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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

February 06, 2017

Public service benefits change to take effect in April 2017

As you may already know the Province of BC has announced that they will be changing the carrier for employee benefits from Pacific Blue Cross to Great West Life. As benefit entitlements are set out in our negotiated collective agreement, this change should result in no substantive changes in benefits for members. The change will take effect in April 2017, and BCGEU’s Public Service Bargaining...

February 06, 2017

Report reaffirms urgent need for B.C. government to transform Aboriginal chil...

Report reaffirms urgent need for B.C. government to transform Aboriginal child welfare system BURNABY – A report released today by the Representative for Children and Youth (RCY), Bernard Richard, exposed once again the systemic complexity and dysfunction of B.C.’s Aboriginal child welfare system and the urgent need for reform. The report, Broken Promises: Alex’s Story, details the tragic deat...

February 03, 2017

BCGEU home support workers share their stories at seniors’ forum

BCGEU home support workers participated in a seniors’ forum in Victoria on Thursday night, with close to 200 people in attendance. The forum, hosted by BC NDP MLAs Carole James, Rob Fleming, Judy Darcy and Selina Robinson, dealt with a variety of seniors’ issues, including the challenges many seniors face when accessing health care services, government services, programs and supports. BC NDP ...

February 02, 2017

Local 804 Meeting and call for resolutions and nominations for the 50th BCGEU...

COMPONENT:     Community Health Services LOCAL:             804 DATE:               Wednesday March 8, 2017 TIME:                7:00 p.m. General PLACE:              BCGEU Fraser Valley Union Centre                         8555 – 198A Street, Langley Twp – Fraser Room     AGENDA *CALL FOR RESOLUTIONS AND NOMINATIONS FOR THE 50TH BCGEU TRIENNIAL CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION being held June 14 ...

February 01, 2017

We Care Home Health Services - Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) representat...

Please be advised that the following members have been acclaimed as the OHS representatives for We Care Home Health Services: Deborah Lee Jenn Lovett Michele Reade The role and responsibility of the OHS Committee is to help ensure that your employer is following OHS regulations, to question practices in the workplace and to make recommendations that will benefit the wellbeing of our memb...

January 26, 2017

BCGEU statement on Vancouver fentanyl priorities

VANCOUVER ­– With the epidemic of overdoses increasing, the British Columbia Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) believes that a new community policing centre is the wrong approach to providing safe and stable community supports in the Downtown East Side. Yesterday, Vancouver City Council voted to do so with funding dedicated to addressing the fentanyl crisis. Despite increased fu...

January 26, 2017

Statement on deportation of Arthur Lorenzo Jr.

Today, January 26, 2017 Arthur Lorenzo Jr., a migrant worker who has fought hard for the rights of migrant workers and in the community with LGBTQ refugees is going to be deported for his activism.  Arthur raised the issues of the exploitative working conditions as restaurant worker.   After standing up for his rights, which resulted in his employer’s permit being temporarily suspended, Arthu...

January 26, 2017

Paramed Members – Area 03 and 04 - Labour Relations Board Decision

On January 10th, the Labour Relations Board dismissed the UFCWs Section 18 application.  As a result, all ParaMed employees previously members of UFCW are now fully and officially members of the BCGEU. The following will be serving as stewards for the Richmond Area: Candace Clark Gemma Solabo Mira Gossa Pukhraj Kaur These stewards have been invited to participate in Steward Training Febru...