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 26, 2018

Phone Training for ParaMed Members - BCGEU

It has come to our attention that members are being asked to attend phone training in Surrey.  Please book your training during your regular working hours.If you have already attended, please make sure you are paid for your time at the training. We believe that the following provisions of the Collective Agreement should be met:Article 19.1, Courses/Examinations at the Request of the Employer:Le...

March 22, 2018

Public Service Pension Plan Update - BCGEU

Dear BCGEU Public Sector Pension Plan Member, We understand that the recently announced changes to the Public Sector Pension Plan (PSPP) design have generated a lot of concerns. Many have indicated to us the communication from the Pension Corporation left them wondering how the plan impacted them, which has created anxiety and confusion. In this environment, serious misinformation has circulate...

March 22, 2018

Component 8- 2018 Negotiations Bargaining Committee Elections - BCGEU

Component 8 – Community Health Services is comprised of BCGEU members who work under the terms of the Community Health Services and Support Subsector Collective Agreement ("agreement"). This agreement will expire on March 31, 2019 and we are now making preparations to elect seven (7) members and two (2) alternates to the bargaining committee. Because the majority of members in Component 8 work ...

March 22, 2018

Component 8 Bargaining Survey - BCGEU

The next round of bargaining for the Health Services & Support – Community Subsector (component 8) is fast approaching and your bargaining committee needs your input to assist in determining priorities for the upcoming discussions. Members are being asked to participate in an online survey by clicking here. Survey responses must be received by April 20, 2018 to provide input and direction t...

March 22, 2018

BCGEU calls for labour code amendments to ensure balance and fairness for wor...

  The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has submitted multiple recommendations to a panel of special advisors currently reviewing British Columbia's Labour Relations Code. The submission calls for changes that properly reflect the needs and interests of workers in B.C.'s modern economy. The BCGEU's submission is based on three themes: 1. That workers be entitled to make their o...

March 21, 2018

BCGEU recognizes International Day of Forests - March 21 - BCGEU

Our natural forests are an important part of British Columbia's environment, economy and social fabric. More than a third of our planet's land mass is covered by forests, which absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen into our atmosphere.  According to the United Nations, "forests are the most biologically diverse ecosystems on land, home to more than 80 per cent of the terrestrial species of a...

March 16, 2018

BCGEU Members size up B.C.'s worst summer of natural disasters

For many people across the province the summer of 2017 was one of angst, uncertainty, and demanding work load due to extreme wildfires and floods. BCGEU members were front and centre in containment and rescue efforts delivered through key agencies like the B.C. Wildfire Service and Emergency Management B.C. Others across the public service took on significant roles in management, administration...

March 16, 2018

Updated information on improvements to your Public Sector Pension Plan (PSPP)...

Today the Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) Board of Trustees has announced a landmark change to the plan design of the PSPP. The BCGEU has a long history of negotiating and advocating for pensions for our members in all sectors. Over the last few years, the BCGEU, as the Plan Partner representative for the PSPP, has engaged the Government Partner on potential plan design improvements. It has ...

March 16, 2018

Local 803 Executive Election Results - BCGEU

Please be advised of the Local 803 Executive election results:   • Chairperson                         Masoud Aminzavvar • 1st Vice Chairperson           Florentina Kelly • 2nd Vice Chairperson          Roxanne Martel • Treasurer                            Seyran Enveri • Recording Secretary           Richard Consalvi • Member-at-Large               Myrna Regan                                  ...

March 15, 2018

Local 802 Executive Nomination / Election Results - BCGEU

I am pleased to update you on the results of the Local 802 Executive Nominations. Please join us in congratulating your Local Executive. • Local Chair                                 Charmaine Fines  • 1st Vice                                      Marietta Bippes  • 2nd Vice                                     Joe Sippel  • Treasurer                                   Michelle Whyte  • Recording...

March 15, 2018

Local 809 Executive & Steward Results - BCGEU

Further to the recent elections for both Stewards and your Local 809 Executive, the results are as follows: Stewards Rhonda Barisoff Jodi Bremner       Cindy BergstromTami Fedorak Monika FindRachel FriedrichMelanie Mason Cindy McLarenDiane-Lynn O'BrienLaurie Proudfoot Erika TigchelaarIf you have any questions about the Collective Agreement or need a Steward for any reason, please contact one of...

March 15, 2018

BCGEU calls on government to guarantee protections for vulnerable seniors.

Over the last year the BCGEU and other organizations have raised questions about the sale of B.C.-based Retirement Concepts to the international conglomerate, Anbang Insurance Group Co., Ltd. – a Chinese-based investor with expansive international holdings.  Retirement Concepts currently operates 21 care homes in B.C., with over two and a half thousand workers which are represented by both the ...