BCGEU - B.C.'s Union since 1919 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

January 04, 2019

Local 803 Members at Lookout – First Place - Shop Stewards Election Results -...

The successful candidate for the BCGEU Shop Stewards at First Place is: Rishab Rajdev   Your union shop stewards receive training from the union and are available to answer questions about your collective agreement. They are also available to attend meetings with you with management, if you ever believe that discipline will result from the meeting (even if it is an investigation). You have the ...

January 04, 2019

Steward Nominations for Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) - BCGEU

***PLEASE POST ON UNION BOARD*** The BCGEU is looking for One (1) steward for CMHA. If you are interested in becoming a steward, or know someone who is, please fill out the nomination form attached here. What do stewards do?Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They make sure new employees sign union membership cards and provide information on...

January 02, 2019

Local 807 Executive - Revised - BCGEU

Please be advised a nomination has been received for the Local 807 Executive. Your Local Executive is as follows:   Local Chairperson: Sheri Graham 1st Vice Chair: Rhonda Benko 2nd Vice Chair: Colin Gilchrist Treasurer: Sandra Hutscal Recording Secretary: Darla Holmwood Member-at-Large: Vacant Member-at-Large: Arne Hill Member-at-Large: Tanya Dokic Member-at-Large: Pamela Desjardine   In accord...

December 24, 2018

Happy Holidays – BCGEU offices closed for the holidays - BCGEU

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith, treasurer Paul Finch and the entire Provincial Executive would like to wish our 77,000 members and their families a happy and festive holiday season! Please note that all BCGEU offices will be closed for the holidays. BCGEU offices around the province will be closed from end of business December 24, 2018 and will reopen on January 2, 2019 at 8:30am. If you are a...

December 20, 2018

BCGEU disappointed by defeat of electoral reform referendum - BCGEU

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is disappointed by Election BC's announcement today that the 2018 Referendum on Electoral Reform was defeated. Despite this result, over half a million British Columbians voted for change due to a deep dissatisfaction with First Past the Post (FPTP), and the conversation about a more representative voting system must continue. Under FPTP ...

December 20, 2018

BCGEU HQ closed – Dec 21st - BCGEU

Due to a power failure, the BCGEU Headquarters in Burnaby will continue to be closed for the remainder of the day on December 21, 2018.   We expect that the office will re-open on Monday, December 24. If power has not been restored by then, a subsequent notice will be posted here.   UWU/MoveUP

December 19, 2018

The Provincial magazine - Winter 2018 - BCGEU

The winter issue of The Provincial magazine is now available to download. Featured in this issue: · Local government elections · Wildfire health risks · C-6 workers meet minister · $10-a-day childcare · Casino bargaining · Willow Manor worksite profile · Housing and young workers · And more… Download the Winter 2018 issue here UWU/MoveUP

December 17, 2018

Newly Elected Stewards at RainCity Housing - BCGEU

***PLEASE POST ON UNION BOARD*** We have the results for the election of seven (7) stewards at RainCity Housing.The Candidates who received the most votes are: Kaylee McKinley Heather Guthrie Alicia Gray Urs Dring Megan Taylor Beshele Caron Delhia Nahanee Your Union shop stewards will receive specialized training from the Union and are available to answer any questions about your collective...

December 14, 2018

Local 807 Members at CMHA -Vernon Re: Worksite Stewards – Call for Nominati...

Please be advised the following steward positions are vacant at CMHA - Vernon: 3100 28th Avenue, Vernon (2 positions) 9604 Shamanski Drive, Vernon (1 position)3605 24th Avenue, Vernon (1 position)3402 27th Avenue, Vernon (1 position) Attached is the nomination form and an information sheet on the duties of stewards. On the nomination form, please identify which worksite you are being nominated ...

December 13, 2018

Local 811 - Nomination for Vacant Positions for your Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: • 2nd Vice Chair • Secretary Treasurer • Member-At-Large (3 Positions) • Member-At-Large (Young Worker) The remainder of the three year term. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office. The deadline for nominations is: 5:00 pm on Friday, January 11th, 2019. Any ...

December 12, 2018

BCGEU welcomes the provincial government's Rental Housing Task Force report a...

In July 2018 the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) made a submission to the provincial government's Rental Housing Task Force recommending measures to expand and better protect the supply of rental housing in the province. Today, the Task Force released its report and 23 policy recommendations that will help to improve life for tenants in B.C. The BCGEU's submission focused on ...

December 12, 2018

Casino workers negotiate new contracts - BCGEU

(Burnaby/New Westminster) Over 1,200 members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Gateway's Grand Villa Casino in Burnaby and Starlight Casino in New Westminster voted to accept new collective agreements putting them among the highest paid casino workers in the province. "These workers stuck together to set the industry standard," said BCGEU Treasurer Paul Finch....

December 11, 2018

BCGEU presents member’s recommendations to the National Inquiry into missing ...

Tomorrow, I will proudly represent the 77,000 members of the BCGEU at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous women and girls. We are the only union in Canada to have legal standing at the Inquiry and I'll be sharing your recommendations directly with the commissioners. My journey here to Ottawa began on the convention floor in 2014 when a resolution was passed to call for a n...

December 10, 2018

BCGEU commends report calling for overhaul of system to support children with...

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) commends the report Alone and Afraid: Lessons learned from the ordeal of a child with special needs and his family released by the Representative for Children and Youth (RCY) today, and their 11 recommendations to overhaul British Columbia's system of services to support children with complex needs. The report details the difficult and he...

December 06, 2018

Members need your help on the picket line  - BCGEU

As you may know fellow BCGEU members working at Comox Valley Seniors Village or Casa Loma are currently on strike in Courtenay. Today I received reports that our members' safety has been threatened on the picket line and we are quickly mobilizing to provide additional support to ensure their continued safety.Can you help?Picket captains will review safety protocols with all members on the picke...

December 06, 2018

Review suggests no reason to discipline guards in death of prisoner, union sa...

The vice-president of the union that represents B.C. prison guards says his members followed policy the day an inmate died in the back of a corrections van. Dean Purdy of the B.C. Government and Service Employees Union said in a memo to his members that a government review has already determined that "no discipline is required" in the death of Alex Joseph.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

December 05, 2018

BCGEU applauds bold, inclusive plan for emissions reduction and clean growth ...

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) applauds the B.C. government's release today of CleanBC which outlines plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent compared to 2007 levels by 2030. Through a sector-by-sector approach focusing on transportation, buildings and industry, government seeks to work collaboratively with stakeholders to foster economic growth and cre...