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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

June 19, 2020

Who is included in the pandemic pay program – COVID-19 update - BCGEU

On May 7, 2020 the federal government announced it was working with the provinces on a cost-shared, temporary "pandemic pay" program to top up the wages of select essential frontline workers. Through this program more than 250,000 frontline workers will receive a lump-sum payment of about $4 per hour for a 16-week period, starting on March 15, 2020 and ending July 5, 2020. To be eligible, emplo...

June 19, 2020

CBI Health Group - Notice of Election of Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

Your collective agreement expired on August 23rd, 2019 and the Union is beginning preparations to conduct negotiations for your renewal collective agreement. Bargaining has unfortunately been delayed due to the transfer of workers and clients to the Health Authority and the resulting impact on CBI Health Group was significant. Now the dust has settled sufficiently to plan ahead for the bargaini...

June 18, 2020

Who is included in the pandemic pay program – COVID-19 update - BCGEU

On May 7, 2020 the federal government announced it was working with the provinces on a cost-shared, temporary "pandemic pay" program to top up the wages of select essential frontline workers. Through this program more than 250,000 frontline workers will receive a lump-sum payment of about $4 per hour for a 16-week period, starting on March 15, 2020 and ending July 5, 2020. To be eligible, emplo...

June 15, 2020

Message From President Stephanie Smith - BCGEU

The last several months have been indescribable in so many ways...but the last few weeks have been absolutely devastating. Like many of you, two weeks ago my social media feeds were completely filled with the video of the senseless murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. Mr. Floyd is not alone-Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, the list goes on and seems to grow by the day-but Mr. Floyd has b...

June 10, 2020

Local 803 - OHS Representatives are needed at the MPA Society - BCGEU

As a safety committee member you will help ensure your employer is following OH&S regulations. You can raise the profile of health and safety and improve your working environment. OHS Representative Role: To advocate on behalf of members in health and safety matters To keep members informed on workplace health and safety matters To communicate significant health and safety problems to the ...

June 08, 2020

GVCSS Transfer Update - BCGEU

The transfer of home support Community Health Workers and Schedulers to the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (VCHA) was delayed early in the spring due to the outbreak of COVID-19. The transfer is now scheduled for September 29, 2020. We do not dispute the decision by VCHA to delay was necessary with the significant uncertainty that came with the outbreak. However, we also understand this del...

June 08, 2020

Janitorial Duties for Members at Fraser Health: New Westminster Mental Health...

The Union has become aware that during the pandemic the Employer has been asking administrative staff to participate in cleaning of washroom areas including toilet seats, faucets, sinks and sanitary disposal containers.  The Employer has advised the Union that they are not requiring employees to perform this work but are asking employees to volunteer. While we understand the Employer wishes to ...

June 08, 2020

Nominations for Local 804 Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:  1st Vice Chairperson 2nd Vice-Chairperson Member at large (1 Position - Drug and Alcohol Treatment and Supportive Housing) Member at large (1 Position – Mental Health Group Homes) Member at large (2 Positions – Home Support) Member at large (1 Position - Health Authority/Devolved Government) Young worker (one pos...

June 05, 2020

Hazard Alert: Hand sanitizer at worksites - BCGEU

Hazard Alert: Hand sanitizer at worksitesYou are receiving this hazard alert as an OHS representative of BCGEU members. Please inform your colleagues of the following information. Due to supply issues, some manufacturers of hand sanitizer are substituting food-grade ethanol with technical-grade ethanol – which contains toxicological properties including carcinogenicity and should NOT be used on...

June 04, 2020

Seeking Langley Memorial Cottage Members Interested in Health & Safety - BCGEU

Getting involved with Occupational Health & Safety is a great way for union members to contribute. As a safety committee member you will help ensure your employer is following OH&S regulations. You can raise the profile of health and safety and improve your working environment. Would you like to serve on an Occupational Health & Safety Committee at your worksite? Expression of inter...