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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

Happening soon – Local meetings to elect convention delegates - BCGEU

Once every three years members from across the province elect their representatives to convention. They're called delegates. The next BCGEU convention will take place June 9-12, 2021. These delegates attend BCGEU convention and vote on important resolutions, and in the election of the President, Treasurer, and Executive Vice-Presidents. For more information on convention, check out the latest i...

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...

April 09, 2021

Salvation Army Harbour Light Detox - Update on bargaining - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee met between April 6-8 to prepare to negotiate the renewal of your collective agreement with your Employer. Over these days, the committee unanimously agreed to name Whitney Thompson as Bargaining Committee Chair. Congratulations Whitney! Over the three days of meetings, your bargaining committee read through the current collective agreement to develop proposals. We are...

April 08, 2021

Health Science Professionals survey results - BCGEU

Health Science Professionals survey results As you know, a BCGEU committee has been looking into the benefits and drawbacks of creating a new and separate component for Health Science Professionals (HSPs). In February the committee conducted a survey among HSP members and hundreds of you shared your input. Thank you so much for your participation in this important discussion. The committee now ...

April 07, 2021

Single site permanent posting job board - BCGEU

Single site permanent posting job board As part of the ongoing discussions regarding the single site restrictions in LTC/AL, the BCGEU and other unions have been successful in our push with the Ministry of Health to provide a province-wide job posting board for all permanent vacancy postings at LTC/AL facilities covered by the current single site orders.  The job board is part of the WorkBC web...

April 07, 2021

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE - LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE   INTERNAL POSTING April 7, 2021   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a staff representative to work in the Lower Mainland Area Office, effective date to be determined.   DUTIES: Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their union by attending membership meetings; assisting in union ele...

April 07, 2021

Staff Representative (Temporary) Lower mainland area office

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTINGApril 7, 2021   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Lower Mainland Area Office, effective date to be determined. The term of the assignment is up to 8 months or return of incumbent. DUTIES: Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day ...

April 06, 2021

Well-Being Services Guildford Seniors Village - Update: Ratification Meetings...

UPDATED – The Memorandum of Settlement is attached for your review prior to the Ratification Meetings Ratification Meetings The Bargaining Committee will be holding four separate meetings for members to hear the details of the tentative agreement and to answer any questions members may have. We will distribute the details of the tentative agreement prior to the meetings. April 7, 2021 at 9:00 a...

April 01, 2021

COVID-19 unpaid vaccination leave - BCGEU

COVID-19 unpaid vaccination leaveOur union welcomed government's announcement today to provide better protections for workers requiring leave to get vaccinated for COVID-19. As part of B.C.'s Immunization Plan, part-time and full-time workers are now entitled to take unpaid leave from work to get the vaccine. This is a result of changes to the Employment Standards Act that also include taking t...

April 01, 2021

Fleetwood -News on bargaining

Your bargaining committee met with the employer on March 30 and 31 to start negotiating a renewal to your collective agreement. The collective agreement we are bargaining will cover monetary items and updating the language to the current Employment Standards Act only. After we make these changes, your Employer has agreed to renew your collective agreement in 2022 at a common table with members ...

April 01, 2021

Well-Being Services Guildford Seniors Village - Ratification Meetings and Vot...

Ratification Meetings The Bargaining Committee will be holding four separate meetings for members to hear the details of the tentative agreement and to answer any questions members may have. We will distribute the details of the tentative agreement prior to the meetings. April 7, 2021 at 9:00 am or 4:00 pmApril 8, 2021 at 9:00 am or 4:00 pm You can attend the online meetings one of two ways: Zo...

March 30, 2021

Well-Being Services (Guildford Seniors Village) - Tentative Agreement Reache...

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that we have reached a tentative agreement with the employer. We are currently working to finalize the formal document and will be sending out the Memorandum of Settlement, membership meeting details, and the ratification process and timeline before the end of the week. Note that we will be making an effort to speak to as many members as possible...

March 29, 2021

Collective Agreement Ratification Result for Nanaimo Seniors Village - BCGEU

We are pleased to announce that BCGEU members at NSV have voted strongly in favour of ratifying the collective agreement! Members voted 91% "Yes". You can read about agreement highlights here. While the new collective agreement document is being finalized, members may read the expired collective agreement, together with the ratification document, for the complete language of the renewed collect...

March 29, 2021

BCGEU members ratify collective agreement with Vancouver Island seniors' care...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 29, 2021BCGEU members ratify collective agreement with Vancouver Island seniors' care facilityAfter several months of unsuccessful negotiations, as well as a unanimous vote to strike if a deal could not be reached, B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) members at Nanaimo Seniors Village have voted by a strong majority to ratify their new collective ag...

March 26, 2021

Day of Mourning 2021 - BCGEU

Every year, on April 28, BCGEU members across the province come together to honour and remember co-workers and family members who were injured, made sick or killed because of something that happened at work. Because of COVID-19, our coming together this year will once again look different but will be no less important. In 2020, 173 workers died due to work, and with many jurisdictions concerned...

March 25, 2021

Some visitation restrictions to be lifted in long-term care and assisted livi...

The provincial government announced today that effective April 1, 2021 a number of the visitation restrictions currently in place in long-term care and assisted living facilities in B.C. will be lifted or relaxed. Click here to see the announcement and list of restrictions being eased.As this transition takes place your safety at work is our top priority. Government has promised to provide empl...

March 24, 2021

HCN-Revera Lessee (Parkwood Manor) - Bargaining Survey – We Need Your Input! ...

To prepare for bargaining for your first collective agreement, your bargaining committee is looking for your feedback on what is important and what your priorities are. Please ask a worksite member of your bargaining committee for a link to the online survey and fill it out by Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 5:00 PM. If you know someone at your worksite who is a BCGEU member, but has not received thi...

March 24, 2021

Nominations for Bargaining Committee - Elim Christian Care Society - BCGEU

Nominations for bargaining committee (three positions) are now open. A nomination form and bargaining survey is attached to this bulletin. Nominations close on Thursday, April 22, 2021 and can be emailed to [email protected] attention: Lisa Toby along with your bargaining survey. Nominations must be received no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, April 23, 2021.An election, if required, will occur foll...

March 23, 2021

Sun Village - Update on bargaining - BCGEU

The Union met with your Employer on March 22nd to negotiate monetary improvements in your collective agreement. The Union and the Employer were very far apart in our proposals for issues that you have indicated are your top priorities. We will continue bargaining on April 15th since we are still having productive conversations with your Employer. Keep in touch and let us know what issues are im...

March 22, 2021

Bargaining Survey for HCN-Revera Lessee (Sunwood) - We Need Your Input! - BCGEU

To prepare for bargaining for your first collective agreement, your bargaining committee is looking for your feedback on what is important and what your priorities are. Please ask a worksite member of your bargaining committee for a link to the online survey and fill it out by Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 5:00 PM.If you were forwarded this email, make sure we have your current home email address b...

March 22, 2021

Notice of ratification meeting and vote for Nanaimo Seniors Village - BCGEU

Committee Recommends You Vote "Yes"We are pleased to present a tentative agreement that will provide major gains for members. By standing together in solidarity with one another, we won the respect of the employer, and reached the fair and reasonable deal we all deserve. Your bargaining committee strongly and unanimously encourages you to vote "yes" to accept the agreement and make these major ...

March 20, 2021

Update on frontline workers prioritized for COVID-19 immunization - BCGEU

For months the BCGEU has been working hard to make sure frontline essential workers would be offered vaccines as soon as possible. This week's announcement that more than 300,000 front-line workers will be eligible for immunization starting in April is great news-especially for thousands of BCGEU members in child-care and corrections who are among the priority groups listed.    However, thousan...

March 19, 2021

Nanaimo Seniors Village - Tentative agreement reached - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee is pleased to report that the parties have reached a tentative agreement!Details of the tentative agreement will be provided early next week. A ratification vote information meeting will be held next Wednesday, March 24 at 7 p.m. via Zoom; meeting details also to come early next week.Your bargaining committee unanimously recommends that you vote "yes" to ratify the ten...

March 19, 2021

BCGEU Members at The Salvation Army Harbour Light ARC - Bargaining survey for...

Your collective agreement is expiring soon, and we want to hear from you about your top priorities for a new collective agreement. Sometime in the next week, you should receive a bargaining survey mailed to your home address. This survey will let your bargaining committee know what issues matter most to you. You have until Friday, April 16 to mail the survey back to BCGEU. If you don’t receive ...

March 19, 2021

BCGEU Members at The Salvation Army Harbour Light Detox - Bargaining survey f...

Your collective agreement is expiring soon, and we want to hear from you about your top priorities for a new collective agreement. Please complete this survey to let your bargaining committee know what issues matter most to you. You have until Sunday, April 4 to complete the survey. If you know a BCGEU member who didn’t receive this bulletin, please forward it to them. If you didn’t receive thi...

March 19, 2021

The Salvation Army Harbour Light Detox - Bargaining survey for your upcoming ...

Your collective agreement is expiring soon, and we want to hear from you about your top priorities for a new collective agreement. Please complete this survey to let your bargaining committee know what issues matter most to you. You have until Sunday, April 4 to complete the survey. If you know a BCGEU member who didn't receive this bulletin, please forward it to them. If you didn't receive thi...