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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

CLC Winter School 2022 - BCGEU

Winter School 2022 will be taking place in-person! We are so excited that our communities will be able to come together, to learn and discuss with peers and colleagues at the upcoming Winter School. As we continue to work with the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) on updating you with further details, please complete your registration application form to express your interest in attending. Please ...

Public Service Main and Component Bargaining Proposals for the 19th Public Se...

Preparations for the 19th Public Service negotiations are already commencing. Therefore, we are calling for locals to meet and prepare draft proposals and resolutions for submission to their respective components. They are to be forwarded to the Component Executives in order for proposals and resolutions to be vetted and allocated to either the Public Service Main or Component tables. The deadl...

Convention 2021 wrap-up – a new executive and a new name. - BCGEU

Our union’s 2021 Constitution Convention has come to a close. Over the course of convention, members passed resolutions determining the direction of our union over the next three years and elected our union’s executive officers for the same period. Be on the lookout for a more thorough wrap up of convention in the next issue of The Provincial magazine. ElectionsCongratulations to our new BCGEU ...

October 15, 2021

BCGEU Members at The Salvation Army Harbour Light - RATIFICATION DOCUMENT AND...

This bulletin will outline the changes proposed in the offer to settle from your employer that you will be voting on in the coming weeks. All information for the ratification meeting, vote, and potential job action is below. IF THIS AGREEMENT IS REJECTED YOU WILL BE GOING ON STRIKE. FULL DETAILS ON STRIKE WILL FOLLOW THE DETAILS ON RATIFICATION. The bargaining committee is not endorsing this s...

October 14, 2021

Lifelabs - We’re at impasse with the employer - BCGEU

After seven days of mediation, your bargaining committee has reached impasse with our employer. We are continuing to negotiate essential service levels this week to determine who will be allowed to participate in job action. You elected your bargaining committee to negotiate on all our behalf and we have been working hard from the beginning to move the employer from their initial position. Thei...

October 14, 2021

BC Parks OHS Reps, September 22 meeting follow-up - BCGEU

You’re receiving this email as an Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) member representative within BC Parks. Please forward this email to other BC Parks worker OHS reps that did not receive it, and let them know they can update their contact information with the BCGEU here.A big thanks to all who joined our September 22 meeting of BC Parks OHS worker reps. We had a very good turnout, and there...

October 13, 2021

Finance Support Staff (Regular) - BCGEU

BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICEINTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTINGOctober 13, 2021 POSITION: FINANCE SUPPORT STAFF (Regular) GRADE: LEVEL 6 - MoveUP AGREEMENT The B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) requires a full-time regular support staff to work in the Finance Department. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Will be required to perform a variety of duties within the Finance Department. Such duties may include...

October 12, 2021

Secretary (Purchasing Assistant) - LEVEL 5 - Facilities Department - BCGEU

BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICE INTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTINGOctober 12, 2021   POSITION: SECRETARY (PURCHASING ASSISTANT) GRADE: LEVEL 5 - MoveUP AGREEMENT The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a Purchasing Assistant to work with the Procurement Officer. This position will report to the Coordinator of Finance. Effective date: As soon as possible. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction o...

October 12, 2021

Members at Fleetwood Villa - DEADLINE FOR BARGAINING COMMITTEE NOMINATIONS EX...

You can now submit nominations for Bargaining Committee Member (2 seats) until Sunday, October 17 at 11:59pm. Note that there are now two seats available on the bargaining committee.These positions will be elected through online voting so make sure your Union has your current email address by logging into your Member Portal here.Each nominee may submit one page of biographical information, endo...

October 12, 2021

Junior Internal Auditor - Excluded Position - BCGEU

JUNIOR INTERNAL AUDITOR(Excluded Position) Call for Expressions of Interest October 12, 2021   The B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) is one of the largest and most diverse unions in British Columbia. We represent over 80,000 members in 550 bargaining units in the private sector and public services. The BCGEU requires a highly motivated, results oriented individual to fill the position of ju...

October 12, 2021

BCGEU recommendations for Budget 2022 - BCGEU

Each year, the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) offers input into next year's provincial budget by making recommendations in a written submission to the B.C. government's Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services. These recommendations reflect the voice of our union's 80,000 members, based on direct input from the BCGEU's senior elected leadership.Last week, our union pr...

October 08, 2021

All BCGEU Members at AgeCare - Pre-Bargaining Bulletin #5: Ready for Negotiat...

At the time of the partial sale of Vantage Living Inc. to AgeCare on August 1, 2021, your former Vantage bargaining committee became your new AgeCare bargaining committee. Since then, your committee has continued to develop and refine bargaining proposals and its preparation is now nearly complete. We reached out to AgeCare in August to try to schedule bargaining dates for as soon as possible. ...

October 08, 2021

SECRETARY LEVEL 3 - Advocacy Department (Temporary) - BCGEU

BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTING October 8, 2021     POSITION: SECRETARY – ADVOCACY (Temporary) GRADE: LEVEL 3 - MoveUP AGREEMENT A secretary is required to perform secretarial and word processing functions for staff representatives as required in Advocacy. Term of assignment is up to 9 months or return of incumbent. DUTIES: Will include processing a variety of documents on a person...

October 07, 2021

Pro Vita Care – Westcana - Bargaining Committee Nominations - BCGEU

Due to two resignations from the bargaining committee, nominations are now open to fill: Bargaining Committee Member – 1 seat – Cerwydden Seniors Community Bargaining Committee Member – 1 seat – Piccadilly Seniors Community This position will be elected through online voting, so please make sure your Union has your up-to-date email address by logging into your Member Portal here. Nomination fo...

October 07, 2021

BCGEU Members at Fleetwood Villa - Bargaining Committee Nominations - BCGEU

Due to a resignation on the bargaining committee, nominations are now open for: Bargaining Committee Member (1 seat) These positions will be elected through online voting so make sure your Union has your current email address by logging into your Member Portal here. Each nominee may submit one page of biographical information, endorsements, or other campaign information (8 ½ x 11 sheet, black a...

October 06, 2021

All Component 4 BCGEU Members - Vaccine mandates at work - BCGEU

In August, the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) announced an order requiring that all workers in long term care and assisted living provide proof of full vaccination by Tuesday, October 26th. On October 4th, the PHO posted amendments to the order including information about the process for accommodations and exemptions as well as consequences for workers who remain unvaccinated by the deadline. ...

October 05, 2021

B.C. Gov announces vaccine mandate for public service workers BCGEU

The head of B.C.'s public service announced today that all B.C. public service workers will be required to provide proof of full vaccination beginning November 22, 2021. The current flexible work arrangement has also been deferred to November 22. We haven't seen the full policy as it has not yet been released, and we are waiting to understand what exemptions and accommodations will be in place....

October 05, 2021

Pacifica Retirement Residence- Union Makes Common Employer Application for Si...

On September 14, 2021, the Union applied to the Labour Relations Board (LRB) to have the five Sienna Senior Living employers of BCGEU members declared a common employer, and for the five separate bargaining units represented by the BCGEU to be consolidated. Your worksite--Pacifica Retirement Residence--is included in this application. The application could be resolved by a decision of the LRB, ...

October 04, 2021

The Cascades Care Community - Union Makes Common Employer Application for Sie...

On September 14, 2021, the Union applied to the Labour Relations Board (LRB) to have the five Sienna Senior Living employers of BCGEU members declared a common employer, and for the five separate bargaining units represented by the BCGEU to be consolidated. Your worksite--The Cascades Care Community--is included in this application. The application could be resolved by a decision of the LRB, or...

October 04, 2021

Lake Country Lodge - Union Makes Common Employer Application for Sienna Senio...

On September 14, 2021, the Union applied to the Labour Relations Board (LRB) to have the five Sienna Senior Living employers of BCGEU members declared a common employer, and for the five separate bargaining units represented by the BCGEU to be consolidated. Your worksite--Lake Country Lodge--is included in this application. The application could be resolved by a decision of the LRB, or by volun...

October 04, 2021

The Royale Peninsula Retirement Residence - Union Makes Common Employer Appli...

On September 14, 2021, the Union applied to the Labour Relations Board (LRB) to have the five Sienna Senior Living employers of BCGEU members declared a common employer, and for the five separate bargaining units represented by the BCGEU to be consolidated. Your worksite--Royale Peninsula Retirement Residence--is included in this application. The application could be resolved by a decision of t...

October 04, 2021

Mayfair Terrace - Union Makes Common Employer Application for Sienna Senior L...

On September 14, 2021, the Union applied to the Labour Relations Board (LRB) to have the five Sienna Senior Living employers of BCGEU members declared a common employer, and for the five separate bargaining units represented by the BCGEU to be consolidated. Your worksite--Mayfair Terrace--is included in this application. The application could be resolved by a decision of the LRB, or by voluntar...

October 01, 2021

Tentative Agreement reached at Harbour Light ARC - BCGEU

Late Wednesday evening, after three days of mediation, your bargaining committee accepted a settlement from your employer to bring to you to vote on. The bargaining committee is not endorsing this settlement.However, we heard from you that you wanted the opportunity to vote on an offer from the employer to settle your collective agreement, which is why we are bringing you this settlement to vot...

September 29, 2021

Mandatory Vaccination- BCGEU

The Provincial Health Officer (PHO) has announced that a written order is imminent that requires vaccination as a condition of employment as of October 26, 2021 for employees who work in acute care hospitals, all home support workers who interact with clients, and other health sector staff who interact with patients/clients/residents in facility and community care settings such as adult day car...

September 29, 2021

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - a day for education and action - ...

Tomorrow is the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, and our union encourages all members to take the day to reflect and take steps toward reconciliation in our communities. For several years, September 30 has been recognized as Orange Shirt Day -- a day to bring attention to the legacy and ongoing impacts of the residential school system on Indigenous communities. It commemorated t...

September 28, 2021

Union Files Complaint Against Whitecliff for Contract Workers - BCGEU

Today BCGEU filed a complaint at the Labour Relation Board against your employer for using contract workers during our job action on Saturday, September 18. This violates the Labour Relations Code in BC, and we will fight for sanctions against your employer. As part of our complaint, we are seeking disclosure of the schedules for your managers to know where they were working during the overtime...

September 28, 2021

Area 05 Health Science Professionals Sector Council Update - BCGEU

The following person has been acclaimed (no election necessary as only one person was nominated) from their local to the Sectoral Council: · 405 – Nicole Lockie Congratulations Nicole.   In solidarity, Michelle McAuleyStaff Representative – Negotiations Download PDF of notice hereUWU/MoveUP

September 27, 2021

BCGEU Members of Component 4 - Health Facilities Subsector (FBA) - Online Ba...

BCGEU Component 4 (Health Services) is preparing for negotiations to renew the Health Facilities Subsector (FBA) Collective Agreement.   Health Bargaining Conference Delegates   As you know, we are holding a Health Bargaining Conference on October 15 & 16, 2021, in Vancouver. Delegates to the conference have been nominated from around the province. The conference delegates are:   Local 401 ...