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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

March 17, 2020

Components 4/8 COVID-19 Update Members of HEABC Employers - BCGEU

The BCGEU is taking every measure to work with other unions, the Health Employers Association of BC, the Provincial Health Officer and government to ensure that health care workers are protected at their workplaces and in the community. As information develops we will be keeping you informed. Please forward issues that you've been unable to resolve at the worksite level to the email health@bcge...

March 17, 2020

2020 BCGEU scholarships

The 2020 BCGEU scholarship deadline has passed and we are no longer accepting applications. We have received over 400 applications – thank you for all your hard work! If you have submitted an application, we will be announcing the successful applicants once our Education and Scholarship committee has met and considered all of the applications. We expect to be able to advise applicants by the en...

March 16, 2020

BCGEU Guidance for Health Care Workers re: COVID related work attendance - BCGEU

BCGEU Guidance for Health Care Workers Please take the time to read this guidance in its entirety as it contains vital information. If your employer is not following the processes outlined below, please speak to your steward and file a grievance. Any worker symptomatic with any cold/ flu symptoms should be off on sick leave or medical EI without the need for medical documentation; Any worker ...

March 13, 2020

BCGEU calls for suspension of rent and mortgage payments for sick/self-isolat...

Burnaby, B.C. – In response to the World Health Organization declaring COVID-19 a "pandemic" and public health experts recommending social distancing including self-isolation for exposed or symptomatic people, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is calling on federal and provincial governments to immediately suspend all mortgage and rent payments until the pandemic is over....

March 11, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic Response - BCGEU

Today, the WHO declared that COVID-19 has escalated from public health crisis to pandemic. In plain language this means the public health priority has shifted from preventing the spread of the virus to slowing it down so that our healthcare system doesn't get overwhelmed by too many infections happening concurrently. In light of this, the Provincial Executive of the BCGEU unanimously passed the...

March 11, 2020

Strike action: stand with IBEW members on strike against Ledcor tomorrow - BCGEU

Our union encourages members in the Vancouver area to stand in solidarity with members of IBEW Local 213 on Thursday, March 12 at 3 pm in front of Ledcor's office at 1055 West Hastings Street downtown. These workers are fighting for their first contract with Ledcor. The strike began on Sept. 30, 2019. Their battle for a contract began more than two full years earlier on Aug. 31, 2017, when thei...

March 11, 2020

BCGEU calls on all employers to drop doctor’s note requirement amid COVID-19 ...

The B.C. Government Employees' Union (BCGEU) is encouraging employers to waive the requirement for employees to produce a sick note to access sick leave. The B.C. government announced last week employees no longer have to produce a sick note amidst concerns over the coronavirus. Read full article here UWU/MoveUP

March 10, 2020

B.C. employers must drop doctor’s note requirements to limit COVID-19 spread,...

B.C. employers must drop doctor's note requirements to limit COVID-19 spread, says BCGEU Burnaby, B.C.- In light of the ongoing concern regarding the COVID-19 virus, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union is calling on all B.C. employers to waive the requirement for employees to provide a note from a doctor to access their sick leave. "We all must take appropriate steps to limit the s...

March 06, 2020

Bargaining committee election results for members at Living Well Home Care Se...

We are pleased to announce the following BCGEU members have been nominated and acclaimed to the following three committee positions. Please join me in congratulating the following members of your Bargaining Committee: Jesusa Delos SantosRodelyn RoblesCynthia Mantiquilla Your committee will be meeting in the very near future to prepare for upcoming negotiations with the employer. A survey will b...

March 06, 2020

Local 803 members - Executive By-Election - BCGEU

Thank you to the members who have put their name forward to fill the vacant Member-at-Large position on the Local 803 Executive. As we currently have only one vacant position and two candidates, we will be having an election. Members will be able to vote for one of the following candidates for the Member-at-Large Position: Tyler Hubscher Surjit Jaswal Electronic ballots will be sent out via e...

March 06, 2020

BCGEU celebrates International Women’s Day for an Equal and Enabled world

March 8th is International Women's Day (IWD), a time to recognize the remarkable achievements by women across the globe and stand in solidarity with calls for decisive action to promote gender justice and end gender-based violence and discrimination. The global theme this year is #EachforEqual An EQUAL World is an ENABLED World. "As an out and proud feminist who has the privilege to be surround...

March 06, 2020

Down's Residence - Steward election results - BCGEU

Further to the steward elections at Down's Residence, we are pleased to announce your new worksite stewards are: Judy ShirleyDanielle Scott   Please join us in welcoming your stewards into their new role. Any disputes should be referred to the local chair within 15 days of this notice.   Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

March 05, 2020

BCGEU calls on LRB to bring Retirement Concepts members under one bargaining ...

The B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has filed a common employer application at the BC Labour Relations Board (LRB) seeking to consolidate all nine of the union's bargaining units with Well Being Services/Retirement Concepts (WBS/RC) into a single bargaining unit. The move to a single bargaining unit would position the union and its members to address many of the issues th...

March 05, 2020

BC union shareholder proposal prompts RBC to confirm screening of U.S. privat...

(Burnaby, BC)Following a shareholder proposal by the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU), Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has confirmed that it will not provide lending or financing services to companies including GEO Group (NYSE: GEO) and Core Civic (NYSE: CXW). These U.S. private prison companies operate the majority of U.S. detention facilities currently detaining migrant familie...

March 04, 2020

Your New Stewards for FHA Tri-Cities Home Health - BCGEU

Steward elections closed for two (2) steward positions on Monday, March 2, 2020.We are pleased to announce that Sukhi Seera & Liza Villa are the new stewards at Fraser Health Authority - Tri-Cities Home Health.Please join us in wishing Sukhi and Liza well in their new positions.In Solidarity,Nicki PearsonStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here. UWU/MoveUP