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

March 07, 2018

Local 802 Elections for Local Executive - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding elections for the following positions of the local 802 executive. Chairperson: Charmaine Fines Michelle Whyte  1st Vice Chairperson:Michelle Whyte Joe Sippel Charmaine Fines Marietta Bippes  2nd Vice Chairperson: Joe Sippel Michelle Whyte Treasurer:Michelle WhyteJoe Sippel Ballots are due back to the BCGEU Area 02 office, 106- 1650 Terminal Ave. N, Nanaimo V9S 0A3, no later...

March 07, 2018

International Women’s Day: Time to #PressforProgress - BCGEU

International Women's Day (IWD) is recognized internationally on March 8th each year to celebrate the global achievements of women and the extraordinary role women have played in their communities and across the world. Despite these successes, we are faced with continued inequality and there is still much to be done. Let's continue to move forward – not backward - on women's rights and equality...

March 02, 2018

Budget 2018/19 brings responsible investment in our province and people - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has released its analysis of the BC NDP's first full provincial budget and financial plan – a budget with a noticeable change of tone from the previous government. After 16 years of austerity and retrenchment under the BC Liberals, the new government has laid important pathways for the introduction of expansive new strategies and programs t...

March 02, 2018

BCGEU Submission on Electoral Reform Referendum - BCGEU

When the B.C. Government announced plans to hold a province-wide referendum on the question of electoral reform, they invited input from citizens and organizations to help shape the way we vote. The response from British Columbians was immense, with over eighty-eight thousand submissions made to the Attorney General. This represents the largest public participation in a consultation in the hist...

March 01, 2018

March is Community Social Service Awareness Month - BCGEU

There isn't a family in B.C. that hasn't received support, or knows someone who's received support, from a Community Social Service (CSS) worker. Every day, they make sure some of our most vulnerable citizens are safe and cared for, and this is why the BC Government Services and Employees' Union (BCGEU) asked the Province of British Columbia once again to proclaim March as Community Social Serv...

March 01, 2018

President Worksite Visit at Howe Sound Home Support and Mental Health and Sub...

President Stephanie Smith and Community Social Services V-P Andrea Duncan will be visiting your worksite during the afternoon of Wednesday, March 7, 2018.  Stephanie and Andrea are looking forward to meeting and hearing from you and answering any questions about the Union that you may have.   In solidarity, Kay Sinclair Staff Representative   Download PDF of notice here.    UWU/MoveUP

February 28, 2018

BCGEU supports Pink Shirt Day 2018 campaign - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) joined hundreds this morning in downtown Vancouver at the CKNW Kids' Fund 2018 Pink Shirt Day rally. This annual campaign to end bullying spreads awareness and raises funds to support programs that foster children's healthy self-esteem with this year's focus on cyberbullying. "Bullying continues to be a problem whether in our schools, at wo...

February 27, 2018

Revised - Your Local 801 Executive - BCGEU

** REVISED ** We are please to announce the Treasurer and Recorder positions have been filled on your Local 801 Executive. Your full Executive is listed below:  Chairperson  Scott DeLong  1st Vice Chairperson  David Fox  2nd Vice Chairperson  Amena Cleveland  Treasurer  Elizabeth Bracewell  Recorder  Darlene Gallant  Member at Large  Joanna Kitt  Member at Large  Teen Boschma...

February 27, 2018

BCGEU’s response to BCCPA’s “Made-in-BC” Plan to Strengthen Home Care - BCGEU

The BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) released a paper earlier this month outlining several approaches to strengthen and sustain BC's home health care sector. While we agree with their "made-in-BC" plan's four key themes: (investing in funding, investing in seniors, fostering innovation, investing in quality) we do not agree with all of the recommendations of the plan and have highlighted s...

February 23, 2018

Elections for Local 809 Executive - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding elections for the following positions of the Local 809 Executive. Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them: Local Chairperson:Rachel FriedrichMelanie MasonLaurie Proudfoot 1st Vice Chairperson:Rachel FriedrichMelanie MasonCindy McLaren 2nd Vice Chairperson:Monika FindRachel Friedrich • Ballots are available from your stewards and contacts at ...

February 23, 2018

BCGEU to host public meeting on housing affordability crisis - BCGEU

VANCOUVER – A five-person panel will discuss Greater Vancouver's housing crisis and hear stories and ideas for solutions from the public.  The panel includes:  Adriane Carr – Vancouver City Council MemberTesicca Truong – Generation SqueezeHarpinder Sandhu – Co-author of the report Building an Affordable B.C.; CUPE 1767 memberKari Michaels – BCGEU Executive Vice PresidentPaul Finch – BCGEU Treas...

February 21, 2018

Government must take bolder action on speculation tax - BCGEU

February 21, 2018BURNABY – The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is pleased to see the B.C. NDP government's newly released 30-point housing plan which proposes significant steps towards addressing the province's housing affordability crisis. This plan includes measures, many of which the BCGEU has been calling for, like introducing a progressive property transfer tax surcharge...

February 20, 2018

BC Budget provides path to affordability and quality public services - BCGEU

Fixing 16 years of neglect in public services, childcare and housing will take time, but BC Budget 2018 signals a bold path forward on these important public issues, says the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union. "We have consistently called upon government for greater investment to restore quality public services," said BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "Today's budget begins that renew...

February 20, 2018

Elections for Local 807 Executive Chairperson - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding elections for the following position of the local 807. Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them: Chairperson: Colin Gilchrist Sheri Graham Ballots are available from your stewards and contacts at the worksite. You may also vote at the area office, (1064 Borden Ave, Kelowna). Ballots are due back to the BCGEU Okanagan area office no later t...

February 19, 2018

Vancity workers at Downtown Vancouver branch join BCGEU - BCGEU

Workers at the Vancouver City Savings Credit Union Downtown Vancouver Branch (#10) have voted by majority to join the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU).  The 26 financial services workers at this branch join over 700 of their Vancity colleagues who benefit from access to fair wages and improved working conditions under their collective agreement. "We are thrilled to welcome wor...

February 19, 2018

Caring Professionals should be exempt from mobility pricing - BCGEU

The Mobility Pricing Independent Commission recently published its initial report exploring decongestion charging as part of a 10-year plan for transportation development in the Metro Vancouver region. They have proposed two main policy approaches for consideration: tolling congestion points and charging drivers for each kilometre they drive. Congestion point pricing charges drivers when they p...

February 15, 2018

2018 BCGEU Scholarship Program - BCGEU

Delegates to our 2017 Constitutional Convention voted to increase our annual scholarship program to $60,000. Awards for full-time students are $2,000 and, for part-time students, $1,000. Our scholarship program is funded by the dues of our 73,000 members. Applicants must be: A BCGEU member, or related to a current retired, or deceased BCGEU member or staff; and A student or prospective post-se...

February 13, 2018

BC throne speech ‘turns the corner on 16 years of neglect’ - BCGEU

The BC NDP government Speech from the Throne isn't perfect, but it starts to repair the damage done to public services by the previous government, says the BC Government and Service Employees' Union. "I've witnessed many throne speeches, but this is the first time I've seen a real commitment to progressive policies that will make people's lives better," says BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "If...