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.


March 16, 2016

Have you taken your Occupational Health and Safety training?

Are you an Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) worker representative for your workplace?  If the answer is “yes”, your employer is required by law to pay for at least eight hours of annual OHS education for you (Workers Compensation Act). If you are unable to take the training yourself, you have the right to assign your eight-hour annual allotment to another worker representative.  Your co...

March 14, 2016

Local 803 BCGEU OH&S Committee Members and Shop Steward meeting

DATE: Thursday, March 24, 2016 TIME: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm PLACE: Lower Mainland Area Office, Auditorium B             130 – 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver   AGENDA Recognition clause Stewards' mailbox Selection process for stewards and activists for attending trips and conferences      Please confirm your attendance via email to area03@bcgeu.ca or phone 604-215-1499. In solidarity David Nob...

March 14, 2016

Change to OHS course dates

  Labour Code OHS Scheduled Courses March - December - 2016   Courses Location Day 1   Course Type Course Name City Venue Mar 17/16   Labour Code Incident Investigations Victoria BCGEU Mar 18/16 ...

March 10, 2016

Bill 16 - Community Care and Assisted Living Act

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) expressed cautious optimism about the introduction of Bill 16, the Community Care and Assisted Living Amendment Act, into the B.C. Legislature.  The Bill is intended to increase flexibility for B.C. residents in assisted living facilities, allowing them to delay moving into complex care, as well as increasing protection for residents and s...

March 09, 2016

North American Occupational Safety and Health Week

NAOSH week is recognized annually throughout North America to promote the prevention of injury and illness at the workplace. Organizations are encouraged to participate by planning activities during this week. The theme this year is to “make health and safety a habit”. For more information go to Worksafe BC’s website at http://www.worksafebc.com/news_room/campaigns/naosh_week/ This link will g...

March 07, 2016

Celebrate International Women's Day - March 8

In Canada and around the world, March 8 is celebrated as International Women's Day.  International Women's Day and trade unionism are historically linked. The day was initiated to commemorate the 1908 strike of women garment workers in New York, and has evolved into a world-wide movement to celebrate advances and demand improved rights for women and girls. As part of this fight for social j...

March 04, 2016

By-Elections for Local 803 Executive

The BCGEU is holding elections for the following positions of the Local 803 Executive. Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them.  Names appear below and on ballots in the same random order. CHAIRPERSON: AMINZAVVAR, Masoud GRANT, Emily PEDERSON, Tina MEMBER-AT-LARGE – LOWER MAINLAND: BALL, Brenda MORGAN, Carol      RECORDING SECRETARY: MARTEL, Roxanne KUI, Ho Y...

March 03, 2016

Mountain View Home update

In August 2015, our members at Mountain View Home in Abbotsford were told that Fraser Health would be closing their 25-bed mental health facility in 12 months. The news hit the owners and workers at this family-run facility very hard, and they began a well-focussed grassroots campaign to save the home. Along with the owner and families of patients, they started a petition and garnered significa...

March 02, 2016

Public Forum on home support in Vancouver's West End

Join in the Panel Discussion on Home Care with MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert! Thursday March 10th, 3 – 4:30 p.m. West End Community Centre 870 Denman Street Download PDF of poster here.  UNIFOR467/MoveUP

March 02, 2016

Local 803 Members new young worker

Congratulations to Lilavati Levine who has been acclaimed as the Young Worker for Local 803. In solidarity David Noble Staff Representative Download PDF of notice here. UNIFOR467/MoveUP

February 29, 2016

Home support in crisis - CTV Victoria

Community Health Services Vice President Carla Dempsey spoke up for Component 8 members and the crisis in home support on the 6 o'clock CTV news, Friday February 26, 2016. Click on the February 26 newscast, and then scroll through to 16:30 to see the report: CTV News