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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...

Congratulations to the 2020 BCGEU Scholarship Winners. - BCGEU

The BCGEU is pleased to support our 2020 scholarship recipients in their continuing education. 2020 Scholarship Winners List (Winners will be mailed a letter with instructions on how to claim their scholarship). This year, applicants were asked to write an essay on one of three topics: 1. One job should be enough! How does precarious work impact workers and why is decent work so important? 2. W...

August 04, 2020

SECRETARY LEVEL 3 - Research and Interactive Services (Temporary) - BCGEU

BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICE INTERNAL POSTING August 4, 2020   POSITION: SECRETARY – RESEARCH AND INTERACTIVE SERVICES GRADE: LEVEL 3 - MoveUP AGREEMENT (Temporary) A full-time support staff is required to perform secretarial and word processing functions for Staff Representatives in Research and Interactive Services. Term of assignment is up to 12 months or return of incumbent. DUTIES & RESPO...

July 31, 2020

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) (2 Positions)-ADVOCACY DEPARTMENT - BCGEU

  STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) (2 Positions) ADVOCACY DEPARTMENT INTERNAL POSTING July 31, 2020   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Advocacy Department, effective date to be determined. Term of assignment(s) is up to 6 months. DUTIES: The successful applicant will work as part of a team providing a wide range of advocac...

July 30, 2020

UPDATE/ CORRECTION to PANDEMIC PAY BULLETIN of July 22, 2020 - BCGEU

Our apologies to our members working at single site locations that are not publicly funded. In our bulletin last week about pandemic pay we had said that all workers would be receiving pandemic pay and that is sadly not the case. The BCGEU has been lobbying the government from the beginning to apply the pandemic pay to all workers who provide direct care and we have not yet achieved that outcom...

July 29, 2020

QUALITY ASSURANCE TEST LEAD - ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT - BCGEU

QUALITY ASSURANCE TEST LEAD ADMINISTRATIVE REPRESENTATIVE ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT   INTERNAL / EXTERNAL POSTING July 29, 2020   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a Quality Assurance lead and tester to work in the IT Services section of the Administration Department, effective date to be determined.   DUTIES: The Quality Assurance Test Lead is accountable for the overal...

July 29, 2020

ADMINISTRATIVE REPRESENTATIVE PROJECT MANAGER (Temporary) - ADMINISTRATION DE...

PROJECT MANAGER (Temporary) ADMINISTRATIVE REPRESENTATIVE ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT   INTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTING July 29, 2020   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary project manager to work in Administration Department. In this role, you will be working with senior management to manage a large records management system implementation as well as other smaller pro...

July 29, 2020

ADMINISTRATIVE REPRESENTATIVE BUSINESS ANALYST - ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT -...

ADMINISTRATIVE REPRESENTATIVE ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT   INTERNAL POSTING July 29, 2020   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires an experienced business analyst to work in the Administration Department, anticipated start date is September 1, 2020. The successful candidate will be working to understand the stakeholder and user groups at the BCGEU, gather organizational featur...

July 23, 2020

Sienna-Baltic (Cascades)-Bargaining Committee Elections - BCGEU

Nominations for the three positions on your bargaining committee have now closed. The Union has received nine (9) nominations for the three positions, so there will be an election. The election will be conducted by an electronic ballot. All members in good standing will be receiving an email with instructions on how to cast your ballot. If you do not receive a ballot, please contact the BCGEU N...

July 22, 2020

Pandemic Pay and Health Sector Pay Rate - BCGEU

Since the pandemic started, the BCGEU has been working very hard to ensure that you are treated fairly and equitably in light of the many changes imposed by the response to the pandemic. The BCGEU achieved the following results for our efforts. First, through the BCGEU's extensive lobbying efforts to government on your behalf, you will receive Temporary Pandemic Pay of $4 per straight time hour...

July 21, 2020

Proposed changes to Workers Compensation Act marks beginning of restored bala...

Proposed changes to Workers Compensation Act marks beginning of restored balanceAfter years of advocacy by workers and their unions – including your union's submission to the B.C. workers' compensation system review last year and the courageous testimonies at public hearings by dozens of current and former BCGEU members who had been injured on the job – the provincial government has begun to re...

July 17, 2020

BCGEU calls on government to protect renters by extending eviction ban

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 17, 2020 BCGEU calls on government to protect renters by extending eviction ban Burnaby, B.C. – The BCGEU is calling on the provincial government to extend the ban on evictions for non-payment of rent—today the government announced that ban will be lifted on September 1st. “This decision is utterly baffling to me,” said Stephanie Smith, president of the BCGEU. “COVID-1...

July 13, 2020

BCGEU recommendations for Budget 2021 - BCGEU

For many years, our union has been participating in the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services consultation process to inform the government's budget priorities. By making a written submission and an oral presentation, as well as encouraging members to participate via the committee's online survey, we make sure that our members' priorities are part of the government's budg...

July 10, 2020

Well-Being Services (NSV) Ltd. (Nanaimo Seniors Village) Bargaining Update #9...

Your bargaining committee is pleased to report that your Employer has responded to our demand to meaningfully continue monetary negotiations. We are not done yet but we are happy to report progress.  We will continue to press your Employer towards the fair settlement you deserve and will provide another update as soon as there is more to report.   In solidarity,   Karen Dalton, Bargaining Commi...