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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...

January 13, 2021

COVID-19 Precautions - BCGEU

With 2020 in the rearview mirror, we share a renewed sense of hope that the COVID-19 pandemic will soon be behind us. Two vaccines are currently in use in Canada with another vaccine soon to be approved by Health Canada however, we are not out of the woods yet. With the number of positive cases, hospitalizations and deaths due to COVID-19 significantly higher than we saw in the spring of 2020, ...

January 12, 2021

All BCGEU Members at The Dorchester Retirement Residence - Ratification Resul...

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that members have voted in favour of ratifying the new collective agreement. The BCGEU thanks your committee for their hard work, long hours and commitment in achieving this collective agreement.   In solidarity,   Diane Bulatovich, Bargaining committee chairpersonDon Stroschein, Bargaining committee memberLily Idler, Bargaining committee memberC...

January 07, 2021

All Local 405 members - Local Meeting February 3 RE: BCGEU 51st Triennial Con...

TYPE OF MEETING: LOCAL MEETINGLOCAL: 405DATE: February 3, 2021TIME: 7 – 8:30 P.M. PLACE: Virtual via ZOOM PlatformRE: BCGEU 51st Triennial Constitutional Convention – Nomination & Election of Delegates/ Alternates and Call for Resolutions for the 2021 BCGEU Constitutional Convention Further to the bulletin sent on December 24, 2020, the BCGEU 51st Triennial Constitutional Convention will be...

January 07, 2021

Local 401 Chair/Member at Large election results - BCGEU

Please join me in congratulating all of the candidates who stood for nomination for the vacant Local Chair/ Member at Large positions on the Local 401 Executive.  Local 401 Chair - Richard Ziemianski Local 401 Member at Large – Bhajan Tathgar Congratulations Richard and Bhajan and best of luck to both of you as you assume your important new roles. In solidarity Chad McQuarrieBCGEU Staff Represe...

January 06, 2021

CSH Chartwell Willow Manor - Bargaining committee election - BCGEU

The election for three (3) positions on the Bargaining Committee will be conducted electronically. The candidates nominated for the Bargaining Committee, as they appear on the electronic ballot, in random order are: Zenobia Wall (bio attached) Shannon Smith Petrina Baptist Michelle Baraquel We will conduct the voting using E-Voting. A link for you to vote will be sent via email to all Willow ...

January 05, 2021

The Provincial Fall 2020 - BCGEU

Check out the latest issue of The Provincial  This issue has updates on our union's shareholder program, scholarship winners, member stories aboutworking during a pandemic, COVID & women: call for an intersectional feminist recovery and the crisis in B.C. seniors’care facilities.  UWU/MoveUP

December 24, 2020

All BCGEU Members at Vantage Living - Bargaining Survey - We Need Your Input!...

To prepare for bargaining to renew your collective agreement, your bargaining committee is looking for your feedback on what is important and what your priorities are. Please fill in this electronic survey here, or the printed version we are mailing to your home address, and ensure it is returned to us by Friday, January 22, 2021. Please complete either the electronic survey or the paper survey...

December 24, 2020

Happy Holidays – BCGEU offices closed for the holidays - BCGEU

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith, treasurer Paul Finch and the entire Provincial Executive would like to wish our 80,000 members and their families a happy and festive holiday season! Please note that all physical and virtual BCGEU offices will be closed for the holidays. BCGEU offices will be closed from 12:00pm on December 24, 2020 and until 8:30am on January 4, 2021, except for the Prince Geo...

December 23, 2020

All BCGEU Component 4 members - Health Services Newsletter - BCGEU

It's hard to believe it's been over 9 months since COVID-19 arrived and turned our world upside down. Almost every day, the pandemic creates new challenges and questions for BCGEU members in Component 4, and our Component Executive wants to make sure you receive timely information and updates. To that end, we've put together a newsletter with the latest information to help you deal with workloa...

December 21, 2020

COVID on the job: how to refuse unsafe work - BCGEU

The right to refuse unsafe work is a legislative right and responsibility of all workers in B.C., and that is no different during the COVID-19 pandemic.Have you been assigned work that you feel is unsafe? According to law, the procedure to refuse unsafe work is as follows: Immediately report to your supervisor that you have stopped work and the reasons why you believe the job or task is uns...

December 21, 2020

Bargaining Update #11 – Negotiations Resume in January - Well-Being Services ...

As we reported in Bargaining Update #10, your bargaining committee tabled a complete settlement package for the employer to consider on November 13, 2020. The parties were scheduled to meet again in bargaining on November 23 and 25; these dates were postponed by the employer as it was not ready to respond to our settlement package. The parties are now scheduled to resume negotiations on January...

December 21, 2020

COVID-19 and recent changes to the Workers Compensation Act and Board Policy ...

During the pandemic, the B.C. government amended the Workers’ Compensation Act to allow workers to be compensated for lost wages when they contract COVID-19 on the job. Members who have reason to believe they have contracted COVID-19 through work should report it to their employer as soon as possible and should file an application for compensation with WorkSafeBC, including as many details as p...

December 18, 2020

Sun Village - Bargaining committee - BCGEU

I am pleased to announce your bargaining committee for the upcoming collective agreement negotiations will be: Kodie Chapman Natashia Duteau Krystal Beaulac Our next step will be to meet as a committee to develop proposals for bargaining with your employer. To help form our priorities, the bargaining committee will be doing a survey in January to hear from you what you'd like to see in your new...

December 18, 2020

All BCGEU Members at HCN-Revera Lessee (Sunwood Retirement Residence - Bargai...

Nominations are open for three (3) Bargaining Committee members and one (1) alternate for the upcoming negotiations of HCN Revera Lessee (Sunwood Retirement Residence). Should we receive four (4) or more nominations, a mail out ballot will commence and the top three (3) will comprise the committee, and the fourth (4th) shall be the alternate to the committee. Nominations close on Thursday, Janu...

December 17, 2020

Temporary Pandemic Pay update - BCGEU

Temporary Pandemic Pay updateWe are aware of the ongoing delay of the Provincial Government's Temporary Pandemic Pay (TPP) at certain Health Authority worksites around the province. This delay now mostly affects the payment of TPP on overtime hours. The president and BCGEU representatives conferenced with various ministry officials several times over the last two weeks to get answers and a time...

December 17, 2020

B.C. liquor and cannabis workers wear button on the job in demand for essenti...

BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – As the second wave of the pandemic intensifies and British Columbians head into the holiday season, B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) members working for the BC Liquor Distribution Branch (BCLDB) are ramping up their campaign to be recognized and compensated as essential workers. BCLDB workers will be wearing Essential Pay for Essential Wor...

December 14, 2020

BCGEU stands in solidarity with farmers in India

The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union expresses solidarity with farmers, labour activists and other workers in India who are protesting dangerous new agricultural legislation that threatens the livelihoods of millions of families. In September, the Indian government quietly passed or amended three Farm Bills designed to deregulate agricultural markets and open them up to takeover by ...

December 11, 2020

Well-Being Services – Renfrew Care Centre - BCGEU

This week you spoke to your union about the shocking conditions that you've been working under. There are so many unacceptable circumstances they are too many to list. Your courage and solidarity to support each other and the residents through the pandemic and now an outbreak are nothing short of heroic. BCGEU President Stephanie Smith wrote to Vancouver Coastal Health today to insist that they...