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

Save the date - Convention 2020 - BCGEU

The 51st Constitutional Convention of the BCGEU will be held Wednesday, June 10, 2020 to Saturday, June 13, 2020. The convention will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 655 Burrard St, Vancouver. If you are interested in attending convention as a delegate representing your components or submitting a resolution to convention, please contact your local chair - if you do not know who this person ...

December 10, 2019

Retirement Concepts fails to protect vulnerable seniors - BCGEU

The Globe and Mail published a story Monday highlighting the chronic understaffing issues at Retirement Concepts seniors' care facilities on Vancouver Island: Care for seniors suffered as Retirement Concepts battled labour shortage with hires not checked for required training A severe labour shortage at Retirement Concepts has seriously undermined the delivery of care as numerous operational de...

December 10, 2019

Health Services Equity Member - BCGEU

Component 4 Health Services is seeking an equity and diversity representative to sit on the component executive. You would lend your voice at the component level to ensure we address issues of concern to equity members. The component executive meets four times a year over a period of 2 to 4 days at a time.Once we have names of those interested, there will be an election.All members of Component...

December 09, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE: BCGEU applauds new agency to make work safer for health care w...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 9, 2019BCGEU applauds new agency to make work safer for health care workers The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) applauds the B.C. government's commitment of $8.5 million over three years to build an independent provincial occupational health and safety agency to address the high rate of injury in the health care sector. "The BCGEU represents thous...

December 06, 2019

Members at Well Being Services (WOV) Ltd. - bargaining committee election re...

Balloting is now completed and the following members have been elected to represent you in bargaining your collective agreement: Lorne Cragg – bargaining committee chair Joe Teixeira – bargaining committee member Tom Palmer – bargaining committee member  Congratulations to the successful candidates and a special thank you to all nominees for agreeing to let their names stand in this import...

December 06, 2019

Remembering l’Ecole Polytechnique - 30 years later - BCGEU

December 6, 1989 was a Wednesday like any other: I spent the day at the childcare centre I worked at surrounded by kids and my colleagues. I found out about the massacre at l'Ecole Polytechnique on the radio while I was driving home that evening. I was shocked and devastated at the news. Having been raised in a strongly feminist family, the idea that 14 women had been singled out and killed by ...

December 05, 2019

BCGEU HQ - Secretary Level 3 - Negotiations (2 Positions) -

BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICE NEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENT  INTERNAL POSTING  December 5, 2019     POSITION: SECRETARY (2 Positions) GRADE: LEVEL 3 - MoveUP AGREEMENT A secretary is required to perform secretarial and word processing functions for staff representatives in the Negotiations Department. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful applicant will perform Level 3 duties as assigned. Duties ...

December 05, 2019

BCGEU HQ - Secretary Level 3 – Advocacy (Temporary)

BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICE INTERNAL POSTINGDecember 5, 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 6 months. DUTIES: Will include processing a variety of documents on a personal computer including repo...

December 05, 2019

BCGEU - Secretary Level 3 - Fraser Valley Area office

BCGEU FRASER VALLEY AREA OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTING  December 5, 2019     POSITION: SECRETARY GRADE: LEVEL 3 – MoveUP AGREEMENT A secretary is required to perform secretarial and word processing functions for staff representatives. This person will also be required to assist with switchboard and receptionist duties. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Will include: processing a variety of documents s...

December 05, 2019

BCGEU HQ - Secretary Level 3 - Occupational Health and Safety

BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICE INTERNAL POSTING December 5, 2019   POSITION: SECRETARY GRADE: LEVEL 3 - MoveUP AGREEMENT A secretary is required to perform secretarial and word processing functions for Staff Representatives in the Occupational Health and Safety Department. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Duties will include: processing a variety of documents such as minutes, meeting notices, reports...

December 03, 2019

BCGEU met with Health Minister Dix - Forensic Psychiatric Hospital - BCGEU

Yesterday your worksite Union representatives, along BCGEU president Stephanie Smith met with provincial Health Minister Adrian Dix.  We discussed a number of issues with Minister Dix regarding BCGEU members working at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, including the number of serious injuries to our members, staffing levels, program closures, heavy workload, forensic pay and wage issues, parti...

December 03, 2019

The Provincial – Fall 2019 - BCGEU

Check out the latest, redesigned issue of The Provincial.   This issue has updates on how our union's work on investing ethically, a number of recent conferences and workshops to strengthen our union, and the guidelines on electoral campaigns for our upcoming Convention 2020.   UWU/MoveUP

December 02, 2019

Member engagement worksite meetings for members at George Pearson - BCGEU

The purpose of the worksite visits are to meet members in the worksite; show our appreciation of all of your hard work; hear your stories; and retrieve updated member information. When: Tuesday, December 03, 2019Time: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pmWhere: George Pearson – Special Events Room   Workers are invited to attend either before or after their shifts, or on their breaks.   In solidarity,   Mahen Ramd...

December 02, 2019

Member engagement worksite meetings at BC Ambulance at 2955 Virtual Way - BCGEU

  The purpose of the worksite visits are to meet members in the worksite; show our appreciation of all of your hard work; hear your stories; and retrieve updated member information. When: Wednesday, December 04, 2019Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pmWhere: Medical Programs Medium Room Workers are invited to attend either before or after their shifts, or on their breaks.   In solidarity,   Mahen Ramdhar...

December 02, 2019

BCGEU reaches tentative agreement with Western Pacific Marine for inland ferr...

The communities of Kootenay Lake are no longer facing disruptions to their ferry service due to the labour dispute between BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) ferry workers and their employer, Western Pacific Marine. On November 26, after 13 days of intensive bargaining and more than five months after the negotiations reached an impasse, the two parties reached a tentative agreem...

December 02, 2019

BCGEU members ratify collective agreement with Western Pacific Marine - BCGEU

A strong majority of the 80 inland ferry workers represented by the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) have voted in favour of ratifying their collective agreement with their employer, Western Pacific Marine (WPM).    The agreement, which was reached on November 26 and ratified by members on November 30, achieved wage parity with BC Ferries within the term of the agreement and a...

November 29, 2019

BCGEU members ratify collective agreement with Community Living BC - BCGEU

Nearly 600 members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) who work in communities across the province have voted to accept a renewed collective agreement with Community Living BC (CLBC) – the provincial crown agency that provides supports and services to adults with developmental disabilities.  The parties reached a tentative agreement on October 17. The workers, who had been...

November 26, 2019

Health Science Professionals Sector Council Meeting Update - BCGEU

The HSP Sector Council met on November 5 & 6, 2019 in Burnaby. At this meeting, the Terms of Reference for the committee were developed and the following positions were elected: Chairperson - Ping Qiu (403) Vice-Chairperson – Tim Little (404) Recording Secretary – Carol Leung (409)   Additional committee members include: Jordie Allen-Newman (401) David Dixon (402) Cina Opel (Component 4 1st...

November 25, 2019

Volunteer opportunity: BC Fed free community Christmas Dinners - BCGEU

This dinner is for those in the community who are less fortunate. They are served a full turkey dinner with all the trimmings, music, carol sing-a-longs, gifts from Santa for every child and teenager, a visit to the boutique, and a food hamper. To volunteer please call Marisha Zuckerman at 604-306-4156 or email at labourxmasdinner@hotmail.ca.  Surrey - December 23, 2019 5:00pm – 8:00pm Kwantl...

November 25, 2019

Members at Salvation Army Harbour Light Detox - new shop stewards - BCGEU

Announcing your new local 403 shop stewards at Salvation Army Detox Thank you to everyone who participated in the recent steward election for Salvation Army Detox for two (2) new local 403 stewards. The union is pleased to announce that Andrew Hicks and Damu Yang have been acclaimed the 2 new shop stewards for Local 403 at Salvation Army Detox. Please join us in wishing Andrew and Damu well in ...

November 22, 2019

Area 12 Cross component committee - Beeswax Food Wrap Workshop - BCGEU

THE BCGEU AREA 12 CROSS COMPONENT COMMITTEEInvites you to attend a Beeswax Food Wrap Workshop  Come and join Leticia from Plastic Free Terrace and learn how to make reusable beeswax food wraps. These wraps replace single use Saran Wraps and Ziplock bags. Each participant will create and take home 2 small and 2 medium wraps. Space is very limited, please register using this link:http://events.bc...

November 21, 2019

Local 403 Members at Fraser Health Authority - Burnaby Mental Health - New Sh...

Nominations closed for 1 steward position on Thursday, November 7, 2019.  We are pleased to announce that Ann Joseph is the new steward at Fraser Health Authority - Burnaby Mental Health.   Please join us in wishing Ann well in her new position. In solidarity, Nicki PearsonStaff representative   Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP