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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

March 09, 2022

Deeply disappointed by the employer’s initial wage proposal - BC General Empl...

The Health Employers’ Association of BC (HEABC) tabled their initial wage proposal for the Community Health agreement, and we are deeply disappointed. We need a significant investment in front-line workers to address the staffing crisis in community health and we won’t accept anything less. We expect challenging monetary negotiations, but the last weeks of bargaining have shown us that when we ...

March 08, 2022

Cowichan branch of VIRL behind picket lines as BCGEU librarians escalate job ...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Members of the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) are on the picket line at VIRL's Cowichan Branch (2687 James Street in Duncan) today. The picket is the first step in escalated job action from the librarians who are awaiting response to their latest counteroffer from the employer ...

March 04, 2022

March 8 International Women’s Day 2022 #BreakTheBias - BC General Employees' ...

March 8th is International Women’s Day (IWD). It’s an opportunity to celebrate the remarkable accomplishments of women throughout history and around the world. An opportunity to recommit ourselves to stand together and work together to continue breaking down the barriers that still hold women back in far too many families, communities and workplaces. An opportunity to dream with our eyes open a...

March 04, 2022

Pickets at VIRL branches Wednesday if no offer made, says BCGEU librarians - ...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Members of the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) will begin escalated job action starting Wednesday, March 9 should they not receive a serious offer from the employer. On March 1, after the union had issued 72-hour strike notice, the employer made a new offer to librarians. Howeve...

March 04, 2022

Letter: BCGEU librarians call on VIRL Board of Trustees to #respectVIRLlibrar...

On Thursday March 3, 2022, all 48 BCGEU members working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) submitted a group letter to the library's Board Trustees. Read their letter here.The letter called on all 38 trustees to ensure that librarians' next collective agreement provides them with fundamental support – including a psychologically safe and respectful workplace, and wag...

March 04, 2022

RainCity Housing & Support Society - Shop stewards - BC General Employees' Un...

This notice is to advise all BCGEU members at RainCity Housing & Support Society that the following people are the current shop stewards: •    Robert Gillard                      •    Shoshannah Liberman•    Justin Somerville                 •    Odette Henwood•    Kash Bajaj                          •    Krista Driscoll•    Paula (Nora) Aguilar            •    Bear Walsh•    Lydia Many Whi...

March 02, 2022

Seventy-two hour strike notice filed: librarians on Vancouver Island urge ele...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – The BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) served the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) board with 72-hour strike notice on Monday, February 28. The union's move means libraries in many communities on Vancouver Island and neighbouring islands could be behind picket lines as early as 8 a.m. Thursday, March 3. The BCGEU is calling on elected represen...

February 25, 2022

Burnaby Home Support – 400 - 4946 Canada Way, Burnaby - Shop steward results ...

We are pleased to announce that the below members have been have been acclaimed for the position of Steward for your worksite: Surjit Jaswal Elizabeth Look Manpreet Mahil Florentina Kelly Elvira Sakowicz Maria Bonithino Paz Mazaredo Margaret Snow  Please join us in welcoming them in their role as worksite Steward! Thank you to all those that participated in the process.  In solidarity Rhond...

February 25, 2022

All Local 803 BCGEU Members at RainCity Housing & Support Society - Shop Ste...

We are pleased to announce that the below members have been acclaimed for the position of Steward for your worksite. •    Robert Gillard                    •    Shoshannah Liberman•    Justin Somerville               •    Odette Henwood•    Kash Bajaj                         •    Krista Driscoll•    Paula (Nora) Aguilar         •    Bear Walsh•    Kim Luscombe                   •    Sabrina Ham...

February 24, 2022

Local 804 Members- 1st Vice Chairperson Election Results - BC General Employe...

We are pleased to announce the results of the Elections for the Local 804 Executive: In solidarity, MJ Colquhoun, Chairperson Romeena Sidhu, Staff Representative Download PDF 1st Vice Chairperson Election Results

February 24, 2022

All BCGEU Local 804 Members - Local 804 Executive Election Results - BC Gen...

We are pleased to announce the results of the elections for the Local 804 Executive. The following members were acclaimed: Chairperson:     MJ Colquhoun1st Vice Chairperson:     Shelley EinarsonTreasurer:     VacantMember at Large:     Paula Potter(Drug and Alcohol Worksites)Member at Large:     Vacant(Mental Health Group Homes) Member at Large – Home Support (1):     VacantMember at Large – Ho...

February 23, 2022

BCGEU welcomes progressive vision, new spending, and strong economic outlook ...

A progressive vision for inclusive and clean growth, continued support for critical public services like healthcare and childcare, and the announcement of a new year-round B.C. Wildfire Service are just some of the highlights in what the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) is calling a "bargaining budget". "The devil is always in the details but on first glance there's a lot for our members a...

February 18, 2022

Official statement from the BCGEU on unauthorized use of logo for protest eve...

The BCGEU has recently learned that our logo is being used without authorization on promotional material for a "protest" event planned for next week.  We want to be clear that our union is not associated with, nor do we support, the event or its organizers in any way. This is an unlawful action on the part of the organizers. We are considering all legal options before us to hold the responsibl...