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 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...

March 30, 2016

Update on comparability increases

To:    All Members, Health Services & Support Community Subsector The current collective agreement gives approximately 80% of the FTEs (full time equivalents) in the Community Subsector comparability increases of 1% on April 1, 2016, 0.5% on April 1, 2017 and 0.5% on April 1, 2018. These increases will narrow the gap between Community and Facilities jobs doing the same or similar work, and...

March 23, 2016

Forests and Water: Key elements of environmental and economic stability

In March every year the United Nations commemorates two important days. The International Day of Forests (March 21) and World Water Day (March 22) are celebrated together to focus attention on the fact that the health of these two natural elements are interconnected with the economic and social health of the entire population of our planet. Forests cover one third of the global land mass and a...

March 21, 2016

Recognizing the movement to eliminate racial discrimination

March 21 is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The date was selected by the United Nations to honour the 69 people who were killed by police at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid in Sharpeville, South Africa in 1960. In South Africa, March 21 is a public holiday, "Human Rights Day," to commemorate the lives that have been lost in the fight for democracy ...

March 21, 2016

OHS training at the BC Federation of Labour

The BCGEU Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) department is offering additional training through the BC Federation of Labour for government and labour code OHS worker representatives. These training sessions are for specific courses we do not offer through the BCGEU. The one or two day OHS course is a pre-requisite to the BC Federation of Labour OHS training. Your employer must pay for you to...

March 18, 2016

Local 812 nomination for vacant position for your local executive

Nominations are now open for the following vacant position on your Local Executive:  1st Vice Chairperson      Information on the responsibilities and activities of each position is available from your Area Office. The deadline for nominations is: Monday April 18, 2016 by 5:00pm.   Any nominations received after the deadline will NOT be accepted.  All forms must be filled out completely, ...

March 18, 2016

Mountain View Home Rally March 19

Join BCGEU President Stephanie Smith on Saturday March 19th for a rally to celebrate a victory for our members at Mountain View Home! Mountain View Home will be hosting a rally in celebration of the decision to keep the facility open. Members, family, and friends of Mountain View Home are all welcome to attend. It will be held at the facility itself, 5133 Boundary Road in Abbotsford, from 11 a...

March 17, 2016

Urgent Action - Honduran activist assassination

Berta Cáceres, a prominent environmental activist, was assassinated in Honduras on March 3, and a witness to the assassination is being held against his will. We need people to urge both Canadian & Honduran authorities to take action and conduct a full investigation. Full details and letters to sign can be found on the CoDevelopment Canada website by clicking here.  UPDATE: There has been ...