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

May 25, 2018

BCGEU applauds provincial investment in 1,500 new housing units for women fle...

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) applauds today's announcement by the provincial government that it will build 1,500 new supportive housing units throughout the province for women and children fleeing violence. Over the next 10 years, government will invest $734 million to build this much-needed housing which includes transition houses, safe homes, second-stage and long-te...

May 24, 2018

Bargaining Update - Well-Being Services (Comox Valley Seniors Village) - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee has reconvened bargaining with the Employer. Progress was made on several fronts as we have now fully engaged in all monetary issues. We will recommence bargaining on Monday, May 28, 2018. Your bargaining committee will keep members posted as these negotiations develop further. In the meantime, the current collective agreement remains in full force and effect.  In soli...

May 23, 2018

Local 401 Members at Cerwydden Care Home - Shop Steward By-election Results -...

Further to our call for nominations and election for the vacant Shop Steward position at Cerwydden Care Home, we are pleased to inform you that Laurie Johnson has been elected to the position. Accordingly, the following members have been appointed by the Union as Shop Stewards: • Leaha Moffat • Leiloni Morgan • Laurie Johnson   In solidarity   Jenny Ewing, BCGEU Staff Representative   Download ...

May 18, 2018

BCGEU Headquarters Office - Internal Posting - BCGEU

  BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICEINTERNAL POSTINGMay 18, 2018     POSITION: SENIOR ADMINISTRATION CLERK – MEMBERSHIP RECORDS GRADE: LEVEL 4 - MoveUP AGREEMENT The BCGEU requires a senior administration clerk to work in the Membership Records Department. DUTIES: Will be required to perform a variety of duties including input of new applications; production of cards; change/update member, steward and ...

May 17, 2018

Local 402 Well-Being (CVSV) - Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee has been engaged in negotiations with Employer representatives this week and can report that your Committee has presented proposals based upon membership input. Your Committee has worked diligently and has made progress on several issues, mostly of a housekeeping nature to this point. Monetary issues are still being discussed. The Employer has asked for more time to re...

May 17, 2018

Coquitlam casino still behind pickets - BCGEU

After five days of job action, a labour dispute at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver in Coquitlam does not appear to be ending anytime soon. Great Canadian Gaming Corp. said in a statement Monday that it has been granted an order by the B.C. Labour Relations Board prohibiting striking workers from blocking entry to the property.    Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 17, 2018

GATEWAY CASINOS NEGOTIATIONS REACH AN IMPASSE - BCGEU

Talks between Gateway Casinos and members of the BC Government and Service Employees Union have broken off. On Tuesday morning, over a hundred employees of Gateway Casinos from Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, and Kamloops rallied in Kelowna to push for higher wages.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 17, 2018

CASINO WORKERS RALLY IN KELOWNA - BCGEU

Employees of Gateway Casinos from Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, and Kamloops gathered in Kelowna Tuesday morning to push for higher wages. Negotiations between the company and the bargaining committee began back in January, but stopped abruptly in March, prompting Tuesday’s demonstration.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 17, 2018

Casino workers nearing strike? - BCGEU

A vocal group of employees from four of the Okanagan's largest casinos rallied in Kelowna this morning as their union headed back to the bargaining table. Approximately 1,400 employees of Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Limited (which operates Playtime Casino in Kelowna, Lake City Casino in Vernon, and Cascades Casinos in Penticton and Kamloops) are pressuring the company to pay them a living...

May 17, 2018

Casino workers press for wage hike - BCGEU

Gateway Casino workers will be rallying Tuesday for higher wages. Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union working at Gateway Casinos and Entertainment in Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon and Kamloops are calling on their employer to improve wages, benefits and working conditions as contract negotiations resume Tuesday.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 16, 2018

Local 412 Members at Bulkley Valley Lodge - Steward Elections - BCGEU

Please be advised that Component 4 – Health Services, is holding Steward Elections for members. A Nomination Form is attached.  Nominations will be open from Tuesday May 15th, 2018 to May 25th, 2018 at midnight. Fax your nomination form to the Terrace Area Office at 1.800.946.0259, or drop it off at the BCGEU Northwest area office located at 102-4710 Lazelle Ave, Terrace BC or email it to area1...

May 16, 2018

Local 401 Members at Alexander Mackie (West Comm Srs Low Cost Housing) - Rati...

This is to advise that the ballots have now been counted and the tentative agreement has been rejected with 89% of the votes rejecting the tentative agreement and 11% of the votes accepting.   The committee hopes to meet the employer as soon as possible. Your committee will be in touch with any updates.   In solidarity Your Bargaining Committee   Debra GrovesLeah CavanaughMichelle StewartKim Sh...

May 15, 2018

All Local 403 Members at Forensic Psychiatric Hospital- BCGEU Worksite Visit ...

In response to the recent serious assault on workers at Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, the BCGEU will be conducting a worksite visit on Thursday, May 17th. Come see us at the BCGEU Tent, which will be set up in the southend of the hospital parking lot. If you are a worker who has questions about your Safety, Occupational Health and Safety regulations, collective agreement rights, or other issue...

May 15, 2018

Remember Your Right To Refuse Unsafe Work - BCGEU

The BCGEU OHS department would like to remind our members of their right to refuse unsafe work. Right to Refuse Unsafe Work  All workers in our province are entitled to exercise their four basic rights when it comes to Occupational Health and Safety in the workplace. BCGEU members all need to be aware of their rights when performing the tasks and duties of their occupation. Knowing these rights...

May 14, 2018

Gateway casino workers to rally for industry-standard wages as they resume ne...

KELOWNA, B.C., May 14, 2018 – Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Gateway Casinos & Entertainment (Gateway) in Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon, and Kamloops will hold a rally and deliver a petition to their employer calling for improved wages, benefits and working conditions as contract negotiations resume tomorrow.  Contract negotiations broke off on Mar...

May 14, 2018

Local 412 Members at Seven Sisters - Steward Elections - BCGEU

Please be advised that Component 4 – Health Services, is holding Steward Elections for members. A Nomination Form is attached.  Nominations will be open from Friday May 11th, 2018 to May 25th, 2018 at midnight. Fax your nomination form to the Terrace Area Office at 1.800.946.0259, or drop it off at the BCGEU Northwest area office located at 102-4710 Lazelle Ave, Terrace BC or email it to area12...

May 14, 2018

Local 412 Members at Terrace Public Health - Steward Elections - BCGEU

Please be advised that Component 4 – Health Services, is holding Steward Elections for members. A Nomination Form is attached.  Nominations will be open from Friday May 11th, 2018 to May 25th, 2018 at midnight. Fax your nomination form to the Terrace Area Office at 1.800.946.0259, or drop it off at the BCGEU Northwest area office located at 102-4710 Lazelle Ave, Terrace BC or email it to area12...

May 14, 2018

Local 412 Members at Smithers Public Health and Smithers Mental Health - Ste...

Please be advised that Component 4 – Health Services, is holding Steward Elections for members. A Nomination Form is attached.  Nominations will be open from Friday May 11th, 2018 to May 25th, 2018 at midnight. Fax your nomination form to the Terrace Area Office at 1.800.946.0259, or drop it off at the BCGEU Northwest area office located at 102-4710 Lazelle Ave, Terrace BC or email it to area12...

May 14, 2018

Local 412 Members at Queen Charlotte Medical Clinic - Steward Electoins - BCGEU

Please be advised that Component 4 – Health Services, is holding Steward Elections for members. A Nomination Form is attached.  Nominations will be open from Friday May 11th, 2018 to May 25th, 2018 at midnight. Fax your nomination form to the Terrace Area Office at 1.800.946.0259, or drop it off at the BCGEU Northwest area office located at 102-4710 Lazelle Ave, Terrace BC or email it to area12...

May 14, 2018

Local 412 Members at Queen Charlotte Mental Health - Steward Elections - BCGEU

Please be advised that Component 4 – Health Services, is holding Steward Elections for members. A Nomination Form is attached.  Nominations will be open from Friday May 11th, 2018 to May 25th, 2018 at midnight. Fax your nomination form to the Terrace Area Office at 1.800.946.0259, or drop it off at the BCGEU Northwest area office located at 102-4710 Lazelle Ave, Terrace BC or email it to area12...

May 14, 2018

Local 412 Members at Masset General Hospital - Steward Elections - BCGEU

Please be advised that Component 4 – Health Services, is holding Steward Elections for members. A Nomination Form is attached.  Nominations will be open from Friday May 11th, 2018 to May 25th, 2018 at midnight. Fax your nomination form to the Terrace Area Office at 1.800.946.0259, or drop it off at the BCGEU Northwest area office located at 102-4710 Lazelle Ave, Terrace BC or email it to area12...

May 14, 2018

Local 412 Members at Kitimat Public Health - BCGEU

Please be advised that Component 4 – Health Services, is holding Steward Elections for members. A Nomination Form is attached.  Nominations will be open from Friday May 11th, 2018 to May 25th, 2018 at midnight. Fax your nomination form to the Terrace Area Office at 1.800.946.0259, or drop it off at the BCGEU Northwest area office located at 102-4710 Lazelle Ave, Terrace BC or email it to area12...

May 11, 2018

Local 412 Members at Houston Health Center Stewards Elections - BCGEU

Please be advised that Component 4 – Health Services, is holding Steward Elections for members. A Nomination Form is attached.  Nominations will be open from Friday May 11th, 2018 to May 25th, 2018 at midnight. Fax your nomination form to the Terrace Area Office at 1.800.946.0259, or drop it off at the BCGEU Northwest area office located at 102-4710 Lazelle Ave, Terrace BC or email it to area12...

May 11, 2018

Local 412 Members at Burns Lake Mental Health - Steward Elections - BCGEU

Please be advised that Component 4 – Health Services, is holding Steward Elections for members. A Nomination Form is attached.  Nominations will be open from Friday May 11th, 2018 to May 25th, 2018 at midnight. Fax your nomination form to the Terrace Area Office at 1.800.946.0259, or drop it off at the BCGEU Northwest area office located at 102-4710 Lazelle Ave, Terrace BC or email it to area12...