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

February 01, 2017

We Care Home Health Services - Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) representat...

Please be advised that the following members have been acclaimed as the OHS representatives for We Care Home Health Services: Deborah Lee Jenn Lovett Michele Reade The role and responsibility of the OHS Committee is to help ensure that your employer is following OHS regulations, to question practices in the workplace and to make recommendations that will benefit the wellbeing of our memb...

January 26, 2017

BCGEU statement on Vancouver fentanyl priorities

VANCOUVER ­– With the epidemic of overdoses increasing, the British Columbia Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) believes that a new community policing centre is the wrong approach to providing safe and stable community supports in the Downtown East Side. Yesterday, Vancouver City Council voted to do so with funding dedicated to addressing the fentanyl crisis. Despite increased fu...

January 26, 2017

Statement on deportation of Arthur Lorenzo Jr.

Today, January 26, 2017 Arthur Lorenzo Jr., a migrant worker who has fought hard for the rights of migrant workers and in the community with LGBTQ refugees is going to be deported for his activism.  Arthur raised the issues of the exploitative working conditions as restaurant worker.   After standing up for his rights, which resulted in his employer’s permit being temporarily suspended, Arthu...

January 26, 2017

Paramed Members – Area 03 and 04 - Labour Relations Board Decision

On January 10th, the Labour Relations Board dismissed the UFCWs Section 18 application.  As a result, all ParaMed employees previously members of UFCW are now fully and officially members of the BCGEU. The following will be serving as stewards for the Richmond Area: Candace Clark Gemma Solabo Mira Gossa Pukhraj Kaur These stewards have been invited to participate in Steward Training Febru...

January 26, 2017

Local 0811 meeting - convention

DATE: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 TIME: 5:00 p.m. PLACE: Diane L Wood Union Centre             Prince George Area Office of the BCGEU             500 Quebec St, Prince George BC  V2L 0C6   AGENDA Nominations and Elections of Convention Delegate(s) and Alternate Delegates  to the 50th BCGEU Triennial Constitutional Convention being held June 14-17, 2017 in Vancouver.  Local 0811 is entitled to...

January 26, 2017

Local 0811 meeting

DATE: Thursday, February 9, 2017 TIME: 5:30 p.m. PLACE: Diane L Wood Union Centre             Prince George Area Office of the BCGEU             500 Quebec St, Prince George BC  V2L 0C6   AGENDA Resolution Writing Component Update Compatibility Wage Increase NOTE for Local 0811 Members in Outlying Areas:  If you wish to join this meeting via conference call, please call 1-866-562-0090;...

January 25, 2017

BCGEU in support of BCCPA's ‘Care Can Be There’ Campaign

The B.C. Care Providers Association (BCCPA) released a report yesterday calling on the government to increase funding for seniors’ care. The report is aimed at putting the issue on the agenda for the upcoming provincial election. BCCPA affirms the demands of our Seniors Deserve Better campaign; this is yet another report that confirms what our members have been telling us, pointing to the need...