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

February 08, 2018

Your New Local 0810 Executive - BCGEU

Nominations closed on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 for the Local 0810 Executive. Please join us in congratulating the following member in their position for this three year term of office!   Local 0810 Chairperson            Tammy Schock  In Solidarity, BCGEU Peace River Area Office Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

February 08, 2018

Minimum Wage Announcement: Low Wage Workers Need $15 Now, Not in 2021 - BCGEU

Today's announcement by the provincial government that B.C.'s minimum wage will reach $15.20 per hour on June 1, 2021 is disappointing, both to the BCGEU and to the 20 per cent of B.C.'s workers who make less than $15 per hour. We think that the provincial government should take action to reduce poverty and inequality in our province by increasing the minimum wage to $15 immediately, as we stat...

February 08, 2018

Election Results for Local 812 Executive - BCGEU

The call for nominations for Local 812 Local Executive closed. We confirm that your new Executive is as follows: Local ChairpersonSusanne Bellefontaine 1st Vice Chair:Election Required 2nd Vice Chair:Shelley Hollstein Treasurer:Vacant Recording Secretary:Vacant Member at Large:Terressa Dilley Member at Large:Vacant Member at Large:Vacant Member at Large:Vaca...

February 08, 2018

BCGEU Welcomes Review of Labour Code - BCGEU

The BCGEU welcomes the provincial government's announcement earlier this week that they have appointed a committee of special advisers to review the provincial labour code. This review is a good first step in the process of restoring fairness to both the labour code and the BC Labour Relations Board. The code review panel will be consulting with stakeholders around B.C. before reporting back to...

February 08, 2018

Elections for Local 805 Executive - BCGEU

The nomination period for local 805 executive closed on February 5, 2018. The following positions have been acclaimed: Chairperson: Mike Connolly Treasurer: Marilyn Mounsey   1st Vice Chairperson: Vacant - No nominations received Recording Secretary: Joanne LeClerc   2nd Vice Chairperson: Vacant - No nominations received 3 Members-at-Large: Sukh Gurm 2 Vacant        1 Me...

February 06, 2018

Hard Rock Casino workers vote to strike - BCGEU

Hard Rock Casino workers vote to strike An astounding 99.5% vote in favour of strike action Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking strike action against their employer this week. In a vote held from February 1-4, over 90% of Hard Rock staff came out and voted 99.5% in favour of taking...

February 05, 2018

B.C.’s liquor stores well positioned under new cannabis retail regulations - ...

The new retail cannabis regulations announced by the B.C. government leaves B.C.'s liquor stores well-positioned to provide safe, secure, reliable access to non-medical cannabis products, the Responsible Marijuana Retail Alliance of BC (RMRABC) said today. While the government chose not to allow the sale of alcohol and cannabis in the same store, because of federal recommendations against co-lo...

February 02, 2018

Province’s seniors are still not receiving minimum care hours - BCGEU

British Columbia's Seniors Advocate, Isobel Mackenzie, released her annual Residential Care Facilities Quick Facts Directory this week, providing information about the almost 300 publicly subsidized residential care facilities in the province.  Perhaps the most alarming finding in the report is that 85 per cent of B.C.'s residential-care homes fail to meet the government's own minimum staffing ...

February 02, 2018

BCGEU presses budget priorities in letter to B.C. Finance Minister - BCGEU

As the new NDP government prepares to introduce their first full budget on February 20, the BCGEU used the opportunity to restate our union's budget priorities in a letter to B.C.   Finance Minister Carole James:   Dear Minister, Re Priorities for the upcoming B.C. Budget 2018/2019 Thank you for the opportunity to share our members' observations and priorities in the lead-up to B.C. Budget 2018...

February 02, 2018

Local 811 Local Executive Nomination Results - BCGEU

The nomination process for your Local Executive positions closed on February 1, 2018, and we want to take this opportunity to advise you of the results and congratulate the successful candidates. Congratulations to Brenda Landry (Local Chair), Barbara Walker (Recording Secretary), Sarah Johnson (Member-At-Large Young Worker position). Your Executive with the results are as follows: Chair: Brend...

February 01, 2018

Area 07 2018 Free Skate - BCGEU

FREE PUBLIC SKATE Every year, the Cross Component Committee (CCC) of the BCGEU is pleased to celebrate the BC Family Day with free public skates throughout the Okanagan. Here are the locations, dates and times for this year: Sunday, Feb. 11thHassen Memorial Arena3315 Pleasant Valley RdArmstrong3:45pm - 5:45pm Sunday, Feb. 11thJim Lind Arena2760 Cameron RdWest Kelowna1:30pm – 4:00pm Monday, Feb....

February 01, 2018

BCGEU remembers Lorraine Logan - BCGEU

On behalf of the members of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union I offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Lorraine Logan who passed away on January 23, 2018. An activist through and through, and right up until the end, she was a champion of workers' rights, LGBTQ+ rights, women's rights and seniors' rights. Lorraine Logan grew up in Vancouver. Her family was smal...