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

October 19, 2017

Shift work survey - BCGEU

Are you concerned about the impact shift work may be having on you? Your Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) along with the Health Employers' Association of BC (HEABC) are working together to review the risk factors faced by shift workers. Unions and employers alike have discussed concerns about the impact of shift work on sleep, health, social and family relationships, and injury rates. As...

October 18, 2017

Well Being Services (GSV) Ltd. strike vote results - BCGEU

To: All Members at Well Being Services (GSV) Ltd. (Guildford Seniors Village) STRIKE VOTE RESULTS Ballots were counted for the strike vote and members provided the Bargaining Committee with a very strong mandate with 98% of you voting in favour of strike. We have advised the Employer of the result of the vote, and will continue to update members as information becomes available. There are a num...

October 18, 2017

October 18 is Health Care Assistant Day - BCGEU

October 18 is Health Care Assistant Day On Health Care Assistant Day, we celebrate B.C.'s 38,000 Health Care Assistants, and the thousands of members in our union's Health Services (Component 4) and Community Health Services (Component 8) sectors who provide the valuable, frontline services to seniors and people with chronic illnesses. The term Health Care Assistant includes many different job ...

October 16, 2017

Local 403 General and Executive Meeting - BCGEU

COMPONENT: 4 - Health Services LOCAL: 403 DATE: Monday, November 6, 2017 TIME: 5:00 pm – Executive 6:30 pm – General PLACE: BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office – Musqueam Room Suite 130 – 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver (Kitty-corner to Renfrew SkyTrain Station)   AGENDA   § Salvation Army Strike update § Shop Steward Elections § Staffing shortages in your worksite? We want to hear from yo...

October 13, 2017

The Royale Peninsula Retirement Residence - TENTATIVE AGREEMENT RATIFIED - BCGEU

I am pleased to advise you that the tentative renewal collective agreement has been ratified by the members at Peninsula Retirement Residence with 100% of the members voting to accept the deal. I would like to take this opportunity to thank your bargaining committee for all of their hard work and determination to bring back the best renewal agreement possible for your consideration. Once the ne...

October 12, 2017

The BC Health Coalition 2017 Conference - BCGEU

The BC Health Coalition 2017 Conference is this year's regional gathering which will bring together many organizations and individuals throughout the province working toward strong public health care in B.C. The 2017 Conference will take place in Vancouver, BC (Coast Salish Territories) and on October 27th and 28th, 2017. What:  The conference is an opportunity to connect with organizers, res...

October 12, 2017

Tentative Agreement Reached for The Salvation Army Harbour Light ARC - BCGEU

The parties met at the BC Labour Relations Board again today, and we have a tentative agreement to present to you to vote on. Ratification meetings are scheduled for this Friday, October 13, 2017. Voting will start on this date and members can vote from Friday to Tuesday, October 17, 2017.  Voting Schedule – Friday, October 13 to Tuesday, October 17 Friday, October 13, 2017 at The Anchor of Hop...

October 06, 2017

NEW Rotations for Health Care Workers - Amended - BCGEU

As you are aware, the Employer is implementing NEW Rotations for Forensic Psychiatric Hospital. The Union met with the affected members to review the Employer's proposed rotations. The members advised the Union that they were not in favour of the proposed rotations! As such, the Union has been meeting with the Employer regularly to discuss and review several NEW Rotation options. The Employer ...

October 05, 2017

Health care assistants experience highest number of workplace injuries in B.C...

When most people think of dangerous jobs in B.C., it's probably a safe bet that a health care assistant isn't on their radar. According to workplace statistics, it should be. The women and men working as frontline caregivers in residential care homes and hospitals have a workplace injury rate of 8.7 per 100 workers - four times the B.C. average of 2.1 for all workers.   Read more...