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

June 07, 2018

Local 803 & 804 Members - Consent Award re Payroll Grievances - BCGEU

We are writing to inform you about a consent arbitration award from Arbitrator Ken Saunders (attached) which resolves a Community Bargaining Association Policy Grievance about the Employer's failure to maintain an accurate payroll system. The Award also resolves several individual grievances relating to errors in the payroll system. This Award is a significant step toward fixing the ongoing err...

June 07, 2018

Parents stunned to learn Downtown Eastside daycare to close - BCGEU

The sudden closure of a downtown Vancouver daycare centre has upset parents and raised questions about the timing of the decision. Angela Giannoulis, whose three-year-old son Nikolas has been attending the Phil Bouvier Centre for two years, says the idea of a closure is heartbreaking. "The relief to know that while you are at work your child is being lovingly cared for … and to think that's bei...

June 07, 2018

Parents raise questions after daycare's decision to close - BCGEU

Parents and union officials are raising questions about a prominent East Vancouver daycare's decision to close its doors just days after its workers applied to join a union. The Vancouver Native Health Society, which runs the Phil Bouvier Family Centre daycare, sent a letter Monday citing "problems and hardships" for the closure. "As a not-for-profit society, there is only so much we can do wit...

June 05, 2018

Local 803 Executive - BCGEU

Please be advised the following are your Local 803 Executive: Chairperson                                      Masoud Aminzavvar1st Vice Chairperson                         Florentina Kelly 2nd Vice Chairperson                      Roxanne Martel Treasurer                                          Seyran Enveri Recording Secretary                        Richard Consalvi Member-at-Large          ...

June 01, 2018

Community Health Bargaining Update - BCGEU

We've finished a third week of bargaining between the Community Bargaining Association (CBA) and the Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC) in Vancouver. Our talks are aimed at concluding a new collective agreement for members in community health.  "Progress is being made," said BCGEU Component 8 vice-president Scott DeLong. "Two sub-committees have been meeting to deal with h...

May 30, 2018

Community health bargaining continues (update) - BCGEU

A second week of bargaining has wrapped up between the Community Bargaining Association (CBA) and the Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC) in Vancouver. Talks are aimed at achieving a new collective agreement for members in community health. The CBA represents roughly 16,000 employees working in community health around B.C. The majority are represented by the BCGEU. Other un...

May 29, 2018

Executive donation to Red Cross for flood relief - BCGEU

From April through June 2017, catastrophic flooding devastated parts of the Okanagan, Kootenay and Shuswap regions forcing thousands of British Columbians from their homes. According to the BC Flood and Wildfire Review released last month, the estimated cost of flood response in 2017 was more than $73 million. Just a year later, while many families and communities are still dealing with the aft...

May 25, 2018

BCGEU applauds provincial investment in 1,500 new housing units for women fle...

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) applauds today's announcement by the provincial government that it will build 1,500 new supportive housing units throughout the province for women and children fleeing violence. Over the next 10 years, government will invest $734 million to build this much-needed housing which includes transition houses, safe homes, second-stage and long-te...

May 24, 2018

Local 802 New Executive - BCGEU

I am pleased to add Belinda Walle to your Local Executive, as a Member-at-Large. Please join us in welcoming Belinda. Your Local Executive is as follows: Local Chair                           Charmaine Fines 1st Vice Chair                       Marietta Bippes 2nd Vice Chair                      Joe Sippel Treasurer                             Michelle Whyte Recording Secretary           Carol...

May 23, 2018

Local 812 - Members at Wrinch Memorial Hospital, Hazelton - Steward Election...

The Union is pleased to announce that Ruth Carle has been acclaimed as Steward for your worksite. If you have any questions regarding workplace issues or your Collective Agreement, please feel to contact your Steward In solidarity Mike ScottStaff Representative102-4710 Lazelle AvenueTerrace, BC 250.635.9126 Download 812 FYI Steward Election Results Wrinch Memorial (002).pdfUWU/MoveUP