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 09, 2018

Local 802 Bargaining Conference Meeting - BCGEU

      TO:  Local 802 CBA Bargaining Unit Membership  DATE:  Friday, March 23, 2018  TIME:  6:30 p.m.PLACE:  BCGEU North Island Area Office            106-1650 Terminal Ave N, Nanaimo RE: May 2 & 3, 2018 Bargaining Conference Delegates Call for Nominations Your Component and the CBA Bargaining Association is seeking two additional bargaining conference delegates from BCGEU membership in Comm...

March 09, 2018

Child advocate report underlines need for transformative change to Indigenou...

A B.C. Children's Representative report that criticizes attempts to restrict an Indigenous woman's parental access clearly shows that we need to change the way services are delivered in Indigenous communities, the BC Government and Service Employees Union (BCGEU) said today. "Bernard Richard's report identifies a child apprehension policy, put in place by the previous government, that is in urg...

March 08, 2018

Local 803 FYI Lookout Housing and Health Society - Difference in Shift Length...

Several BCGEU members at Lookout have brought forward concerns around the different shift lengths being posted by the Employer, with some shifts being posted at 36.25, 37.50, or 40.00 hours per week. We understand that this is causing some disruption and inequity amongst workers, in particular regarding the differences in gross pay and the accumulation of seniority. The longer 40 hour work week...

March 08, 2018

Local 812 - Vacant Positions on the Local Executive - BCGEU

Please be advised that no nominations were received for the following positions: • Treasurer • Recording Secretary • Member at Large (3 positions) • Member at Large (Young Worker) As such, nominations will be considered to remain open. During the three-year term, if a member in good standing submits a nomination for a vacant position, the local executive will be notified and nominations will re...

March 07, 2018

Local 802 Elections for Local Executive - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding elections for the following positions of the local 802 executive. Chairperson: Charmaine Fines Michelle Whyte  1st Vice Chairperson:Michelle Whyte Joe Sippel Charmaine Fines Marietta Bippes  2nd Vice Chairperson: Joe Sippel Michelle Whyte Treasurer:Michelle WhyteJoe Sippel Ballots are due back to the BCGEU Area 02 office, 106- 1650 Terminal Ave. N, Nanaimo V9S 0A3, no later...

March 07, 2018

International Women’s Day: Time to #PressforProgress - BCGEU

International Women's Day (IWD) is recognized internationally on March 8th each year to celebrate the global achievements of women and the extraordinary role women have played in their communities and across the world. Despite these successes, we are faced with continued inequality and there is still much to be done. Let's continue to move forward – not backward - on women's rights and equality...

March 02, 2018

Budget 2018/19 brings responsible investment in our province and people - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has released its analysis of the BC NDP's first full provincial budget and financial plan – a budget with a noticeable change of tone from the previous government. After 16 years of austerity and retrenchment under the BC Liberals, the new government has laid important pathways for the introduction of expansive new strategies and programs t...

March 02, 2018

BCGEU Submission on Electoral Reform Referendum - BCGEU

When the B.C. Government announced plans to hold a province-wide referendum on the question of electoral reform, they invited input from citizens and organizations to help shape the way we vote. The response from British Columbians was immense, with over eighty-eight thousand submissions made to the Attorney General. This represents the largest public participation in a consultation in the hist...

March 01, 2018

March is Community Social Service Awareness Month - BCGEU

There isn't a family in B.C. that hasn't received support, or knows someone who's received support, from a Community Social Service (CSS) worker. Every day, they make sure some of our most vulnerable citizens are safe and cared for, and this is why the BC Government Services and Employees' Union (BCGEU) asked the Province of British Columbia once again to proclaim March as Community Social Serv...

March 01, 2018

President Worksite Visit at Howe Sound Home Support and Mental Health and Sub...

President Stephanie Smith and Community Social Services V-P Andrea Duncan will be visiting your worksite during the afternoon of Wednesday, March 7, 2018.  Stephanie and Andrea are looking forward to meeting and hearing from you and answering any questions about the Union that you may have.   In solidarity, Kay Sinclair Staff Representative   Download PDF of notice here.    UWU/MoveUP

February 28, 2018

BCGEU supports Pink Shirt Day 2018 campaign - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) joined hundreds this morning in downtown Vancouver at the CKNW Kids' Fund 2018 Pink Shirt Day rally. This annual campaign to end bullying spreads awareness and raises funds to support programs that foster children's healthy self-esteem with this year's focus on cyberbullying. "Bullying continues to be a problem whether in our schools, at wo...

February 27, 2018

Revised - Your Local 801 Executive - BCGEU

** REVISED ** We are please to announce the Treasurer and Recorder positions have been filled on your Local 801 Executive. Your full Executive is listed below:  Chairperson  Scott DeLong  1st Vice Chairperson  David Fox  2nd Vice Chairperson  Amena Cleveland  Treasurer  Elizabeth Bracewell  Recorder  Darlene Gallant  Member at Large  Joanna Kitt  Member at Large  Teen Boschma...

February 27, 2018

BCGEU’s response to BCCPA’s “Made-in-BC” Plan to Strengthen Home Care - BCGEU

The BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) released a paper earlier this month outlining several approaches to strengthen and sustain BC's home health care sector. While we agree with their "made-in-BC" plan's four key themes: (investing in funding, investing in seniors, fostering innovation, investing in quality) we do not agree with all of the recommendations of the plan and have highlighted s...