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.
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.
Health care workers have ratified a new five-year collective agreement by a vote of 64.6 per cent.
There are four nominees for the position on the Bargaining Unit Chairperson. Therefore, we are conducting an election. The nominees are:
Lifelabs recently announced they will continue to operate two specialized laboratory locations in Burnaby and Surrey. Their integration team has a conceptual design and the next steps are to prepa
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