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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

August 04, 2023

Westminster House - Steward Nominations - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

To: All BCGEU Members working at Westminster House located at 11675 Bird Road in RichmondRe: Steward Nominations  Nominations are now open for one (1) steward position at Westminster House, in Local 803, and will close on Thursday, August 17, 2023, at 4:00 pm. Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. Some of the roles of a Shop Steward are...

August 04, 2023

Francis House - Steward Nominations - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

To: All BCGEU members working at Francis House (650600 BC Ltd.) located at 8640 Cruickshank Drive in RichmondRe: Steward Nominations  Nominations are now open for one (1) steward position at Francis House, in Local 803, and will close on Thursday, August 17, 2023, at 4:00 pm. Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union.Some of the roles of a S...

August 03, 2023

Melody House located at 1730/32 Macdonald Street in Vancouver - Steward Nomin...

Nominations are now open for one (1) steward position at Melody House, in Local 803, and will close on Thursday, August 17, at 4:00 pm. Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. Some of the roles of a Shop Steward are: Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement. Supporting co-workers in meetings with management....

August 02, 2023

Data breach health care service websites - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

As you may be aware, on July 13, 2023, provincial health services managed by the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) was the victim of a cyber-attack. The services impacted include Health Match BC (HMBC), the BC Care Aide and Community Health Worker Registry and the Locums for Rural BC program.  Information was taken from the system by the attackers, including personal information. HEABC...

July 27, 2023

L803 - Lookout Housing & Health Society - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

To: All BCGEU Local 803 Members at Lookout Housing & Health SocietyRe: REVISED Shop Stewards This notice is to advise all BCGEU members at Lookout Housing & Health Society that the following people are the current shop stewards for your worksite: Masoud Aminzavvar Malcolm Colcleugh Chad Conley Sandu Constantinescu Jolene Crowley Misty Davis Brooke Dohaney Daniel Wakefield Mark Machado ...

July 26, 2023

L803 Lookout Housing & Health Society - Shop Stewards - BC General Employees'...

To: All BCGEU Local 803 Members at Lookout Housing & Health SocietyRe: Shop Stewards This notice is to advise all BCGEU members at Lookout Housing & Health Society that the following people are the current shop stewards for your worksite: Masoud Aminzavvar Malcolm Colcleugh Chad Conley Sandu Constantinescu Jolene Crowley Misty Davis Brooke Dohaney Jason Krossenger Mark Machado Rory Mil...

July 25, 2023

BCGEU condemns City of Vancouver’s decision to allow Yaletown OPS to close - ...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 25, 2023BCGEU condemns City of Vancouver's decision to allow Yaletown OPS to close BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – The City of Vancouver's decision last week to allow the lease at Thomus Donaghy Overdose Prevention Site (OPS) in Yaletown to expire in March 2024 will put lives at risk at a time when harm reduction services are needed more than ever. "We are i...

July 19, 2023

The Tranquille Occupation: 40 year anniversary - BC General Employees' Union...

Statement from BCGEU President Stephanie Smith   Forty years after the dramatic worker occupation of the Tranquille Institution, its impact is still as meaningful and significant as it was then. It's a story of courage and a story of collective action.  Worker power cannot be understated: the historic 22-day occupation of Tranquille is a major piece of labour history that was made by working-cl...

July 13, 2023

Remembering a B.C. Wildfire member - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

It is with heavy hearts that our union mourns the loss of one of our BCGEU family who lost her life today fighting a wildfire outside of Revelstoke. Our hearts and thoughts go out to her family and community, both at home and in the BC Wildfire Service. B.C. wildland firefighters are renowned for their teamwork and incredible service to our communities. Each and every one is committed to ensuri...