B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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

September 19, 2019

President’s message – Global Climate Strike - BCGEU

Like many of you I'm inspired by the passion and perseverance of Greta Thunberg and student activists across the world who have worked so hard and so fast to put the climate crisis at the forefront of the public agenda and hold politicians accountable for their lack of action to prevent or mitigate it.  I want you to know your union recognizes the urgency of the climate crisis and the need for ...

September 18, 2019

Northern Health Authority Community Subsector Employees- Vacation for Regular...

An arbitrator has just ordered your Employer, Northern Health Authority, to change its policy relating to vacation for Regular Part-Time Employees, in order to comply with the Health Services and Support – Community Subsector Collective Agreement. The Employer had a policy that if you were a Regular Part-Time Employee and you worked casual or temporary hours above your regular FTE, you would ea...

September 16, 2019

MPA Society Members Bulletin - BCGEU

MPA Society members, We are writing with some important information about health and safety at your workplace. A recent WCB inspection at Larwill Place identified that the current joint OHS committee structure at the MPA Society does not meet the minimum requirements of the Workers' Compensation Act. Currently, the MPA Society has one joint OHS committee for more than 40 worksites in Vancouver,...

September 12, 2019

Members Employed at CBI We Care - Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Your collective agreement expired on August 23, 2019 and some of you have been asking us about what's happening with bargaining. This bulletin is to answer that question.  Your collective agreement remains in full force and effect even past the expiry date. When you decided to become represented by the BCGEU several years ago, we made sure to add language to provide for this. The BCGEU represen...

September 06, 2019

Cheshire Homes Society of BC (Larkin House) - Nominations for one Shop Stewa...

Nominations are now open for 1 (one) steward position at your worksite and will close on Monday, October 7, 2019. 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 ab...

September 06, 2019

Call for Nominations for 1 Barclay Lodge Shop Steward - BCGEU

ominations are now open for 1 (one) steward position at your worksite and will close on Monday, October 7, 2019.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 abo...

September 06, 2019

Vancouver Resource Society - Call for shop stewards - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 2 (two) additional steward positions at your worksite and will close on Monday, October 7, 2019. 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 c...

September 05, 2019

Lookout Housing & Health Society – North Shore Shelter - New steward - BCGEU

Nominations closed for 1 steward position on Thursday, August 22, 2019. We are pleased to announce that Jendon Cumigad is the new steward at the North Shore Shelter. Please join us in wishing Jendon well in his new position. In Solidarity, Nicki PearsonStaff Representative Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

September 03, 2019

Announcing Your New Local 803 Shop Stewards - New Westminster Mental Health -...

Thank you to everyone who participated in the recent steward election for New West Mental Health for two new Local 803 stewards. The Union is pleased to announce that Jennifer Lennon and Laurie Lennon has been acclaimed the two new shop stewards for Local 803 at New West Mental Health. They will be joining the existing Local 803 Shop Steward at this worksite, Loralee Andalis. Please join us in ...

August 30, 2019

Kootenays inland ferry workers to kick off Labour Day weekend strike - BCGEU

WHAT: BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) inland ferry workers employed by Western Pacific Marine will kick off a three-day strike on Saturday August 31st. The move comes after several months of unsuccessful negotiations for a new collective agreement that will address long-standing issues with substandard wages, benefits and training that have created a staffing crisis for the f...

August 30, 2019

Paid leave for people who experience domestic violence – B.C. should become a...

Earlier this month, the BCGEU wrote to Minister of Labour Harry Bains calling on the B.C. government to amend the Employment Standards Act in order to support those who experience domestic violence. Today we are pleased to learn that government has launched consultations on the matter, and we reiterate our call for B.C. to adopt New Zealand's standard which allows all workers affected 10 days o...

August 29, 2019

A message for Labour Day from Stephanie Smith - BCGEU

Like thousands of labour activists, I’ll spend the first Monday in September surrounded by my family—my labour family. It’s a family I’ve been a part of since I first joined a union as a childcare worker more than 30 years ago. It’s a family I cherish.Labour Day 2019 is special for me and every member of the BCGEU because this is our centennial year. The Provincial Civil Service Association o...

August 29, 2019

Kootenays inland ferry workers serve 72-hour strike notice - BCGEU

On Wednesday, the 80 members of the BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) employed by Western Pacific Marine issued a 72-hour strike notice, making it all but certain that the Kootenay Lake ferry will be shut down to routine travel over the Labour Day long weekend. The move comes after several months of unsuccessful negotiations for a new collective agreement that the ferry worke...

August 27, 2019

PHABC annual conference in November - BCGEU

The Public Health Association of BC is holding their annual conference in November, and they have reached out to the BCGEU to spread the word. If you are interested in attending, details are as follows: Are you passionate about public health? Want to hear about new and innovative solutions to current public and population health issues? Are you confused about complex adaptive system & compl...

August 27, 2019

BCGEU calls on BC government to scrap detrimental pension rules

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is calling on the BC government to scrap outdated rules that compromise private sector defined benefit pension plans by inaccurately measuring their value and creating unnecessary volatility. The union's call to action on this issue follows the release of "A Review of the Solvency Funding Framework under the Pension Benefits Standards Act: ...

August 27, 2019

Call for Shop Stewards - Lookout Housing & Health Society - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 1 (one) steward position at your worksite and will close on Thursday, September 26, 2019. 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-work...