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 29, 2018

Local 802 Nominations for Member-at-Large Positions - BCGEU

The 802 Local Executive is opening up a call for nominations in order to fill all of their vacant Member-at-Large positions. This includes two (2) regular Member-at-Large positions and one (1) Member-at-Large (Young Worker Representative) position. These positions remained vacant following the last call for nominations and the election of the Locals' Table Officers.  Member-at-Large • assigned ...

March 29, 2018

BCGEU brings 15 recommendations to labour code review panel, calls for fairne...

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) president Stephanie Smith meets today in Surrey with a special government panel reviewing B.C.'s labour laws to call for changes that reflect the needs and interests of B.C. workers. Representing over 75,000 workers from nearly every economic sector in B.C., the recommendations in the union's submission to the panel are based on three theme...

March 26, 2018

Phone Training for ParaMed Members - BCGEU

It has come to our attention that members are being asked to attend phone training in Surrey.  Please book your training during your regular working hours.If you have already attended, please make sure you are paid for your time at the training. We believe that the following provisions of the Collective Agreement should be met:Article 19.1, Courses/Examinations at the Request of the Employer:Le...

March 22, 2018

Public Service Pension Plan Update - BCGEU

Dear BCGEU Public Sector Pension Plan Member, We understand that the recently announced changes to the Public Sector Pension Plan (PSPP) design have generated a lot of concerns. Many have indicated to us the communication from the Pension Corporation left them wondering how the plan impacted them, which has created anxiety and confusion. In this environment, serious misinformation has circulate...

March 22, 2018

Component 8- 2018 Negotiations Bargaining Committee Elections - BCGEU

Component 8 – Community Health Services is comprised of BCGEU members who work under the terms of the Community Health Services and Support Subsector Collective Agreement ("agreement"). This agreement will expire on March 31, 2019 and we are now making preparations to elect seven (7) members and two (2) alternates to the bargaining committee. Because the majority of members in Component 8 work ...

March 22, 2018

Component 8 Bargaining Survey - BCGEU

The next round of bargaining for the Health Services & Support – Community Subsector (component 8) is fast approaching and your bargaining committee needs your input to assist in determining priorities for the upcoming discussions. Members are being asked to participate in an online survey by clicking here. Survey responses must be received by April 20, 2018 to provide input and direction t...

March 22, 2018

BCGEU calls for labour code amendments to ensure balance and fairness for wor...

  The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has submitted multiple recommendations to a panel of special advisors currently reviewing British Columbia's Labour Relations Code. The submission calls for changes that properly reflect the needs and interests of workers in B.C.'s modern economy. The BCGEU's submission is based on three themes: 1. That workers be entitled to make their o...

March 21, 2018

BCGEU recognizes International Day of Forests - March 21 - BCGEU

Our natural forests are an important part of British Columbia's environment, economy and social fabric. More than a third of our planet's land mass is covered by forests, which absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen into our atmosphere.  According to the United Nations, "forests are the most biologically diverse ecosystems on land, home to more than 80 per cent of the terrestrial species of a...

March 16, 2018

BCGEU Members size up B.C.'s worst summer of natural disasters

For many people across the province the summer of 2017 was one of angst, uncertainty, and demanding work load due to extreme wildfires and floods. BCGEU members were front and centre in containment and rescue efforts delivered through key agencies like the B.C. Wildfire Service and Emergency Management B.C. Others across the public service took on significant roles in management, administration...

March 16, 2018

Updated information on improvements to your Public Sector Pension Plan (PSPP)...

Today the Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) Board of Trustees has announced a landmark change to the plan design of the PSPP. The BCGEU has a long history of negotiating and advocating for pensions for our members in all sectors. Over the last few years, the BCGEU, as the Plan Partner representative for the PSPP, has engaged the Government Partner on potential plan design improvements. It has ...

March 16, 2018

Local 803 Executive Election Results - BCGEU

Please be advised of the Local 803 Executive election results:   • Chairperson                         Masoud Aminzavvar • 1st Vice Chairperson           Florentina Kelly • 2nd Vice Chairperson          Roxanne Martel • Treasurer                            Seyran Enveri • Recording Secretary           Richard Consalvi • Member-at-Large               Myrna Regan                                  ...