Info on Covid-19, click for more information

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...

July 02, 2020

COVID-19 stress - Care to Speak program - BCGEU

Since COVID-19 hit, healthcare workers like you have been under incredible pressure -- and you have likely been significantly impacted by feelings of stress and anxiety about the pandemic.Sometimes it's hard to know where to turn, so we wanted to let you know about a new program called Care to Speak designed to support the mental well-being of healthcare workers impacted by the personal and pro...

June 30, 2020

Good Samaritan Mountainview Village- Bargaining update - BCGEU

Bargaining dates have been tentatively set for July and August. We will provide the exact dates as soon as we receive such from the Employer. The terms of the current agreement will remain in place beyond the expiration date until a new agreement can be achieved. Dues will not be deducted until a new collective agreement has been reached and in place. An additional call for bargaining committee...

June 29, 2020

Did you miss the town hall with Minister Dix? You can listen here - BCGEU

Did you miss the town hall with Minister Dix? You can listen here On June 10, the BCGEU hosted a telephone town hall with Adrian Dix, B.C.'s Minister of Health. Throughout the town hall, Minister Dix fielded a variety of questions from Component 4 members as they spoke about their COVID-19-related experiences and voiced their concerns. If you missed the event, you can listen to it here. We woul...

June 26, 2020

Staff Representative (Temporary) Lower Mainland Area Office - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTINGJune 26, 2020     The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Lower Mainland Area office for up to 7 months or to return of incumbent, effective date to be determined.   DUTIES:   · Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of ...

June 24, 2020

COVID-19 Safety Plans: What BCGEU members need to know - BCGEU

COVID-19 Safety Plans: What BCGEU members need to knowAs you are aware, the B.C. government has announced timelines for services and businesses to re-open during the COVID-19 pandemic.Whether your workplace is re-opening now, or has been open throughout the pandemic, your employer – like all employers in B.C. – is required to develop a COVID-19 Safety Plan that meets government and WorkSafeBC r...

June 23, 2020

Well-Being Services (NSV) Ltd. (Nanaimo Seniors Village) Bargaining Update #8...

Your bargaining committee regrets to report that since our last update to you in late-May, the parties have made no meaningful progress. You may recall that we had concluded negotiations on all non-monetary proposals and held initial discussions on monetary proposals. Since then, your Employer has been unable or unwilling to meaningfully continue monetary negotiations. Bargaining sessions sched...

June 19, 2020

Sienna-Baltic (Cascades) - Call for Nominations - BCGEU

This is to provide all members notice that in preparation for upcoming negotiations with your employer and the renewing of your collective agreement, nominations are now open for three (3) bargaining committee members. If you would like to serve on the committee or you know a member that you think would be a good person to represent you and your co-workers, please fill out the nomination form p...

June 17, 2020

Who is included in the pandemic pay program – COVID-19 update, June 17 - BCGEU

On May 7, 2020 the federal government announced it was working with the provinces on a cost-shared, temporary "pandemic pay" program to top up the wages of select essential frontline workers. Through this program more than 250,000 frontline workers will receive a lump-sum payment of about $4 per hour for a 16-week period, starting on March 15, 2020 and ending July 5, 2020. To be eligible, emplo...

June 16, 2020

Petition for forensic pay - BCGEU

Thank you to everyone who signed the petition for forensic pay and came last week to support one another as we delivered the petition to management. It's great to see how our members are uniting! You work diligently on the frontlines of a challenging work environment and should be compensated with forensic pay, just as our counterparts the nurses do. In fact, our role in implementing relational...