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

April 10, 2018

April 12th Jersey Day - BCGEU

Staff and the Senior Leadership at the BCGEU will be wearing their jerseys to show support and respect for the Humboldt Broncos on Thursday, April 12 2018. We hope you do too!   UWU/MoveUP

April 09, 2018

‘Honeymoon phase is over’ at Okanagan Correctional Centre - BCGEU

"The honeymoon phase is over." That's the sentiment of Dean Purdy, head of the B.C. Government Employees Union's corrections division, but it appears to apply beyond staff at the Okanagan Correctional Centre. Official complaints filed by inmates against the jail nearly doubles that of any other jail in the province.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

April 05, 2018

Election results for your Local 810 Executive - BCGEU

Nominations for your Local Executive positions closed on February 7, 2018. Your Executive is as follows:  Chair  Tammy Schock  1 Vice Chair  VACANT  2nd Vice Chair  VACANT  Treasurer  VACANT  Recording Secretary  VACANT  Member -at Large (1)  VACANT  Member -at Large (2)  VACANT  Member -at Large (3)  VACANT  Member -at Large (4)  VACANT  Member -at Large (5)  VACANT  ...

April 04, 2018

BCGEU welcomes 75 new members in seniors’ care delivery - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) welcomes 75 new members following a merger between two seniors' care facilities in Greater Victoria. On April 1, 2018 Rest Haven Lodge, which will continue to operate 73 residential complex care beds for seniors in Sidney, merged with Broadmead Care Society where the BCGEU already represents over 400 workers.  "Broadmead Care Society is a n...

March 29, 2018

Component 8 Executive Election - BCGEU

On March 29, 2018, Component 8 representatives from across the province met and elected a new executive. The results of the election are as follows: Vice President – Scott DeLong (801)1st Vice Chair – MJ Colquhoun (804)2nd Vice Chair – Laurie Proudfoot (809)3rd Vice Chair – Rick Consalvi (803)Treasurer – Charmaine Fines (802)Recording Secretary – Amena Cleveland (801) Members-at-Large: Masoud A...

March 29, 2018

Local 804 Election Results - BCGEU

Please be advised of the following results of the Local 804 executive elections: All positions were acclaimed on February 6, 2018.   Chair                                   MJ Colquhoun 1st vice chair                      Karen Reeves-Mitchell 2nd vice chair                     Donna Sadler Treasurer                            Barb Darroch Recording secretary           vacant Member-at-large ...

March 29, 2018

Local 802 Bargaining Conference Election Results - BCGEU

  I am pleased to advise you of the outcome of the March 23, 2018 meeting. The nominations closed at the meeting for the 2 additional Area 02 CBA delegates to attend the Bargaining Conference. Nominations were received leading up to the meeting as well as at the meeting where the nominations call was closed. The Election process at the meeting determined your 2 additional CBA Bargaining Confere...

March 29, 2018

Local 802 Nominations for Member-at-Large Positions - BCGEU

The 802 Local Executive is opening up a call for nominations in order to fill all of their vacant Member-at-Large positions. This includes two (2) regular Member-at-Large positions and one (1) Member-at-Large (Young Worker Representative) position. These positions remained vacant following the last call for nominations and the election of the Locals' Table Officers.  Member-at-Large • assigned ...

March 29, 2018

BCGEU brings 15 recommendations to labour code review panel, calls for fairne...

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) president Stephanie Smith meets today in Surrey with a special government panel reviewing B.C.'s labour laws to call for changes that reflect the needs and interests of B.C. workers. Representing over 75,000 workers from nearly every economic sector in B.C., the recommendations in the union's submission to the panel are based on three theme...

March 26, 2018

Phone Training for ParaMed Members - BCGEU

It has come to our attention that members are being asked to attend phone training in Surrey.  Please book your training during your regular working hours.If you have already attended, please make sure you are paid for your time at the training. We believe that the following provisions of the Collective Agreement should be met:Article 19.1, Courses/Examinations at the Request of the Employer:Le...

March 22, 2018

Public Service Pension Plan Update - BCGEU

Dear BCGEU Public Sector Pension Plan Member, We understand that the recently announced changes to the Public Sector Pension Plan (PSPP) design have generated a lot of concerns. Many have indicated to us the communication from the Pension Corporation left them wondering how the plan impacted them, which has created anxiety and confusion. In this environment, serious misinformation has circulate...

March 22, 2018

Component 8- 2018 Negotiations Bargaining Committee Elections - BCGEU

Component 8 – Community Health Services is comprised of BCGEU members who work under the terms of the Community Health Services and Support Subsector Collective Agreement ("agreement"). This agreement will expire on March 31, 2019 and we are now making preparations to elect seven (7) members and two (2) alternates to the bargaining committee. Because the majority of members in Component 8 work ...

March 22, 2018

Component 8 Bargaining Survey - BCGEU

The next round of bargaining for the Health Services & Support – Community Subsector (component 8) is fast approaching and your bargaining committee needs your input to assist in determining priorities for the upcoming discussions. Members are being asked to participate in an online survey by clicking here. Survey responses must be received by April 20, 2018 to provide input and direction t...

March 22, 2018

BCGEU calls for labour code amendments to ensure balance and fairness for wor...

  The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has submitted multiple recommendations to a panel of special advisors currently reviewing British Columbia's Labour Relations Code. The submission calls for changes that properly reflect the needs and interests of workers in B.C.'s modern economy. The BCGEU's submission is based on three themes: 1. That workers be entitled to make their o...

March 21, 2018

BCGEU recognizes International Day of Forests - March 21 - BCGEU

Our natural forests are an important part of British Columbia's environment, economy and social fabric. More than a third of our planet's land mass is covered by forests, which absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen into our atmosphere.  According to the United Nations, "forests are the most biologically diverse ecosystems on land, home to more than 80 per cent of the terrestrial species of a...

March 16, 2018

BCGEU Members size up B.C.'s worst summer of natural disasters

For many people across the province the summer of 2017 was one of angst, uncertainty, and demanding work load due to extreme wildfires and floods. BCGEU members were front and centre in containment and rescue efforts delivered through key agencies like the B.C. Wildfire Service and Emergency Management B.C. Others across the public service took on significant roles in management, administration...

March 16, 2018

Updated information on improvements to your Public Sector Pension Plan (PSPP)...

Today the Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) Board of Trustees has announced a landmark change to the plan design of the PSPP. The BCGEU has a long history of negotiating and advocating for pensions for our members in all sectors. Over the last few years, the BCGEU, as the Plan Partner representative for the PSPP, has engaged the Government Partner on potential plan design improvements. It has ...

March 16, 2018

Local 803 Executive Election Results - BCGEU

Please be advised of the Local 803 Executive election results:   • Chairperson                         Masoud Aminzavvar • 1st Vice Chairperson           Florentina Kelly • 2nd Vice Chairperson          Roxanne Martel • Treasurer                            Seyran Enveri • Recording Secretary           Richard Consalvi • Member-at-Large               Myrna Regan                                  ...

March 15, 2018

Local 802 Executive Nomination / Election Results - BCGEU

I am pleased to update you on the results of the Local 802 Executive Nominations. Please join us in congratulating your Local Executive. • Local Chair                                 Charmaine Fines  • 1st Vice                                      Marietta Bippes  • 2nd Vice                                     Joe Sippel  • Treasurer                                   Michelle Whyte  • Recording...

March 15, 2018

Local 809 Executive & Steward Results - BCGEU

Further to the recent elections for both Stewards and your Local 809 Executive, the results are as follows: Stewards Rhonda Barisoff Jodi Bremner       Cindy BergstromTami Fedorak Monika FindRachel FriedrichMelanie Mason Cindy McLarenDiane-Lynn O'BrienLaurie Proudfoot Erika TigchelaarIf you have any questions about the Collective Agreement or need a Steward for any reason, please contact one of...

March 15, 2018

BCGEU calls on government to guarantee protections for vulnerable seniors.

Over the last year the BCGEU and other organizations have raised questions about the sale of B.C.-based Retirement Concepts to the international conglomerate, Anbang Insurance Group Co., Ltd. – a Chinese-based investor with expansive international holdings.  Retirement Concepts currently operates 21 care homes in B.C., with over two and a half thousand workers which are represented by both the ...

March 13, 2018

Warehouse Positions Available! - BCGEU

Warehouse Positions Available!   The Distribution Centres, located in both Vancouver and Kamloops, have entry-level auxiliary opportunities in Shipping, Receiving, Assembly and Inventory Control. We are accepting applications for additional auxiliary warehouse positions in our fast paced distribution center located in Vancouver. Please note in the summer of 2018 we expect to move our distributi...

March 12, 2018

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) Member Engagement For...

The BCGEU has been granted standing at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) allowing it to make a formal written submission to the public inquiry as an organization. BCGEU members from across the province have valuable front-line knowledge and experience to contribute through their role in delivering services and supports for vulnerable Indigenous ch...

March 12, 2018

Social Work Week 2018 - BCGEU

March 11th – 17th is Social Work Week in B.C. This week the vital role of social workers is in focus as we celebrate Social Work Week in B.C. Social workers in the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) assist more than 150 000 children, youth and families each year. "In addition to their important and demanding work, social workers have been tireless advocates for system-wide impro...

March 09, 2018

Budget 2018/19 brings responsible investment in our province and people - Com...

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has released its analysis of the BC NDP's first full provincial budget and financial plan – a budget with a noticeable change of tone from the previous government. After 16 years of austerity and retrenchment under the BC Liberals, the new government has laid important pathways for the introduction of expansive new strategies and programs t...

March 09, 2018

Local 802 Bargaining Conference Meeting - BCGEU

      TO:  Local 802 CBA Bargaining Unit Membership  DATE:  Friday, March 23, 2018  TIME:  6:30 p.m.PLACE:  BCGEU North Island Area Office            106-1650 Terminal Ave N, Nanaimo RE: May 2 & 3, 2018 Bargaining Conference Delegates Call for Nominations Your Component and the CBA Bargaining Association is seeking two additional bargaining conference delegates from BCGEU membership in Comm...

March 09, 2018

Child advocate report underlines need for transformative change to Indigenou...

A B.C. Children's Representative report that criticizes attempts to restrict an Indigenous woman's parental access clearly shows that we need to change the way services are delivered in Indigenous communities, the BC Government and Service Employees Union (BCGEU) said today. "Bernard Richard's report identifies a child apprehension policy, put in place by the previous government, that is in urg...

March 08, 2018

Local 803 FYI Lookout Housing and Health Society - Difference in Shift Length...

Several BCGEU members at Lookout have brought forward concerns around the different shift lengths being posted by the Employer, with some shifts being posted at 36.25, 37.50, or 40.00 hours per week. We understand that this is causing some disruption and inequity amongst workers, in particular regarding the differences in gross pay and the accumulation of seniority. The longer 40 hour work week...

March 08, 2018

Local 812 - Vacant Positions on the Local Executive - BCGEU

Please be advised that no nominations were received for the following positions: • Treasurer • Recording Secretary • Member at Large (3 positions) • Member at Large (Young Worker) As such, nominations will be considered to remain open. During the three-year term, if a member in good standing submits a nomination for a vacant position, the local executive will be notified and nominations will re...