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

January 17, 2018

Union Meeting -Local 805 - BCGEU

DATE:    Thursday, February 15, 2018 TIME:    5:00 – 7:00 p.m. PLACE:  BCGEU Kamloops Area Office              158 Oriole Road (back entrance)              Kamloops, BC V2C 4N7   EVERYONE WELCOME! RSVP your attendance to  mikeconnolly.bcgeu@gmail.com   AGENDA Local Elections Bargaining   Download 805 - Mtg Notice.pdf UWU/MoveUP

January 15, 2018

BCGEU Defends Members after columnist criticizes social workers - BCGEU

It's become the norm, after 16 years of sustained social service cuts, for columnists and pundits to take knee-jerk reactions and blame government workers when a high-profile tragedy occurs. You may have heard about or read a recent column by the Vancouver Sun's Ian Mulgrew, blaming the courts and social workers for the tragic death of two young girls in Oak Bay. Your union responded on behalf ...

January 15, 2018

On January 20, we will march again! - BCGEU

Last January, millions of people worldwide came together to march for human rights. In Vancouver alone, there were over 15,000 people who marched Downtown. While we made gains in 2017, we also recognize there is still much work to be done. With the growing momentum of the #MeToo movement, it is more important than ever to amplify the voices of not just women and girls, but of all marginalized g...

January 11, 2018

Survey of Duties for Component 8 Members - Administrative Support 3 - BCGEU

During bargaining, the parties agreed in Memorandum of Agreement #34 to commence a review of the benchmarks within the Administrative Series. To assist with the required review, a survey has been developed for distribution to Component 8 members working in positions classified as Administrative Support 3. The survey asks members to provide information about the job duties they perform. A copy o...

January 11, 2018

Local 805 Nomination For Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: Chairperson 1st Vice Chairperson 2nd Vice Chairperson Treasurer Recording Secretary 4 Members-at-Large: one member-at-large position to be filled by a young worker representative (29 years of age and younger) The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from ...

January 10, 2018

BCGEU Remembers Mona Moreno - BCGEU

It is with great sadness that we inform our members that Mona Moreno, the founder of the Cedar Root Gallery, passed away on January 1, 2018.  Mona was a strong Indigenous woman from the Haida Nation. She was a retired, proud member of Public Service Alliance of Canada and a supporter of the labour movement for many years. Mona proudly raised her children with the values of the trade union movem...

January 10, 2018

Local 804 Nominations for Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: Chairperson 1st Vice Chairperson 2nd Vice Chairperson Recording Secretary Treasurer Member at Large (2 positions) Young Worker (1 Position) (eligible candidates must be 29 years of age or younger) The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area of...

January 10, 2018

Critical Worker Shortages in Seniors Care, says BC Care Providers Association...

  The BC Care Providers Association has launched an awareness campaign to address a critical shortage of seniors care workers.  The #BecauseBCCares campaign provides potential job candidates with information about job training, job growth in seniors care, job security, and the diversity of job types available in the sector. BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA), the organization that represents...