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

March 21, 2016

Recognizing the movement to eliminate racial discrimination

March 21 is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The date was selected by the United Nations to honour the 69 people who were killed by police at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid in Sharpeville, South Africa in 1960. In South Africa, March 21 is a public holiday, "Human Rights Day," to commemorate the lives that have been lost in the fight for democracy ...

March 21, 2016

OHS training at the BC Federation of Labour

The BCGEU Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) department is offering additional training through the BC Federation of Labour for government and labour code OHS worker representatives. These training sessions are for specific courses we do not offer through the BCGEU. The one or two day OHS course is a pre-requisite to the BC Federation of Labour OHS training. Your employer must pay for you to...

March 18, 2016

Local 812 nomination for vacant position for your local executive

Nominations are now open for the following vacant position on your Local Executive:  1st Vice Chairperson      Information on the responsibilities and activities of each position is available from your Area Office. The deadline for nominations is: Monday April 18, 2016 by 5:00pm.   Any nominations received after the deadline will NOT be accepted.  All forms must be filled out completely, ...

March 18, 2016

Mountain View Home Rally March 19

Join BCGEU President Stephanie Smith on Saturday March 19th for a rally to celebrate a victory for our members at Mountain View Home! Mountain View Home will be hosting a rally in celebration of the decision to keep the facility open. Members, family, and friends of Mountain View Home are all welcome to attend. It will be held at the facility itself, 5133 Boundary Road in Abbotsford, from 11 a...

March 17, 2016

Urgent Action - Honduran activist assassination

Berta Cáceres, a prominent environmental activist, was assassinated in Honduras on March 3, and a witness to the assassination is being held against his will. We need people to urge both Canadian & Honduran authorities to take action and conduct a full investigation. Full details and letters to sign can be found on the CoDevelopment Canada website by clicking here.  UPDATE: There has been ...

March 16, 2016

Have you taken your Occupational Health and Safety training?

Are you an Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) worker representative for your workplace?  If the answer is “yes”, your employer is required by law to pay for at least eight hours of annual OHS education for you (Workers Compensation Act). If you are unable to take the training yourself, you have the right to assign your eight-hour annual allotment to another worker representative.  Your co...

March 14, 2016

Local 803 BCGEU OH&S Committee Members and Shop Steward meeting

DATE: Thursday, March 24, 2016 TIME: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm PLACE: Lower Mainland Area Office, Auditorium B             130 – 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver   AGENDA Recognition clause Stewards' mailbox Selection process for stewards and activists for attending trips and conferences      Please confirm your attendance via email to area03@bcgeu.ca or phone 604-215-1499. In solidarity David Nob...

March 14, 2016

Change to OHS course dates

  Labour Code OHS Scheduled Courses March - December - 2016   Courses Location Day 1   Course Type Course Name City Venue Mar 17/16   Labour Code Incident Investigations Victoria BCGEU Mar 18/16 ...

March 10, 2016

Bill 16 - Community Care and Assisted Living Act

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) expressed cautious optimism about the introduction of Bill 16, the Community Care and Assisted Living Amendment Act, into the B.C. Legislature.  The Bill is intended to increase flexibility for B.C. residents in assisted living facilities, allowing them to delay moving into complex care, as well as increasing protection for residents and s...

March 09, 2016

North American Occupational Safety and Health Week

NAOSH week is recognized annually throughout North America to promote the prevention of injury and illness at the workplace. Organizations are encouraged to participate by planning activities during this week. The theme this year is to “make health and safety a habit”. For more information go to Worksafe BC’s website at http://www.worksafebc.com/news_room/campaigns/naosh_week/ This link will g...

March 07, 2016

Celebrate International Women's Day - March 8

In Canada and around the world, March 8 is celebrated as International Women's Day.  International Women's Day and trade unionism are historically linked. The day was initiated to commemorate the 1908 strike of women garment workers in New York, and has evolved into a world-wide movement to celebrate advances and demand improved rights for women and girls. As part of this fight for social j...

March 04, 2016

By-Elections for Local 803 Executive

The BCGEU is holding elections for the following positions of the Local 803 Executive. Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them.  Names appear below and on ballots in the same random order. CHAIRPERSON: AMINZAVVAR, Masoud GRANT, Emily PEDERSON, Tina MEMBER-AT-LARGE – LOWER MAINLAND: BALL, Brenda MORGAN, Carol      RECORDING SECRETARY: MARTEL, Roxanne KUI, Ho Y...