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

July 06, 2016

All Members in the Community Health Sector (Component 8) update on comparabil...

In the last round of negotiations the parties agreed to give "comparability increases" to certain classifications covering approximately 80% of the members in the Community Subsector.  Wage increases for eligible employees will increase starting the first pay period after the following dates and at the respective rates: 1.0%      April 1, 2016 0.5%      April 1, 2017 0.5%      April 1, 20...

July 06, 2016

Medical Office Assistants - Survey of duties and credentials

During bargaining the parties agreed in Memorandum of Agreement #34 to investigate the need to establish a new benchmark for the job Medical Office Assistant. To assist with the required investigation, a survey has been developed for distribution to Component 8 members whose job description features the job title Medical Office Assistant and/or includes completion of a Medical Office Assistant...

July 05, 2016

The BCGEU stands with Canada Post workers

Canada Post’s announcement that they will lock out Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) members as soon as Friday is an attack on collective bargaining, its workers and its customers. Canada Post is refusing to do the work of collective bargaining with CUPW by demanding massive rollbacks on the union’s hard fought gains. Those rollbacks include moving all new hires from a defined benefit...

June 30, 2016

BCGEU presses Canadian Prime Minister on Mexican teacher repression

Since mid-May, Mexican teachers have launched a nation-wide protest against new government measures that seek to shut down teacher (normal) training schools, base continued employment on teachers’ results on standardized written exams, and eliminate the need for pedagogical training for new teachers. The government’s response has been a wave of violence that includes the abduction and arbitrary...

June 29, 2016

Living Well Home Care Services Inc. bargaining update

Your Bargaining Committee has met with the employer on four separate days. We are currently discussing scheduling and seniority issues. Talks will proceed throughout the summer. We will send an update in August. In Solidarity Jesusa Delos Santos, Bargaining Committee Chairperson Aveline Olalia, Bargaining Committee Member Rosalia Ringor, Bargaining Committee Member Angela Mahlmann, Staff ...

June 29, 2016

Working Poverty in Metro Vancouver: the extent of the problem and realistic s...

Today the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) released a study on poverty in Vancouver. The report, Working Poverty in Metro Vancouver, presents sobering details on the increasing levels of poverty in the region. It also dispels an important myth about poverty: that getting a job will help lift a person out of poverty. Poverty in B.C.’s largest city is increasingly a story of low pa...

June 24, 2016

Local 809 union meeting

DATE: September 26, 2016 TIME: Executive – 12:00 pm, General Membership – 5:00 pm PLACE: BCGEU Castlegar Area Office             2316 Columbia Avenue Please forward any agenda items to Laurie Proudfoot at laurieproudfoot@gmail.com. If you need an LOA to attend the Executive Meeting at 12:00 pm, please forward the hours you require to area09@bcgeu.ca or call the office at 1-800-667-1061. UNIF...

June 24, 2016

Keep Your Cool!

The recent hot weather in our province generated several calls to the BCGEU Occupational Health and Safety department. Members want to know if the employer has the responsibility to protect workers from hot temperatures both indoors and out. The short answer is “YES!” The Workers Compensation Act Section 115 mandates that employers must ensure the health and safety of all workers working for t...

June 20, 2016

BCGEU celebrates the 20th National Aboriginal Day

On June 21, 1996 the federal government declared the first National Aboriginal Day. Since that time, the BCGEU has joined the celebrations and the calls for increased support and recognition of Aboriginal peoples across Canada. Over the course of those 20 years, Aboriginal peoples in Canada have fought for and won many advancements and reinforcements of their rights – sometimes through govern...

June 20, 2016

BCGEU demands freedom for Iranian trade unionists

In solidarity with the Free Them Now campaign to free jailed workers in Iran, the BCGEU sent two letters demanding the release of Jafar Azimzadeh and other jailed trade union leaders. Click here to read the general solidarity letter, and click here for the the more specific letter.