BCGEU - B.C.'s Union since 1919 B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

COMPONENT 4 - HEALTH SERVICES

Component 4 includes members who provide health care and related services.

They provide nursing care, personal care, housekeeping, building maintenance, laundry, activities, dietary, security and rehabilitation services at institutional and long-term-care facilities, as well as medical lab and a variety of other services for other employers.

NEWS & UPDATES

2019 BCGEU Scholarships - BCGEU

Applications for the 2019 BCGEU Scholarship program are now being accepted. The union will award $60,000 in scholarships to students in post-secondary education. Full-time scholarships are worth $2,000 and part-time scholarships are worth $1,000.Apply online here. Applicants must be: A BCGEU member; or related to a current, retired or deceased BCGEU member or staff[1], and A current or prospec...

March 18, 2019

The BCGEU supports Association of Legal Aid Lawyers strike vote - BCGEU

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) stands in support of the Association of Legal Aid Lawyers (ALL) and their strike vote. "B.C.'s legal aid lawyers help some of our province's most vulnerable people get access to justice, and as they demand the funding they need to serve British Columbians, the BCGEU stands in support of their strike vote," says BCGEU president Stephanie S...

March 18, 2019

Local 403 Members at Emergency Health Services 200 - 1867 West Broadway - B...

Re: New Shop Stewards Nominations for shop stewards closed on Thursday, February 21, 2019. We are pleased to announce that the following people have been acclaimed as stewards for your worksite: • Afton Brooker • Kerry Chohan • Gurprabhojot Grewal Please join us in wishing them well in their new position. In Solidarity, Jacqueline (Jackie) McGuireBCGEU Staff Representative   Download PDF of not...

March 15, 2019

New Zealand Mosque Attack - BCGEU

Like all of you, I am angry and shocked and heartbroken at the news of the terrorist attacks in New Zealand. Some of you know that I grew up and started my career as an ECE and a labour activist in New Zealand. I still have family and friends there and I think of New Zealand as home. This attack feels very personal for me and I am writing to share my thoughts with all of you. First, I want to e...

March 14, 2019

Sherwood House Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Further to our call for nominations, we are pleased to inform you that the following members have been acclaimed to negotiate on your behalf on the BCGEU bargaining committee:  Chairperson: Kimburlee Sturm Committee Members: Carrie Grams and Tracey Nyhan  We offer our sincere appreciation to Kim, Carrie and Tracey for volunteering for this crucial role. The committee met on March 13th to revi...

March 14, 2019

BCGEU celebrates announcement to bring home support workers under government ...

The Fraser Health, Vancouver Coastal Health and Vancouver Island Health authorities have announced they will bring home support services in-house. The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has been lobbying to bring home care support workers under government employment for over two decades and enthusiastically welcomes a change that will provide greater security to workers, and b...

March 13, 2019

Bargaining to Resume at Well-Being Services (Auburn Seniors Village) - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee and the Employer will resume mediated bargaining on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 with the assistance of the Labour Relations Board. You can expect a report on the outcome of this mediated bargaining sometime on Wednesday, March 20, 2019.In the meantime, and in preparation for a potential work stoppage, you are asked to please retain copies of your pay stubs. In order to pro...

March 08, 2019

BCGEU celebrates International Women’s Day with solidarity and action - BCGEU

International Women's Day (IWD) is recognized every year on March 8. It's an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women and the extraordinary role women play in their families, workplaces, and communities across the globe. It's also an opportunity to acknowledge how much work remains to be done to achieve true gender equality and ensure all women everywhere are empowered to reach their ...

March 07, 2019

HSPBA Documents - BCGEU

Please find the attached documents for your information including the Comprehensive Report on the HSPBA tentative settlement previously provided on December 20, 2018 and the Proposed Terms of Settlement.Ordinarily, the Proposed Terms of Settlement or a similar document with all text changes to the collective agreement is provided to members before ratification takes place. We sincerely apologiz...

March 07, 2019

Broadmead Care Society Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

Further to our call for nominations for Bargaining Committee members, we are pleased to inform you that the following members have been acclaimed:  Susanne Francoeur, Chairperson Cindy Ingram, James Whitehouse, and Don Hambley, Committee members.   We will be meeting as a committee in the coming weeks to develop bargaining proposals, and it is critical that we hear from you about your priorit...

March 07, 2019

Well-Being Services (Auburn Seniors Village) Tentative Collective Agreement R...

As a result of a ratification vote of the membership held March 6, 2019, the tentative collective agreement has been rejected. Your Bargaining Committee will be in touch in the near future to report on next steps. In solidarity,    Karen Henke, Bargaining Committee MemberRaymond Matte, Bargaining Committee MemberRyan Stewart, Staff Representative - NegotiationsDownload PDF of notice here UWU/M...

March 06, 2019

Salvation Army - Southview Heights & Terrace Bargaining Questionnaire - Input...

The Bargaining Committee will soon be preparing to negotiate renewal of the Collective Agreement with the Employer and is asking for members' input. The bargaining questionnaire provides members the opportunity to identify any issues or concerns with, or desired improvements to, the Collective Agreement. Members' input will inform and assist the Bargaining Committee in setting bargaining priori...

March 06, 2019

CORRECTION Casual Employee Benefits

Correction to Feb 25, 2019 FYI Notice Did you know that as a casual you may be eligible for benefits? According to Article 29.9: "Upon completion of 180 hours of work, casual employees shall be given the option to enrol in the following plans:Article 25.1 - BC Medical PlanArticle 25.2 - Dental PlanArticle 25.3 - Extended Health Plan An employee who makes an election under this provision must en...

March 05, 2019

Valleyhaven Retirement Community Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Bargaining with your employer commenced on February 26th and March 4th with a full discussion on all the non-monetary proposals. A number of language changes have been agreed and the parties continue to work on some other areas, including: scheduling, hours of work, anti-bullying and the right to have a steward present at meetings with management. These are all important language issues that ne...

March 01, 2019

2019 National Union scholarships - BCGEU

Click here for information about the BCGEU scholarship program. The BCGEU is a component of the 390,000-member National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE). Our national union offers its own scholarships of $1,500 each that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for workers. Applicants must be: the children or grandchildren, or the foster children or the foster grandchildren, of me...

February 28, 2019

Well Being Services (Auburn Seniors Residence) - Tentative Agreement Ratifica...

The bargaining committee is pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached with the Employer. The bargaining committee is conducting drop-in ratification meetings and vote on Wednesday, March 6, 2019: 2:00pm to 2:55pm for members starting work at 3:00pm, and 3:05pm to 4:00pm for members finishing their shift at 3:00pm. Copies of the tentative agreement will be provided at the m...

February 28, 2019

BCGEU Demands Action to Improve Officer and Community Safety

The BCGEU is asking the B.C. Government to step in and take action to improve conditions in BC's adult correctional facilities. A report released this week by the Office of the Auditor General found that the Adult Custody Division of BC Corrections has failed to implement five of eight recommendations intended to improve the safety and effectiveness of BC's prisons. "BC Corrections has had four...

February 26, 2019

Reminder – LifeLabs Steward Teleconference - BCGEU

This is a reminder of the Shop Stewards ONLY Teleconference (Conference Call).  LifeLabs Stewards TeleconferenceTuesday, March 5, 20196:30pm – 7:30 pm Stewards please call in to: 1 (866) 562-0090 - Toll Free, Conference ID: 61916Please print and post at your worksites.In solidarity,Trish Dossett Labour Management Chair for the Union Chad BlackeyBCGEU Staff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice ...