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.


December 12, 2016

BCGEU sends solidarity message to jailed Iranian trade unionists

As part of our ongoing support of the Free Them Now campaign to support jailed Iranian trade union members, the BCGEU Provincial Executive recorded a message of solidarity that was sent directly to jailed activists. The campaign received messages of solidarity from many unions around the world, and they have been compiled into a video. Watch the full video below. 

December 09, 2016

International Human Rights Day: Human rights are everyone’s rights, everywhere

Today we recognize International Human Rights Day.  Every December 10th since 1948, people have stood in solidarity against human rights violations in all forms. In Canada we are fortunate to be living in a country where we have a legislated Human Rights Code and a Charter of Rights and Freedoms which is built into our constitution.  Much of the world sees us as a country that defends human r...

December 08, 2016

Tell the provincial government: Seniors deserve better!

Home support in B.C. is in crisis. The BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) represents thousands of members who work in community health. Our members tell us that the situation is troubling: B.C.’s senior population has increased by four per cent in just the past year, but three out of five health authorities are providing fewer home support hours. This is because the B.C. Liberal...

December 06, 2016

Local 803 Holiday/New Year Party

To:       All Local 803 BCGEU Members Re:       Holiday/New Year Party   There will be a Holiday/New Year Party on December 20, 2016. Local will provide food and some door prizes.   Please see the details below:       Date:        Tuesday, December 20th, 2016     Time:        6:00 pm to 9:00 pm     Location:   BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office                       #130 – 2920 Virtual Way,...

December 06, 2016

December 6: Never forget

It’s hard to believe, but 27 years have passed since 14 young women were slain at the École Polytechnique, an event also known as the Montreal Massacre. It remains one of the darkest days in our nation’s history. In 1991, the Parliament of Canada established December 6, the anniversary of the devastating event, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada. Eac...

December 03, 2016

Celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Today we are proud to recognize the United Nations' International Day of Persons with Disabilities.    This day was created to bring awareness and understanding and to take action to further the rights of persons with disabilities both legally and in society.  Even though we have a come a long way in Canada there remains much more to do to achieve the equity in our society.  The United Nat...

November 30, 2016

Potential Changes to the Care Aide Registry

To: All Members of Component 4 and Component 8   Re: Changes to the Care Aide Registry   The provincial government has announced its intentions to make changes to the Care Aide Registry, and is inviting the public to have input. The Policy Intention Document and link to a public survey can be found here:   www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/practitioner-professional-resources/professional-regula...

November 30, 2016

All BCGEU Members at We Care Home Health Services Occupational Health & Safet...

The BCGEU appoints new OHS committee members every three years, and the time for new appointments is now. We would like BCGEU members at We Care to determine who the first BCGEU appointed committee members will be. Please be advised there are vacancies for three positions in three geographic locations in the Fraser Valley to represent the membership at We Care Home Health Services. The expectat...

November 29, 2016

OSH Appointment Process Deadline

D-day is here!!   On November 30th the names of over 2800 designated Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) representatives will disappear from the BCGEU database. Locals should ensure their confirmed choices for new or reappointed OHS representatives are submitted to their area offices before this date. If OHS appointments are not completed for each worksite, OSH representatives will not have ...

November 25, 2016

Local 803 general membership meeting minutes

1. Call to Order at 6:00 pm Local Executive in attendance (in person): Regrets: Roxanne Martel                                      Lilavati Levine Masoud Aminzavvar                                Roxanne Hinz Seyran Enveri                                        Emily Grant Fateh Born – Staff Representative           Florentina Kelly                                                            ...

November 25, 2016

Raincity - Extended Health Benefits (Drug Coverage)

In May of this year, the BCGEU was made aware that some members were being denied coverage for some medications as of April 1, 2016. The medications that were denied were not covered under the Collective Agreement. The Union then learned that RainCity had been providing "supplementary drug coverage" via Pacific Blue Cross, and that during the transition to the Health Benefits Trust (HBT), that ...

November 25, 2016

BCGEU supports trade unionists in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

Early in October, Haiti was hit by Hurricane Matthew, causing more damage to an island still recovering from the earthquake of 2010. As part of the Public Services International (PSI) relief campaign, the BCGEU sent a contribution to help with community rebuilding. The relief will go to trade union members and their families directly. For more information on the campaign, visit the PSI Hurrican...

November 22, 2016

Bowling Night for all Area 02 BCGEU Young Workers

Your Cross Component Committee is sponsoring a bowling night for all BCGEU Young Workers in Area 02 – North Island plus a guest. There will be 4 door prizes drawn throughout the night. Please note travel expenses will not be covered by Cross Component Committee.     Date:         Friday, December 16, 2016     Time:         7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (Snacks at 7:30 p.m., Bowling starts at 8:00 p.m...