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 05, 2016

Forensic Psychiatric Hospital Members - Refuse Unsafe Work

BCGEU members that work at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Coquitlam continue to face unacceptable levels of violence and risk of serious injury. Our members were directed by the employer to release patients from seclusion rooms in spite of contrary advice by the care team. The patients were secluded due to incidents of violence against other patients and workers. They were still exhibitin...

August 03, 2016

CANCELLED Local 812 Meeting August 19

To all local 812 Stewards & Executive Members LOCAL 812 MEETING has been cancelled. Download PDF of notice here. UNIFOR467/MoveUP      

July 28, 2016

2 Day Joint OHS Committee Training

"2 Day Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday August 9th and Wednesday August 10th. This course will be held at the BCGEU area office, 8555 - 198A Street Langley from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm each day. In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn: Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of unsafe work procedure OHS legislation Roles and responsibilities of employers,...

July 27, 2016

All members at We Care Home Health Services - Pre-Bargaining

Currently we are speaking with your employer regarding bargaining dates. We hope bargaining will start in late September. Over the coming weeks we'll be opening nominations for the bargaining committee, please stay tuned for a future bulletin.  To ensure we have enough time to develop proposals, elect a committee, canvass workers needs and negotiate a collective agreement we have gained agreem...

July 26, 2016

Members Covered by the Health Services and Support – Community Subsector Coll...

Employers are working on implementing the comparability increases following Arbitrator Vince Ready's decision regarding which benchmarks/classifications will be eligible to receive those increases. All members working in the eligible classifications, including all red-circled employees, should see their increases within two pay periods.  Retroactive payments should be received within two pay pe...

July 15, 2016

Burns Lake Community Health Members Worksite Visit

  Come and meet your BCGEU Local Chairperson Susanne Bellefontaine and BCGEU Staff Representative, Kim Shelley.  Feel free to come and ask questions, share some treats and pick up some swag! August 17, 2016 3:00 pm Burns Lake Health Centre: Room TBD  For those that can't attend at 3:00 pm we will also be at the Chamber of Commerce Heritage Room located at 540 Hwy 16 West from 6:00 to 7:00 pm...

July 14, 2016

Members at WE Care Steward Nominations – Six (6) Positions

Please be advised that there are vacancies for six (6) Stewards in three (3) geographic regions to represent members at WE Care. The three (3) geographic regions are:       •    Mission – Chilliwack – 2 stewards required      •    Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows – 2 stewards required      •    Abbotsford – Langley – 2 stewards required  Please find attached the nomination form.  Completed nominati...