B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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

2019 BCGEU scholarship winners announced - BCGEU

Congratulations to the 2019 BCGEU Scholarship Winners. The BCGEU is pleased to support our 2019 scholarship recipients in their continuing education. (Winners will receive a letter in the mail with instructions on how to claim their scholarship). 2019 Scholarship Winners List This year, applicants were asked to write an essay on one of three topics: How can unions lead the way on climate chang...

BCGEU members in the public service – your new collective agreement between t...

The new 18th Main Public Service Agreement and Component Agreements are in effect as of April 1, 2019. BCGEU members who work in the B.C. public service ratified these agreements last year following five weeks of negotiations.The agreements are for three years and expire on March 31, 2022. The main agreement features many improvements, such as: a two per cent general wage increase in each year...

July 19, 2019

‘Restore balance to the system’ BCGEU tells workers’ compensation review - BCGEU

BURNABY, July 19, 2019 – Today the BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) provided its written submission to the B.C. workers' compensation system review. The provincial government initiated the review in response to years of advocacy by workers and their unions to make the system more worker-centered. "The workers' compensation system was created as a compromise between the inter...

July 17, 2019

Steward Nominations for Hawthorne Lodge - BCGEU

The Union is looking for 2 shop stewards at your worksite. As this is an interim election, the successful candidates will serve for the remainder of the current term. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, July 24, 2019. What do stewards do? Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They make sure new employees sign union membership cards and ...

July 17, 2019

Steward Nominations for Kopernik Lodge - BCGEU

The Union is looking for 2 shop stewards at your worksite. As this is an interim election, the successful candidates will serve for the remainder of the current term. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, July 24, 2019. What do stewards do? Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They make sure new employees sign union membership cards and ...

July 17, 2019

Steward Nominations for Forensic Psychiatric Hospital - BCGEU

The Union is looking for 2 shop stewards at Forensic Psychiatric Hospital. As this is an interim election, the successful candidates will serve for the remainder of the current term. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, July 24, 2019. What do stewards do? Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They make sure new employees sign union membe...

July 17, 2019

Steward Nominations for Britannia Lodge - BCGEU

The Union is looking for 2 shop stewards at your worksite. As this is an interim election, the successful candidates will serve for the remainder of the current term. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, July 24, 2019. What do stewards do? Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They make sure new employees sign union membership cards and ...

July 16, 2019

Secretary - Headquarters Internal posting - BCGEU

BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICE INTERNAL POSTING July 16, 2019   POSITION: SECRETARY GRADE: LEVEL 5 - MoveUP AGREEMENT The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires secretarial support to the Directors and Officers in the Executive Area. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful applicant will perform Level 5 duties as assigned. Duties to include: processing a variety of documents, in...

July 16, 2019

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) - NEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENT - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) NEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENT   INTERNAL POSTING July 16, 2019   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Negotiations Department. Term of assignment is up to 12 months, effective date to be determined. The primary focus of this position will be classifications.   DUTIES:   Negotiations: Working with bar...

July 16, 2019

SECRETARY – ADVOCACY (Temporary) - BCGEU

BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICE INTERNAL POSTING July 16, 2019     POSITION: SECRETARY – ADVOCACY (Temporary) GRADE: LEVEL 3 - MoveUP AGREEMENT   A secretary is required to perform secretarial and word processing functions for staff representatives as required in Advocacy. Term of assignment is up to 12 months.   DUTIES:  Will include processing a variety of documents on a personal computer including...

July 15, 2019

BCGEU statement opposing Quebec Bill 21 – religious symbol ban - BCGEU

On behalf of 79,000 members, including over 33,000 public service workers in B.C., the BCGEU condemns the decision of the Coalition Avenir Quebec Government to pass Bill 21 in Quebec which bans the wearing of religious symbols by public service workers in a position of authority. Any public employee should have the freedom to express their religious and spiritual beliefs in a safe and secure en...

July 12, 2019

Fleetwood Villa Bargaining Committee Member Election – 1 Vacancy Remaining - ...

Your collective agreement expired on June 30, 2019, and the Union is beginning preparations to conduct negotiations for your renewal collective agreement.   That means that a new bargaining committee must be elected to represent all BCGEU members of Fleetwood Villa. Please note that if you wish to run for the bargaining committee member position, you will need to submit a nomination form.  Nom...

July 11, 2019

HCN-Revera-Lessee (Whitecliff) - Notice of election of bargaining committee ...

Nominations are now open for the three following bargaining committee member positions for Whitecliff: One position – Bargaining Committee Chair Two positions – Bargaining Committee Member All positions will be elected by a ballot of all staff at Whitecliff covered by the collective agreement. Those members who are interested in the Bargaining Committee Chair position and in being a member ...

July 11, 2019

Join us to commemorate 100 years of standing up for our rights at work – cele...

On July 26, 1919, a group of provincial government employees gathered in Vancouver to form an organization dedicated to fighting for their rights at work. Included in their stated goals were: a fair policy for promotions, equal pay for equal work for women, the abolition of patronage, and a civil service commission with employee representation. Through many changes in our union and the world ar...

July 11, 2019

Registration is now open for the biannual BCGEU/Compensation Employees' Union...

Due to the overwhelming response, we are currently taking registrations for a waitlist at this time. Thank you.   BCGEU/CEU Health & Safety ConferenceFriday, October 4 – Saturday, October 5Pacific Gateway Hotel, RichmondClick here to register  The focus of this conference will be on psychological health and safety. Promoting mental health and preventing psychological harm at work is an emer...

July 11, 2019

The Salvation Army Harbour Light - bargaining update - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee met with the Employer for on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. We have had important discussions on our monetary proposals and will continue discussions on Monday, July 22, 2019. We will keep you updated as we continue through this process. Thank you for your patience and support. In solidarity,   Your Bargaining Committee: Mohammad BashirMonty QureshiSimon RosengartenSelena K...

July 09, 2019

BCGEU President Stephanie Smith writes to Premier Ford in support of the Onta...

BURNABY, July 9, 2019 - BCGEU president, Stephanie Smith, writes to Premier Ford in support of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union and their stance against the government's movement towards breaking The Beer Store contract and privatizing provincial agencies like the Liquor Control Board of Ontario.  The letter addresses the negative impact of privatization for workers and communities, p...

July 09, 2019

Local 411/10 Nomination Received for a Vacant Position - BCGEU

A nomination was received for the vacant Treasurer position on your Local Executive.  This is to inform you that the nomination period for the above mentioned position will close on Friday, July 12, 2019, 2019 at 5:00 pm. The Local Executives are:  Chair  David Ho  1st Vice Chair  Jill Fraser  2nd Vice Chair  Desiree Lillico  Treasurer  Nomination Received  Recording Secretar...

July 09, 2019

Reminder - Membership Meeting Today! - The Salvation Army Detox - BCGEU

The term of your collective agreement ended on March 31, 2019 and we received no nominations for bargaining committee members when we put the call out earlier this year. We want to talk to you about what issues you think would be important to bring forward to bargaining and will be asking again for nominations to the bargaining committee. JOIN US:Date:       Tuesday, July 9 Location: 3rd Floor ...

July 04, 2019

New steward email box for members at Cottonwood, Connolly, Cypress Lodge (Fr...

Please note that your worksite shop stewards (Angie Olafson and Shameer Shamji) have set up a separate email box for all shop steward inquiries.   Going forward, kindly send all collective agreement questions or concerns to bcgeustewardccc@gmail.com.     In Solidarity   Jennifer Arnold BCGEU Staff Representative     Download PDF of notice hereUWU/MoveUP

July 02, 2019

Voicing our concerns: BCGEU recommendations to the provincial Budget 2020 pro...

Each year, our union makes budget recommendations to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services. This usually happens in the Fall and it's our chance to offer our input into next year's budget. This year, the process has been moved up several months. Late last week, we submitted our written report to the committee. It reflects the feedback of your senior elected leadership...

June 27, 2019

The Salvation Army Detox membership meeting - BCGEU

The term of your collective agreement ended on March 31, 2019 and we received no nominations for bargaining committee members when we put the call out earlier this year. We want to talk to you about what issues you think would be important to bring forward to bargaining and will be asking again for nominations to the bargaining committee. JOIN US: Date Tuesday, July 9 Location 3rd Floor Boardro...