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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

July 09, 2020

Fraser Health Authority: TriCities Home Health – 220 Brew Street, Port Moody ...

***PLEASE POST ON UNION BOARD*** This notice is to advise all BCGEU members at Fraser Health Authority – TriCities Home Health that the following people are the current shop stewards for your worksite: Liza Marie Villa Maria Bonitinho Sukhi Seera If you have any questions regarding workplace issues or your collective agreement, please feel free to contact any of the above noted stewards. If y...

July 09, 2020

Local 804 Executive By-Election - BCGEU

The union is holding an election for the position of Member at Large – Drug and Alcohol/Supportive Housing. Pursuant to section 8(d)(i) of the Local Bylaws, only Local 804 members that fall under worksites in the Drug and Alcohol/Supportive Housing sector will be entitled to vote in this election. One member at large to be elected from the list of candidates below: Jeff BrownParm DeolPaula Pott...

July 09, 2020

Info re: VCH EFAP cyber-attack - BCGEU

Your union has become aware that on Thursday, May 21, 2020, a cyber-attack occurred to the Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) Employee Family and Assistance Program (EFAP) servers. As a result of this attack, all of the VCH EFAP client files and data base were scrambled, frozen and encrypted. VCH has advised your union of the following information: They have done everything in their power to inves...

July 07, 2020

Fraser Health Authority DASW Student Supervision - BCGEU

 It recently came to the Union's attention that some DASW positions may not be aware that they are eligible for a grid level 12 if they are delegated by the facility to provide instruction and/or supervision to students. The Union wants to ensure that you are compensated appropriately for supervision. If you are supervising students you will need to speak with your supervisor to seek an additio...

July 02, 2020

COVID-19 stress - Care to Speak program - BCGEU

Since COVID-19 hit, healthcare workers like you have been under incredible pressure -- and you have likely been significantly impacted by feelings of stress and anxiety about the pandemic.Sometimes it's hard to know where to turn, so we wanted to let you know about a new program called Care to Speak designed to support the mental well-being of healthcare workers impacted by the personal and pro...

June 24, 2020

COVID-19 Safety Plans: What BCGEU members need to know - BCGEU

COVID-19 Safety Plans: What BCGEU members need to knowAs you are aware, the B.C. government has announced timelines for services and businesses to re-open during the COVID-19 pandemic.Whether your workplace is re-opening now, or has been open throughout the pandemic, your employer – like all employers in B.C. – is required to develop a COVID-19 Safety Plan that meets government and WorkSafeBC r...

June 19, 2020

Who is included in the pandemic pay program – COVID-19 update - BCGEU

On May 7, 2020 the federal government announced it was working with the provinces on a cost-shared, temporary "pandemic pay" program to top up the wages of select essential frontline workers. Through this program more than 250,000 frontline workers will receive a lump-sum payment of about $4 per hour for a 16-week period, starting on March 15, 2020 and ending July 5, 2020. To be eligible, emplo...

June 19, 2020

CBI Health Group - Notice of Election of Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

Your collective agreement expired on August 23rd, 2019 and the Union is beginning preparations to conduct negotiations for your renewal collective agreement. Bargaining has unfortunately been delayed due to the transfer of workers and clients to the Health Authority and the resulting impact on CBI Health Group was significant. Now the dust has settled sufficiently to plan ahead for the bargaini...

June 18, 2020

Who is included in the pandemic pay program – COVID-19 update - BCGEU

On May 7, 2020 the federal government announced it was working with the provinces on a cost-shared, temporary "pandemic pay" program to top up the wages of select essential frontline workers. Through this program more than 250,000 frontline workers will receive a lump-sum payment of about $4 per hour for a 16-week period, starting on March 15, 2020 and ending July 5, 2020. To be eligible, emplo...