the more than 17,000 members of the BCGEU who work throughout our health system: Offering home support that allows vulnerable seniors to remain in their own homes; Providing a wide range of se...

April 07, 2016

Your Local 803 Executive

We are pleased to announce your new Local 803 Executive: Chairperson – Masoud Aminzavvar 1st Vice Chair – Florentina Kelly 2nd Vice Chair – Chris Head Treasurer – Seyran Enveri Recording Secretary – Roxanne Martel Members-at-Large     Emily Grant     Doug Hetherington     Roxanne Hinz     Carol Morgan     Carmelita Vardeh Youth Member – Lilavati Levine Download PDF of notice here...

April 07, 2016

BCGEU Occupational Health and Safety Networker Outreach

The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Networker team had their initial meeting in January. The 21 BCGEU members appointed to the team are from all areas of the province. One of their first tasks is to contact BCGEU OHS committee representatives to let them know about upcoming training opportunities.  The Networkers are also busy calling OHS representatives in their areas to determine if the...

April 07, 2016

Local 804 meeting

DATE: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 TIME: Table Officers Meeting:    5:30 pm General Meeting: 6:00 – 8:30 pm PLACE: Clearbrook Library             32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford   AGENDA Introductions Upcoming Events  Report from Staff Rep Open Forum Update on Mountain View  Adjournment In solidarity MJ Colquhoun Local 804 Chairperson Download PDF of notice here. UNIFOR467/MoveUP

April 04, 2016

Member Update - April, 2016

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith is joined by Community Social Services Component VP Andrea Duncan and first vice chair Pamela Pye from worksite visits in Port Coquitlam.

April 04, 2016

OHS Reps in Area 02 - BC Federation of Labour "Emergency Preparedness" Course

The “Emergency Preparedness” course will be offered at the Nanaimo area office on Monday May 2, 2016 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. This course will be facilitated by a BC Federation of Labour Health and Safety Centre facilitator. This course has been designed to provide participants with a fundamental understanding of the planning and preparations needed to assist workplaces to respond before, durin...