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 Scholarships - BCGEU

The 2019 Scholarship Programs has now closed and winners will be posted to the website in mid-June. Applications for the 2019 BCGEU Scholarship program are now being accepted. The union will award $60,000 in scholarships to students in post-secondary education. Full-time scholarships are worth $2,000 and part-time scholarships are worth $1,000.Apply online here. Applicants must be: A BCGEU me...

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...

May 17, 2019

Organizer (Temporary) - Organizing Department - BCGEU

  ORGANIZER (Temporary) ORGANIZING DEPARTMENT   INTERNAL POSTING May 17, 2019       The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary organizer to work in the Organizing Department. Term of assignment is up to 12 months. Effective date to be determined. DUTIES: To perform a wide range of duties associated with organizing in the public and/or private sectors. To respond to ca...

May 17, 2019

BCGEU members approve job action at Telus Employer Solutions - BCGEU

B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union members who provide payroll services to the B.C. Government voted overwhelmingly to approve strike action to support their contract negotiations with Telus Employer Solutions (formerly Telus Sourcing Solutions), the BCGEU announced today. Members voted 100 per cent in favour of strike action at a strike vote held on Thursday.   The main issues in bar...

May 16, 2019

BC government applauded for launching inquiry into money laundering - BCGEU

The B.C. government's decision Wednesday to launch a public inquiry into money laundering is being applauded by politicians and other advocates. Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 15, 2019

Members at Amica at Somerset House- Ratification Information Meeting and Vote...

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to inform you that we reached a tentative agreement with the Employer on May 15, 2019. Please join us for a drop-in information meeting at Somerset House, where we will provide you with the full details of the negotiated changes, and answer your questions. DATE: Thursday, May 23 2019 TIME: 2:30 to 4:30 pm LOCATION: Cameo Theatre, Somerset House You will be a...

May 15, 2019

Valleyhaven Retirement Community Ltd. Bargaining Update – Essential Services ...

The Employer and the Union met yesterday to negotiate essential service levels for Valleyhaven, in the event of strike action. The parties were unable to reach agreement, and we will now apply to the Labour Relations Board for the assistance of a mediator. Previously scheduled dates for mediation at the LRB will go ahead on June 4th and 11th. Your bargaining committee remains focused on negotia...

May 15, 2019

BCGEU applauds inquiry announcement, calls for broad mandate and resources

(BURNABY) – The BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) is applauding the B.C. government’s decision to call a public inquiry into money laundering headed by B.C. Supreme Court Justice Austin Cullen. And the union is praising its members for their advocacy over the last six months as a key driver in the government’s decision. “Like all British Columbians, our members want answers abo...

May 14, 2019

Members at Salvation Army Harbour Light - Bargaining Committee Results - BCGEU

Balloting is now complete and the following members have been elected to represent you on your bargaining committee which are listed in alphabetical order: Mohammad BashirMonty QureshiSimon Rosengarten Congratulations and thank you to all of the nominees. The union bargaining committee will meet next week to start preparing for upcoming bargaining. We will update you throughout the process. In ...

May 10, 2019

National Nursing Week 2019 - BCGEU

Every day our communities rely on the incredible contribution and commitment of front-line health care providers. Nursing Week is a chance to celebrate and acknowledge the outstanding job done by these caring professionals. "Nurses play a huge part in caring for our communities. Whether they are LPNs or RNs, working in residential care facilities, or other front-line services, they go to work e...

May 09, 2019

Valleyhaven Retirement Community Ltd.- Strike Vote Result - BCGEU

The results are in, and 99% of you have voted in favour of strike action. Your bargaining committee would like to thank the membership for the strong turnout at the ballot box. Many of you came to vote on a day you weren't scheduled to work. You came out to send a message to your employer – you will not back down until you get the fair wages, benefits and working conditions that you deserve! Yo...

May 07, 2019

Union Sets Date For Strike Vote at Valleyhaven Retirement Community Ltd. - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee met with the Employer on May 3rd to receive their response to our monetary demands. Wage increases initially tabled by the Employer on April 5th were unreasonably low: at ratification – 1% ; 2019 – 1% ; 2020 – 1.25%. We were hopeful for an offer more realistic and respectful of the work we do. Unfortunately, we were bitterly disappointed. The Employer tabled an additio...

May 06, 2019

BCGEU remembers Bobbi Pettett - BCGEU

On behalf of the members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union I extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Bobbi Pettett, who passed away on May 5, 2019. Bobbi was a dedicated activist and beginning in 1989, she held many positions in the union from steward, local chair, and bargaining committee member to component chair and member of the provincial executive. She ...

May 03, 2019

Notice of Poll – Strike Vote FOR Valleyhaven Retirement Community Members - B...

A Strike Vote will be conducted on: DATE:                Wednesday, May 8th, 2019TIME:                 6:45 am – 4:30 pmLOCATION:        45450 Menholm Road, Chilliwack, V2P 1M2                                               **look for Ashley's truck parked on the road in front of Valleyhaven  For all employees of: Valleyhaven Retirement Community, at and from 45450 Menholm Road, Chilliwack, BC, ...

May 02, 2019

BCGEU disappointed to see campaign opposing reform to improve seniors’ care -...

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is disappointed to see today's launch of the BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) campaign opposing the provincial government's decision to bring home support services in-house under the Fraser Health, Vancouver Coastal Health and Vancouver Island Health authorities. The BCGEU has been lobbying to bring home care support workers under go...

May 01, 2019

Full Stack Developer Administrative Representative - Administration departmen...

Full Stack Developer (ADMINISTRATIVE REPRESENTATIVE – ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT (IT Services)) INTERNAL / EXTERNAL POSTING May 1, 2019 The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary administrative representative to work in the IT Services section of the Administration Department, for up to one (1) year or until return of the incumbent. Effective date to be determined DUTI...

April 30, 2019

HSP/VIHA Social Program Officers - Masters - BCGEU

It has come to our attention that SPO (Masters) in the Vancouver Island Health Authority have not been paid the new rate negotiated in the last round. SPOs with a Master's degree were to move from Grid 8 to Grid 11 as of April 1st, 2019. The Employer has been notified and is currently rectifying the situation. Retroactive pay will be paid for all hours missed.   In Solidarity,  Angela Mahlmann,...

April 30, 2019

Bargaining Committee Election Results for Sienna Living at Mayfair Terrace - ...

The election of your bargaining has been completed without the need for a vote.Your elected Bargaining Committee members are:   Sharon Parent, Bargaining Committee ChairpersonDiana Tran, Bargaining Committee MemberGeet Sidhu, Bargaining Committee Member The next step is for the bargaining committee to meet with the assigned negotiators to develop proposals to take forward to the bargaining tabl...

April 30, 2019

Negotiations Commence for members at Well-Being Services – Renfrew Care Centr...

Your bargaining committee met with the employer on April 24th and 25th to commence bargaining. We tabled our non-monetary proposals and made excellent progress with the vast majority of issues agreed and signed off. We have two and one-half more days scheduled on May 8, 9, and 10 to continue discussions and anticipate tabling our monetary package early that week. Watch for another bulletin afte...

April 30, 2019

BCGEU Drop-in Session – May 10, 2019 - BCGEU

Please join your 412 Local Chair, Christine Fuller at an informal drop-in session with our Component 4 VP, Mahen Ramdharry and First Chair, Cina Opel.  Stop by with your questions and enjoy a snack.Where:  Room 235 in the Mental Health and Addictions office Date:     May 10th When:    0930 – 1100 a.m.Download PDF of notice here. UWU/MoveUP

April 29, 2019

BCGEU Defends Two-Tier Wages in Community Services Sector - BCGEU

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith draws on her experience as an early childhood educator to explain her frustration with the debate over a pay increase that's only going to unionized workers in the community social services sector.  Smith said the complaints about the selective raises reminded her of the children's story about the Little Red Hen.    Read more... UWU/MoveUP

April 26, 2019

Join us at Day of Mourning ceremonies across B.C. - BCGEU

BCGEU members from communities around our province will be attending Day of Mourning events on April 28th. Some will be there to honour and remember their co-workers and family members. Some will attend to show solidarity with those who have been affected by the death of a worker. The provincial government will be lowering flags on all provincial government buildings to honour the day.  In 2018...