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.


March 03, 2016

Mountain View Home update

In August 2015, our members at Mountain View Home in Abbotsford were told that Fraser Health would be closing their 25-bed mental health facility in 12 months. The news hit the owners and workers at this family-run facility very hard, and they began a well-focussed grassroots campaign to save the home. Along with the owner and families of patients, they started a petition and garnered significa...

March 02, 2016

Public Forum on home support in Vancouver's West End

Join in the Panel Discussion on Home Care with MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert! Thursday March 10th, 3 – 4:30 p.m. West End Community Centre 870 Denman Street Download PDF of poster here.  UNIFOR467/MoveUP

March 02, 2016

Local 803 Members new young worker

Congratulations to Lilavati Levine who has been acclaimed as the Young Worker for Local 803. In solidarity David Noble Staff Representative Download PDF of notice here. UNIFOR467/MoveUP

February 29, 2016

Home support in crisis - CTV Victoria

Community Health Services Vice President Carla Dempsey spoke up for Component 8 members and the crisis in home support on the 6 o'clock CTV news, Friday February 26, 2016. Click on the February 26 newscast, and then scroll through to 16:30 to see the report: CTV News

February 25, 2016

BC Budget 2016: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

The B.C. Liberal Government has delivered yet another of its “balanced” budgets, dressed in sleight-of-hand fiscal manoeuvering, ambiguous language, and cavalier comparisons to other provinces and jurisdictions. Sadly, and once again, the fiscal planning of our elected government puts in second place the essential public goods and services British Columbians require to lead prosperous, inclusi...

February 17, 2016

Member Update - Budget 2016 Response

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith provides the union's response to the BC government's 2016 budget, which was introduced to the legislature on February 16, 2016.

February 17, 2016

BCGEU unionizes advocacy group Leadnow

Leadnow employees have organized to join the BCGEU. The organization works to promote democracy and social justice in Canada. It describes itself as: ‘an independent advocacy organization that runs campaigns on the major issues of our time, engages people in participatory decision-making, and organizes in communities across Canada.’ “We’re delighted to welcome Leadnow into the BCGEU family. T...

February 17, 2016

Local 805 meeting

DATE: March 7, 2016 TIME: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. PLACE: Kamloops BCGEU Office – 158 Oriole Road             (evening Entrance at right rear of building) AGENDA •    Regular Order of Business Light meal will be provided. Please RSVP to mikeconnolly.bcgeu@gmail.com  To attend by conference call, dial 1-866-562-0090 at the meeting's start time. When asked for the Conference ID #, input 520138 o...

February 16, 2016

Increased funding for MCFD welcome news, investment overdue in other ministries

“We welcome the increased funding for the Ministry for Children and Family Development announced in today’s budget. Our union, and especially our frontline members, have worked hard to convince government that a significant increase is crucial for the ministry. Their concerns were detailed in the BCGEU report Choose Children, and these efforts have paid off. Additional frontline social workers,...