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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

Public Service Main and Component Bargaining Proposals for the 19th Public Se...

Preparations for the 19th Public Service negotiations are already commencing. Therefore, we are calling for locals to meet and prepare draft proposals and resolutions for submission to their respective components. They are to be forwarded to the Component Executives in order for proposals and resolutions to be vetted and allocated to either the Public Service Main or Component tables. The deadl...

Convention 2021 wrap-up – a new executive and a new name. - BCGEU

Our union’s 2021 Constitution Convention has come to a close. Over the course of convention, members passed resolutions determining the direction of our union over the next three years and elected our union’s executive officers for the same period. Be on the lookout for a more thorough wrap up of convention in the next issue of The Provincial magazine. ElectionsCongratulations to our new BCGEU ...

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 27, 2021

LifeLabs members working in Courier positions - Special Meeting for BCGEU Cou...

Your Bargaining Committee has scheduled a Special Meeting for all LifeLabs Couriers as follows: Date: Thursday, July 29th, 2021 Time: 8:00 pm Please join the Microsoft Teams meeting here:  Microsoft Teams meeting Check your email or speak with a member of your Bargaining Committee for meeting participation details. Please check with your co-workers to make sure they received this message. If yo...

July 23, 2021

Staff Representative (Temporary) Victoria area office - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)VICTORIA AREA OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTINGJuly 23, 2021   The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Victoria Area Office, effective date to be determined. The term of the assignment is up to 3 months or to return of incumbent. DUTIES:   Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their...

July 22, 2021

Fraser Health Authority Burnaby Mental Health – 3935 Kinca...

Nominations have closed for two (2) steward positions on Wednesday July 21, 2021. We are pleased to announce that Monica Dewan and Andre Van Rooi have been acclaimed as the new stewards at Burnaby Mental Health.Please join us in wishing them well in their new position.In solidarityNicki PearsonStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

July 22, 2021

Salvation Army Harbour Light Arc - Bargaining Breaks Off - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee has broken off bargaining with your employer after a full exchange of proposals, including monetary items. Your committee did not accept the employer's wage proposals and knew that you would not accept it either. We would have liked to keep bargaining with your employer, however they presented their proposal to us as a final offer. This meant that they were not willing...

July 22, 2021

BCGEU Members at Whitecliff - EMPLOYER FILES ESSENTIAL SERVICE ORDER - BCGEU

Congratulations! Because of our strike notice on Friday, your employer has started to take the threat of job action seriously and has filed an order for essential services at the Labour Relations Board.Our goal has always been to reach a fair settlement, and we are hopeful that the threat of job action has pushed your employer towards mediation.THE OVERTIME BAN HAS BEEN CANCELLED.We will now ne...

July 20, 2021

George Pearson Centre - Your Basic OHS Rights – The Right to Refuse Unsafe Wo...

Under the Workers Compensation Act (WCA), your employer is required to maintain a safe and healthy workplace and respond to hazards as quickly as possible. However, our experience tells us that there can still be situations that arise where doing the work could result in an injury.As a worker in British Columbia, you have the right to refuse unsafe work. Refusing unsafe work is the exception to...

July 20, 2021

Tips to avoid email fraud - BCGEU

In the past couple of years, the BCGEU has seen an increase in the number of fraudulent, or phishing, emails being sent to BCGEU members.Often, these emails look like they come from someone at the BCGEU. In other circumstances, the scammers have taken information off the BCGEU website and have attempted to impersonate component or local executive members.In many of these cases, the scammers are...

July 19, 2021

Whitecliff - Overtime ban moved to Thursday July 22

  Due to a procedural error, we are moving the overtime ban to Thursday, July 22 from 4:00pm to midnight. If you are offered overtime today – Monday, July 19 – and you want to accept it, you are free to do so. You have the right to refuse overtime in your collective agreement, article 18.1 (f) (Overtime). We will be re-filing notice of job action today to ban overtime on Thursday, July 22 from ...

July 19, 2021

Staff Representative (Temporary) Negotiations Department - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) NEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENT  INTERNAL POSTINGREVISEDJuly 19, 2021   The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Negotiations Department for up to 5 months. The effective date to be determined. DUTIES: Negotiations: Working with bargaining units and bargaining councils to develop collective agreement proposals and bargai...

July 19, 2021

Events Coordinator/Planner - Conventions, Conferences and Travel Department -...

EVENTS COORDINATOR/PLANNERCONVENTIONS, CONFERENCES and TRAVEL DEPARTMENTINTERNAL REVISEDJuly 19, 2021 The B.C. General Employees' Union requires an administrative representative to work in the Conventions, Conferences and Travel Department. The position reports directly to the Facilities Coordinator. Effective date to be determined. DUTIES: Organizes and coordinates the physical and administrat...

July 16, 2021

Whitecliff - Strike Notice served to Revera - BCGEU

This afternoon we filed notice to commence job action on Monday, July 19. After voting 98% in favour of job action in June, your employer has dragged their feet to get to mediation. Your bargaining committee asked for your support to show your employer that we are united and willing to fight for a fair collective agreement. Your employer's response has been to stall while the clock runs down on...

July 16, 2021

All BCGEU Members at Salvation Army Harbour Light Detox - Ratification Docume...

In this bulletin, you will find information on your new one-year renewal agreement with your employer and information on how to attend the ratification meeting and vote for your agreement. Ratification Meeting Details The ratification meeting will take on July 20 from 3:00-4:00pm. This will be an opportunity to ask questions to Sheila Matthen, spokesperson for bargaining, and Mahen Ramdharry, C...

July 15, 2021

Piccadilly and Cerwydden Seniors Communities - Outreach on Bargaining - BCGEU

After two difficult days in mediation with your employer, the bargaining committee has decided that we need to consult with members before we can agree to any settlement with your employer.We heard from you before mediation that you wanted certainty on wages and money in lieu of retroactivity for your expired collective agreement. We are working on this with your employer, but they have been un...

July 13, 2021

Fraser Health Authority Burnaby Mental Health – 3935 Kincaid Avenue, Burnaby ...

Nominations are now open for 2 (two) steward positions at your worksites and will close on July 21, 2021 Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. Some of the roles of a steward are: Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement. Supporting co-workers in meetings with management. Listening to co-workers about their...

July 09, 2021

BCGEU Members at Salvation Army Harbour Light Detox - Tentative Agreement Rea...

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that we have reached a tentative agreement with your employer for a one year renewal to your collective agreement to March 31, 2022. Full details will be released soon, including details on how to join the ratification meeting. We have agreed to renew the collective agreement with some minor changes for one year while your employer undergoes the ...

July 09, 2021

Ministry of Health Announcement for Long Term Care / Assisted Living (LTC/AL)...

The Ministry of Health announced some changes in the Public Health orders that apply to Long Term Care and Assisted Living facilities. Among the most impactful changes for workers in LTC/AL is the requirement to provide your vaccination status to your employer including proof of that status. Those workers not providing documentation of their status will be considered not vaccinated. Those worke...

July 09, 2021

Elim Christian Care Society - Bargaining Preparation - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee held an initial bargaining training and preparation session on July 6, 2021. Our next step is to complete the member engagement process we have already commenced so if you have yet to speak to a bargaining committee member personally please approach one of us before the end of August. We intend to meet again in the second week of September to finalize our bargaining pr...

July 07, 2021

Whitecliff - Update on Job Action - BCGEU

In an effort to reach a settlement with your employer without needing to withdraw services, your Union has filed for mediation at the Labour Relations Board. Your strong strike vote will help your bargaining committee demonstrate to a mediator that you are united and ready to pursue job action to get a fair agreement. We have advised the employer that we are ready and willing to negotiate essen...

July 07, 2021

Fleetwood Villa - Next Steps After Tentative Agreement Fails to Ratify - BCGEU

Following the overwhelming rejection of the tentative agreement, your employer has agreed to pursue mediation through the Labour Relations Board to try to reach a settlement that members will accept. During the ratification meeting and voting period, your bargaining committee heard you that you want certainty on wages should wage-leveling end before the collective agreement expires on December ...

July 06, 2021

All BCGEU Members at Well-Being Comox Valley Seniors Village - Election for S...

Nominations are now open for 1 steward position in your department. Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. Some of the roles of a steward are: • Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement.• Supporting co-workers in meetings with management.• Listening to co-workers about their issues.• Acting as a liaison betw...

July 06, 2021

All BCGEU Members at Well-Being Comox Valley Seniors Village - Election for S...

Nominations are now open for 1 steward position in your department. Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. Some of the roles of a steward are: • Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement.• Supporting co-workers in meetings with management.• Listening to co-workers about their issues.• Acting as a liaison betw...

July 06, 2021

All BCGEU Members at Well-Being Comox Valley Seniors Village - Election for S...

Nominations are now open for 1 steward position in your department. Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. Some of the roles of a steward are: • Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement.• Supporting co-workers in meetings with management.• Listening to co-workers about their issues.• Acting as a liaison betw...

July 02, 2021

All BCGEU Members at Forensic Psychiatric Hospital - Near Misses and Violence...

Inspections and hazard reporting form the basis of taking a preventative approach to Occupational Health and Safety. By identifying hazardous situations ahead of time, we can use that information to prevent injury and harm, making the workplace safer. It can be easy to think of workplace hazards as physical obstacles, and layout of the building. These are an important piece of evaluating risks,...

July 02, 2021

BC Restart Phase 3 – union offices opening and changes at work - BCGEU

BCGEU offices re-opening on July 12With the shift to Phase 3 of the BC Restart Plan, BCGEU offices will re-open, by appointment only, on July 12.Members can visit offices for meetings and to drop off or pick up materials.For the safety of BCGEU members and staff, masks are required in common spaces and visitors must register upon arrival. Additional occupational health and safety protocols will...