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

August 16, 2018

Members at CSH Willow Manor - Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to report that an overwhelming number of members turned out to the Strike vote and have voted 100% in favour of strike action if required.  The next step is to apply for a Mediator to assist us with getting a Collective Agreement. We will continue to send out information as it becomes available. If you have any questions please contact any one of the Bargain...

August 16, 2018

Local 412 Union Meeting - BCGEU

A General Meeting will be held on September 4, 2018 at 1430 in the Bulkley Lodge Education Room. For those unable to attend at Bulkley Lodge, members may attend at the BCGEU Area 12 Office in Terrace or participate via teleconference call.  Teleconference information: 1-866-562-0090Participant ID: 122461 Agenda:HSP Bargaining UpdateFacilities Bargaining UpdateMain Floor Evening Lines at Bulkle...

August 15, 2018

Local 404 Members at CSH Lynnwood Retirement Residence - Collective Agreement...

We are pleased to advise the tentative agreement was ratified on August 13th. If you have any additional questions please don't hesitate to speak with a bargaining committee member. The language changes to the collective agreement are now in full force and effect. We anticipate retro will be paid in late September. We wish to thank you for your support during the bargaining process.  In solidar...

August 13, 2018

Peace Portal Seniors Village (PPSV) Collective Agreement Ratifies! - BCGEU

We are pleased to advise the tentative agreement was ratified on August 12th. The renewed collective agreement is now in full force and effect. If you have any additional questions please don't hesitate to speak with a bargaining committee member. Thank you for your support during the bargaining process.In solidarityDanielle Melin, Bargaining Committee ChairpersonJas Randhawa, Bargaining Commit...

August 13, 2018

Call for Expression of Interest for the Hearts in Hands Conference - BCGEU

This is an expression of interest for selection of two members of local 407 to attend the Hearts in Hands Conference http://hcaconference.ca/ in Penticton. The conference is on October 17, 2018.  If you are interested in attending this event, please reply to area07@bcgeu.ca stating you are interested in attending. The deadline for submitting expressions of interest is 4 p.m. on August 29, 2018....

August 13, 2018

Three-year agreement for thousands of B.C. government workers - BCGEU

VICTORIA - Thousands of British Columbia public service workers have ratified a three-year contract agreement giving them an annual 2 per cent wage increase. The agreement covers workers who provide social, environmental and pubic safety services, as well as Liquor Distribution Branch employees and some of those who work at the BC Pension Corp.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

August 10, 2018

BCGEU public service members ratify collective agreement - BCGEU

BURNABY – The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union announced today that its members in the B.C. public service sector have voted to ratify the tentative agreement reached with the B.C. government in June. The final vote was 62.7 per cent in favour. "After 16 years of staff cuts and wage restraint, there was a lot of pent-up demand for positive change from our membership," said BCGEU pre...

August 10, 2018

The Provincial - Summer 2018 - BCGEU

The digital version of the Summer 2018 issue of The Provincial is available to download online. In this issue: MMIWG Inquiry Professional reliance Labour review Bargaining update Affordable BC campaign Events and more…   Download the Summer 2018 issue  UWU/MoveUP

August 09, 2018

Members at LifeLabs - Re:LifeLabs Joint Labour/Management Committee update - ...

Please be advised that Marilyn McLean has been acclaimed as the Logistics and CIC alternate representative to the Joint Labour/Management Committee. As multiple nominations were received for the following positions, elections will be required, with details to follow: • Vancouver Island Representative – 1 regular, 1 alternate • Regional Representative (all areas outside Vancouver Island and the ...

August 03, 2018

Tentative Agreement - Information Session and Ratification Meeting for Peace ...

  Date: August 3, 2018 To: All BCGEU Members at Peace Portal Seniors Village (PPSV) Re: Tentative Agreement Reached   Information Session and Ratification Meeting – Sunday, August 12, 2018 We are pleased to announce a tentative agreement was reached at 11:00 pm last night. The bargaining committee supports the agreement and looks forward to explaining the settlement at our ratification and inf...

August 03, 2018

President's message on 40 years of Vancouver Pride - BCGEU

Forty years ago, Vancouver Pride started with a handful of people struggling against homophobia and transphobia coming together in solidarity. In the beginning, it was a small group of activists that wanted to be proud of who they were and who they love, and has now grown into a vibrant celebration enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people.  Today, there are Pride parades in communities large ...

August 03, 2018

An Open Letter from Gateway Casino Workers in the Thompson-Okanagan – OUR COM...

Friday, August 3, 2018  An Open Letter from Gateway Casino Workers in the Thompson-Okanagan – OUR COMMUNITIES DESERVE BETTER!  Dear Community Members,For over five weeks, almost 700 community members in the Thompson-Okanagan have been on strike. We are Gateway Casino workers fighting for respect and the ability to live in the communities we serve. We are parents, students, long-time employees –...

August 02, 2018

BCGEU offers policy ideas for local governments to address affordable housing...

BURNABY – The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has released a list of policy proposals titled "What Can Local Governments Do?", directed at municipalities who want to take bold action on issues of housing affordability. As property prices across B.C. continue to escalate, access to affordable housing has become a central concern for BCGEU members. By focusing on measures that ...

August 02, 2018

CSH Lynnwood Retirement Residence - Tentative Agreement Reached -Information ...

We are pleased to announce a tentative agreement was reached last week. The bargaining committee supports the agreement and looks forward to explaining the settlement at our ratification and information sessions. This is a very important meeting and we hope to see everyone, please drop in: Date:           August 13, 2018  Time:          2:00 pm to 7:00 pm Location:    Lynnwood Retirement Reside...

August 01, 2018

Union sees no value in highrise, urges city to reject proposal - BCGEU

Unionized provincial government workers have registered their opposition to a 25-storey highrise in central Kelowna. The Brooklyn project should be rejected by city council, the BCGEU says, because it will do nothing to promote affordable housing in Kelowna.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

July 31, 2018

BCGEU health care members ratify three-year deal - BCGEU

Members of a multi-union group working in B.C. community living homes and services have voted to accept a new three-year employment contract, eight months before the existing contract expires. The contract covers 16,000 people and was recommended to members in June by the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union and others in the community health bargaining group.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

July 30, 2018

BCGEU community health workers vote to accept new agreement - BCGEU

Burnaby- Community health sector workers, represented by the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) have voted strongly in favour of a tentative agreement reached with health employers. This agreement firms up a new three-year collective agreement for 16,000 union workers, which will take effect April 1, 2019 and expire March 31, 2022. The new collective agreement brings in yearly...

July 26, 2018

Ratification Meeting for The Salvation Army ARC Members - BCGEU

To:     The Salvation Army ARC MembersRe:     Ratification Meeting, Thursday August 2, 2018          2:00pm – 4:00pm - CRF Classroom, 525 Johnson Street          Victoria, BCThe bargaining committee for the Victoria Salvation Army (ARC) reached a tentative agreement with the employer in the afternoon of July 25, 2018.A summary of the tentative agreement is below. The committee supports this ten...

July 26, 2018

BCGEU celebrates 99 years in union movement - BCGEU

Can you believe we're almost a century old? Today, the BC Government and Service Employees' Union celebrates our 99th birthday. Of course, we weren't known as the BCGEU back in 1919, but July 26 marks the anniversary of the first annual convention of the Provincial Civil Service Association of BC which, over the decades, grew to become the BCGEU.  "At 77,000 members strong, the BCGEU is one of ...

July 25, 2018

HSPBA Update - BCGEU

Delegates to the HSP Bargaining Conference held in April prioritized the bargaining surveys submitted by HSP members. Since then, the Bargaining Committee met to review all of the conference notes and put together the BCGEU HSP list of bargaining priorities sent to the HSA (lead Union).On July 17th-18th, we were invited to take part in a two-day HSA Bargaining Committee training session, and al...

July 24, 2018

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

Over the past six months, your bargaining committee has met with the Employer on 10 occasions. We have reached agreement on a large number of non-monetary issues, but we are still significantly apart on monetary items. On July 12th, talks broke off, and the bargaining committee will be reviewing our options going forward. Please stay tuned for further communication in that regard. In solidary,Y...

July 24, 2018

Casino workers vote yes on new agreement ending Hard Rock strike - BCGEU

BCGEU members thank customers for their support.  (Coquitlam) - After being on strike for more than 10 weeks, over 400 members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver in Coquitlam have voted in favour of a new agreement with their employer. "BCGEU members at the Hard Rock casino stuck together through a long, tough fight and thanks to thei...

July 23, 2018

Talks break off between Gateway Casinos and union - BCGEU

KAMLOOPS - Mediation has been cut short between BCGEU and Gateway Casinos.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

July 23, 2018

Support for striking BCGEU brothers and sisters - BCGEU

The BC labour movement staged a show of support Saturday for striking BCGEU members   Read more.... UWU/MoveUP

July 23, 2018

Mediation talks break off in casino strike - BCGEU

Mediation between Gateway Casinos and over 675 members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) on strike officially broke off on Saturday, July 21 – the same day that saw hundreds of supporters flock to the picket lines across all four sites in the Thompson Okanagan.   Read more..... UWU/MoveUP

July 20, 2018

Lifelabs Worksite Visit - BCGEU

  Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2018Time: 12:15 – 14:00Location: Sechelt Hospital "Group Room"  BCGEU Local 403 Chairperson, Mahen Ramdharry and Staff Representative, Ryan Stewart will be in the Sechelt area to meet with BCGEU Local 403 Members. We would like to invite BCGEU employees of Lifelabs' Sechelt and Gibsons locations to drop by. The purpose of the worksite visit is to meet members, answer a...