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

December 14, 2018

Component 4 Executive Election - BCGEU

On December 13, 2018, Component 4 representatives from across the province met and elected a new executive. The results of the election are as follows: Vice President – Mahen Ramdharry (403)1st Vice Chairpeson – Cina Opel (402)2nd Vice Chairperson – Richard Ziemianski (401)3rd Vice Chairperson – Joel Blanco (401)Treasurer – Ping Qiu (403)Recording Secretary – Marilyn McLean (404) Members-at-Lar...

December 12, 2018

BCGEU welcomes the provincial government's Rental Housing Task Force report a...

In July 2018 the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) made a submission to the provincial government's Rental Housing Task Force recommending measures to expand and better protect the supply of rental housing in the province. Today, the Task Force released its report and 23 policy recommendations that will help to improve life for tenants in B.C. The BCGEU's submission focused on ...

December 12, 2018

Local 407 Members at Lake Country Lodge Re: Worksite Stewards – Call for Nomi...

Please be advised the following positions are vacant at Lake Country Lodge: Steward (3 positions) Alternate (2 positions) Attached is the nomination form and an information sheet on the duties of stewards. The deadline for nominations is Friday, January 11, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact the BCGEU Okanagan Area Office: 1064 Borden AveKelowna, BCPh: 250-763-6405 / 1-800-667-1132...

December 12, 2018

Local 404 Members at Well Being Services White Rock Seniors Village Ltd - Col...

The ratification ballot has been counted and your Bargaining Committee is pleased to report that the membership have voted 95.4% in favour of the new agreement. The Bargaining Committee would like to thank you for your participation and strong support during this important process. Please contact any member of the Bargaining Committee with any further questions or comments. In Solidarity, Your ...

December 12, 2018

Casino workers negotiate new contracts - BCGEU

(Burnaby/New Westminster) Over 1,200 members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Gateway's Grand Villa Casino in Burnaby and Starlight Casino in New Westminster voted to accept new collective agreements putting them among the highest paid casino workers in the province. "These workers stuck together to set the industry standard," said BCGEU Treasurer Paul Finch....

December 11, 2018

BCGEU presents member’s recommendations to the National Inquiry into missing ...

Tomorrow, I will proudly represent the 77,000 members of the BCGEU at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous women and girls. We are the only union in Canada to have legal standing at the Inquiry and I'll be sharing your recommendations directly with the commissioners. My journey here to Ottawa began on the convention floor in 2014 when a resolution was passed to call for a n...

December 10, 2018

BCGEU commends report calling for overhaul of system to support children with...

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) commends the report Alone and Afraid: Lessons learned from the ordeal of a child with special needs and his family released by the Representative for Children and Youth (RCY) today, and their 11 recommendations to overhaul British Columbia's system of services to support children with complex needs. The report details the difficult and he...

December 07, 2018

Local 404 Members at Auburn Seniors Village - News on Bargaining - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee once again resumed collective agreement negotiations with your employer on December 4th. We were hoping your employer would be ready to respond to our comprehensive monetary proposals that had been sent to them some time ago. Unfortunately they were not ready, but claim they will be when bargaining resumes on December 17th.  In the meantime, please be assured that your...

December 06, 2018

Members need your help on the picket line  - BCGEU

As you may know fellow BCGEU members working at Comox Valley Seniors Village or Casa Loma are currently on strike in Courtenay. Today I received reports that our members' safety has been threatened on the picket line and we are quickly mobilizing to provide additional support to ensure their continued safety.Can you help?Picket captains will review safety protocols with all members on the picke...

December 06, 2018

Taking Action For Your Safety On The Picket Line - BCGEU

Dear Comox Valley Seniors Village including Casa Loma members,  Today I received reports that members working at Comox Valley Seniors Village or Casa Loma were threatened on the picket line. I want you to know that your safety is of paramount importance to your union as you fight for fairness in the workplace. In order to ensure your safety, I am now working closely with the director of negotia...

December 06, 2018

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE KELOWNA AREA OFFICE - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE KELOWNA AREA OFFICE INTERNAL POSTINGDecember 6, 2018   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a staff representative to work in the Kelowna Area office, effective date to be determined.  DUTIES: Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their union by attending membership meetings; assisting in union elections, preparin...

December 06, 2018

ADMINISTRATIVE REPRESENTATIVE 2 FINANCE DEPARTMENT - BCGEU

ADMINISTRATIVE REPRESENTATIVE 2 FINANCE DEPARTMENT INTERNAL POSTINGDecember 6, 2018   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires an Administrative Representative in the Finance Department, effective date is to be determined. The position reports directly to the Financial Controller.  DUTIES:  Preparation of monthly financial statements; preparation of year end audit working paper...

December 06, 2018

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE INTERNAL POSTINGDecember 6, 2018 The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a staff representative to work in the Lower Mainland Area office, effective date to be determined. DUTIES: Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their union by attending membership meetings; assisting in union election...

December 06, 2018

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE INTERNAL POSTINGDecember 6, 2018   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Lower Mainland Area office for 3 months or to return of incumbent, effective date to be determined.  DUTIES: Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their unio...

December 06, 2018

Review suggests no reason to discipline guards in death of prisoner, union sa...

The vice-president of the union that represents B.C. prison guards says his members followed policy the day an inmate died in the back of a corrections van. Dean Purdy of the B.C. Government and Service Employees Union said in a memo to his members that a government review has already determined that "no discipline is required" in the death of Alex Joseph.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

December 05, 2018

BCGEU applauds bold, inclusive plan for emissions reduction and clean growth ...

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) applauds the B.C. government's release today of CleanBC which outlines plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent compared to 2007 levels by 2030. Through a sector-by-sector approach focusing on transportation, buildings and industry, government seeks to work collaboratively with stakeholders to foster economic growth and cre...

December 04, 2018

Well Being Services White Rock Seniors Village Ltd - Ratification Vote on Ten...

Your Bargaining Committee has reached a tentative agreement with your employer and it is time for you to vote on the changes. Ratification Vote Date: Tuesday, December 11th, 2018Time: 10:00 am thru 4:00 pmPlace: White Rock Seniors' Village (Conference Room) A complete copy of the renewal agreement will be available at the ratification vote. Members of the Bargaining Committee will also be avail...

December 03, 2018

Tentative Agreement Reached For BCGEU Members Covered By Health Facilities Ag...

Safe work, stable and secure workplaces. These are some of the features of the tentative agreement the Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) has reached with health employers. The agreement, if ratified, will also restore contracting out protections and focus resources on making health care workplaces safer. The agreement was reached over the weekend with the Health Employers Association of B...

November 30, 2018

White Rock Seniors Village - Tentative Agreement Reached - BCGEU

We are pleased to announce that your strong strike mandate gave your bargaining committee the leverage to conclude a tentative agreement on November 29th. The bargaining committee unanimously supports the agreement and looks forward to explaining the settlement to you. A ratification meeting is being planned in the coming weeks (before Christmas), and we will confirm the meeting date and time w...

November 29, 2018

Stand with postal workers this Saturday in support of labour rights - BCGEU

The protected rights of all unionized workers in Canada are being challenged right now in the Canadian Union of Postal Workers' (CUPW) current struggle to achieve a collective agreement. Canada Post workers have taken action over health and safety issues, exhaustive and unsustainable workload issues, and inequities between urban and rural mail carriers.  Entering their second month of rotating ...

November 29, 2018

Local 404 Members at Well Being Seniors' Services Ltd. (RHSV) - TENTATIVE REN...

Your bargaining committee met with the Employer again on November 28th for a second day of mediation. We are pleased to advise that, with the assistance of the Mediator, a tentative agreement has been reached. The agreement meets members' highest priorities, including a pension plan and wage increases. A ratification vote will be held at the worksite on January 9, 2019. A bulletin with full det...

November 29, 2018

The BCGEU congratulates Cronk and Skidmore on election to lead BC Fed - BCGEU

VANCOUVER – The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) congratulates Laird Cronk and Sussanne Skidmore on their election today as the new president and secretary-treasurer of the BC Federation of Labour (BC Fed) at the federation's 58th convention. Cronk and Skidmore bring extensive experience from both the private and public sectors of the labour movement to their roles. And as a...

November 28, 2018

BCGEU offers multi-million dollar loan to CUPW - BCGEU

The leadership of the BCGEU has approved a $3-million interest-free loan for the Canadian Union of Postal Workers to call on if needed to support their ongoing struggle to achieve a collective agreement. Thousands of postal workers were ordered back to work earlier this week following more than a month of rotating strikes. "We condemn the unconstitutionality of the federal government's back to ...

November 26, 2018

Collective Agreement Ratification Results for Creekside Landing Ltd. - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that members have voted in favour of ratifying the new collective agreement. Please join us in thanking your hardworking, dedicated bargaining committee. In solidarity,Sheree Dodds, Bargaining committee chairShane Stoddart, Bargaining committee memberTamara Nicholls, Bargaining committee memberCathy Seagris, BCGEU staff representative Download PD...

November 26, 2018

Update on Bargaining for Elim Christian Care Society - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee met with the Employer for six days on October 16th and 17th and November 15th, 16th, 19th and 20th. Good progress was made on the non-monetary proposals with only one or two still outstanding. The Union provided the Employer with our monetary package in October to allow time for the Employer to cost our package and respond when we met on November 15th. Our proposals we...