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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

July 06, 2022

Special message from your Public Service Bargaining Committee - BC General Em...

Special message from your Public Service Bargaining CommitteeLast fall, we conducted the most detailed and comprehensive preparations for public service negotiations in BCGEU history. This included reviewing nearly 500 proposals from union locals, 5800 bargaining survey results and polling results from over 5000 members. By engaging in extensive consultation with you, we learned about your chal...

July 04, 2022

Preparations for public service strike escalate as talks break down - BC Gene...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 4, 2022Preparations for public service strike escalate as talks break downVICTORIA, B.C. – After three days of positive public service negotiations last week, talks between the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) and the B.C. government's Public Service Agency (PSA) broke down this morning.  Last week, the BCGEU's public service bargaining committee developed a creativ...

July 04, 2022

Preparations for public service strike escalate as talks break down - BC Gene...

After three days of positive negotiations last week, your bargaining committee was surprised and disappointed that despite our best efforts to bridge the gap, your employer – the B.C. government through the Public Service Agency (PSA) – has refused to table a proposal that meets your key demand of cost-of-living protection. Talks between your bargaining committee and the employer broke down thi...

July 01, 2022

Congratulations to the 2022 BCGEU Scholarship Winners. - BC General Employees...

The BCGEU is pleased to support our 2022 scholarship recipients in their continuing education. Click here for 2022 winners (Winners will be mailed a letter with instructions on how to claim their scholarship).   This year, applicants were asked to write an essay on one of five topics:   The BC provincial government recently passed legislation for paid sick leave for all workers. Do you think t...

June 30, 2022

Reminder – Five days paid sick leave available to all VCHA casuals - BC Gener...

Casual employees at Vancouver Coastal Health are reminded that you are now entitled to up to five days per calendar year of paid sick leave. This new entitlement comes from changes to BC's Employment Standards Act (ESA) after successful lobbying by the labour movement, including the BCGEU. In particular, staff who do not currently have access to paid sick leave such as casuals or staff with ins...

June 27, 2022

CBI Health Group - Tentative Agreement - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Your bargaining committee and employer have formalized a tentative agreement for the workers at CBI Health in the Fraser Valley. Details of the agreement will be released in the next few days along with instructions on how to vote via a mail in ballot.   In Solidarity, Richard TonesStaff RepresentativeBCGEU Negotiations Department Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

June 23, 2022

Fellow BCGEU members in the public service voted in favour of strike action -...

Have you heard the news? Your fellow BCGEU members in the Public Service voted 94.6% in favour of striking for a fair collective agreement that includes cost-of-living-adjustments. Here’s how this affects you: Members directly employed by the Government of B.C. took a strike vote to push their employer, the Public Service Agency (PSA), to improve their disappointing wage offer and come back wit...

June 22, 2022

Nearly 95 per cent of BCGEU’s public service members vote in favour of strike...

Nearly 95 per cent of BCGEU's public service members vote in favour of strike in their fight for a fair contractEmployer bends before votes are counted and asks union to return to bargainingBURNABY, B.C. – Hundreds of BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) activists have pressured their employer to return to negotiations by organizing the union's biggest ever strike vote for 33,000 members in the ...

June 16, 2022

United Way Period Promise Campaign - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

To: All Area 01 BCGEU Members WHAT: Period Promise: Fill the busWHEN: June 25, 2022, between 10 am and 3 pm, at Tillicum Mall Please help us help the United Way with their Period Promise: Fill the Bus Campaign! The United Way Southern Vancouver Island's Period Promise campaign is a cornerstone of the good works we do with our partners in the labour movement. We are hoping BCGEU leaders and memb...

June 15, 2022

C8 - Community Health Bargaining Update - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

After bargaining with Health Employers' Association of BC (HEABC) these last couple days and for two weeks in May, we are close to agreement on issues around mobility, overtime, and other non-monetary items. We have created the following working groups: · Arbitrator/Mediator Lists  · MOA 6-9, and 26-Memoranda of Agreement relating to Superior Provisions and New Certifications · Membership Cards...

June 15, 2022

Your input is needed: Impacts of working night shift - BC General Employees' ...

  Are you a night shift worker? Are you interested in supporting research about the health effects of working nights?Researchers from UBC and the BC Cancer Research Institute are studying the health effects of working nights, and whether taking melatonin supplements can help. They are looking for night shift workers in the Lower Mainland to participate in their study. If you meet all the criter...