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 scholarship winners announced - BCGEU

Congratulations to the 2019 BCGEU Scholarship Winners. The BCGEU is pleased to support our 2019 scholarship recipients in their continuing education. (Winners will receive a letter in the mail with instructions on how to claim their scholarship). 2019 Scholarship Winners List This year, applicants were asked to write an essay on one of three topics: How can unions lead the way on climate chang...

REGISTER NOW FOR 2020 CLC WINTER SCHOOL - BCGEU

Course listings and registration for the Canadian Labour Congress Winter School (January 12 to February 14, 2020) at Harrison Hot Springs is now available. Active union members are encouraged to apply online. Applications will be forwarded to your Component executive to make their selections on who will attend the school. Not all courses are pre-approved by your Component. For example, courses ...

October 17, 2019

Local 401 Members at Broadmead Care Society - Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Since our last update, your bargaining committee has met with Broadmead representatives on July 22 and 23, August 26, 27 and 28, and October 15 and 16. During this time, the parties have been discussing non-monetary proposals from each side. As noted earlier, the BCGEU has tabled a modest set of language proposals, whereas the Employer has presented the BCGEU with an extensive package, with a v...

October 17, 2019

Local 404 Members at Guildford Seniors Village - Bargaining Committee Electio...

The union has conducted an election for the position of bargaining committee chairperson and the successful candidate is Milagro Huezo. The committee is now comprised as follows: Milagro Huezo (Bargaining committee chairperson) Avtar Bharaj Ana Canessa The committee will be working over the coming weeks to solicit feedback from the membership regarding your priorities, develop bargaining prop...

October 11, 2019

Local 403 Members at Forensic Psychiatric Hospital - Member Engagement Worksi...

When:      Friday, October 18, 2019                 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.                 At the BCGEU RV in the parking lot The purpose of the worksite visits are to meet members in the worksite; show our appreciation of all of your hard work; hear your stories; and retrieve updated member information.  Workers are invited to come for a hot dog either before or after their shifts, or on their br...

October 11, 2019

Hawthorne Lodge - member engagement worksite meeting - BCGEU

When: Thursday, October 17, 2019            11:00 am – 4:00pm            At the BCGEU RV in the parking lot    Re: Member Engagement Worksite Meeting The purpose of the worksite visits are to meet members in the worksite; show our appreciation of all of your hard work; hear your stories; and retrieve updated member information. Workers are invited to come for a hot dog either before or after th...

October 11, 2019

Records Manager - administrative representative (temporary) - BCGEU

RECORDS MANAGER ADMINISTRATIVE REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) INTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTING October 11, 2019 The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary administrative representative to work in the File Registry Department section of the Administration Department. Term of the assignment is up to 16 months or to return of incumbent. Effective date to be the week of November 11,...

October 11, 2019

Members at Westminster House - HRC Care Society - Tentative Agreement Ratifie...

I am pleased to advise you that the members at Westminster House HRC Care Society voted to ratify the renewal collective agreement with a vote of 74 per cent in favour of acceptance.  The next steps are for a draft collective agreement to be produced and proofed by the bargaining committee, union and the employer. Once the parties agree that the draft is accurate, the employer will process your...

October 10, 2019

J.S.T. Holdings Ltd. - collective agreement ratification vote - BCGEU

A tentative agreement has been reached between J.S.T. Holdings Ltd. and the BCGEU. A complete package with all details will be prepared for the ratification meeting. The tentative collective agreement is for a 3-year term and includes some language and housekeeping changes as well as financial gains. The agreement includes wage increases: 1.5 percent, 1.5 percent, and two percent  Further infor...

October 10, 2019

Interim Election Results for Local 405 Executive - BCGEU

The following local 405 executive positions have been acclaimed: Chairperson: Clare Audet Treasurer: Vacant   1st Vice Chairperson: Cathy Suttill Recording Secretary: Michelle Critchley   2nd Vice Chairperson: Joan Reiswig 4 Members-at-Large: Rick Bowen Celine LaChapelle 2 Vacant          1 Member-at-Large: Young Worker:     Jaime Wotherspoon   Please see attached ...

October 09, 2019

BC Federation of Labour calls for boycott on four Vancouver hotels in support...

On Tuesday, B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) president Stephanie Smith announced a $3-million interest-free loan to support striking hotel workers Read the full article here UWU/MoveUP

October 08, 2019

BCGEU supports historic UNITE HERE Local 40 strike with $3 million loan - BCGEU

VANCOUVER-Today Stephanie Smith, president of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU), and a group of BCGEU members, joined UNITE HERE Local 40 members on the picket line at the Westin Bayshore to announce that the BCGEU-one of BC's largest and fastest growing unions-is supporting the strike with a $3 million interest-free loan.In September more than 1,200 UNITE HERE Local 40 m...

October 07, 2019

Local 401 Members at at Well Being Services (WOV) Ltd. (Wellesley of Victoria...

Bargaining Committee Election Results Balloting is now completed and the following members have been elected to represent you in bargaining your collective agreement: Lorne Cragg – Bargaining committee chair Kelly Hurst – Bargaining committee member Tom Palmer – Bargaining committee member  Congratulations to the successful candidates and a special thank you to all nominees for agreeing to...

October 07, 2019

Ferry workers of Francois Lake, Arrow Lake and Adams Lake invited back to neg...

On Tuesday, October 8, members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working on the Francois Lake, Arrow Lake and Adams Lake ferries will resume bargaining with the ferries' operators-WaterBridge Ferries and Waterbridge Equipment. The entity that owns both WaterBridge Ferries and Waterbridge Equipment has invited the union back to the bargaining table to present a proposal o...

October 07, 2019

BCGEU announces financial support for UNITE HERE Local 40 members’ historic s...

  VANCOUVER-In September UNITE HERE Local 40 members initiated their first strike at downtown Vancouver hotels in 20 years as part of their ongoing fight with their employers-the Hyatt, the Westin Bayshore, the Rosewood Hotel Georgia, and the Pinnacle-for collective agreements that would provide safety, stability and fair compensation. Since the beginning of the strike UNITE HERE Local 40's pic...

October 04, 2019

Members at Salvation Army – Harbour Light Detox - Steward Election Results – ...

The ballots have been tallied and the two additional stewards joining your current stewards Monty Qureshi and Billy Smith are: Ken Yu and Christina Petrina Welcome to the new stewards. Thank you to all of the nominees. If there are any questions, please contact the area office.  In solidarity Carrie CameleStaff representative Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

October 04, 2019

Local 410/11 members - nomination for member at Large - BCGEU

Interest for the vacant position of Member at Large, of the Local 410/11 Executive has been received, therefore nominations for this position are now open. Local 410/11 Member at Large Nomination forms are attached and may be copied. The term is until 2020. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each Local Executive position is available from your area office. The deadline for ...

October 03, 2019

Ferry workers support Kootenay Lake community rally to save inland ferry serv...

October 3, 2019 BCGEU members working on the Kootenay Lake ferry will support a community rally to raise awareness for the unsustainability of the inland ferry service. The "Unity Sailing & Rally" will take place on Friday, October 4 at 3 p.m. at the Kootenay Bay ferry landing. The organizers' goal, according to a media release posted on Facebook, is to "take a stand for a safe, reliable, s...

October 02, 2019

Health Science Professionals Sector Council Election Update - BCGEU

Nominations have now closed for the Health Science Professionals Sector Council. The following have been acclaimed (no election necessary as only one person was nominated) from their local to the Sectoral Council: 401 – Jodie Allen-Newman 402 – David Dixon 405 – Danniel Dickson 407 – Lance Valcourt 408 – Kerri Wall 409 – Carol Leung 411 – Seyoum Gebeyehu The first meeting of the Council will ...

October 02, 2019

Well Being Services (RCC) Ltd. - Renfrew Care Centre BC Target Benefit Pensio...

As you are aware, your bargaining committee was successful in negotiating participation in the BC Target Benefit Plan for eligible members at Renfrew Care Centre in the most recent round of bargaining. This week, the Union is mailing out information and enrolment packages to members eligible to join the Plan. Eligible employees include all regulars and any casuals who have been employees at Ren...

October 01, 2019

Component 1 members grieve the loss of longtime friend, fellow officer and un...

It is with deep sadness that I inform you of the sudden loss of one of our members and good friends, CJ Conroy, to cancer this week. CJ was a long-time workplace union activist. He served the membership at the Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre (VIRCC) as a shop steward for 20 years and as the first vice-chairperson of Local 101 for 15 years. CJ was dedicated to supporting, represen...