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

June 15, 2018

Community Bargaining Association reaches tentative agreement for workers in c...

The Community Bargaining Association (CBA) and the Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC) have reached a tentative agreement on a new collective agreement. The BCGEU represents the majority of unionized workers in the community health sector. "We've made substantial gains in a number of key areas. We're very happy with the tentative agreement. We're confident members in commun...

June 15, 2018

Join us for National Indigenous Day, 2018 - Interior - BCGEU

Join BCGEU and our community partners as we commemorate National Indigenous Day at a variety of locations throughout the Interior: Event Location Details BOSTON BARBoston Bar First Nation celebrationJune 21, 201810:00 AM – 2:00 PM Boston Bar, BC, First Nation in the Tuckkwiowhum Village Longhouse    Boston Bar First Nation is hosting our annual event.  Terry Philips, cultural s...

June 15, 2018

Join us for National Indigenous Day, 2018 - Greater Vancouver Regional Distri...

Join BCGEU and our community partners as we commemorate National Indigenous Day at a variety of locations throughout the GVRD: Event Location Details ABBOTSFORDNational Indigenous Peoples DayJune 21, 20182:00 PM – 7:00 PM Thunderbird Memorial Square, 2788 Sumas Mountain Road, Abbotsford, BC.  Plaza in front of Clearbrook Library.  Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day at th...

June 15, 2018

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Tentative Agreement reached for Community Health - BCGEU

Great news! The Community Bargaining Association has reached a tentative agreement, and the Community Social Services Bargaining Association has reached tentative agreements for General Services and Community Living. Please watch the video below for an important message from me:   If any of your co-workers didn't receive this email, please tell them to log in to the member portal and update th...

June 15, 2018

Join us for National Indigenous Day, 2018 - Vancouver Island - BCGEU

Join BCGEU and our community partners as we commemorate National Indigenous Day at a variety of locations throughout Vancouver Island: Event Location Details CAMPBELL RIVERNorth Island Métis Nation celebration, June 21, 201810:00 AM – 4:30 123Aa-740 Robron Road, Campbell River, Gathering at the Big House and march to Spirit Square BBQ, Teepee, Elders, beading display and work f...

June 13, 2018

BCGEU reaches tentative agreement for public service workers - BCGEU

The B.C. Government and Service Employees Union (BCGEU) announced today that it has reached a tentative agreement with the B.C. Public Service Agency (PSA) for members working in direct government service.  "It's been an intensive round of negotiations, sometimes stretching into the early morning hours, but we're pleased to have reached an agreement for our public service members," said BCGEU p...

June 13, 2018

B.C. public service agency, union reach tentative collective agreement - BCGEU

VANCOUVER-The B.C. Public Service Agency has reached a tentative collective agreement with the union representing government employees, nine months before their existing contract was set to expire. The government announced the formation of a three-year tentative agreement in a news release Wednesday afternoon. It's the first agreement to be formed under the NDP government's Sustainable Services...

June 13, 2018

B.C. government reaches tentative three-year deal with public service workers...

The agreement with the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union calls for general wage hikes in each year of the deal. It also provides for targeted increases for specific jobs to help recruit and retain workers, union president Stephanie Smith said in an interview. "We were optimistic about going into bargaining with a government who seems to have a mandate that's in alignment with us, whi...

June 11, 2018

Casino workers petition BCLC for fairness - BCGEU

Workers rallying at BCLC offices on Monday at 12:30pm (Vancouver) - Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at casinos are petitioning BC Lottery Corporation (BCLC) on Monday, June 11 asking them to ensure fairness in wages and working conditions at casinos across the province. Workers from several BC casinos will gather outside the BCLC office at 2940 Virtual ...

June 08, 2018

Workers vote to strike at Gateway Okanagan Casinos - BCGEU

An astounding 93.1% vote in favour of strike action Over 675 members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Gateway Casinos in the Okanagan voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking strike action against their employer this week. In a vote held from June 4 to 6, over 88% of Gateway staff in casinos in Kelowna, Kamloops, Penticton and Vernon came out and voted 93.1% ...

June 07, 2018

Local 803 & 804 Members - Consent Award re Payroll Grievances - BCGEU

We are writing to inform you about a consent arbitration award from Arbitrator Ken Saunders (attached) which resolves a Community Bargaining Association Policy Grievance about the Employer's failure to maintain an accurate payroll system. The Award also resolves several individual grievances relating to errors in the payroll system. This Award is a significant step toward fixing the ongoing err...

June 07, 2018

Parents stunned to learn Downtown Eastside daycare to close - BCGEU

The sudden closure of a downtown Vancouver daycare centre has upset parents and raised questions about the timing of the decision. Angela Giannoulis, whose three-year-old son Nikolas has been attending the Phil Bouvier Centre for two years, says the idea of a closure is heartbreaking. "The relief to know that while you are at work your child is being lovingly cared for … and to think that's bei...

June 07, 2018

Parents raise questions after daycare's decision to close - BCGEU

Parents and union officials are raising questions about a prominent East Vancouver daycare's decision to close its doors just days after its workers applied to join a union. The Vancouver Native Health Society, which runs the Phil Bouvier Family Centre daycare, sent a letter Monday citing "problems and hardships" for the closure. "As a not-for-profit society, there is only so much we can do wit...

June 05, 2018

Local 803 Executive - BCGEU

Please be advised the following are your Local 803 Executive: Chairperson                                      Masoud Aminzavvar1st Vice Chairperson                         Florentina Kelly 2nd Vice Chairperson                      Roxanne Martel Treasurer                                          Seyran Enveri Recording Secretary                        Richard Consalvi Member-at-Large          ...

June 01, 2018

Community Health Bargaining Update - BCGEU

We've finished a third week of bargaining between the Community Bargaining Association (CBA) and the Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC) in Vancouver. Our talks are aimed at concluding a new collective agreement for members in community health.  "Progress is being made," said BCGEU Component 8 vice-president Scott DeLong. "Two sub-committees have been meeting to deal with h...

May 30, 2018

Community health bargaining continues (update) - BCGEU

A second week of bargaining has wrapped up between the Community Bargaining Association (CBA) and the Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC) in Vancouver. Talks are aimed at achieving a new collective agreement for members in community health. The CBA represents roughly 16,000 employees working in community health around B.C. The majority are represented by the BCGEU. Other un...

May 29, 2018

Executive donation to Red Cross for flood relief - BCGEU

From April through June 2017, catastrophic flooding devastated parts of the Okanagan, Kootenay and Shuswap regions forcing thousands of British Columbians from their homes. According to the BC Flood and Wildfire Review released last month, the estimated cost of flood response in 2017 was more than $73 million. Just a year later, while many families and communities are still dealing with the aft...