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

April 10, 2019

Looking into the new report on B.C. money laundering - BCGEU

The B.C. government released a report from Peter German, noting that B.C. does not have a single federal RCMP officer dedicated to investigating money laundering. Stephanie Smith, President of the BCGEU joined Adam Stirling to talk more about the report. see video here.. UWU/MoveUP

April 08, 2019

Only a public inquiry can reveal the full scope of money laundering in B.C. -...

BURNABY – Today the B.C. government released the initial details of investigator Peter German's latest report on money laundering in the province, which disclosed that B.C. does not have a single federal RCMP officer dedicated to investigating money laundering. As the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) continues to call for a public inquiry into organized crime, opioids and mone...

April 05, 2019

Health Services & Support – Community Subsector - Big News on the Community...

As you may be aware, the Community Health Bargaining Association (CBA) collective agreement just came into force on April 1, 2019 it includes a $40 million fund to move wages for all jobs closer to the pay rates for equivalent work in the Facilities sub-sector. This is great news. We're happy to let you know that the Low Wage Redress funds have now been fully allocated for all three years of th...

March 28, 2019

All BCGEU Stewards and Local Executive Members Steward Fundamentals (2-days)

The BCGEU is offering the new Steward Fundamentals Training (2-days) to all stewards and local executive members on May 7 & 8, 2019. Steward Fundamentals, our new introductory 2-day course, focuses on the essential skills every steward needs to know. Through interactive group activities, role-plays, and skills development, stewards are introduced to the key roles and responsibilities of a s...

March 26, 2019

Local 808 Worksite Visits - BCGEU

Please be advised William McKerrow, local 808 chairperson and Scott De Long, vice-president of component 8 will be conducting worksites visits as scheduled: Items to be discussed will be: low wage re-dress, and new classification structure April 10, 2019Sparwood Health Unit        10 a.m. – 11 a.m.Fernie Health Unit              12 p.m. – 1 p.m.Cranbrook Health Unit          3 p.m. – 4 p.m.Ap...

March 22, 2019

Local 803 Executive Member-at-Large Nominations - BCGEU

Want to get more involved in Your Union? This is a great opportunity! Nominations are now open for the following position on the local executive: Member at Large one (1) position The deadline for nominations to be received in the Lower Mainland Area Office is: 4:00pm, Friday, April 5, 2019  If you are interested, please complete the attached nomination form with a one-page information sheet a...

March 21, 2019

Emerald Health Care -Section 54 Notice - BCGEU

Hello Everyone, As you know, Emerald Health Care has issued the Union a Section 54 notice regarding the plans to return the contracts for the three homes to the Health Authority as of June 30, 2019. What Does this mean for You? It means that you have been provided with working notice that your employment with Emerald Health Care will end on June 30, 2019. At this point, working notice is being...

March 21, 2019

Basic Income submission - BCGEU

As you may be aware, in July 2018 the Province announced the creation of an expert committee to study the potential for using a basic income approach in its efforts to reduce poverty and prepare for the emerging economy. Organizations and individuals with an interest in basic income were invited to share their input with the committee, and the BCGEU developed a submission that brings the voice ...