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.


August 23, 2016

Local 812 Members - Nomination for Vacant Local Executive Positions

Nominations are now open for the following vacant positions on your Local Executive:  1st Vice Chairperson 2nd Vice Chairperson      Member-at-Large (2 positions)  Information on the responsibilities and activities of each position is available from your Area Office. The deadline for nominations is: Thursday September 22nd, 2016 by 5:00pm. Any nominations received after the deadline wi...

August 22, 2016

Make your voice heard on seniors’ issues

Please join NDP Leader John Horgan and BC New Democrat MLAs for a seniors forum in Vancouver to hear concerns and issues that seniors are facing when accessing government services, programs and supports. When: August 30th, 2:00 pm Where: Polish Community Centre, 4015 Fraser St, Vancouver Who: New Democrat Leader, John Horgan, with MLAs Selina Robinson and Judy Darcy Click here for full de...

August 22, 2016

Living Well Home Care Services Bargaining Update

To:        All BCGEU Members at Living Well Home Care Services Inc. Re:        Bargaining Update   Your Bargaining Committee is continuing negotiations for your first Collective Agreement.   We have met with the Employer on multiple dates through the spring and summer. We are discussing non-monetary provisions and are making good progress.   If you have any issues or concerns please conta...

August 22, 2016

SafeCare BC Education & Training Survey

SafeCare BC is an industry funded safety association that will provide health and safety initiatives for community health and social service workers that work in the private sector. BCGEU activists and staff have worked collaboratively with SafeCare BC to develop the needs survey below. We encourage you to take a few minutes to answer the survey questions as it will help to identify the educat...

August 18, 2016

Public Service Pension Plan - Fall 2016 Member Seminars

An update from the BC Pension Corporation: The fall schedule for the Public Service Pension Plan free member seminars is now posted on the website with seminars offered across BC.   Seminars Your Pension, Your Future It is important for new and mid-career employees to know how decisions made today can affect your retirement pension in the years to come. In this seminar, Y...

August 16, 2016

OH&S Committee Changes

Improving the Effectiveness of Occupational Health and Safety Committees   Public hearings have been scheduled by Worksafe BC on proposed regulatory changes, including proposed changes to joint health and safety committees.   New sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation related to joint committees are: 3.26, Rights and Responsibilities, evaluation for joint committees 3.2...

August 15, 2016

Local 803 Raincity Housing Steward Nominations

To:                    All BCGEU Local 803 Members at Raincity Housing Re:                   Steward Nominations Open   The Local Chairperson has authorized the opening of nominations for all BCGEU members in good standing at Raincity Housing for one (1) steward position for ‘Vancouver’. Nominations are open effective 9:00 am August 15, 2016 and close September 19, 2016 at 4:00 pm In the e...

August 10, 2016

We Care Home health services nominations for bargaining committee

Your collective agreement expires August 23, 2016. A bargaining committee is required to negotiate a new collective agreement. Nominations are now open for four positions on the Bargaining Committee: Bargaining committee members represent the interests of bargaining unit members. A bargaining committee member’s duties include: attending face to face meetings with the union bargaining committee...

August 09, 2016

804 Enhanced Steward Training

To All Local 804 Stewards & Local Executive Members October 28, 2016 Local 804 Enhanced Steward Training Friday, October 28, 2016 Time: 9:00am to 4:30pm at BCGEU Fraser Valley Area Office 8555 198A Street, Langley TWP (use Twp if using a map search)   As you know the role of a Steward in the workplace is an extremely important one, and we want to make sure that our Stewards are equipped...

August 05, 2016

Forensic Psychiatric Hospital Members - Refuse Unsafe Work

BCGEU members that work at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Coquitlam continue to face unacceptable levels of violence and risk of serious injury. Our members were directed by the employer to release patients from seclusion rooms in spite of contrary advice by the care team. The patients were secluded due to incidents of violence against other patients and workers. They were still exhibitin...

August 03, 2016

CANCELLED Local 812 Meeting August 19

To all local 812 Stewards & Executive Members LOCAL 812 MEETING has been cancelled. Download PDF of notice here. UNIFOR467/MoveUP      

July 28, 2016

2 Day Joint OHS Committee Training

"2 Day Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday August 9th and Wednesday August 10th. This course will be held at the BCGEU area office, 8555 - 198A Street Langley from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm each day. In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn: Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of unsafe work procedure OHS legislation Roles and responsibilities of employers,...