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 16, 2016

M2M Local 802 worksite visits

Your Local Chairperson will be in Parksville and Port Alberni on November 21, 2016 conducting worksite visits. She plans to drop by to visit your worksite and meet the Local Membership. November 21st from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Oceanside Health Centre – Parksville Parksville Family Place November 21st from 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Health Unit – 4227 6th Ave Home and Community Care – 42...

November 15, 2016

Local 801 - Local Executive and General Meeting

COMPONENT: Community Health Services LOCAL:           801 DATE:             December 15, 2016 TIME:             5:00-6:30 - pm Local Executives ONLY                       6:30-8:00 - pm General Membership PLACE:           BCGEU Victoria Area Office - Auditorium   AGENDA Resolutions to BCGEU Constitutional Convention Worksite Issues Regulatory Body for Care Aides/CHW's and Mental Health W...

November 14, 2016

Union, B.C. private liquor stores push for pot to be sold in their stores

Recreational pot could be coming to a public or private liquor store near you. Read more...

November 11, 2016

Your sacrifice shall not be forgotten - Remembrance Day 2016

Today we honor and reflect on the sacrifice that those in our armed forces have made to protect our country and the freedoms we all enjoy.  We also must not forget the sacrifices made by men and women in our armed forces in protecting other countries.  Remembrance Day commemorates the anniversary of the end of World War I.  Since then Canada has been involved in many conflicts and peacekeepi...

November 10, 2016

A victory for students, teachers and public education in B.C.

On behalf of the 70,000 workers of the BCGEU, and as a parent myself, I want to congratulate the BC Teachers' Federation on their courage and determination in standing up for the children of this province. The BCTF was right to push back on the provincial government's attempts to decide by themselves what a classroom looks like. It's great news that the BCTF finally won the right to include cla...

November 09, 2016

Local 804 We Care Home Health Services - Steward Results

Please be advised that the following members have been elected as the new stewards for the We Care Langley/Abbotsford area. Gurtej (Ben) Brar Jenn Lovett Should you have any questions or concerns at your worksite, please contact the above noted steward. If a steward is unsure of the answer to your question or concern, they are to call the union on your behalf and speak to the staff repres...

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...