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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

February 12, 2020

Call for Shop Stewards - Lookout Housing & Health Society Yukon Shelter - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 1 (one) steward position at your worksite and will close on Monday, February 24, 2020. Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. Some of the roles of a steward are: Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement.  Supporting co-workers in meetings with management. Listening to co-workers...

February 12, 2020

Barberry Lodge Port Coquitlam - Call for Shop Stewards - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 1 (one) steward position at your worksite and will close on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. Some of the roles of a steward are: Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement. Supporting co-workers in meetings with management. Listening to co-worke...

February 11, 2020

Closing of nominations for Local Executive positions - BCGEU

  Nominations closed on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 5 p.m. for 1st Vice Chair and 2nd Vice Chair. The following is now your local 0810 Executive:  Chair  Megan Giebelhaus  1st Vice Chair  Carrie Lessing  2nd Vice Chair  Renata Ambrosi  Treasurer  VACANT  Recording Secretary  VACANT  Member at Large (1)  VACANT  Member at Large (2)  VACANT  Member at Large (3)  VACANT  Equi...

February 09, 2020

BCGEU statement on Wet’suwet’en events - February 9 - BCGEU

The BCGEU continues to call for a peaceful resolution to the conflict on Wet’suwet’en territory. As a trade union committed to supporting the full implementation of the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the recommendations of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the BCGEU is deeply troubled by the current and ongoing events on Wet’suwe...

February 05, 2020

Independent advocate re-affirms our union's call to bring seniors’ care back ...

This week B.C.'s independent Office of the Seniors Advocate (OSA) published the first ever provincial review of the $1.4 billion-dollar contracted long-term care sector in British Columbia, A Billion Reasons to Care.Overall, the OSA confirms what our union has been saying for years: the contracted long-term care sector lacks accountability and transparency in funding and monitoring and fails to...

February 04, 2020

CBA (Comp 8) Vehicle Insurance MOA - BCGEU

The BCGEU and the Association representing members to the Health Services and Support - Community Subsector Association of Bargaining Agents (CBA) has recently negotiated a Memorandum of Agreement regarding changes to insurance rates by ICBC with Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC). Previously, members received the difference between the rate they would pay for personal insurance (to and...

February 04, 2020

Kelowna Area Office Closure – Feb 4 - BCGEU

Due to inclement weather, the Kelowna Area Office has closed for the remainder of Tuesday, February 4. The office plans to reopen, February 5, at 8:30am. If you are a BCGEU member in the Okanagan (Area 07) and need emergency support at your worksite, please contact your union steward. Facilities related emergencies at the site can be directed to Ryan Schmid at 778-870-7877. UWU/MoveUP

January 30, 2020

Living Well Home Care Services - Notice of election of bargaining committee -...

Your collective agreement expires on March 31, 2020, and the Union is beginning preparations to conduct negotiations for your renewal collective agreement.  Nominations are now open for the bargaining committee for the upcoming round of collective agreement negotiations with the Employer. Members elect a bargaining committee to work with the union Staff Representative and other elected leaders ...

January 29, 2020

Lookout Housing & Health Society- Cyber Attack – Ryuk Ransomware Attack - BCGEU

The Union has become aware that on Friday January 24, 2020 Lookout experienced a Ryuk ransomware cyber-attack that affected their servers. As a result of this attack there is a possibility that Lookout staffs' personal information has been compromised, including banking information. As a precaution, we are suggesting that you monitor your personal accounts and report any unusual activity as soo...

January 23, 2020

RainCity Housing & Support Society in Sechelt - Steward elections - BCGEU

Great news! We have received two nominations for a shop steward at RainCity Housing & Support Society in Sechelt and will be running an election. The nominees are: Sean Harper Liam Heffernan Elections will close at 5:00PM, on Thursday, February 6, 2020. Votes will be collected by Tyler Hubscher, and the successful candidates will be announced after a vote.   In Solidarity, Nicki PearsonSt...