To ensure continuity of service during the COVID-19 pandemic, all BCGEU offices are closed and staff are working remotely to assist members.
We recommend that you email the appropriate office if you require assistance.
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.
Improving the Effectiveness of Occupational Health and Safety Committees
Public hearings have been scheduled by Worksafe BC on proposed regulatory changes, including proposed changes to joint health and safety committees.
New sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation related to joint committees are:
3.26, Rights and Responsibilities, evaluation for joint committees
To: All BCGEU Local 803 Members at Raincity Housing
Re: Steward Nominations Open
The Local Chairperson has authorized the opening of nominations for all BCGEU members in good standing at Raincity Housing for one (1) steward position for ‘Vancouver’.
Nominations are open effective 9:00 am August 15, 2016 and close September 19, 2016 at 4:00 pm
In the e...
Your collective agreement expires August 23, 2016. A bargaining committee is required to negotiate a new collective agreement. Nominations are now open for four positions on the Bargaining Committee:
Bargaining committee members represent the interests of bargaining unit members. A bargaining committee member’s duties include: attending face to face meetings with the union bargaining committee...
To All Local 804 Stewards & Local Executive Members
October 28, 2016
Local 804 Enhanced Steward Training
Friday, October 28, 2016
Time: 9:00am to 4:30pm
BCGEU Fraser Valley Area Office
8555 198A Street, Langley TWP (use Twp if using a map search)
As you know the role of a Steward in the workplace is an extremely important one, and we want to make sure that our Stewards are equipped...
BCGEU members that work at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Coquitlam continue to face unacceptable levels of violence and risk of serious injury. Our members were directed by the employer to release patients from seclusion rooms in spite of contrary advice by the care team. The patients were secluded due to incidents of violence against other patients and workers. They were still exhibitin...
"2 Day Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday August 9th and Wednesday August 10th. This course will be held at the BCGEU area office, 8555 - 198A Street
Langley from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm each day.
In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn:
Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of unsafe work procedure
Roles and responsibilities of employers,...
Currently we are speaking with your employer regarding bargaining dates. We hope bargaining will start in late September. Over the coming weeks we'll be opening nominations for the bargaining committee, please stay tuned for a future bulletin.
To ensure we have enough time to develop proposals, elect a committee, canvass workers needs and negotiate a collective agreement we have gained agreem...
Employers are working on implementing the comparability increases following Arbitrator Vince Ready's decision regarding which benchmarks/classifications will be eligible to receive those increases. All members working in the eligible classifications, including all red-circled employees, should see their increases within two pay periods. Retroactive payments should be received within two pay pe...