Large and growing, this component of the BCGEU represents members who provide health care in the community as governments move such services "closer to home".
Community health caregivers 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. The 200 employers in the sector include both non-profit societies and corporations, all funded by the provincial government. The employers are represented in bargaining by the Health Employers' Association of B.C.
Our members who provide nursing care, personal care, housekeeping, building maintenance, laundry, activities, dietary, security and rehabilitation services at Riverview Hospital, Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre, Youth Forensic Psychiatric Services, Victory Hill Residential School, the Lodge at Broadmead, and Oak Bay Lodge.
On August 19th the Employer applied to the Labour Relations Board for the assistance of a mediator to complete negotiations for a new collective agreement. As a result of the Employer's applicatio
Ballots must be received by 5:00 PM, Tuesday, August 26, 2014.
Instructions for ballots:
Your bargaining committee met with the Employer for four days the week of July 14th – 17th. Your committee has now reached tentative agreement with the Employer on the majority of our non-monetary
Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (approximately)
Comfort Inn, 1090 - 22nd Street NE, Salmon Arm, BC
Please be advised that BC Emergency Health Services and the Union have agreed to extend the effective date of transition to the Facilities agreement.
BCGEU president Stephanie Smith's 2014 Labour Day message talks about the value of working together to improve the lives of all Canadians.
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