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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 28, 2022

Local 804 Members at Peardonville House located at 825 Peardonville Rd, Abbot...

Nominations are now open for a steward with Peardonville House located at 825 Peardonville Road in Abbotsford. The union will train new stewards. If you wish to know more about the roles and responsibilities of the steward, please contact our office. The deadline for nominations is April 4, 2022 by 5:00 pm The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for submission is to the area o...

March 25, 2022

BCGEU and PSA head back to the table - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

VICTORIA, B.C. – Negotiations between the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) and the provincial government's Public Service Agency (PSA) will be resuming after a 15 day break. The current agreement between the parties, which covers more than 32,000 union members, expires on March 31, 2022. "We always say 'where there's talk, there's hope" so getting invited back to the table is definitely posi...

March 24, 2022

Local 804 Members at North Surrey Public Health Unit located at 10362 King Ge...

 Nominations are now open for a steward with North Surrey Public Health Unit located at 10362 King George Blvd in Surrey. The union will train new stewards. If you wish to know more about the roles and responsibilities of the steward, please contact our office. The deadline for nominations is April 4, 2022, by 5:00 pm The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for submission is t...

March 24, 2022

Guildford Public Health located at 10233 153 St, Surrey - Steward Nominations...

Nominations are now open for a steward with Guildford Public Health located at 10233 153 Street in Surrey. The union will train new stewards. If you wish to know more about the roles and responsibilities of the steward, please contact our office. The deadline for nominations is April 4, 2022, by 5:00 pm The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for submission is to the area offi...

March 23, 2022

CHW's in VCHA - Phase 2 – Section 54 - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Despite our best efforts we have been unable to secure a formal process to discuss and finalize Phase 2 with Vancouver Coastal Health Authority regarding Phase 2 of the Home Support Transfer Agreement. Although the employer recently approached us to discuss their 'regularization plans' they still had yet to acknowledge that numerous changes they have made without consultation with your Union is...

March 22, 2022

Stephanie Smith on CKNW's Mike Smyth show to talk bargaining - BC General Emp...

This morning, BCGEU President and Chair of the BCGEU Public Service Bargaining Committee spoke with CKNW's Michael Smyth about public service bargaining. "What we're looking for and what we think is very reasonable are cost of living adjustments… Our members over the last two years have learned their worth, they know their value, they know their contributions to our province, and they know that...

March 21, 2022

All Local 804 Members working Crestlene Lodge at 11660 86th Ave, Delta - Stew...

Please be advised that Norma Mirabeuno has been acclaimed into the position of Steward with Crestlene Lodge located at 11660 86th Ave, in Delta. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the process. Congratulations Norma.   MJ ColquhounLocal 804 Chair Dominik BarrosStaff Representative Download PDF of notice here

March 21, 2022

BCGEU Statement on CFNU re-admitting BCNU - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

BCGEU Statement on CFNU re-admitting BCNU Recently, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) announced their plan to re-admit the BC Nurses Union (BCNU) into their union, more than a decade after they left the CFNU because of raiding activities in our province. BCNU raided our union, and other health care unions in BC, for several years in an attempt to build their own power at the expen...

March 18, 2022

All BCGEU Local 801 Members - Local Executive Election Results - BC General E...

  We are pleased to announce the results of the Elections for the Local 801 Executive: In solidarity, Scott DeLong, ChairpersonChad McQuarrie, Staff Representative   Download PDF of notice here

March 17, 2022

BCGEU librarians expand pickets and escalate job action - BC General Employee...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Members of the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) are escalating their job action starting Friday, March 18th in an ongoing effort to get the VIRL Board to issue a new wage mandate. “We’ve said from the beginning—librarians don’t want to be on picket lines in front of their librari...

March 15, 2022

Local 807 Executive Election Results - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

We are pleased to announce the results of the Elections for the Local 807 Executive. An election was only required for the position of Member at Large (Young Worker). The remaining positions were acclaimed.Chairperson: Darla Holmwood           1st Vice Chairperson: Colin Gilchrist   2nd Vice Chairperson: Tina Mairs       Treasurer: vacant                    Recording Secretary: vacantMember at ...

March 14, 2022

Negotiations With PSA Stall Over Gap In Wage Proposals - BC General Employees...

VICTORIA, B.C. – Negotiations between the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) and the provincial government’s Public Service Agency (PSA) have stalled over a significant gap in wage proposals. The current agreement between the parties, which covers more than 32,000 union members, expires on March 31, 2022. “We have made good progress so far on some very important issues that will substantially ...

March 10, 2022

All BCGEU Members at Lookout - Sick Leave Changes - BC General Employees' Uni...

On March 4, 2022 your employer responded to our position that the removal of sick leave benefits on May 1, 2022 when the issue of sick leave credits was still outstanding was problematic and that it was your Union's position that it should be delayed until such time as the parties were able to reach an agreement on entitlements. It has always been our position that if they remove the weekly ind...

March 10, 2022

BCGEU Social Media Community Guidelines - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Every individual has the right to contribute to the conversation on the BCGEU's social media channels. These conversations will be respectful of others' political affiliation, race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, abilities, appearance, and occupation. Harassment will not be tolerated: Harassment is defined as comments which ridicule, humiliate, insult, or degrade another user on the basis of ra...