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

October 14, 2016

All Regular and Casual Beacon Community Health Workers - Article 15 – Hours o...

It has come to the union's attention that there may be Community Health Worker's (CHW), both Regular and Casual, that are not receiving hours within their window of availability.                                                     If you are a CHW and have noticed that your hours are declining, or that you are not getting the hours you used to get, please fill out and submit an Hours of Invest...

October 14, 2016

Occupational Health and Safety Committee Representatives in Area 07 - BC Fede...

The “Occupational Health” course will be offered at the Okanagan area office in Kelowna on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. This course will be delivered by a facilitator from the BC Federation of Labour Health and Safety Centre. Health hazards are not as obvious and apparent as safety hazards in the workplace and as such often don’t receive proper attention and resources co...

October 13, 2016

Local 804 Enhanced Steward Training

Friday, October 28, 2016 Time: 9:00am to 4:30pm at BCGEU Fraser Valley Area Office 8555 198A Street, Langley TWP (use Twp if using a map search) As you know the role of a Steward in the workplace is an extremely important one, and we want to make sure that our Stewards are equipped with all the information they need to continue to assist members every day. That is why we are excited to provide...

October 13, 2016

Good news for BCGEU members in the Municipal Pension Plan (MPP)

The MPP is reporting a surplus. It’s largely a result of higher than expected investment returns. That’s good news for the BCGEU members in Community Social Services and Community Health enrolled in the plan. Here’s a snapshot of what we learned at the MPP’s board meeting on September 22, 2016:  ·         The MPP is fully funded at 104.6 per cent. ·         The discount rate was adjusted fro...

October 07, 2016

BCGEU makes budget submission to Finance Committee

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith made a presentation to the B.C. Select Standing Committee on Finance and Governnment Services today, outlining the union’s priorities for the upcoming provincial budget. Smith noted that it’s time to chart a different course in British Columbia and urged the government to take steps to accomplish three main objectives – quality jobs for all British Columbians; r...

October 05, 2016

Important update: Enhanced Disability Management Program (EDMP)

  For all Community Health members in the Community Bargaining Association Community Health Disability Management has increased our team of EDMP Advocates to better support Community Health members who are enrolled in EDMP. Below is a list of all CBA EDMP Advocates, their contact information and the members/areas they will be supporting, effective the week of October 3, 2016: CBA EDMP Advocate...

September 30, 2016

Local 812 Election Update

To:       ALL BCGEU LOCAL 812 MEMBERS Re:       Local 812 Election Update   Please be advised that Piroska Potornay has been acclaimed as the 2nd Vice Chairperson. As such, the Executive is as follows:   Chairperson – Susanne Bellefontaine 1st Vice Chairperson – Vacant 2nd Vice Chairperson – Piroska Potornay Treasurer – Shelley Hollstein Recorder – Maria Allen Member-at-Large – Catherine Si...

September 30, 2016

Local 803 Enhanced Steward Training

To All Local 803 Stewards & Local Executive Members Tuesday, November 1, 2016 Local 803 Enhanced Steward Training BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office – Musqueam Room Suite #130 – 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver BC Time: 9:30am to 4:30pm   As you know the role of a Steward in the workplace is an extremely important one, and we want to make sure that our Stewards are equipped with all the inform...

September 30, 2016

Watch: Stephanie Smith looks back on a busy week and speaks about the importa...

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith looks back on a busy week in Victoria that included worksite visits, a member BBQ and the Union of BC Municipalities convention. She also honours the work of Phyllis Webstad on Orange Shirt Day. Have a look:

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...