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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

COVID-19: BCGEU office closure details - BCGEU

Since the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak in January, your union has been closely monitoring the situation and acting decisively based on the best available science and expert recommendations to keep members and staff healthy, safe, and informed while maintaining core services and supports for our 80,000+ members across the province during this critical time.Yesterday, I convened the firs...

May 04, 2021

Pre-Bargaining Bulletin #3: Nearly Prepared - Vantage Living Inc - BCGEU

Update  Your bargaining committee is nearly prepared for negotiations with the employer to renew the collective agreement. In its most recent meetings, your committee: completed its careful, clause by clause review of the entire collective agreement; reviewed all survey feedback on your bargaining priorities, including your responses to the mini-survey on extended health and welfare benefits; ...

May 04, 2021

All Local 405 Members - Local 405 Chairperson - BCGEU

Please be advised that: Clare Audet has retired and David Ho is new Local 405 Chairperson effective May 1, 2021.Congratulations David!  Email address for David Ho is [email protected]  In solidarity Mahen RamdharryVice President, Component 4Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

May 03, 2021

All BCGEU Members at LifeLabs working in Courier positions - Special Meeting ...

  Your Bargaining Committee has scheduled a Special Meeting for all LifeLabs Couriers:  Date:               Thursday, May 6th, 2021 Time:               7:00 pm  Where:            Remotely on Microsoft Teams  If you have a current home email address on file with the Union, you will receive an email invite with a link to join the meeting.  There will also be a call-in number if you prefer to j...

May 03, 2021

Remembering Component 1 member Bikramdeep Randhawa

On behalf of 80,000+ members across the province, the BCGEU offers our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and loved ones of Local 104 member Bikramdeep Randhawa as they grieve his sudden and senseless death on Saturday, May 1st. While the loss of any member under any circumstance is a tragedy, Bikramdeep's youth and the violent, and public nature of his death make this loss harder to b...

April 30, 2021

How the BC Budget affects you – BCGEU analysis

BC Budget Analysis 2021/22Moving in the right direction, but at the wrong speed. On April 20, the BC NDP delivered its first budget and fiscal plan since winning a new majority mandate in the October 2020 general election. More importantly, this was the government's first official budget since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020. Budget 2021 includes significant funds for em...

April 30, 2021

All BCGEU Members at Sun Village - Notice of Ratification Meeting and Vote fo...

We are pleased to present a tentative agreement that will include wage lifts on the date of ratification, Employer matched RRSPs, increase to the night-shift premium, and a lump sum signing bonus. We encourage you to vote “yes” and accept this new collective agreement! Ratification Document The ratification can be found here.  When you vote, you will be voting to accept all of the changes in th...

April 28, 2021

You get to keep your union at CVSV - BCGEU

You get to keep your union at CVSVThe group of Comox Valley Seniors Village (CVSV) employees who filed to decertify you from the BCGEU withdrew their application last week.This is good news because it means that you get to keep your union and the rights you have in your collective agreement. Now we can focus squarely on the work we need to do to make changes at your workplace and prepare for yo...

April 28, 2021

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) - WEST KOOTENAY AREA OFFICE - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) WEST KOOTENAY AREA OFFICE   INTERNAL POSTING April 28, 2021   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the West Kootenay Area Office, effective date to be determined. The term of the assignment is up to 3 months or return of incumbent.   DUTIES:   · Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-...

April 23, 2021

BCGEU Members at Cascades Care Community - Tentative Agreement Reached - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that we have reached a tentative agreement with your Employer for a renewal to your collective agreement.This round of bargaining was difficult, especially since bargaining took place online instead of in person, but your committee fought hard for the priorities you identified in the surveys. We’re looking forward to outlining the changes to the ...

April 23, 2021

Vantage Living Inc. - Mini-Survey on Extended Health and Welfare Benefits - B...

As part of its preparations, your bargaining committee is looking for your feedback on your priorities for extended health and welfare benefits. Information about your current extended health and welfare benefits can be found in your collective agreement  and your benefit plan booklet. Examples of different types of extended health and welfare benefits include the following, though this is not ...

April 22, 2021

All BCGEU Members at LifeLabs - Bargaining Bulletin #3 – Negotiations Get Und...

On April 14th – 16th, your Bargaining Committee met with the employer for the first time to commence negotiations for a renewal agreement.  We tabled a hefty package, including proposals on almost every article and centred on all the input we've received from the surveys, your individual suggestions and local issues we've been dealing with since the last time we were at the table. In our bargai...

April 22, 2021

The Provincial Spring 2021 - BCGEU

Check out the latest issue of The Provincial This issue has convention candidate statements, updates on the Fight for Essential Pay for BC Liquor Distribution Branch workers, COVID and Women a call for a just recovery, and a big win for the members in the Community Living Sector. UWU/MoveUP

April 22, 2021

Chartwell’s pandemic profiteering off seniors’ care demonstrates need to move...

The B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is appalled to learn that Chartwell Retirement Residences, where the union represents 125 members at two of its long-term care facilities in B.C., provided executive bonuses for "100% customer satisfaction during the pandemic" while at the same time rejecting a proposal to provide frontline workers a living wage despite their tireless e...

April 20, 2021

BCGEU applauds investments in sectors like childcare and seniors care; urges ...

Victoria, B.C. – The BCGEU is applauding Budget 2021's support for the critical public services needed to get B.C. through the pandemic. But the union representing tens of thousands of members direct government and throughout the province's broader public sector is highlighting that more needs to be done to support workers as we move towards recovery. "Our members' top priority for Budget 2021 ...

April 16, 2021

All BCGEU Members at Sun Village Retirement Residence - Tentative Agreement R...

I'm pleased to announce that your Union has reached a tentative agreement with Compass Canada to renew your collective agreement. Full details of the agreement and the ratification process will be announced very soon. The new collective agreement includes a signing bonus and wage increases as of date of ratification. We are recommending that you vote to accept this new collective agreement. A b...

April 16, 2021

Happening soon – Local meetings to elect convention delegates - BCGEU

Once every three years members from across the province elect their representatives to convention. They're called delegates. The next BCGEU convention will take place June 9-12, 2021. These delegates attend BCGEU convention and vote on important resolutions, and in the election of the President, Treasurer, and Executive Vice-Presidents. For more information on convention, check out the latest i...

April 15, 2021

Tentative Agreement Reached - Royale Peninsula - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce we have reached a tentative agreement to renew your collective agreement. Full details of the agreement will be released soon, along with details on the ratification vote process. Your committee worked hard over the past few months to reach an agreement, acknowledging that COVID-19 and wage-levelling from the Government of BC changes the bargaini...

April 15, 2021

Well-Being Services (Guildford Seniors Village) - Ratification Results - BCGEU

We are pleased to announce that the tentative agreement was ratified by 98% of the members who participated. This result was only possible because of the support and patience of the membership and the committee thanks you. Your union will be working with the employer to produce a finalized agreement for signatures. In Solidarity, Richard Tones,Staff Representative, BCGEU Negotiations Department...

April 15, 2021

Local 402 - New “Reasonable Expense” Claims for BCGEU HSPBA Members

We are happy to announce that we have come to an agreement regarding Vancouver Island Health Authority's Expense Policy for Health Science Professionals. These new changes will mean that your manager will have to consider whether or not expenses are approved on a case-by- case basis, and that expenses which are "reasonable" will be approved. Your collective agreement states the following regard...

April 13, 2021

National Medical Laboratory Week - BCGEU

National Medical Laboratory WeekThis week is National Medical Laboratory Week in Canada, a time to acknowledge and thank all medical laboratory professionals who serve on the front lines of our health care system for their critical role in delivering the vital services British Columbians rely on.As the fourth largest health care profession in Canada, our union is proud to represent hundreds of ...

April 13, 2021

B.C. liquor and cannabis workers rally for essential pay at Finance Minister’...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 13, 2021B.C. liquor and cannabis workers rally for essential pay at Finance Minister's offices  BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – After more than a year of serving the public safely and peacefully at publicly-owned liquor and cannabis stores and warehouses without financial acknowledgement of their pandemic working conditions, B.C. Government and Service Employees'...