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

April 29, 2019

BCGEU Defends Two-Tier Wages in Community Services Sector - BCGEU

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith draws on her experience as an early childhood educator to explain her frustration with the debate over a pay increase that's only going to unionized workers in the community social services sector.  Smith said the complaints about the selective raises reminded her of the children's story about the Little Red Hen.    Read more... UWU/MoveUP

April 26, 2019

Join us at Day of Mourning ceremonies across B.C. - BCGEU

BCGEU members from communities around our province will be attending Day of Mourning events on April 28th. Some will be there to honour and remember their co-workers and family members. Some will attend to show solidarity with those who have been affected by the death of a worker. The provincial government will be lowering flags on all provincial government buildings to honour the day.  In 2018...

April 25, 2019

Upcoming worksite visits in Fort Nelson - BCGEU

The Area 10 Cross Component Committee will be in Fort Nelson on the afternoon of May 2, 2019 conducting worksite visits. The purpose of the worksite visits are to meet members in the worksite; show our appreciation of all of your hard work; hear your stories; and have an opportunity to share current campaigns with you. Our agenda is to start the visits at 1:30, continuing through the afternoon ...

April 23, 2019

Area 10 members - Join us for a Meet and Greet - BCGEU

We are incredibly excited to announce President Stephanie Smith, Treasurer Paul Finch, Executive Vice President Joanna Lord and Component Vice President Judy Fox-McGuire will be in Dawson Creek May 4th and would love the opportunity to meet you and answer any questions you may have. We invite you and your family to this special member event to enjoy great company, appetizers and light refreshme...

April 17, 2019

Better supports for mental-health disorders related to trauma experienced at ...

As you may have heard, this week the provincial government announced that it will make it easier for emergency dispatchers, nurses and publicly funded health-care assistants to access workers' compensation for mental-health disorders that come from work-related trauma. Component 8 members in community health routinely serve as the first contact for people experiencing trauma. Yet until now, you...

April 17, 2019

Transfer of Home Support Workers - BCGEU Members at Bayshore, Paramed, We Ca...

Dear Member, As you likely know, the Fraser Health Authority (FHA) and the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (VCH) are not renewing their contracts for home support services with your employer, effective March 31, 2020. The Health Authorities want to maintain continuity of care as much as possible during the transition and also want to maintain the continuity of employment for the affected wor...

April 16, 2019

Local 803 Executive By-Election - BCGEU

Thank you to the members who have put their name forward to fill the vacant Member-at-Large position on the Local 803 Executive. As we currently have only one vacant position and four candidates, we will be having an election. Members will be able to vote for one of the following Candidates for the Member-at-Large Position:  Elizabeth Look Melchora Casiano Surjit Jaswal Rishab Rajdev  Electro...

April 16, 2019

VCH – Strathcona Mental Health Shop Steward Election Result - BCGEU

The Union is pleased to announce that Kate Sonego has been acclaimed as the new Local 803 steward at VCH-Strathcona Mental Health.   Please join us in wishing Kate well in her new position. If you require contact information for a shop steward, call the BCGEU at 604-215-1499.   In solidarity, Chad BlackeyStaff Representative Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

April 16, 2019

Local 804 Union meeting Monday, May 6, 2019 - BCGEU

COMPONENT: Community Health Services LOCAL: 804 DATE: Monday, May 6, 2019 TIME:  5:00 p.m. – Executive Meeting 6:00 – 8:00 pm – General Meeting PLACE: BCGEU Fraser Valley Office 8555 198A Street, Langley Twp Fraser Room AGENDA Introductions Local Elections April 1, 2019 Renewed Collective Agreement Labour Council Delegates Member's Q&A For members who wish to attend and participate in th...

April 16, 2019

STEP UP Education Session - BCGEU

You are invited to join us and your fellow BCGEU members for a day of education at the Peace River Area Office. STEP UP, our introductory, one-day course, will introduce you to the BCGEU, explore our common values, union culture, and our diverse community of members. Through stories of solidarity and courage, you will gain the strength and support you need to begin your journey as a new or retu...

April 12, 2019

Local 802 Executive & General Meeting May 15, 2019 - BCGEU

COMPONENT: Community Health Services LOCAL: Local 802 Executive & General Meeting DATE: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 TIME: 5:45 p.m. Executive meeting 6:30p.m. General meeting PLACE: BCGEU Area Office, Nanaimo 106 – 1650 Terminal Avenue North AGENDA General Business Anti-bullying/Respectful workplace Low Wage Redress Scott De Long, Vice President Community Health Services will be in attendance...

April 11, 2019

Health Services & Support – Community Subsector Community Health Low Wage Red...

Two telephone town hall meetings were held Monday, April 8 at 1pm and 6pm to explain the application of the low wage redress monies. There were technical issues with the dial out for the 6pm call and unfortunately that meant that many of you couldn't get on to the call. Please accept our apologies for this unanticipated frustration in getting this important information out to you. We've posted ...