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

November 09, 2017

BCGEU out of gate early with public service bargaining conferences - BCGEU

VANCOUVER – The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is ramping up pre-bargaining efforts by conducting bargaining conferences this week, even though most collective agreements aren't set to expire until 2019. Delegates from across the province gathered in Vancouver to hammer out bargaining priorities for upcoming negotiations, which are expected to take place in the new year. "...

November 09, 2017

BC Coroners Service releases updated illicit drug overdose death stats - BCGEU

More than 1,100 British Columbians have died due to suspected illicit drug overdoses, according to data released today by the BC Coroners Service. Preliminary data indicate there were 80 suspected drug overdose deaths this September, representing a 31% increase from September 2016. The suspected number of illicit drug overdose deaths for the year to date is now 1,103, up from 607 at this time i...

November 08, 2017

Aboriginal Veterans Day - BCGEU

On November 8th we, as Canadians, honor and celebrate the great contributions and sacrifices that Aboriginal peoples have made in defending Canada during times of war. Aboriginal veterans have participated in all major wars since the war of 1812 and enlist in higher proportion than any other group in Canada.  The BCGEU is honored this year to sponsor the luncheon for veterans at the Vancouver A...

November 03, 2017

Worksite Steward at Elizabeth Bagshaw Society - BCGEU

***PLEASE POST ON UNION BOARD***   Nominations for steward elections have now closed. This notice is to advise all BCGEU members at Elizabeth Bagshaw Society that the following person was acclaimed as a steward for your worksite:   · Theresa Paul   Thank you and congratulations!!!   If you have any questions regarding workplace issues or your collective agreement, please feel free to contact th...

November 02, 2017

Elections for Stewards for Members at the City of Fort St. John – RCMP Suppor...

The BCGEU is holding elections for 2 Stewards at the City of Fort St. John – RCMP Support   Stewards: OTTEN, Rajan WIEBE, Sonya YATES, Selena   · Ballots are available from your stewards and contacts at the worksite. You may also vote at the area office, (10147 100th Avenue, Fort St. John).   Ballots are due back to the BCGEU Peace River Area office no later than 5:00 p.m. November 13th, 2017. ...

October 27, 2017

You're Invited - Powered by Love: A Grandmothers' Movement to End AIDS in Afr...

BCGEU members are invited to join the Stephen Lewis Foundation for this event at Langara College in November:   The Stephen Lewis Foundation is proud to announce the publication of: Powered by Love: A Grandmothers' Movement to End AIDS in Africa BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!  A SECOND BOOK LAUNCH FOR VANCOUVER – JOIN US! Thursday, November 9, 2017 Event is from 7-9:00 pm Langara College (100 West 4...

October 26, 2017

Report affirms need for B.C. government to increase supports to children and ...

Room for Improvement – a report released today by the Representative for Children and Youth (RCY) – makes recommendations for additional funding as well as coordination between the Ministry of Education, school districts, and the Ministry of Children and Family Development to help children and youth in care succeed academically. The report also highlights the need for culturally appropriate sup...

October 24, 2017

Steward Election Results for Local 0810 – Community Health Services - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU Members of Local 0810 – Community Health Services   The Steward Elections for Local 0810 closed on October 11th. The following are the results for each worksite in Community Health Services:   Northern Health Authority – Fort St. John Health Unit Angelina Leblanc   Please join us in wishing her well in her new position!   If you do not see your worksite posted here, it is because ...

October 23, 2017

SafeCare BC Campaign - BCGEU

Greetings,   I was recently elected to the board of SafeCare BC. In this role, I will continue to advocate for our members to make the continuing care sector a safer, healthier place to work.   I would like to tell you about SafeCare BC's new campaign: Be Care Aware: Who's Taking Care of You? campaign, which raises awareness that mental health has a huge impact on care providers. Continuing car...

October 23, 2017

Executive Vice President Tour - Revised - BCGEU

  Hello Everyone!   Executive Vice President, James Coccola will be visiting worksites in Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat, Hazelton and Smithers starting at 8:00 am on October 22 as outlined in the schedule below (all times are approximate):   Prince Rupert, Sunday October 22nd, 2017: 1. 8:00 - 10:00 am Crest Motor Hotel 2. 11:15 - 11:35 am BC Liquor Store   Old Hazelton, Monday October 23rd...

October 20, 2017

President's statement on death of correctional officer Kellie Shand - BCGEU

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Kellie Shand, a long-time BCGEU member, who tragically died while on shift as a correctional officer at Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre (VIRCC). This is a terrible tragedy for not only our Corrections and Sheriffs component, but for our entire union. In his 22-year career as a correctional officer, Kellie was a committed and experienced profes...

October 18, 2017

Executive Vice President, James Coccola Worksite tour - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU Members in Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat, Hazelton and Smithers (at the below listed worksites) Hello Everyone! Executive Vice President, James Coccola will be visiting worksites in Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat, Hazelton and Smithers starting at 8:00 am on October 22 as outlined in the schedule below (all times are approximate): Prince Rupert, Sunday October 22nd, 2017: 8:00...

October 18, 2017

October 18 is Health Care Assistant Day - BCGEU

October 18 is Health Care Assistant Day On Health Care Assistant Day, we celebrate B.C.'s 38,000 Health Care Assistants, and the thousands of members in our union's Health Services (Component 4) and Community Health Services (Component 8) sectors who provide the valuable, frontline services to seniors and people with chronic illnesses. The term Health Care Assistant includes many different job ...

October 17, 2017

BCGEU submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government S...

Yesterday, the BCGEU entered our submission to the B.C. Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services yesterday, outlining the union's priorities for the upcoming provincial budget for 2018/19. This budget marks an important moment. It will take the next steps toward a fiscal plan for the province that truly puts families and communities first. "We support the new government in i...

October 13, 2017

Call for EXPRESSION OF INTEREST - BCGEU

If you are a Member under the Community Health Agreement, and have a genuine interest and the required skills to provide union support within the Enhanced Disability Management Program, an opportunity exists for you with the BCGEU.   The Community Health Disability Management team is looking to provide the best service possible to our members enrolled in the program and are actively recruiting ...