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

November 19, 2018

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE - WILLIAMS LAKE AREA OFFICE - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE WILLIAMS LAKE AREA OFFICE   INTERNAL POSTING November 19, 2018     The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a staff representative to work in the Williams Lake 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 uni...

November 16, 2018

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) - NANAIMO AREA OFFICE - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) NANAIMO AREA OFFICE   INTERNAL POSTING November 16, 2018     The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Nanaimo Area Office for 3 months or to return of incumbent, effective date to be determined.   DUTIES: · Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their union by...

November 15, 2018

Valleyhaven Bargaining Survey - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee is making plans to commence contract negotiations with the employer and we are seeking your input. You will find a short survey by clicking here. This is your opportunity to inform your Bargaining Committee about the issues that matter most to you. Please return this completed questionnaire to Linsay Buss via facsimile 604-294-5092 or email at linsay.buss@bcgeu.ca no l...

November 14, 2018

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE BENEFITS DEPARTMENT - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE BENEFITS DEPARTMENT INTERNAL POSTING November 14, 2018   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a staff representative to work in the Benefits Department, effective date to be determined. The staff representatives in benefits are currently located at the Fraser Valley Area Office and report to the Coordinator of Advocacy. DUTIES: The successful applicant ...

November 13, 2018

Casino workers go back to work after achieving wage increases, improved benef...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 9, 2018Casino workers go back to work after achieving wage increases, improved benefits (Thompson-Okanagan) Nearly 700 members of the BCGEU working in Gateway Casinos in the Thompson-Okanagan voted to ratify a new contract with their employer ending a 19-week strike."I am so impressed by the solidarity and courage of our members" said Stephanie Smith, president of...

November 13, 2018

SECRETARY (Temporary) - LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE - BCGEU

BCGEU LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE INTERNAL POSTING November 13, 2018     POSITION: SECRETARY (Temporary) 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. The term of assignment is up to 7 months or return of incumbent. DUTI...

November 09, 2018

Tentative Agreement Reached For Health Science Professionals - BCGEU

The BCGEU and other unions in the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) have reached a three-year tentative agreement with the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC). Highlights of the proposed April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2022 agreement include: a general wage increase of six per cent over three years improvements to address workload, appropriate compensation and job c...

November 08, 2018

BCGEU welcomes new legislation aimed at improving working conditions for heal...

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) welcomes the B.C. government's announcement today that it will repeal both the Health and Social Services Delivery Improvement Act (Bill 29) and the Health Sector Partnerships Agreement Act (Bill 94). Enacted in 2002 and 2003, the bills led to the deterioration of working conditions for health and social-sector workers by stripping workpl...

November 08, 2018

Well Being Services White Rock Seniors Village Ltd. Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Following the strike vote conducted on September 25th, your bargaining committee met with the Employer to resume negotiations on October 24th but unfortunately the parties remain far apart on monetary items.  The Employer's last offer was a 1.5% general wage increase with no guarantee of retroactivity. The bargaining committee has not accepted this offer and is seeking mediation to assist with ...

November 02, 2018

BCGEU welcomes action plan to mitigate wildfire and flood risks in B.C. - BCGEU

The BCGEU welcomes this week's release of Government's Action Plan: Responding to wildfire and flood risks ('The Action Plan') by the provincial government, and applauds the actions outlined in the report to better prepare British Columbians for extreme wildfires and floods. At the same time, more will need to be done to mitigate the effects of what now appears to be the new normal in our provi...

October 30, 2018

Updated Local 412 Executive - BCGEU

We confirm that Jared Vennard has been acclaimed as a Member at Large (Young Worker). Congratulations Jared! Your Local Executive is as follows:  Local Chairperson  Christine Fuller  1st Vice Chair  Keeley Dancey  2nd Vice Chair  Lana Roy  Treasurer  Tracy Garcia  Recording Secretary  Bobbi Burrus  Member at Large  Emily Boot  Member at Large  Micheala Dodds  Member at L...

October 26, 2018

Recommended Changes To Provincial Labour Code A Good Start – But Don’t Go Far...

The BCGEU supports many of the recommendations put forward yesterday by the independent, three-person Labour Relations Code Review Panel appointed by Labour Minister Harry Bains earlier this year. "Our submission to the panel asked that balance and fairness be restored to the B.C. Labour Relations Code and Labour Relations Board," said BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "We believe the recommenda...

October 25, 2018

280 transition housing units to be built for women fleeing violence - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) welcomed today’s announcement by the provincial government to initiate the first steps towards establishing 1,500 new supportive housing units for women and children fleeing violence. As part of government’s Building BC: Women’s Transition Housing Fund, 280 transition housing units will be built province-wide. This news follows their commit...

October 24, 2018

Local 404 Members at Well Being Services (RHSV) Ltd. - Strike Vote Results - ...

  MEMBERS PROVIDE 99% STRIKE MANDATE   We are pleased to advise you that the members at Well Being Seniors' Services Ltd. (RHSV) provided the bargaining committee with an exceptionally strong strike mandate with a 99% vote in favour of taking strike action if necessary!  We have advised the Employer of the result of the vote, and will continue to update you as information becomes available. The...

October 24, 2018

Update on Bargaining for Creekside Landing Ltd - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee and the Employer met again on October 23rd. Unfortunately, the Employer's wage offer is inadequate but we are hopeful movement will be made when we meet again on November 13th. In solidarity,Sheree Dodds – Bargaining chairpersonShane Stoddart – Bargaining committee member Tamara Nicholls – Bargaining committee memberCathy Seagris – Staff representativeDownload PDF of n...

October 24, 2018

Bargaining for BCGEU members who work in health facilities continues - BCGEU

Negotiations have resumed for the sixth week for BCGEU members under the health facilities collective agreement. The agreement covers 44,000 health care workers in B.C. Our union is one of ten who make up the Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA). The lead union at the table is the Hospital Employees Union (HEU). An extensive list of proposals has already been tabled. The list includes occupa...

October 23, 2018

President Irene Lanzinger won't seek re-election as BC's top labour leader - ...

Sister Irene Lanzinger has announced that she will not be running for re-election next month at the 58th Convention of the BC Federation of Labour. As the largest affiliate union of the BC Fed, the BCGEU would like to thank Irene for her contributions to the labour movement in British Columbia during her time as president. As the first woman president of the Federation, Irene redefined what is ...

October 22, 2018

Proposed legislation will lay foundation for improved professional reliance s...

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is pleased with the provincial government's introduction today of the Professional Governance Act aimed at improving B.C.'s professional reliance system in the natural resource sector. If passed, the new legislation will lay the foundation for a series of much-needed changes to better protect and manage the province's natural resources for ...

October 22, 2018

LifeLabs on Vancouver Island Election Results for Joint Labour/Management Com...

The ballots have now been counted for the recent election for the position of Vancouver Island Representative on the Joint Labour/Management Committee. The nominee with the highest number of votes was elected to the position; the person with the second highest number of votes has been named the alternate.  Your Vancouver Island Representative is Mandy DeFields and your alternate representative ...