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

June 25, 2019

We Care Home Health Services town hall invitation - BCGEU

The Health Authorities (Fraser and Vancouver Coastal) are hosting meetings for the members who intend to transfer. The BCGEU will be attending these meetings and available to provide information and answer your questions. All sessions at the Comfort Inn, 8255 – 116th Street, Surrey: Tuesday, July 21:30 pm to 2:30 pm Wednesday, July 3 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Wednesday, July 37:30 pm to 8:30 pm In sol...

June 24, 2019

Meal periods for members at Lookout Housing & Health Society - BCGEU

The Union wishes to ensure you are aware that if you are working an overnight shift and are unable to leave the worksite during your designated meal break that you are to be paid for the meal break at straight time pay.   Article: 14.6 Meal Periods   (c) An employee who has been designated by the Employer to be available for work during his/her meal period will receive pay for the meal period ...

June 21, 2019

Living Well Home Care Services Inc. worksite stewards - BCGEU

  Please be advised the following members below have been acclaimed as stewards for your worksite: Jesusa Delos Santos - jesusa.delossantos@yahoo.caRodelyn Robles - rodrobles@gmail.com  Cynthia Mantiquilla - cynthia5036@gmail.com In solidarity Andrea MearsStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

June 21, 2019

Report recommends better support for community health workers and more home s...

The Office of the Seniors Advocate has released a new report, Home Support…We Can Do Better, which undertakes a comprehensive review of B.C.'s home support system and makes seven recommendations for improvement – both for seniors and Community Health Workers (CHWs). For seniors, the system can do better by making the program more affordable. The report found that it's actually cheaper for a sen...

June 20, 2019

Home Support Transition Town Hall Meetings - BCGEU

The Health Authorities (Fraser and Vancouver Coastal) are hosting meetings for the members who intend to transfer. The BCGEU will be attending these meetings and available to provide information and answer your questions. Saturday June 22 & Thursday June 27Croatian Cultural Centre3250 Commercial Dr, Vancouver June 25 The Mirage Banquet Hall201, 17767 64 Ave, CloverdaleJuly 5Ralph Fisher Aud...

June 19, 2019

BCGEU welcomes Auditor General’s recommendations to address MCFD’s ineffectiv...

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) welcomes the Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia's report released today: Oversight of Contracted Residential Services for Children and Youth in Care. The BCGEU has for decades called on the provincial government to address chronic and significant challenges within the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) and s...

June 18, 2019

Paramed Employees - Paramed to pay out excess $400,000 vacation owed to emplo...

An arbitrator has just ordered your employer, Paramed, to pay out excess vacation amounts owed to employees. These payment amounts have been finalized, and add up to a total of almost $400,000! Community Health Workers who are entitled to a vacation payout should have received a payment on June 3, 2019 representing all excess vacation pay accrued up to June 30, 2017. Provided the Union agrees o...

June 14, 2019

Voicing our concerns: BCGEU presentations regarding workers’ compensation sys...

Participating in public consultations is a valuable way to make sure our voices are heard before government makes important decisions. Two public consultation processes are currently underway that will directly impact working people in B.C. – the Worker's Compensation Review and the provincial government's Budget 2020 Consultation. Today I had the honour of presenting at public hearings for bot...

June 14, 2019

1 out of 10 Independent Shareholders of Brookfield Asset Management Agree tha...

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) and SumOfUs are encouraged that 10% of independent shareholders voted for the company to tie executive pay to preventing sexual misconduct at the firm Today, BCGEU and SumOfUs presented a proposal that called on Brookfield Asset Management to address sexual misconduct in the financial services industry by penalizing executive compensation p...

June 13, 2019

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith first presenter at workers’ compensation syst...

BURNABY, June 13, 2019 – The workers' compensation system has been seriously undermined by policy and legislative changes introduced by the BC Liberals in 2002. The system shifted to focus on the financial impact to employers which has resulted in an overall reduction in compensation benefits to workers both in the short and the long term, a more limited ability to appeal decisions, and a reduc...

June 07, 2019

Members working for Bayshore, Greater Vancouver Community Services Society, P...

Important update on your Home Care Transfer!  The Community Bargaining Association, led by your union, just finished negotiating an important agreement for all home support workers working at Bayshore, Greater Vancouver Community Services Society, ParaMed, St. Elizabeth and We Care in the Lower Mainland. This agreement clearly sets out the terms of the transition of home care workers back into ...

June 07, 2019

British Columbians need a break: the BCGEU submission to the Fair Wages Commi...

BURNABY- The British Columbia Government and Service Employees' union, representing more than 79,000 workers in various sectors and occupations in the province has submitted its report to the provincial government's Fair Wages Commission. The Fair wages commission was set up by the provincial government to advise government on how to raise minimum wages with increases that are regular, measured...

June 07, 2019

Workers’ Compensation Review Underway - BCGEU

In response to years of advocacy by workers and their unions, the provincial government has initiated an independent and comprehensive review of BC's workers' compensation system.  This is a tremendously important opportunity for BCGEU members to tell their stories about the injustices within the current system, and to influence legislative and policy changes that will restore fairness to the w...

June 05, 2019

Final report from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous W...

On Monday, June 3rd, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls released its final report and recommendations in a ceremony at the National Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec on Algonquin Territory. The release was the culmination of a three-year process in which the Inquiry heard testimony, submissions and stories from more than 2,000 people including the fami...

June 05, 2019

Barclay Lodge call for nominations for one shop steward - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 1 (one) steward position at your worksite and will close at 5:00pm on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. 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...