BCGEU - B.C.'s Union since 1919 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

September 12, 2018

Area 01 Young Workers Committee - BCGEU

We are excited to introduce ourselves to you as your Area 01 Young Worker Committee. Local 301 Amanda Nurse                  amanda_nurse@hotmail.com Local 401 Sarah Ball                        sarahmichelleball@hotmail.com Local 501 Rostislav Artiushenkov    rostokcan@gmail.com Local 601 Alexandra Richardson     alex_richardson12@hotmail.com Local 801 Samantha Brumwell        samma12@live...

September 07, 2018

Pension workshops available for Public Service Pension Plan and Municipal Pen...

Every year the Pension Corporation offers a spring and fall calendar of educational workshops about the Municipal Pension Plan and Public Service Pension Plan. The calendars are now posted on the pension websites (see links below). The College Pension Plan sessions should be posted soon.  Two different workshops are offered: 1) For younger members who want to know more about your plan. 2) For t...

September 06, 2018

Qualification for Municipal Pension Benefits for local 803 & 804 BCGEU Member...

As you may be aware, the BCGEU has an active grievance contesting that many long-term employees of Lookout Emergency Aid Society may qualify for the Municipal Pension Plan but are not receiving the benefits. If you are a regular part-time or casual employee who has completed two years of continuous employment and earned more than $19,565 in the past two consecutive years, you may qualify for th...

September 06, 2018

Union representing correctional officers calls for action after alleged assau...

The BC Government and Service Employees (BCGEU) union is asking for a change to better protect correctional officers and sheriffs who are escorting prisoners from correctional centers. The call comes after the alleged assault of a correctional officer at Vancouver General Hospital on Aug. 28.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

September 05, 2018

Local 803 Executive Officers - BCGEU

I am very pleased to announce that Denise Herbert has been acclaimed to the Local 803 Executive Committee as member at large in the Sunshine Coast. The following are your Local 803 Executive Officers: Masoud Aminzavvar, Local Chairperson Florentina Kelly, First Vice Chairperson Roxanne Martel, Second Vice Chairperson Seyran Enveri, Treasurer Richard Consalvi, Recording Secretary Myrna Regan, M...

September 05, 2018

Union calls for gov't intervention after spike in staff assaults at Coquitlam...

Two unions that represent workers at Coquitlam's Forensic Psychiatric Hospital are sounding the alarm over a recent spike in assaults, blaming management for a "systemic failure" to respond. The B.C. Government and Service Employees Union said that there have been 21 staff injuries committed by patients to its members alone, between May and August of this year.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

August 31, 2018

An Open Letter from BCGEU President Stephanie Smith on Labour Day - BCGEU

As a mother and an early childhood educator l know that for many British Columbians Labour Day represents the end of summer and the beginning of school. But as a union activist the first Monday in September represents much more. Labour Day is an opportunity to celebrate working people: the ones who built our province; the ones who take care of our families and our communities every day; and the...

August 31, 2018

Greater Vancouver Community Services Society Steward Elections 2018 - BCGEU

Do you want to learn new skills?Are you a good listener and problem solver?Do you want to help your co-workers? Nominations are now open for Stewards at your worksite.This is an opportunity to be a workplace leader.Please see your steward or your Union board for nomination forms. If you want to nominate a co-worker or become a steward. The Union provides training and you will be supported in yo...

August 31, 2018

Vancouver Resource Society Steward Elections 2018 - BCGEU

Do you want to learn new skills?Are you a good listener and problem solver?Do you want to help your co-workers? Nominations are now open for Stewards at your worksite.This is an opportunity to be a workplace leader.Please see your steward or your Union board for nomination forms. If you want to nominate a co-worker or become a steward. The Union provides training and you will be supported in yo...

August 31, 2018

Bayshore Home Health Steward Elections 2018 - BCGEU

Do you want to learn new skills?Are you a good listener and problem solver?Do you want to help your co-workers? Nominations are now open for Stewards at your worksite.This is an opportunity to be a workplace leader.Please see your steward or your Union board for nomination forms. If you want to nominate a co-worker or become a steward. The Union provides training and you will be supported in yo...

August 29, 2018

Assaults at Forensic Psychiatric Hospital highlight failure to provide a safe...

BURNABY – Recent serious assaults on staff by patients at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital (FPH) in Coquitlam highlight a disturbing trend that endangers the lives of workers at the facility, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union said today. "There have been 21 injuries to staff since May of this year, by patients who are at the hospital for committing serious crimes," said BCGEU tr...

August 27, 2018

BCGEU community social services members ratify collective agreement - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) announced today that its members in the Community Social Services (CSS) sector voted by 85.7 per cent in favour to ratify a new collective agreement. The three-year contract provides significant compensation increases for workers while meeting the government mandate of improving the services British Columbians count on. CSS consists of thre...

August 23, 2018

Component 8 Pensions - BCGEU

As a member of BC's Municipal Pension Plan, you are eligible for a lifetime monthly pension when you retire. If you are new to the pension plan, returning from parental leave, changing jobs or preparing to retire, you may have questions about what this means for your future. There are a few upcoming free learning opportunities for you to get answers to your pension questions, including the onli...

August 20, 2018

Casino workers urge BCLC to investigate Gateway’s operations during strike -...

(Kamloops) Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) on strike at Gateway Casinos' four Thompson-Okanagan casinos are gathering at BC Lottery Corporation's (BCLC) head office in Kamloops on Monday, August 20 at 12pm to call upon the regulatory body to investigate whether or not the casinos are operating safely during the strike. "We've got questions about how Gateway Cas...