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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

July 20, 2020

DEADLINE EXTENSION - Notice of Election of 2 Bargaining Committee Members and...

Jenn Lovett has been acclaimed as Chairperson of the Bargaining Committee. Congratulations Jenn!As we have "not" received any nominations for the remaining two Bargaining Committee Members and alternate position, the deadline has been extended to Friday, August 21, 2020. Please talk amongst yourselves and nominate co-workers for these important positions. Your collective agreement expired on Au...

July 17, 2020

L803 Vancouver Coastal Health Sunshine Coast - Steward nominations - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for two (2) steward position at your worksite and will close on August 17, 2020. Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. Some of the roles of a steward are: Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement. Supporting co-workers in meetings with management. Listening to co-workers about thei...

July 17, 2020

BCGEU calls on government to protect renters by extending eviction ban

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 17, 2020 BCGEU calls on government to protect renters by extending eviction ban Burnaby, B.C. – The BCGEU is calling on the provincial government to extend the ban on evictions for non-payment of rent—today the government announced that ban will be lifted on September 1st. “This decision is utterly baffling to me,” said Stephanie Smith, president of the BCGEU. “COVID-1...

July 15, 2020

Vancouver Coastal Health - Steward Election Results - BCGEU

Thank you to those who submitted their names as nominees for the two Steward positions available at VCH. Please be advised that Wei-Chin (Jean) Ke and Jeromie Williams have been elected as your newest VCH Stewards. Should you have any questions regarding your Collective Agreement or should you require the support of a Steward, please contact the BCGEU local area office at area03@BCGEU.ca.   In ...

July 13, 2020

BCGEU recommendations for Budget 2021 - BCGEU

For many years, our union has been participating in the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services consultation process to inform the government's budget priorities. By making a written submission and an oral presentation, as well as encouraging members to participate via the committee's online survey, we make sure that our members' priorities are part of the government's budg...

July 09, 2020

Shop Stewards at at Fraser Health Authority: Burnaby Home Support – 4946 Cana...

***PLEASE POST ON UNION BOARD***   This notice is to advise all BCGEU members at Fraser Health Authority - Burnaby Home Support that the following people are the current shop stewards for your worksite:   · Florentina Kelly · Margaret Snow · Paz Mazaredo · Surjit Jaswal   If you have any questions regarding workplace issues or your collective agreement, please feel free to contact any of the ab...

July 09, 2020

Fraser Health Authority: TriCities Home Health – 220 Brew Street, Port Moody ...

***PLEASE POST ON UNION BOARD*** This notice is to advise all BCGEU members at Fraser Health Authority – TriCities Home Health that the following people are the current shop stewards for your worksite: Liza Marie Villa Maria Bonitinho Sukhi Seera If you have any questions regarding workplace issues or your collective agreement, please feel free to contact any of the above noted stewards. If y...

July 09, 2020

Local 804 Executive By-Election - BCGEU

The union is holding an election for the position of Member at Large – Drug and Alcohol/Supportive Housing. Pursuant to section 8(d)(i) of the Local Bylaws, only Local 804 members that fall under worksites in the Drug and Alcohol/Supportive Housing sector will be entitled to vote in this election. One member at large to be elected from the list of candidates below: Jeff BrownParm DeolPaula Pott...

July 09, 2020

Info re: VCH EFAP cyber-attack - BCGEU

Your union has become aware that on Thursday, May 21, 2020, a cyber-attack occurred to the Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) Employee Family and Assistance Program (EFAP) servers. As a result of this attack, all of the VCH EFAP client files and data base were scrambled, frozen and encrypted. VCH has advised your union of the following information: They have done everything in their power to inves...

July 07, 2020

Fraser Health Authority DASW Student Supervision - BCGEU

 It recently came to the Union's attention that some DASW positions may not be aware that they are eligible for a grid level 12 if they are delegated by the facility to provide instruction and/or supervision to students. The Union wants to ensure that you are compensated appropriately for supervision. If you are supervising students you will need to speak with your supervisor to seek an additio...

July 02, 2020

COVID-19 stress - Care to Speak program - BCGEU

Since COVID-19 hit, healthcare workers like you have been under incredible pressure -- and you have likely been significantly impacted by feelings of stress and anxiety about the pandemic.Sometimes it's hard to know where to turn, so we wanted to let you know about a new program called Care to Speak designed to support the mental well-being of healthcare workers impacted by the personal and pro...

June 24, 2020

COVID-19 Safety Plans: What BCGEU members need to know - BCGEU

COVID-19 Safety Plans: What BCGEU members need to knowAs you are aware, the B.C. government has announced timelines for services and businesses to re-open during the COVID-19 pandemic.Whether your workplace is re-opening now, or has been open throughout the pandemic, your employer – like all employers in B.C. – is required to develop a COVID-19 Safety Plan that meets government and WorkSafeBC r...