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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

February 28, 2020

Community Builders Group election and bargaining news - BCGEU

Election Results  We would like to thank all the nominees for putting their name forward to serve on the bargaining committee. Congratulations to the following successful nominees:  Jendon CumigadMary DapitonJohnson Joseph  Bargaining NewsThis week the Union was notified that Community Builders Group will become part of the sectoral agreement known as the 'Community Social Services: General Ser...

February 27, 2020

Lookout Housing & Health Society Yukon Shelter - Steward Elections - BCGEU

Great news! We have received three nominations for a shop steward at the Yukon Shelter and will be running an election. The nominees are: Chantelle Hunter Chris O'Brian Stephanie Ward Elections will close at 5:00PM, on Friday, March 13, 2020. Votes will be collected by Anna Saunders. The successful candidate will be announced after the vote. In Solidarity, Nicki PearsonStaff Representative Do...

February 27, 2020

BCGEU analysis of provincial Budget 2020 - BCGEU

The BCGEU has prepared a detailed analysis of Budget 2020 to help members understand how the targeted investments in programs, infrastructure and affordability will impact members: Budget analysis 2020/21  Although prudent and perhaps cautious in tone, Budget 2020 is progressive – which is much needed at a time when other provincial governments in Canada are implementing harsh austerity progr...

February 26, 2020

BCGEU seniors’ care workers reach deal to improve working conditions at long-...

Following six months of negotiations, over 500 BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) members working at Broadmead Care Society in Victoria ratified a tentative deal this week that will improve conditions for both workers and seniors at the non-profit organization. Members secured wage increases, weekend shift premiums and the continuation of their Short-Term Illness and Injury Pl...

February 26, 2020

Coronavirus information for BCGEU members - BCGEU

As you are all likely aware, a new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is causing respiratory infections mostly in Hubei Province, China. As of today there is one confirmed case of the virus in B.C.; however, according to the Ministry of Health and the Provincial Health Officer, the risk to British Columbians is considered extremely low. I want you to know that your union has been closely monitoring this s...

February 26, 2020

The public inquiry into money laundering has begun – your union’s opening st...

Just over fourteen months ago, your union launched the Public Inquiry Now campaign-making the BCGEU one of the first voices demanding that the provincial government call a public inquiry into the links between the housing affordability crisis, the overdose crisis and criminal money laundering in casinos. As you know, our campaign succeeded. And Monday I was honoured to take the stand in front o...

February 26, 2020

BCGEU brings the voice of working people to Cullen Commission - BCGEU

BURNABY – The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) was one of the first voices in the province to call for a public inquiry into money laundering in B.C. Monday, the BCGEU's president delivered the union's opening statement to the inquiry it helped create."We pushed for this inquiry because the housing affordability crisis, the overdose crisis and criminal money laundering were ma...

February 21, 2020

AVI Campbell River - Nominations for shop steward - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for (1) one shop steward at AVI Campbell River. What do stewards do? Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They sign up new employees and provide information on BCGEU services. Solve problems in the workplace. They conduct ratification votes and elections, and stewards keep members informed by distributing BCGEU inform...

February 20, 2020

Members Transitioning from Saint Elizabeth to Fraser Health - BCGEU

The first group of Saint Elizabeth members were repatriated back to Fraser Health last Wednesday – February 12th. The second and final group of members transitioned over yesterday February 19th. The data provided by each employer is not always 100 per cent accurate and is sometimes a week old when it is uploaded to the Health Authorities. This has been the case with each provider as members are...

February 20, 2020

Lateral Transfers to Cannabis, deadline extended to August 1 - BCGEU

Your union has successfully appealed to the employer to extend the deadline for lateral transfers to cannabis, as per the Memorandum of Understanding explained below. The new deadline is July 31, 2020. There will be no further extensions to the process beyond this date. The Cannabis Implementation Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), as agreed to as part of negotiations for the 18th Main Collecti...

February 19, 2020

Raincity Housing & Support Society - Enhanced Disability Management Program ...

As a Union, we fundamentally believe in ensuring our members are aware of their rights. Memorandum of Agreement #1, #3, and #4 outline your right to be referred to the Enhanced Disability Management Program (EDMP). Referral to EDMP All regular Employees shall be referred to EDMP: When they have 5 days off work due to an injury or illness unrelated to the workplace When they have 1 day off work...

February 18, 2020

Local 803 - Fraser Health Authority Tri-Cities Home Health - BCGEU

Great news! We have received three nominations for two (2) shop steward positions at Fraser Health Authority - Tri-Cities Home Health and will be running an election. The nominees are below: Megha Gill Sukhi Seera Liza Villa Elections will close at 5:00PM, on Monday, March 2, 2020. Votes will be collected by Deborah Minger, and the successful candidates will be announced after a vote. In Soli...

February 18, 2020

Your Worksite Stewards - RainCity Housing & Support Society - BCGEU

  ***PLEASE POST ON UNION BOARD*** This notice is to advise all BCGEU members at RainCity Housing & Support Society that the following people are the current shop stewards for your worksite: • Beshele Caron• Urs Dring• Alicia Gray• Heather Guthrie• Hanzl• Tyler Hubscher• Courtney Kelly• Kimberly Luscombe• Shannon Nickel• Kevin Ramsay• Meagan Taylor• Coral Watson• Randy Whitman• Justin Suthe...

February 18, 2020

BCGEU applauds increased tax fairness and investments in programs, infrastruc...

Victoria, B.C. – The BCGEU is applauding the government's continued and new investments in core programs, infrastructure and improving affordability for British Columbians. But the union representing tens of thousands of workers in direct government and the broader public service is highlighting the critical role of staff in the province's success moving forward. "After 16 years of devastating ...

February 14, 2020

Wet’suwet’en protests at worksites – information for members - BCGEU

Over the last week we have seen protests in support of the Wet'suwet'en people take place around the province, across the country, and around the world. These protests continue to escalate around the province.While we support the rights of protest guaranteed by the Charter, we are not affiliated with these protests. The safety and well-being of our members is of paramount importance.Here's what...

February 14, 2020

Downs Residence - Interim Steward Elections – Voting - BCGEU

Please be advised the BCGEU is holding elections for the following worksite steward positions. Please ensure to vote during the dates listed below: Positions: Steward (2) Candidates: Judy Shirley                    Danielle Scott                    Marlee Barth                    Helene Gagnon Voting will be open between February 19 - 28, 2020. Local chairperson, Sheri Graham, will be on site F...

February 14, 2020

RainCity Housing & Support Society in Sechelt - New Steward for Sunshine Coa...

Elections have closed for one (1) steward position on Thursday February 6, 2020.  We are pleased to announce that Sean Harper is the new steward for the Sunshine Coast. This is in addition to your existing steward Tyler Hubscher.  Please join us in wishing Sean well in their new position. In Solidarity, Nicki PearsonStaff Representative Download PDF of notice here  UWU/MoveUP

February 12, 2020

Call for Shop Stewards - Lookout Housing & Health Society Yukon Shelter - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 1 (one) steward position at your worksite and will close on Monday, February 24, 2020. 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...

February 12, 2020

Barberry Lodge Port Coquitlam - Call for Shop Stewards - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 1 (one) steward position at your worksite and will close on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. 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-worke...