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

January 15, 2018

BCGEU Defends Members after columnist criticizes social workers - BCGEU

It's become the norm, after 16 years of sustained social service cuts, for columnists and pundits to take knee-jerk reactions and blame government workers when a high-profile tragedy occurs. You may have heard about or read a recent column by the Vancouver Sun's Ian Mulgrew, blaming the courts and social workers for the tragic death of two young girls in Oak Bay. Your union responded on behalf ...

January 15, 2018

On January 20, we will march again! - BCGEU

Last January, millions of people worldwide came together to march for human rights. In Vancouver alone, there were over 15,000 people who marched Downtown. While we made gains in 2017, we also recognize there is still much work to be done. With the growing momentum of the #MeToo movement, it is more important than ever to amplify the voices of not just women and girls, but of all marginalized g...

January 11, 2018

Survey of Duties for Component 8 Members - Administrative Support 3 - BCGEU

During bargaining, the parties agreed in Memorandum of Agreement #34 to commence a review of the benchmarks within the Administrative Series. To assist with the required review, a survey has been developed for distribution to Component 8 members working in positions classified as Administrative Support 3. The survey asks members to provide information about the job duties they perform. A copy o...

January 11, 2018

Local 805 Nomination For Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: Chairperson 1st Vice Chairperson 2nd Vice Chairperson Treasurer Recording Secretary 4 Members-at-Large: one member-at-large position to be filled by a young worker representative (29 years of age and younger) The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from ...

January 10, 2018

BCGEU Remembers Mona Moreno - BCGEU

It is with great sadness that we inform our members that Mona Moreno, the founder of the Cedar Root Gallery, passed away on January 1, 2018.  Mona was a strong Indigenous woman from the Haida Nation. She was a retired, proud member of Public Service Alliance of Canada and a supporter of the labour movement for many years. Mona proudly raised her children with the values of the trade union movem...

January 10, 2018

Local 804 Nominations for Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: Chairperson 1st Vice Chairperson 2nd Vice Chairperson Recording Secretary Treasurer Member at Large (2 positions) Young Worker (1 Position) (eligible candidates must be 29 years of age or younger) The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area of...

January 10, 2018

Critical Worker Shortages in Seniors Care, says BC Care Providers Association...

  The BC Care Providers Association has launched an awareness campaign to address a critical shortage of seniors care workers.  The #BecauseBCCares campaign provides potential job candidates with information about job training, job growth in seniors care, job security, and the diversity of job types available in the sector. BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA), the organization that represents...

January 09, 2018

Nomination for Local 0808 Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:    Chairperson 1st Vice Chairperson 2nd Vice Chairperson Treasurer Recording Secretary Member-at-Large (4) Youth Member    The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office.  The deadline for nominations is: February 8, 2018  If there is an e...

January 09, 2018

Local 807 Nomination for Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for following positions on the Local Executive: Chairperson 1st Vice-Chairperson 2nd Vice-Chairperson Treasurer Recording-Secretary Member-at-Large (4 positions) (one Member-at-Large position may be a Young Worker Representative) The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your Area Office. The deadlin...

January 08, 2018

Municipal Pension Plan Grievance for Members at Lookout Emergency Aid Society...

It recently came to the Union's attention that not all BCGEU members at Lookout who are eligible to be enrolled in the Municipal Pension Plan (MPP) have been. According to your collective agreement, all regular full time employees are enrolled in the plan as a condition of employment, and all regular part-time and casual employees are also eligible for enrollment if they meet eligibility criter...

January 08, 2018

Local 810 Nomination for Vacant Positions for your Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: Chair 1st Vice Chair 2nd Vice Chair Secretary Treasurer Recording Secretary Member-At-Large (4 Positions) Member-At-Large (Young Worker) The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office. The deadline for nominations is: 5:00 pm on Wednesda...

January 04, 2018

Violence reported at Surrey Pretrial Service Center (SPSC) and North Fraser P...

A serious staff assault occurred at the SPSC on January 2, 2018. The Correctional Officer received injuries to his face and hand, from a brutal unprovoked assault by an inmate. The CO was taken to hospital for treatment, which may result in the loss of his finger. The union is continuing to investigate and will provide an update when more information is available. Another incident occurred on D...

January 04, 2018

Nomination for Local 801 Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:    Chairperson (1) First Vice-Chairperson (1) Second Vice-Chairperson (1) Treasurer (1) Recording Secretary (1) Member at Large (3) Youth Member (1)    The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office.  The deadline for nominations is: Febru...

January 03, 2018

Local 809 Nomination for Local Executive - BCGEU

On January 8, 2018, nominations open for the following positions on the Local Executive: Chairperson 1st Vice Chair 2nd Vice Chair Treasurer Recording Secretary Member at Large The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your Area Office. The deadline for nominations is: Thursday, February 8, 2018 If there is an election for a p...

January 03, 2018

To ISM employees: We are fighting for your jobs - BCGEU

Dear ISM Employees, I would like to start this letter by saying "Happy New Year," but, I know that you received news last week that makes this a difficult start to the year. Like you, we are concerned that ISM was not the successful proponent in securing the RFP with the health authorities. As soon as we heard the news we started making calls to get more information and be able to fight for you...

January 03, 2018

Local 812 Nomination for Vacant Positions for your Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: Chair 1st Vice Chair 2nd Vice Chair Treasurer Recording Secretary Member-At-Large (4 Positions) Member-At-Large (Young Worker) The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office. The deadline for nominations is:5:00 pm on Friday, February 2,...

January 02, 2018

Nomination For Local 802 Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:  Chairperson 1st Vice Chairperson 2nd Vice Chairperson Recording Secretary Treasurer Member at Large (3) Youth Member at Large  The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is attached.  The deadline for nominations is: February 2, 2018.  If there is an election for a pos...

January 02, 2018

Local 803 Nomination for Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: Chairperson (1 position) 1st Vice Chairperson (1 position) 2nd Vice Chairperson (1 position) Treasurer (1 position) Recording Secretary (1 position) Member at Large (4 positions) Member at Large – Sunshine Coast (1 position) Member at Large – Squamish (1 position) Member at Large – Young Worker (1 position) The term ...

January 02, 2018

Nomination for Vacant Positions for Local 0811 Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:  Chair 1st Vice Chair 2nd Vice Chair Secretary Treasurer Recording Secretary Member-At-Large (3 Positions) Member-At-Large (Young Worker)  The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office.  The deadline for nominations is: 5:00 pm on Thursda...