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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

August 12, 2020

Join our equity networks - BCGEU

Join our equity networks!Your union is committed to building diversity and inclusion and speaking out for equity and social justice for all workers. Key to achieving this goal is creating the opportunities for members to feel heard, represented and able to contribute to their union, their workplace and their community.Over the last 18 months, your BCGEU Equity and Human Rights committee held a ...

August 12, 2020

RainCity Housing & Support Society Overtime Meal Allowance - BCGEU

  It recently came to the Union's attention that some members may not be aware that they are eligible for an overtime meal allowance of $7.00 as well as a 30 minute paid meal break when they work a minimum of 2.5 hours of overtime immediately before or following their scheduled hours of work.   Article 16.7 Meal Allowance   An Employee who works two and one-half hours of overtime immediately be...

August 11, 2020

Racism in our healthcare system - BCGEU

Have you witnessed or experienced racism within the B.C. healthcare system? Right now, an independent investigation is looking into anti-Indigenous racism in B.C.'s healthcare system, and the investigation team is inviting healthcare workers to support the investigation by taking a short, anonymous survey about their experiences.The survey closes on August 27th, so there's no time to waste. Wil...

August 06, 2020

Bargaining Questionnaire for CBI Health Group – we need your input! - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee is now preparing to negotiate a renewal collective agreement and we are asking for your input in a member questionnaire. This questionnaire is an opportunity for you to identify any issues, concerns, or improvements you would like brought forward for consideration in negotiations and will assist the Bargaining Committee in setting its bargaining priorities. Please comp...

August 04, 2020

Home Support Transfer from Affiliates to Health Authorities (Phase 2) - BCGEU

In late 2019 and early 2020 a significant number of home support employees were transferred from affiliate employers to Fraser (FHA) and Vancouver Coastal (VCHA) health authorities. This transfer was the subject of an agreement between the parties that secured our members' employment status, seniority, and benefits. Now that all those that were scheduled to transfer to Fraser Health have done s...

July 29, 2020

Local 804 by-election results - BCGEU

The Local 804 by-election has closed. Please see the results below: 1st Vice Chair:  Jenn Lovett 2nd Vice Chair: vacant Member-at-Large (Drug Alcohol/Supportive Housing):  Parm Deol Member-at-Large (Home Support): Roberta Geswein & Jaideep Dhillon Member-at-Large (Young Worker):  Melina Elektra Member-at-Large (Mental Health/Group Home): vacant Member-at-Large (Health Authority): vacant...

July 23, 2020

VIHA Vacation Scheduling Memo dated July 21, 2020 - BCGEU

Your union was made aware of the recent memo distributed by VIHA in relation to vacation scheduling. It is our opinion that this memo is misleading and fails to note key Collective Agreement rights our members have regarding vacation scheduling. You have a right under Article 18.5 to carry over five (5) days of vacation each year to a maximum bank of ten (10) days. You need not offer any expl...

July 21, 2020

Proposed changes to Workers Compensation Act marks beginning of restored bala...

Proposed changes to Workers Compensation Act marks beginning of restored balanceAfter years of advocacy by workers and their unions – including your union's submission to the B.C. workers' compensation system review last year and the courageous testimonies at public hearings by dozens of current and former BCGEU members who had been injured on the job – the provincial government has begun to re...

July 20, 2020

Zoom Information Session at Down's Residence - BCGEU

WORKSITE:   Down's ResidenceLOCAL:          807DATE:            Friday, July 24, 2020TIME:            Info Session #1 – 11 a.m.                      Info Session #2 – 2:30 p.m.PLACE:           via Zoom (see below) In place of a worksite visit, BCGEU invites you to attend either one of these virtual information sessions. The same information will be provided at each session. This is an opportuni...

July 20, 2020

DEADLINE EXTENSION - Notice of Election of 2 Bargaining Committee Members and...

Jenn Lovett has been acclaimed as Chairperson of the Bargaining Committee. Congratulations Jenn!As we have "not" received any nominations for the remaining two Bargaining Committee Members and alternate position, the deadline has been extended to Friday, August 21, 2020. Please talk amongst yourselves and nominate co-workers for these important positions. Your collective agreement expired on Au...

July 17, 2020

L803 Vancouver Coastal Health Sunshine Coast - Steward nominations - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for two (2) steward position at your worksite and will close on August 17, 2020. 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-workers about thei...

July 17, 2020

BCGEU calls on government to protect renters by extending eviction ban

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 17, 2020 BCGEU calls on government to protect renters by extending eviction ban Burnaby, B.C. – The BCGEU is calling on the provincial government to extend the ban on evictions for non-payment of rent—today the government announced that ban will be lifted on September 1st. “This decision is utterly baffling to me,” said Stephanie Smith, president of the BCGEU. “COVID-1...

July 15, 2020

Vancouver Coastal Health - Steward Election Results - BCGEU

Thank you to those who submitted their names as nominees for the two Steward positions available at VCH. Please be advised that Wei-Chin (Jean) Ke and Jeromie Williams have been elected as your newest VCH Stewards. Should you have any questions regarding your Collective Agreement or should you require the support of a Steward, please contact the BCGEU local area office at area03@BCGEU.ca.   In ...

July 13, 2020

BCGEU recommendations for Budget 2021 - BCGEU

Click here to read the full submission For many years, our union has been participating in the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services consultation process to inform the government's budget priorities. By making a written submission and an oral presentation, as well as encouraging members to participate via the committee's online survey, we make sure that our members' prior...

July 09, 2020

Shop Stewards at at Fraser Health Authority: Burnaby Home Support – 4946 Cana...

***PLEASE POST ON UNION BOARD***   This notice is to advise all BCGEU members at Fraser Health Authority - Burnaby Home Support that the following people are the current shop stewards for your worksite:   · Florentina Kelly · Margaret Snow · Paz Mazaredo · Surjit Jaswal   If you have any questions regarding workplace issues or your collective agreement, please feel free to contact any of the ab...