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

August 17, 2017

Enhanced Disability Management Program (EDMP) and Medical Confidentiality - B...

The Collective Agreement requires your Employer's full participation in the EDMP Program. This program is intended to help you with any illness or injury that is preventing you from working or is causing you to struggle at work. When you participate in the EDMP program, your medical information remains confidential and is not given to the Employer. Also, any fees for filling out medical forms w...

August 10, 2017

Hearts and Hands Conference – Victoria - BCGEU

Attention all Health Care Workers in Component 4 and 8 in Areas 01 & 02    Hearts and Hands Conference – Victoria  Interested in participating in this year's Hearts and Hands Conference in Victoria? The conference is a day of celebration and education for BC's health care assistants, care aides and community health workers, and will take place October 26th in Victoria at the Saanich Fair Gr...

August 10, 2017

Hearts and Hands Conference – Vancouver - BCGEU

Attention all Health Care Workers in Component 4 and 8 in Areas 03 & 04  Hearts and Hands Conference – Vancouver Interested in participating in this year's Hearts and Hands Conference in Vancouver? The conference is a day of celebration and education for BC's health care assistants, care aides and community health workers, and will be held on October 3rd in Vancouver at the Italian Cultural...

August 08, 2017

Bargaining Update for The Salvation Army Harbour Light ARC - BCGEU

The Employer and Union Bargaining Committees met at the BC Labour Relations Board on Friday, August 4th to attempt to resolve the issues in dispute. The Union tabled what we thought would meet your needs, based on what we heard from the people that came out to our meetings over the last few weeks. The Employer has taken away our proposal to think about it. So, we did not reach an agreement. The...

August 01, 2017

Well Being Seniors' Living (GSV) Union Meeting - BCGEU

Over the past 10 months your bargaining committee met with the Employer on nine occasions. We have reached agreement on a large number of issues, but are still significantly apart on monetary items.  On July 27th talks broke off and the Union has applied to the Labour Relations Board for the assistance of a mediator in an effort to reach a tentative renewal agreement to bring back for you to vo...

July 31, 2017

New Collective Agreement for LifeLabs - BCGEU

It was recently brought to the Unions attention that some of our members at LifeLabs have been wondering when their new collective agreement will be posted online. We are pleased to report that this will most likely happen in the next few weeks. When a new collective agreement has been ratified, it goes through an errors and omissions process. This process involves both the Union, and your Empl...

July 28, 2017

Vancouver health officials have hopes for new, supervised-injection site - BCGEU

With more than 200 people dead from drug overdoses in Vancouver already this year, health officials hope the city's third federally approved injection site will provide relief from a devestating public health emergency. On Friday, Powell Street Getaway begins operating its new, supervised-injection site seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., after receiving an exemption from Health Canada in...

July 25, 2017

Results of Strike Vote at The Salvation Army Harbour Light ARC - BCGEU

The Union conducted the strike vote this week. 91 members came out to vote. 59 members voted in favour of strike and 32 members voted against. 65% of members who came out to vote, voted in favour of strike. As discussed in our information sessions, your Employer will apply to the BC Labour Relations Board for essential services, and we will schedule a date to meet at the Board as soon as possib...

July 25, 2017

Killer found after escaping custody at Forensic Psychiatric Hospital - BCGEU

An hour after warning the public that a killer was missing from B.C.'s Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, the 54-year-old man is back in police custody. Mounties issued a warning Monday afternoon, three days after Terrance Scott Giesbrecht left the facility at 70 Colony Farm Rd. in Coquitlam. Giesbrecht was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant, the RCMP said.   Read more...