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 scholarship winners announced - BCGEU

Congratulations to the 2019 BCGEU Scholarship Winners. The BCGEU is pleased to support our 2019 scholarship recipients in their continuing education. (Winners will receive a letter in the mail with instructions on how to claim their scholarship). 2019 Scholarship Winners List This year, applicants were asked to write an essay on one of three topics: How can unions lead the way on climate chang...

September 12, 2019

Staff Representative Advocacy department - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVEADVOCACY DEPARTMENT  INTERNAL POSTINGSeptember 12, 2019   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a staff representative to work in the Advocacy Department, effective date to be determined. DUTIES: The successful applicant will work as part of a team providing a wide range of advocacy services to the union and its members. Duties will include, but may not b...

September 12, 2019

Members at The Salvation Army Harbour Light Detox - Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Thanks to those members who participated in the conference calls last week. The bargaining committee met again on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 to finalize our priorities for bargaining. Top of mind for members is the eventual closure of the Detox program. The committee has taken into consideration possible options to support members through this and will raise this for discussion with the Empl...

September 11, 2019

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Researcher) (Temporary) - NEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENT - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) (Researcher)  NEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENT INTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTING September 11, 2019   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to conduct research, in the Negotiations Department for up to 12 months, or to return of incumbent. The effective date is to be determined.   DUTIES:   This staff representative will: an...

September 11, 2019

Secretary Level 3 - Benefits Department (Temporary) - BCGEU

BCGEU HEADQUARTERS   INTERNAL POSTING   September 11, 2019   POSITION: SECRETARY – BENEFITS DEPARTMENT (Temporary)   GRADE: LEVEL 3 – MoveUP AGREEMENT   A secretary is required to perform secretarial and word processing functions for staff representatives in the Benefits Department. Term of assignment is up to 5 months or return of incumbent.     DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:   The successful ...

September 11, 2019

Staff Representative (Temporary) Negotiations department - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)NEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENT  INTERNAL POSTINGSeptember 11, 2019 The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Negotiations Department for up to 12 months or to return of incumbent. The effective date is to be determined. DUTIES: Negotiations: Working with bargaining units and bargaining councils to develop c...

September 10, 2019

Executive Results - Local 407 - BCGEU

Further to the call for nominations, please be advised your local executive is as follows:                                              Local chairperson: Shane Stoddart                                             First vice-chair: Deborah Wagner                                             Second vice-chair: Lance Valcourt                                             Treasurer: Denise Horwood   ...

September 09, 2019

Finance Support Staff (Temporary) - BCGEU

BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICE INTERNAL POSTING September 9, 2019     POSITION: FINANCE SUPPORT STAFF (Temporary) GRADE: LEVEL 6 - MoveUP AGREEMENT   The BCGEU (Union) requires a full-time temporary support staff to work in the Finance Department. Term of assignment will be up to 12 months or return of incumbent.   DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Will be required to perform a variety of duties withi...

September 05, 2019

Salvation Army Habour Light - Steward Election – Two Stewards - BCGEU

As we received more nomination forms than positions available, an election will be held to elect 2 new additional stewards to represent BCGEU members at Salvation Army Harbour Light. Steward vacancies exist because we had two stewards recently resign. Here are your nominees: Ken Yu Christina Petrina Mohammad Bashir Pamela Walker We will be conducting the election for bargaining committee memb...

September 04, 2019

Bargaining Update - Sienna Living at Mayfair Terrace - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee has met multiple times over the summer to prepare a proposal package that will be presented to your employer to start negotiations on September 16th -20th, 2019. The Committee will present their non-monetary proposals to open negotiations, then table the Monetary proposals once most, if not all of the non-monetary proposals have been determined. Please know, the propos...

August 30, 2019

Kootenays inland ferry workers to kick off Labour Day weekend strike - BCGEU

WHAT: BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) inland ferry workers employed by Western Pacific Marine will kick off a three-day strike on Saturday August 31st. The move comes after several months of unsuccessful negotiations for a new collective agreement that will address long-standing issues with substandard wages, benefits and training that have created a staffing crisis for the f...

August 30, 2019

Paid leave for people who experience domestic violence – B.C. should become a...

Earlier this month, the BCGEU wrote to Minister of Labour Harry Bains calling on the B.C. government to amend the Employment Standards Act in order to support those who experience domestic violence. Today we are pleased to learn that government has launched consultations on the matter, and we reiterate our call for B.C. to adopt New Zealand's standard which allows all workers affected 10 days o...

August 29, 2019

AdvoCare - Elected Officials Piccadilly Worksite Visit - BCGEU

Your (Component) Vice President, Health Services, Mahen Ramdharry and Local 405 2nd Vice Chairperson, Joan Reiswig will be visiting your worksite on: Friday, September 20, 20191:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. You are invited to come by and have a chat. We look forward to meeting and visiting with you.   In solidarity Clare AudetLocal 405 Chairperson Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

August 29, 2019

IHA -Elected officials North Okanagan public and mental health worksite visit...

Your (Component) Vice President, Health Services, Mahen Ramdharry and Local 405 Chairperson, Clare Audet will be visiting your worksite (located at 851 16th Ave. NE) on: Friday, September 20, 201911:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. You are invited to come by and have a chat. We look forward to meeting and visiting with you.   In solidarity Clare AudetLocal 405 Chairperson Download PDF of notice here  UWU/M...

August 29, 2019

IHA - Elected officials North Okanagan public and mental health worksite visi...

Your (Component) Vice President, Health Services, Mahen Ramdharry and Local 405 Chairperson, Clare Audet will be visiting your worksite (located at 851 16th Ave. NE) on: Friday, September 20, 201911:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. You are invited to come by and have a chat. We look forward to meeting and visiting with you.   In solidarity Clare AudetLocal 405 Chairperson Download PDF of notice here UWU/Mo...

August 29, 2019

Harmony Haven - Elected Officials Worksite Visit - BCGEU

Elected Officials Worksite Visit Your Component 1st Vice Chairperson, Health Services, Cina Opel and Local 405 Chairperson, Clare Audet will be visiting your worksite on: Friday, September 20, 20192:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. You are invited to come by and have a chat.  We look forward to meeting and visiting with you.   In solidarity Clare AudetLocal 405 Chairperson Download PDF of notice here  UWU/M...

August 29, 2019

Local 405 Members at IHA - Elected Officials Mental Health Satellite Office -...

Your (Component 4) 1st Vice Chairperson, Cina Opel and Local 405 2nd Vice Chairperson, Joan Reiswig will be visiting your worksite (located at 431 Hudson Ave. NE) on: Friday, September 20, 201911:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. You are invited to come by and have a chat.  We look forward to meeting and visiting with you. In solidarity Clare AudetLocal 405 Chairperson   Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

August 29, 2019

Local 404 Members at Westminster House - Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Bargaining was scheduled for Monday, August 26 and Tuesday, August 27. We discussed our monetary proposals, but did not reach agreement in those two days. We are still working on reaching a settlement, and will keep you updated when we get more information. Thank you for all of your support. We will keep you updated throughout the process. Reminder: BCGEU members are getting a new Member ID car...

August 29, 2019

A message for Labour Day from Stephanie Smith - BCGEU

Like thousands of labour activists, I’ll spend the first Monday in September surrounded by my family—my labour family. It’s a family I’ve been a part of since I first joined a union as a childcare worker more than 30 years ago. It’s a family I cherish.Labour Day 2019 is special for me and every member of the BCGEU because this is our centennial year. The Provincial Civil Service Association o...

August 29, 2019

Emergency Health Services (Logistics) - Call for nominations for one steward ...

Do you want to learn new skills? Are you a good listener and problem solver? Do you want to help your co-workers? Nominations are now open for 1 Steward at your worksite . This is an opportunity to be a workplace leader.  Please see your steward or your Union board for nomination forms if you want to nominate a co-worker or become a steward. The Union provides training and you will be suppo...

August 29, 2019

Kootenays inland ferry workers serve 72-hour strike notice - BCGEU

On Wednesday, the 80 members of the BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) employed by Western Pacific Marine issued a 72-hour strike notice, making it all but certain that the Kootenay Lake ferry will be shut down to routine travel over the Labour Day long weekend. The move comes after several months of unsuccessful negotiations for a new collective agreement that the ferry worke...

August 28, 2019

Bargaining Committee Results - Alexander Mackie Lodge - BCGEU

The BCGEU is proud to announce that the following Alexander Mackie Lodge members have been elected as your Bargaining Committee: Debra Groves Leah Cavanaugh We did not receive any nominations for the Bargaining Committee Chairperson. The two members above will represent you as the Bargaining Committee, congratulations to the both of you. The bargaining committee will be meeting in the near f...

August 28, 2019

The Salvation Army Harbour Light Detox - bargaining update - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee met on Friday, August 23rd to start developing proposals for upcoming negotiations, but we still need to hear from you. Join us for a conference call so that you can let us know what is important to you in this round of bargaining: Membership Meetings by Conference CallThursday, September 51:30 pm to 2 pm5 pm to 5:30 pm  Toll free: 1-866-562-0090 ID: 24805 You only nee...

August 27, 2019

Bargaining Update for Westminster House - BCGEU

Thank you for completing the bargaining surveys! Based on your feedback, we developed our proposal package to include a number of housekeeping items, like legislative updates and discussion items that included scheduling and casual work. We also created the following pie chart to reflect our monetary priorities:We met with the Employer and started bargaining on Tuesday, August 20 and presented ...

August 27, 2019

PHABC annual conference in November - BCGEU

The Public Health Association of BC is holding their annual conference in November, and they have reached out to the BCGEU to spread the word. If you are interested in attending, details are as follows: Are you passionate about public health? Want to hear about new and innovative solutions to current public and population health issues? Are you confused about complex adaptive system & compl...

August 27, 2019

BCGEU calls on BC government to scrap detrimental pension rules

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is calling on the BC government to scrap outdated rules that compromise private sector defined benefit pension plans by inaccurately measuring their value and creating unnecessary volatility. The union's call to action on this issue follows the release of "A Review of the Solvency Funding Framework under the Pension Benefits Standards Act: ...

August 27, 2019

Announcement of Bargaining Committee and Questionnaires - Fleetwood Villa - B...

We are pleased to announce the following BCGEU members have been nominated and acclaimed to the following two committee positions. Bargaining Committee Chairperson Christine Gaundan-Nair Bargaining Committee Member Naureen Baig The union has given official notice to bargain and we'll now meet with the new committee to begin the process of developing proposals and scheduling bargaining date...

August 26, 2019

Self-Checkouts in our Libraries - BCGEU

  More and more nowadays, we encounter machines where once we would have encountered a person. Have you ever stopped and wondered how often you interact with a machine in your daily life? We're talking about self-checkouts and self-check ins. They are in many large retailers and grocery stores, at the airport, fast food chains, and even one of our most community orientated spaces: libraries.On...