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.


August 26, 2019

Self-Checkouts in our Libraries - BCGEU

  More and more nowadays, we encounter machines where once we would have encountered a person. Have you ever stopped and wondered how often you interact with a machine in your daily life? We're talking about self-checkouts and self-check ins. They are in many large retailers and grocery stores, at the airport, fast food chains, and even one of our most community orientated spaces: libraries.On...

August 15, 2019

The Salvation Army Harbour Light Detox - Bargaining committee - BCGEU

We are pleased to announce that we have volunteers for the bargaining committee, and they are as follows: Andrew Hicks Joel Morrisette Damu Young Thanks for volunteering to represent members at the bargaining table! The Committee will meet in caucus on August 23, 2019 to prepare for bargaining. No dates have been scheduled with the employer yet. In order to start the process, please click her...

August 15, 2019

2019 PAC Survey - BCGEU

The federal election is fast approaching and union members will be voting based on key issues. We are asking you to fill out the below survey to identify what is most important to members.  The results will be shared mid September and resources relevant to these issues will be provided to members.  To ensure only one submission per person, please enter your name and email. UWU/MoveUP

August 13, 2019

BCGEU Centennial BBQ Celebration - BCGEU

Cariboo Area 06 MembersSunday, September 1, 201911:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.BCGEU Centennial BBQ CelebrationBoitanio Park, Williams Lake     Come celebrate 100 years of the BCGEU with a Centennial BBQ in the Park!Bring the family; we will have a bouncy castle, face painting and bungee run. Download Centennial BBQ Sept 1 invite.pdf UWU/MoveUP

August 13, 2019

803 Sunshine Coast Members - M2M Visit on August 19th, 2019 - BCGEU

Do you have questions about the Union? We want to hear from you! On August 19, 2019, join members of your local executive   Please join us for a Member Drop-in: Date: August 19, 2019 from 12 PM to 5 PM Location: Driftwood Inn (5454 Trail Ave, Sechelt) We will also be visiting the following worksites during the morning of August 19: VCHA – Sunshine Coast HS Field Staff 5630 Inlet Ave VCHA – Cha...

August 13, 2019

803 Sea to Sky Members - M2M on August 20, 2019 - BCGEU

Do you have questions about the Union?  We want to hear from you! On August 20, 2019, join members of your local executive   Please join us for a Member Drop-in: Date: August 20, 2019 from 2 PM to 5:30 PM Location: Sea to Sky Hotel (40330 Tantalus Rd, Garibaldi Highlands) We will also be visiting the following worksites on August 20: Whistler Health Unit 9 AM – 10 :00 AM  Squamish Mental Healt...

August 09, 2019

Government includes BCGEU recommendations in Budget 2020 report

Last month our union participated in the public consultation to offer input into next year's budget by submitting recommendations to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services (more on this here). The Committee has now reported out on the results of this process and we are pleased to let you know that government listened to many of our positions and put a number of them in...

August 09, 2019

Maximus BC - Election of Bargaining Committee

The current collective Agreement between the BCGEU and Maximus BC expires on March 31, 2020. As a result we are now preparing for the upcoming round of collective bargaining. The first step is for BCGEU members at Maximus to elect a Bargaining Committee. Nominations are now open for up to three (3) members and will be accepted at the BCGEU Victoria Area Union Office until 5:00 pm, Friday, Septe...

August 08, 2019

Affordability experts respond to announcement to build 1,100 housing units in...

MEDIA ADVISORYFor Immediate Release   Affordability experts respond to announcement to build 1,100 housing units in Vancouver WHAT: The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) will hold a press conference at its Vancouver Area Office Friday at 10:00AM in response to the federal government's announcement of $180M in loans and funding for affordable housing in Vancouver. The federal mo...

August 07, 2019

BCGEU members in the public service – your new collective agreement between t...

The new 18th Main Public Service Agreement and Component Agreements are in effect as of April 1, 2019. BCGEU members who work in the B.C. public service ratified these agreements last year following five weeks of negotiations.The agreements are for three years and expire on March 31, 2022. The main agreement features many improvements, such as: a two per cent general wage increase in each year...

August 06, 2019

Steward Nominations (2) for New Westminster Mental Health - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 2 steward positions.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 their issues. Acting as a liaison between the worksite, th...

July 31, 2019

Housing activists hail Burnaby's 'robust' tenant relocation plan - BCGEU

Proposed policy would guarantee temporary accommodation to renters displaced by renovictions and demovictions. Their signs and T-shirts read "tenant power" and "end demovictions." There were speeches, cheers and chants. It was a familiar scene outside Burnaby City Hall – the battlefield between housing activists and local politicians in recent years – but Monday was different.  Read full articl...

July 30, 2019

Beacon Community Services Employees Calculation of Vacation Pay - BCGEU

An arbitrator has just ordered your Employer, Beacon Community Services, to change the way it calculates vacation pay, in order to comply with the collective agreement. Article 18.1(b) has a chart that shows the number of vacation days and the percentage of straight-time pay you are entitled to, based on your years of service. For example, for 11 to 14 years of service, you are entitled to 25 v...