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

Public service agreement ratification process under way - BCGEU

Public service agreement ratification process under way UPDATE #7  Now that a tentative agreement for direct government workers has been reached, the ratification process is under way. Here is what you can expect in the coming weeks:Ratification Bulletin:A comprehensive ratification bulletin containing all the proposed changes to the collective agreement is being prepared and will be mailed to...

Tentative agreement for the Public Service - BCGEU

After five weeks of negotiations, the BCGEU has reached a tentative three-year agreement with the B.C. Government for members working in direct government service. The Public Service Bargaining Committee is recommending that members vote in favour of the agreement. On ratification, all changes to the tentative 18th Public Service Agreement will take effect after the expiry of the current agreem...

July 13, 2018

BC Liberal foot-dragging on whistleblower protection aided casino money laund...

BCGEU members are in a unique position to help monitor the laundering of dirty money in B.C. casinos. However, the failure of the former BC Liberal government to provide whistleblower protection for our members ensured there was no avenue for casino workers to expose illegal activity. In fact, the recent Peter German report on money laundering reveals that the BC Liberal government willfully tu...

July 13, 2018

Members at Thompson View Manor Society - Bargaining Committee Nominations - B...

A bargaining committee is required for the next round of Bargaining. Nominations are now open for two Bargaining Committee members. An Alternate to the Bargaining Committee will also be elected from this nomination process.  The Bargaining Committee members' duties include: attending face to face meetings with the Union Bargaining Committee and the Employer; communicating with bargaining unit m...

July 12, 2018

Casino strike enters its second week - BCGEU

Cascades Casino employees in Kam­loops continue to soldier on along the picket line as their union is back at the negotiating table this week.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

July 12, 2018

Spirits high on casino picket line - BCGEU

A unicycling panda, music and a flag-bearing recumbent are just some of the things keeping spirits up on the picket lines at the Penticton Gateway Casino.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

July 11, 2018

Nomination for Local 407 Executive – Results - BCGEU

Following the second call for nominations to the 307 Local Executive, please be advised of the results:  Local Chairperson:  Wynn Hartfelder  1st Vice Chair:  Gayle Wilson  2nd Vice Chair:  Tara Healey  Secretary Treasurer:  Vacant  Recording Secretary:  Maria Koleszar  Member-at-Large (North Okanagan):   Shelley Wintrup  Member-at-Large (Central Okanagan):   Jenn Paquette ...

July 11, 2018

Workers joining union help keep child care centre open - BCGEU

Workers joining union help keep child care centre openDTES daycare to stay open at least until November  (Vancouver) After workers at the Phil Bouvier Child and Family Center in Strathcona voted 95% in favour of joining the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU), the employer, who had previously threatened to close the daycare, agreed to a settlement which would keep the centre open...

July 10, 2018

Local 407 Nomination for Vacant Recording Secretary Position - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the vacant Recording Secretary position on the Local Executive. Information on the roles and responsibilities of this position is attached.The deadline for nominations is: August 9, 2018If there is an election for a position, candidates may submit one page of information (8-1/2 x 11, black and white) for distribution to members with ballots. This must be received wi...

July 10, 2018

Results of Election for 2 Member at Large positions on the Local 401 Executiv...

The BCGEU held an election for two (2) Member at Large positions on the Local 401 Executive. Congratulations to the successful candidates below in securing the two Member at Large positions: Cindy Ingram Evgeny "Eugene" Popelnitskiy Below is the List of your current Local 401 Executive: Susanne Francoeur, Chairperson Jordie Allen-Newman- First Vice-Chairperson Richard Ziemianski- Second Vice...

July 09, 2018

BCGEU makes recommendations to government’s Rental Housing Task Force - BCGEU

 BURNABY, July 9, 2018 – The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has made a submission to the provincial government's Rental Housing Task Force recommending measures to expand and better protect the supply of rental housing in the province. As property prices across B.C. continue to escalate, pushing home ownership outside the realm of affordability, access to affordable housing ...

July 06, 2018

Secretary – Benefits Department (Temporary) - BCGEU

BCGEU HEADQUARTERS INTERNAL POSTING July 6, 2018   POSITION: SECRETARY – BENEFITS DEPARTMENT (Temporary) GRADE: LEVEL 3 – MoveUP AGREEMENT A secretary is required to perform secretarial and word processing functions for staff representatives in the Benefits Department. Term of assignment is up to 12 months or return of incumbent.   DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful applicant will pe...

July 05, 2018

Local 402 Well-Being (CVSV) - News on Bargaining - BCGEU

Recommendations of LRB Appointed Mediator rejected by Members in Ratification Vote    On July 3, 2018, a ratification vote was held concerning the recommendations of the BC Labour Relations Board appointed mediator for a renewed collective agreement with the Employer. Members have voted decidedly against accepting these recommendations and as a result the tentative collective agreement was reje...

July 03, 2018

Elections for Joint Labour/Management Committee for LifeLabs - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for vacant positions on the BCGEU/LifeLabs Joint Labour/Management Committee. What is the Joint Labour/Management Committee? Section 52 of the Labour Relations Code requires all collective agreements to contain a provision for a consultation committee that must consult regularly during the term of the agreement about issues relating to the workplace. Article 25 of the C...

July 03, 2018

Gateway’s Okanagan casino workers going on strike - BCGEU

Unionized Gateway Casinos workers in Kamloops, Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton intend to walk off the job today at 3:01 p.m. More than 675 Gateway workers affiliated with the BC Government and Service Employees' Union will set up picket lines in front of the Cascades Kamloops, Cascades Penticton, Playtime Kelowna and Lake City Vernon casinos after mediation talks broke down earlier this week.    ...

July 02, 2018

Union to host housing panel discussion in Kelowna - BCGEU

One of B.C.'s largest unions is tackling the issue of housing. The B.C. Government and Service Employees Union (BCGEU) will host a panel of experts and community members in Kelowna Tuesday, July 3 to speak about different ways to tackle the affordability crisis.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

June 29, 2018

Gateway's Okanagan casino workers on strike - BCGEU

 Gateway's Okanagan casino workers on strikeWorkers in Kamloops, Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton will walk off the job on Friday(Okanagan) Over 675 members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Gateway Casinos in the Okanagan are walking off the job at 3:01 pm on Friday, June 29. Casino workers at Cascades Kamloops, Cascades Penticton, Playtime Kelowna and Lake City...

June 29, 2018

Professional Reliance Reform Is A Step Forward For B.C. - BCGEU

Yesterday, we welcomed the final report on the independent professional reliance review, the result of an eight-month review process led by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy to examine professional reliance in the natural resource sector. The comprehensive report clearly identifies the problems with professional reliance and provides concrete recommendations to make the sy...

June 29, 2018

BCGEU to host public meeting on housing affordability crisis in the Okanagan ...

KELOWNA, June 29, 2018 – Since taking power, government has implemented a number of major policy changes and promised to invest billions into affordable housing. This has been a great start but as housing prices continue to soar, the Okanagan has become one of the least affordable regions in Canada, and many people across the political spectrum feel more can be done.This event will host a panel...

June 28, 2018

Gateway’s Okanagan casino workers to strike - BCGEU

More than 675 Okanagan casino workers will walk off the job this week. Casino workers at Cascades Kamloops, Cascades Penticton, Playtime Kelowna and Lake City Vernon are set to strike Friday, June 29, after mediation broke down earlier this week. "Our members are asking for living wages that would bring them in-line with the industry standard for casino workers in BC," said BCGEU President Step...

June 27, 2018

CSSBA reaches tentative agreement for Indigenous services workers - BCGEU

The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) and the Community Social Services Employers' Association (CSSEA) have reached a tentative three-year collective agreement for Aboriginal Services. This agreement provides significant compensation increases for workers in this sector while meeting the government mandate of improving the services British Columbians count on.   Highlight...

June 25, 2018

Casino workers reach tentative agreement at Hard Rock - BCGEU

Deal reached after more than six weeks on strike   (Coquitlam) - After being on strike for more than six weeks, over 400 members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver in Coquitlam have reached a tentative agreement with their employer.   "Through their hard work and unity, Hard Rock workers have a solid first agreement on the table," say...

June 25, 2018

Community Health Disability Management Call for Expression of Interest - BCGEU

If you are a Member under the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association Agreement (HSPBA), and have a genuine interest and the required skills to provide union support within the Enhanced Disability Management Program (EDMP), an opportunity exists for you with the BCGEU.The EDMP team is looking to provide the best service possible to our members enrolled in the program and are activel...