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

September 29, 2016

A whole day just for local 801 stewards

Bring your Questions!  Build Your Skills!  Have Fun! Don't you deserve a day to feel appreciated for the work you do representing your co-workers as a BCGEU steward? Did you know that you have an entire group of people with Union experience and expertise who want to help/mentor you in your steward role? How would you like to come and spend the day with other Local 801 stewards and your Loc...

September 22, 2016

Local 802 Stewards - 1-Day enhanced steward training

Bring your Questions!  Build Your Skills!  Have Fun! Don’t you deserve a day to feel appreciated for the work you do representing your co-workers as a BCGEU Steward. Did you know that you have an entire group of people with Union experience and expertise who want to help/mentor you in your steward role? How would you like to build more skills and knowledge to help you become an even more e...

September 21, 2016

Members at RainCity Steward Election Results

Members at RainCity  Steward Election Results Shannon Nickel has been acclaimed as a BCGEU Steward at RainCity Housing effective the close of nominations on September 19, 2016. If you are in need of representation or advice please contact any of the stewards listed below: •    Guerson Barosy •    David Graham •    Emily Grant •    Aaron Harrison •    Shannon Nickel Download PDF of notice h...

September 20, 2016

Local 1708 SEM Members Bargaining Committee

To:     All BCGEU Local 1708 Members                Re:    Bargaining Committee   Please be advised that the following BCGEU members have been elected to your Bargaining Committee:                                 Lindsey Hamilton                                 Julie Free                                 Melissa Vitaliano                                 Patricia Chambers (Alternate)   Thank...

September 16, 2016

Important information on registering for BCGEU-BCPSA OHS Safety Education Pro...

Important information on registering for BCGEU-BCPSA OHS Safety Education Program courses The joint BCGEU-BC Public Service Agency Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Education Program is now 22 years old. Through this collaboration we are able to offer valuable training to our OHS committee worker representatives all across the province. Members in the public service register for these cour...

September 16, 2016

L304 & L804 General Meeting Notice September Joint Meeting

    LOCAL:         304 & 804 – GENERAL MEETING     DATE:           Tuesday, September 27, 2016     TIME:           7:00 p.m.     PLACE:         George Heyman Union Organizing Centre                         Fraser Valley Area Office                         8555 – 198A Street                         Langley   AGENDA 1.    Duty to accommodate/return to work disability leave        /medical e...

September 12, 2016

BC Makes Little Progress on Public Service Diversity Gap

Visible minorities and Indigenous people are still dramatically underrepresented in the B.C. public service, according to the province’s latest report on workforce diversity. Read more...

September 12, 2016

Survey on regulating health care workers

To members of Component 4 and Component 8, The BCGEU has learned recently the three bodies that regulate nurses in B.C. are going to merge into one. We are concerned that this large organization will eventually regulate other health care workers, such as care aides and community health workers, without hearing their voices. Your union would like to be involved in developing this regulating b...

September 09, 2016

BC Federation of Labour Women's Health & Safety in the Workplace Course

To:       To all Occupational Health and Safety Committee Representatives in Area 03                and Local Chairs Re:       BC Federation of Labour Women's Health & Safety in the Workplace   The “Women’s Health and Safety in the Workplace” course will be offered at the Lower Mainland area office at Suite #130 - 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver on Wednesday October 19, 2016 from 9:00 am to 4...

September 09, 2016

VIHA Comparability Increases

To:         Health Services and Support Community Subsector Members              Working for Vancouver Island Health Authority Re:        Comparability Increases   The Union has been receiving inquiries from members working for VIHA regarding when the comparability increases will be implemented.  The increases should have been implemented within two pay periods of the Employers being notifi...