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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

COVID-19: BCGEU office closure details - BCGEU

Since the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak in January, your union has been closely monitoring the situation and acting decisively based on the best available science and expert recommendations to keep members and staff healthy, safe, and informed while maintaining core services and supports for our 80,000+ members across the province during this critical time.Yesterday, I convened the firs...

January 21, 2021

Salvation Army Harbour Light Detox - Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

Please join me in congratulating Whitney Thompson and Julia Hudson who have been acclaimed as members of the bargaining committee and will represent you in negotiating a renewal of your collective agreement. The bargaining committee will be meeting soon to begin preparing for the upcoming collective agreement renewal.  If you didn't receive this message directly, make sure your Union has your c...

January 21, 2021

Elections for Local 404 Executive - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding elections for the following position on the local 404 executive. Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them. The election will be conducted electronically. The candidates nominated for the position of Local Chair, as they appear on the electronic ballot, in random order are: Bonita Miller Tim Little We will conduct the voting using E-Voting. ...

January 21, 2021

Piccadilly and Cerwydden Seniors - Update on bargaining - BCGEU

Bargaining for a renewal of your Collective Agreement commenced Monday January 18, 2021. Starting this process was long overdue. Unfortunately, Covid-19 and a change in employers in 2020 created significant barriers to an earlier start. You are being represented at the bargaining table by your bargaining committee as well as two representatives from Mountain Lakes Seniors in Nelson who are memb...

January 19, 2021

All BCGEU Local 401 Members at Well Being Services (WOV) Ltd. (The Wellesley ...

We are pleased to announce that a tentative Collective Agreement has been reached with your employer. We will be having a virtual Town hall meeting via Microsoft Teams on Friday, January 22, 2021 at 5:30 pm and at 7:30 pm to discuss the package and answer any questions that you may have. Following this meeting, a confidential voting window will be available from Friday, January 22, 2021 at 7:00...

January 19, 2021

Health Services - Nominations open for Local Chairperson - BCGEU

The above noted position was open for nominations, ending December 28, 2020 and as we did not receive any interest in running for this position, the nominations remained open. Further to Provincial Executive Policy D-8, and the recent receipt of two nominations for this position, the nomination period will now remain open until 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 20, 2021.  If you are interested in r...

January 18, 2021

Member Benefits Coordinator Internal Posting - BCGEU

MEMBER BENEFITS COORDINATOR INTERNAL POSTING  January 18, 2021   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires an experienced lawyer, trade unionist or lay-person to fill the vacancy of Coordinator for the Member Benefits Department. Effective date to be determined. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The Member Benefits Coordinator will function as a member of the senior staff team of t...

January 18, 2021

All BCGEU Members at Whitecliff - Update on Bargaining - BCGEU

The bargaining committee met with your Employer on January 13 – 15 last week to open negotiations. After a long delay, both sides were happy to finally get to the table. The Union and Employer did a full exchange of non-monetary proposals to update your current collective agreement. The Union's proposals included items on health and safety, scheduling shifts and casual call-in, and vacancy post...

January 15, 2021

Staff Representative Negotiations department- BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVENEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENT  INTERNAL POSTINGJanuary 15, 2021 The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a staff representative to work in the Negotiations Department. The effective date is to be determined. DUTIES: Negotiations: Working with bargaining units and bargaining councils to develop collective agreement proposals and bargaining strategies; development a...

January 15, 2021

Salvation Army – Harbour Light ARC - Announcing your bargaining committee - B...

The nomination period has closed and we have received three nominations for the three positions on your bargaining committee. Please join me in congratulating:   Saren VoiseyMonty QureshiKen Mui Chung Yu They have been acclaimed as members of the bargaining committee and will represent you in negotiating a renewal of your collective agreement. The bargaining committee will be meeting soon to be...

January 15, 2021

Internal Auditor (Excluded Position) - BCGEU

Internal Auditor(Excluded Position) Call for Expressions of Interest January 13, 2021 The B.C. Government and Service 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...

January 15, 2021

Staff Representative Advocacy Department - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVEADVOCACY DEPARTMENT  INTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTINGJanuary 15, 2021    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 m...

January 13, 2021

COVID-19 Precautions - BCGEU

With 2020 in the rearview mirror, we share a renewed sense of hope that the COVID-19 pandemic will soon be behind us. Two vaccines are currently in use in Canada with another vaccine soon to be approved by Health Canada however, we are not out of the woods yet. With the number of positive cases, hospitalizations and deaths due to COVID-19 significantly higher than we saw in the spring of 2020, ...

January 12, 2021

All BCGEU Members at The Dorchester Retirement Residence - Ratification Resul...

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that members have voted in favour of ratifying the new collective agreement. The BCGEU thanks your committee for their hard work, long hours and commitment in achieving this collective agreement.   In solidarity,   Diane Bulatovich, Bargaining committee chairpersonDon Stroschein, Bargaining committee memberLily Idler, Bargaining committee memberC...

January 07, 2021

All Local 405 members - Local Meeting February 3 RE: BCGEU 51st Triennial Con...

TYPE OF MEETING: LOCAL MEETINGLOCAL: 405DATE: February 3, 2021TIME: 7 – 8:30 P.M. PLACE: Virtual via ZOOM PlatformRE: BCGEU 51st Triennial Constitutional Convention – Nomination & Election of Delegates/ Alternates and Call for Resolutions for the 2021 BCGEU Constitutional Convention Further to the bulletin sent on December 24, 2020, the BCGEU 51st Triennial Constitutional Convention will be...

January 07, 2021

Local 401 Chair/Member at Large election results - BCGEU

Please join me in congratulating all of the candidates who stood for nomination for the vacant Local Chair/ Member at Large positions on the Local 401 Executive.  Local 401 Chair - Richard Ziemianski Local 401 Member at Large – Bhajan Tathgar Congratulations Richard and Bhajan and best of luck to both of you as you assume your important new roles. In solidarity Chad McQuarrieBCGEU Staff Represe...

January 06, 2021

CSH Chartwell Willow Manor - Bargaining committee election - BCGEU

The election for three (3) positions on the Bargaining Committee will be conducted electronically. The candidates nominated for the Bargaining Committee, as they appear on the electronic ballot, in random order are: Zenobia Wall (bio attached) Shannon Smith Petrina Baptist Michelle Baraquel We will conduct the voting using E-Voting. A link for you to vote will be sent via email to all Willow ...

January 05, 2021

The Provincial Fall 2020 - BCGEU

Check out the latest issue of The Provincial  This issue has updates on our union's shareholder program, scholarship winners, member stories aboutworking during a pandemic, COVID & women: call for an intersectional feminist recovery and the crisis in B.C. seniors’care facilities.  UWU/MoveUP

December 24, 2020

All BCGEU Members at Vantage Living - Bargaining Survey - We Need Your Input!...

To prepare for bargaining to renew your collective agreement, your bargaining committee is looking for your feedback on what is important and what your priorities are. Please fill in this electronic survey here, or the printed version we are mailing to your home address, and ensure it is returned to us by Friday, January 22, 2021. Please complete either the electronic survey or the paper survey...

December 24, 2020

Happy Holidays – BCGEU offices closed for the holidays - BCGEU

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith, treasurer Paul Finch and the entire Provincial Executive would like to wish our 80,000 members and their families a happy and festive holiday season! Please note that all physical and virtual BCGEU offices will be closed for the holidays. BCGEU offices will be closed from 12:00pm on December 24, 2020 and until 8:30am on January 4, 2021, except for the Prince Geo...

December 23, 2020

All BCGEU Component 4 members - Health Services Newsletter - BCGEU

It's hard to believe it's been over 9 months since COVID-19 arrived and turned our world upside down. Almost every day, the pandemic creates new challenges and questions for BCGEU members in Component 4, and our Component Executive wants to make sure you receive timely information and updates. To that end, we've put together a newsletter with the latest information to help you deal with workloa...

December 21, 2020

COVID on the job: how to refuse unsafe work - BCGEU

The right to refuse unsafe work is a legislative right and responsibility of all workers in B.C., and that is no different during the COVID-19 pandemic.Have you been assigned work that you feel is unsafe? According to law, the procedure to refuse unsafe work is as follows: Immediately report to your supervisor that you have stopped work and the reasons why you believe the job or task is uns...

December 21, 2020

Bargaining Update #11 – Negotiations Resume in January - Well-Being Services ...

As we reported in Bargaining Update #10, your bargaining committee tabled a complete settlement package for the employer to consider on November 13, 2020. The parties were scheduled to meet again in bargaining on November 23 and 25; these dates were postponed by the employer as it was not ready to respond to our settlement package. The parties are now scheduled to resume negotiations on January...

December 21, 2020

COVID-19 and recent changes to the Workers Compensation Act and Board Policy ...

During the pandemic, the B.C. government amended the Workers’ Compensation Act to allow workers to be compensated for lost wages when they contract COVID-19 on the job. Members who have reason to believe they have contracted COVID-19 through work should report it to their employer as soon as possible and should file an application for compensation with WorkSafeBC, including as many details as p...

December 18, 2020

Sun Village - Bargaining committee - BCGEU

I am pleased to announce your bargaining committee for the upcoming collective agreement negotiations will be: Kodie Chapman Natashia Duteau Krystal Beaulac Our next step will be to meet as a committee to develop proposals for bargaining with your employer. To help form our priorities, the bargaining committee will be doing a survey in January to hear from you what you'd like to see in your new...

December 18, 2020

All BCGEU Members at HCN-Revera Lessee (Sunwood Retirement Residence - Bargai...

Nominations are open for three (3) Bargaining Committee members and one (1) alternate for the upcoming negotiations of HCN Revera Lessee (Sunwood Retirement Residence). Should we receive four (4) or more nominations, a mail out ballot will commence and the top three (3) will comprise the committee, and the fourth (4th) shall be the alternate to the committee. Nominations close on Thursday, Janu...