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 ...

January 24, 2020

Members at HCN-Revera-Lessee (Whitecliff) - Bargaining committee election res...

The election has taken place, the ballots have been counted and you have elected the rest of your bargaining committee. Please join me in congratulating; Rosanne Parsons  Bonnie Swanson They will join your Bargaining Chairperson, Tony Jillings and serve as your bargaining committee. On behalf of all members, I want to thank all of those that put their names forward. The committee will be meet...

January 22, 2020

Local 407 Executive By-Election - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding an election for the position of chairperson on the local 407 executive. Voting will take place electronically. Candidate statements are attached from those who provided one and will be available through the e-voting link provided to you.  Candidates: Deb WagnerErika BelsheimThe electronic voting will take place between January 22 - 31, 2020.The election closes at 5:00 p.m....

January 21, 2020

Election for Bargaining Committee Chairperson - AdvoCare Health Services - BCGEU

Nominations for the position of bargaining committee chairperson have now closed. As the Union has received two (2) nominations for the one position, 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 Nego...

January 21, 2020

Bargaining Committee – Open Nominations for Pine Acres Home - BCGEU

The bargaining committee represents the members in collective agreement negotiations and also serves on the joint labour management committee which normally meets with representatives of the employer. This is a call for nominations to the Pine Acres Home union bargaining committee. We require the following positions to be filled: Bargaining committee member (3 positions) Alternate bargaining c...

January 21, 2020

Bargaining survey for members at Well Being Services (WOV) Ltd. - BCGEU

  Dear Members, As you are aware, the Bargaining Committee has been elected. The members are as follows: Lorne Cragg Tom Palmer Joe Teixeira I will be meeting soon with your committee to put together our bargaining proposals. In the meantime, please take some time to fill out the attached survey. Give a copy to any member of the Bargaining Committee, or mail it back to me in the enclosed post...

January 20, 2020

BCGEU Office Closures – Jan 20th - BCGEU

Due to inclement weather, the Terrace Area office will be closed on Monday, January 20. The office plans to reopen Tuesday, January 21, at 8:30am. If you are a BCGEU member in area 12 and need emergency support at your worksite, please contact your union steward. Facilities related emergencies in Terrace can be directed to Ryan Schmid at 778-870-7877.

January 17, 2020

New Prince Rupert labour history walking tour available - BCGEU

The BC Labour Heritage Centre is pleased to inform BCGEU members that a new Prince Rupert Labour History Walking Tour has recently been added to our BC Labour History Walking Tours mobile app.  This tour explores over a century of union organizing, struggles and victories for fishermen, shoreworkers, longshore, the IWW, the Battle of Kelly's Cut, civic politics and colourful labour characters o...

January 17, 2020

SECRETARY LEVEL 5 - NORTH ISLAND AREA OFFICE - BCGEU

BCGEU NORTH ISLAND AREA OFFICE INTERNAL POSTING January 17, 2020   POSITION: SECRETARY  GRADE: Level 5 – MoveUP Agreement A secretary is required to provide secretarial support to staff representatives in the North Island Area Office.  DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful applicant will perform Level 5 duties as assigned. Duties to include: processing a variety of documents on a person...

January 16, 2020

Whitecliff - Election for bargaining committee - BCGEU

On August 12, 2019, ballots for the two available Bargaining Committee Member positions were mailed out to all the employees of HCN - Whitecliff. Unfortunately, due to a typo on the ballots, the votes that were received all spoiled. In order to ensure your Bargaining Committee is elected correctly and in a timely manner, you will have another opportunity to vote for your two preferred Bargainin...

January 16, 2020

ICBC fleet-insured vehicles policy change - BCGEU

ICBC agrees to change potentially devastating policy on personal insurance impacts of accidents in fleet-insured vehicles In Fall 2019, ICBC announced a policy change that would have meant that commercial drivers found at fault for accidents in work vehicles would potentially pay more for their personal insurance. "Our union immediately understood that the original policy was completely unfair ...

January 16, 2020

Members at The Dorchester - Bargaining Committee – Open Nominations - BCGEU

The bargaining committee represents the members in collective agreement negotiations and also serves on the joint labour management committee which normally meets with representatives of the employer. This is a call for nominations to The Dorchester union bargaining committee. We require the following positions to be filled: Bargaining committee member (3 positions) Alternate bargaining commit...

December 24, 2019

Happy Holidays – BCGEU offices closed for the holidays - BCGEU

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith, treasurer Paul Finch and the entire Provincial Executive would like to wish our 80,000 members and their families a happy and festive holiday season! Please note that all BCGEU offices will be closed for the holidays. BCGEU offices around the province will be closed at 1:00pm on December 24, 2019 and will reopen on January 2, 2020 at 8:30am. If you are a BCGEU m...

December 20, 2019

LifeLabs Privacy Breach Information - BCGEU

Dear LifeLabs members, With the news of the recent privacy breach breaking in the media, we understand that many of you may be facing increased pressure at work. Whether that comes from being the the day-to-day face of the company or an increased workload due to addressing the breach, our union stands to make sure that your physical and mental health is protected on the job. If you are facing i...

December 20, 2019

Local 407 Members Re: Nomination for Chairperson Position - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the vacant chairperson position on the Local 407 Executive. Information on the responsibilities of this position is attached. The deadline for nominations is: January 17, 2020 If there is an election for a position, candidates may submit one page of information (8-1/2 x 11, black and white) for distribution to members with ballots. This must be received by the area ...

December 20, 2019

Broadmead Care Society - Talks at standstill / Labour Relations Board mediati...

Your employer thinks you are paid too much and your collective agreement is too rich. For the last six months, your bargaining committee has successfully defeated the Employer's attempts to strip your collective agreement and deprive you of decades' worth of hard-won rights. Broadmead also refuses to acknowledge the clear evidence before them: there is an extreme shortage of workers in the heal...

December 19, 2019

Winter maintenance and public safety a top priority for BCGEU highway workers...

On behalf of members employed by Acciona Infrastructure Maintenance Inc., the BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is calling on the company to ensure they meet the highway maintenance standards agreed to in their 10-year contract with the provincial government. This follows an incident last week in Cherryville B.C. where a school bus became stuck in a ditch due to snowy road co...

December 18, 2019

Notice of Election of Bargaining Committee - Royale West Coast LP (Pacifica R...

Your current collective agreement expires on March 31, 2020, and the Union is beginning preparations to conduct negotiations for a renewal agreement. Therefore, a new bargaining committee must be elected to represent all BCGEU members of Royale West Coast LP (Pacifica Retirement Residence). The Union bargaining committee will consist of 3 members, a chairperson will be elected from amongst the ...

December 18, 2019

Grand Forks childcare professionals launch one-day strike - BCGEU

WHAT: After issuing a 72-hour strike notice on Friday of last week, 14 members of the BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) employed by Sunshine Valley Child Care are set to strike for one day on Thursday December 19, 2019. The move comes after several months of unsuccessful negotiations for a new collective agreement that will address long-standing issues with substandard wages,...