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.
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
Your bargaining committee met again with the employer on July 8 through 11.
As many of you are aware, the George Pearson Centre and Dogwood Lodge are being redeveloped by Vancouver Coastal Health over the next few years.
The BCGEU has worked collaboratively with employers and with other unions in the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) to develop the joint Enhanced Disability Management Prog
The Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) has reached an agreement with the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) to address some problems in the implementation of the Pharmacare tie-in.
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