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 17, 2016

Member Update - Budget 2016 Response

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith provides the union's response to the BC government's 2016 budget, which was introduced to the legislature on February 16, 2016.

February 17, 2016

BCGEU unionizes advocacy group Leadnow

Leadnow employees have organized to join the BCGEU. The organization works to promote democracy and social justice in Canada. It describes itself as: ‘an independent advocacy organization that runs campaigns on the major issues of our time, engages people in participatory decision-making, and organizes in communities across Canada.’ “We’re delighted to welcome Leadnow into the BCGEU family. T...

February 17, 2016

Local 805 meeting

DATE: March 7, 2016 TIME: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. PLACE: Kamloops BCGEU Office – 158 Oriole Road             (evening Entrance at right rear of building) AGENDA •    Regular Order of Business Light meal will be provided. Please RSVP to mikeconnolly.bcgeu@gmail.com  To attend by conference call, dial 1-866-562-0090 at the meeting's start time. When asked for the Conference ID #, input 520138 o...

February 16, 2016

Increased funding for MCFD welcome news, investment overdue in other ministries

“We welcome the increased funding for the Ministry for Children and Family Development announced in today’s budget. Our union, and especially our frontline members, have worked hard to convince government that a significant increase is crucial for the ministry. Their concerns were detailed in the BCGEU report Choose Children, and these efforts have paid off. Additional frontline social workers,...

February 12, 2016

Congratulations David Vipond!

Today is a day many thought would never happen: it is BCGEU Director David Vipond’s last day on the job before retirement. For those that don’t know David, he’s been one of the behind the scenes heroes of the BCGEU throughout the last 35 years, and it’s hard to imagine what the BCGEU will be like without him. David’s history with the BCGEU began as an member, working at the B.C. Liquor Dist...

February 12, 2016

Local 804 nominations for local executive

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the Local Executive: Youth Member (one position) (eligible candidates must be 29 year or younger) Member-at-Large – Mental Health Group Homes (one position) The current term will end January 2018. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is attached and also available from your Area Office. The deadline for...

February 11, 2016

Local 803 OH&S committee member course

TO:  All BCGEU Local 803 OH&S Committee Members only DATE: Monday, March 7, 2016 TIME: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm PLACE: BCGEU – Lower Mainland Area Office (Auditorium B)             130 – 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver AGENDA The Union will be hosting a course for all Local 803 OH&S Committee members only at the Lower Mainland Area Office on March 7, 2016. This course will prevent incidents b...

February 10, 2016

Information on bullying and harassment

On Wednesday, February 24, 2016, we stand together to say no to bullying. The Workers Compensation Board approved three Occupational Health and Safety policies under sections 115, 116, and 117 of the Workers Compensation Act. These policies deal with workplace bullying and harassment. The policies define bullying and harassment, and explain the duties of employers, workers, and supervisors to p...

February 09, 2016

All Local 803 BCGEU members meeting

        TO:   All Local 803 BCGEU Members     DATE:  Thursday, February 25, 2016      TIME:  6:00 pm – 9:00 pm     PLACE: Lower Mainland Area Office, Auditorium B         130 – 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver   AGENDA Know Your Rights as a Member          I.e.: filing grievances, appealing grievances Community Health Care Workers Issues at Work         I.e.: seniority not being followed,...

February 09, 2016

Throne speech: province to expand on Plecas’ recommendations, modernize commu...

The BCGEU is welcoming news the provincial government plans to implement and expand on the recommendations contained in the Plecas report on the Ministry for Children and Family Development. The news was announced in the throne speech this afternoon. Plecas’ report corroborated most of the findings and recommendations from BCGEU’s 2014 Choose Children report and concerns raised by B.C.'s Repres...

February 05, 2016

Important Information regarding Integrated Health for Northern Health Authori...

1.       The employer served the union with notice this past summer of their intent to restructure the leadership within Northern Health and begin the transition to Integrated Health. Since that time, the union has continuously met with the employer regarding this transition. Although the employer has the right to make these changes, your union has challenged the implementation process at each ...

February 04, 2016

Join us on February 14 for the 26th annual Women's Memorial March – "Their Sp...

The annual February 14 Women's Memorial March was started in 1991 in Vancouver in response to the murder of a Coast Salish woman on Powell Street.  Since then, marches have been held every year to honour the lives of missing and murdered women. Please join BCGEU president Stephanie Smith and fellow activists in supporting this women-organized, women-led event, to come together to grieve, to rem...