Click here to find info on COVID-19

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

October 23, 2023

All Local 803 BCGEU Members at: PHSA - Red Fish Healing Centre - Steward Nom...

The Union is looking for 1 shop steward at Red Fish As this is an interim election, the successful candidates will serve for the remainder of the current term. The deadline for nominations is 5:00 pm on Monday November 6, 2023.What do stewards do?  Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They make sure new employees sign union membership cards a...

October 18, 2023

Celebrating Health Care Assistant Day - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

It's Health Care Assistant Day – a time to celebrate and acknowledge the hard-working health care assistants who provide care and support to some of B.C.'s most vulnerable residents.     Our union is proud to represent health care assistants who work in a wide range of roles in health facilities and the community health sector, including residential care aide, home health aide, continuing care...

October 17, 2023

All BCGEU members at AWRS - Write your MLA and Minister of Finance to call fo...

Greetings,  Yesterday you and your coworkers took a strong stand at the rally across the street from Atira HQ  – and sent our message loud and clear: Atira Women’s Resource Society Workers belong in the HEABC Community Health Agreement!  The BC Government will be making a decision on what your collective agreement will be, very soon – so we need to make sure the Minister of Finance, Katrine ...

October 16, 2023

Atira workers rally for pay equity, fair contract - BC General Employees' Uni...

Atira workers rally for pay equity, fair contract  VANCOUVER, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – Newly unionized members of the B.C. General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) working at Atira Women's Resource Society (AWRS) will rally in the Downtown Eastside to demand a fair contract that provides the same rights, protections and compensation as thousands of other community health workers.  AWRS is one ...

October 06, 2023

Winter School 2024 Application - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Winter School 2024 will be taking place in-person at Harrison Hot Springs Resort! We are so excited that our communities will be able to come together, to learn and discuss with peers and colleagues at the upcoming Winter School. As we continue to work with the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) on updating you with further details, please complete your registration application form to express your...

October 03, 2023

Local 803 Young Worker Election - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Thank you to the members who have put their name forward to become a Local 803 Young Worker Officer. As we currently have one position and two candidates, we will be having an election.Members will be able to vote for one of the following Candidates for the Young Worker Position: Ashleyn Crooks-Onion Yash Makwana – biographical information Electronic ballots will be sent out via email Friday...

September 28, 2023

All BCGEU Local 803 Members at Lookout Housing & Health Society - Know your r...

Right To A Steward As per Article 10.6, you have the right to a steward for any meeting with your Supervisor or Manager that 'could reasonably result in a written warning or more serious discipline. You have the right to know in advance (24 hours) that you might need a steward and to choose your own steward as long as this does not 'result in an undue delay'. If the manager tells you the meetin...

September 28, 2023

RainCity Housing & Support Society - Know Your Rights - BC General Employees'...

Right To A StewardAs per Article 10.6, you have the right to a steward for any meeting with your Supervisor or Manager that 'could reasonably result in a written warning or more serious discipline. You have the right to know in advance (24 hours) that you might need a steward and to choose your own steward as long as this does not 'result in an undue delay'. If the manager tells you the meeting...

September 27, 2023

RainCity Employees have the Right to Refuse Overtime - BC General Employees' ...

More and more workers have been reporting to their shop stewards that they are being forced to work overtime. The collective agreement states that: Article 16.8 – Right to Refuse OvertimeWhen an employee is requested to work overtime on a scheduled workday or on a scheduled day off, the employee may decline to work such overtime. Only in cases of emergency may an employee be required to work ov...

September 25, 2023

Members at Provincial Assessment Centre - Important update on your Transfer t...

As the transfer of your employment from Community Living British Columbia (CLBC) to Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is quickly approaching on October 2, 2023, we recommend that before your scheduled transfer date, you review this information on the CLBC Employee Self Service Portal and confirm that the following information is correct: Employment Status (regular full-time, regular ...