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

January 29, 2016

To all Direct Government OHS Committee Members in the Victoria Area

"Incident Investigations" will be held on Wednesday, March 2 and "Ergonomics" will be held on Thursday, March 3. The Incident Investigations course will be held at the BCGEU area office, 2994 Douglas St., Victoria and the Ergonomics course will be held at Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec St, Victoria. In the Incident Investigations course you will learn: The legislative requirements for conductin...

January 29, 2016

Labour Code OHS Committee Members in the Langley Area

"Ergonomics" will be held on Tuesday, March 1 and "Incident Investigations" will be held on Thursday, March 3. These courses will be held at the BCGEU office at 8555 198A Street, Langley from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm In the Ergonomics you will learn: Requirements of the ergonomics regulation How to identify ergonomic hazards, to assess the risk factors of tasks and to recommend appropriate soluti...

January 28, 2016

National Survey on Seniors' Care - Work/Life Balance

The issue of elder care received next to no attention during the 2015 federal election. This is alarming as the fastest growing segment of the Canadian population is older Canadians (people 85 and older), most of whom are women. In 1900, the average life expectancy was 47 years of age; by 2000 that had increased to 76 years of age. The end result is the expansion of our population of older adul...

January 28, 2016

BCGEU Signs on to Petition to Free Chinese Labour Activists

On Thursday, January 28, the BCGEU signed on to a petition calling for the release of Chinese labour activists who were detained by the government. Advanced by the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions, the petition has now been signed by over 175 organizations. Read more about the petition and sign as an individual China Kidnappings in Spotlight as Canada Mulls New Trade Deal - The Tyee...

January 28, 2016

Liberal government right to repeal anti-union Bill-377

The BCGEU is welcoming news the federal government has introduced legislation to reverse anti-union laws introduced by the Stephen Harper government last year. In the House of Commons today, the Liberals introduced legislation that would reverse changes to laws under Bill-377, which placed vastly expanded requirements on unions to disclose how members’ dues are spent. “This legislation had not...

January 27, 2016

BCGEU applauds Senior's Advocate Monitoring Seniors' Services report: the sys...

The B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) welcomes the first exhaustive examination of the state of seniors' care in our province by the Seniors' Advocate of B.C. - Monitoring Seniors' Services. The report paints a picture of a system that is headed in the wrong direction. In general, the report shows that for our province's many seniors, services are barely keeping pace with th...

January 25, 2016

Local 801 nominations for Young Worker Member-at-Large (1)

Nominations are now open for following positions on the Local Executive: Local Youth Member-at-Large (1 position) The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your Area Office. The deadline for nominations is: February 24, 2015 by 5:00 pm If there is an election for a position, candidates may submit one page of information  ...

January 25, 2016

BCGEU’s Occupational Health and Safety Networkers

The creation of the OHS Networking team comes from the BCGEU 2014 convention. Convention delegates were loud and clear with their OHS resolutions: they wanted an expansion in the OHS department. They wanted BCGEU OHS activists to play a larger role, and to see the creation of an OHS Task Force. The OHS Task Force, released their report in April of 2015, with strong and practical recommendations...

January 22, 2016

Local 807 membership meeting - January 26, 2016

TIME: 5:00 p.m. PLACE: BCGEU Kelowna Area Office, 1064 Borden Avenue, Kelowna, BC  V1Y 6A8 AGENDA Come out and meet your new Staff Representative, Debra Critchley; Member issues, including vacation choices; Risk and use of home computer for Employer work; Any other member issues. There will be door prizes! Please make every effort to attend this meeting. Download PDF of notice here. ...

January 22, 2016

UNITE HERE! Local 40 Hilton Metrotown and Coast Hotels Bargaining Update

A message from Unite Here! Local 40 Thanks to all of you from BCFED Staff, CUPE, FPSE, GEU, HEU, HSA, MoveUp, TWU/SWA and Unifor who came out to support our members at the Hilton Metrotown on January 20. Management took notice of your support. Many of you have asked for updates on the status of bargaining at both the Hilton and with Coast Hotels in Kelowna, Victoria, Nanaimo and Prince George...

January 21, 2016

Statement on First Nations Supreme Court ruling

The BCGEU enthusiastically supports the January 13 B.C. Supreme Court decision in favour of the Gitga’at First Nation and Coastal First Nations. This decision ruled that the B.C. government has completely failed in its duty to consult with First Nations on the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project.   The court said it was not “reasonable or correct” for the province to sign over the enviro...

January 20, 2016

OHS Training in Kelowna Area

To all Labour Code OHS Committee Members in the Kelowna Area "Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Wednesday, February 24 and "Incident Investigations" will be held on Thursday, February 25. These courses will be held at the BCGEU office at 1064 Borden Ave, Kelowna from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn: Worker OHS rights, including the re...

January 20, 2016

OHS Committee Training in Vancouver

To all Direct Government OHS Committee Members in the Lower Mainland "Ergonomics" will be held on Tueday, February 16 and "Joint OHS Committee Course" will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb 23-24. These courses will be held at the BCGEU office at #130-2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm In the Ergonomics course you will learn: Requirements of the ergonomics regulation H...

January 20, 2016

Local 802 executive & general meeting - February 25, 2016

TIME: 6:00 p.m. – Executive Meeting          7:00 p.m. – General Meeting PLACE: Holiday Inn Express & Suites – The Great Room, 2200 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay, BC  V9N 2L4 AGENDA Educational Training Session for Local Members Download PDF of notice here. UNIFOR467/MoveUP

January 18, 2016

Send your message to the health ministers at their Vancouver meeting

On January 20 and 21, the provincial and territorial health ministers will be meeting in Vancouver, and for the first time in several years, the federal minister of health with be there. This is a great opportunity for us to get a message to them about our priorities for our public health system. Along with our partner, the BC Health Coalition, we urge you to help us Put the Heart Back in Hea...

January 18, 2016

Nomination for Local 803 Executive

Nominations are now open for the following vacant positions on the Local 803 Executive: Local Chairperson Recording Secretary Member-at-Large – Lower Mainland Member-at-Large – Young Worker The deadline for nominations is:  4:00 p.m. on February 17, 2016. If there is an election for a position, candidates may submit one page of information (8-1/2 x 11, black and white) for distribution...

January 14, 2016

Just Film Festival coming up in February

The Just Film Festival features social justice and environmental documentaries that go to the heart of issues confronting communities here and around the planet. The focus of the festival is to motivate audiences to action by spotlighting issues both local and global. It will also include a Social Justice Bazaar, on Saturday February 13th. Visit the festival website for more information about ...

January 12, 2016

Educational Session for OH&S Committee Members and Shop Stewards - January 28...

TO:  All Local 803 OH&S Committee Members and Shop Stewards LOCAL:  803 DATE:  Thursday, January 28, 2016 TIME:  6:30 pm – 9:00 pm PLACE:  Lower Mainland Area Office – Auditorium B 130 – 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver   AGENDA •    Educational session for OH&S Committee Members and Shop Stewards A light dinner will be provided. Please RSVP by phone at 604-215-1499 or by email at area03@b...