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

October 25, 2016

Save the Date: Nov. 8 Kelowna Town Hall - Health Accord and Seniors Issues

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FEDERAL RETIREES and the CANADIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION are hosting a Town Hall Meeting on November 8 at the Mary Irwin Theatre, Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna. The event will be from 6:00 to 9:00pm.  NAFR has membership of over 180,000 members across Canada and 1600 members in the Central Okanagan. We will be  engaging like minded organizations to participate ...

October 24, 2016

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System You may have noticed a change with the hazardous product labelling at your worksite. This is due to the adoption of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). The Globally Harmonized System was initiated to standardize information on the safe use of hazardous products in Canadian workplaces and with our ma...

October 21, 2016

803 General Membership Meeting Notice - Thursday, October 27, 2016

TIME:      6:00pm to 9:00pm PLACE:    Lower Mainland Area Office – Musqueam Room                Suite #130 – 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver    MEETING AGENDA   New appointments for OHS Committee in 803 M2M Worksite visits this year Scheduling issue Seniority list and Collective Agreement  Orientation CA and Employers Pizza will be provided. Please RSVP by email at area03@bcgeu.ca to c...

October 19, 2016

We Care Home Health Services - Bargaining Committee Election Results

The election for the four positions for the bargaining committee was counted and we are pleased to announce the following have been elected to represent the membership in the upcoming negotiations. Ellen Bellamy Michele Reade Kelli Glover Deborah Lee In the event, alternates may be required, they will be selected, in order, as follows: Jenn Lovett Coleen Jennings We would like to ...

October 19, 2016

BCGEU endorses national health care strategy for seniors

With Canada’s rapidly aging population, our country needs a health care strategy that is reflective of the growing demands of our changing demographics. That’s why BCGEU Community Health Services vice president Carla Dempsey, on behalf of your union, participated in a roundtable and public forum with numerous stakeholders to develop the Declaration Concerning a National Health Care Strategy for...

October 18, 2016

Oxfam Canada launches new campaign for gender equality

Oxfam Canada is launching a new campaign this week called Shortchanged. The campaign’s goal is to shift the public debate on care responsibilities and build a movement of people who want to accelerate progress for women. In particular, the campaign will help create awareness and mobilize Canadians around the issue of women’s inequality in work.  In the coming months, Shortchanged will challe...

October 18, 2016

October 18: Health Care Assistant Day

Our front-line health care workers provide valuable services to seniors and people with disabilities 2016 marks the sixth annual Health Care Assistant Day in BC. With more than 38,000 health care assistants across the province, be sure to take a moment and acknowledge our care aides and community health workers and the very important work they do. Read the B.C. government proclamation here...

October 14, 2016

All Regular and Casual Beacon Community Health Workers - Article 15 – Hours o...

It has come to the union's attention that there may be Community Health Worker's (CHW), both Regular and Casual, that are not receiving hours within their window of availability.                                                     If you are a CHW and have noticed that your hours are declining, or that you are not getting the hours you used to get, please fill out and submit an Hours of Invest...

October 14, 2016

Occupational Health and Safety Committee Representatives in Area 07 - BC Fede...

The “Occupational Health” course will be offered at the Okanagan area office in Kelowna on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. This course will be delivered by a facilitator from the BC Federation of Labour Health and Safety Centre. Health hazards are not as obvious and apparent as safety hazards in the workplace and as such often don’t receive proper attention and resources co...

October 13, 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 with all the information they need to continue to assist members every day. That is why we are excited to provide...

October 13, 2016

Good news for BCGEU members in the Municipal Pension Plan (MPP)

The MPP is reporting a surplus. It’s largely a result of higher than expected investment returns. That’s good news for the BCGEU members in Community Social Services and Community Health enrolled in the plan. Here’s a snapshot of what we learned at the MPP’s board meeting on September 22, 2016:  ·         The MPP is fully funded at 104.6 per cent. ·         The discount rate was adjusted fro...