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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

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...

March 25, 2020

Bargaining Committee Elections Resumed for Pine Acres Home - BCGEU

The BCGEU is resuming elections for the three open positions of bargaining committee member at Pine Acres Home. Due to the current Covid-19 situation, voting will take place electronically. As a reminder, the candidates are:  Sandra Jack  Laurie Bridden  Denise Horwood  Jody Ball  Blaine Mills  Bonnie McEwan  Nikki Derickson  Erica Sutherland The three candidates who receive the hig...

March 19, 2020

Component 4: COVID-19 update for LifeLabs members - BCGEU

This week, LifeLabs has moved to provide PSC and mobile services to patients who screen positive for COVID-19. This includes patients that have tested positive for COVID-19 and screen positive as per the LifeLabs screening process. We have heard from many members that are concerned about this change, and are worried about their health and safety when serving patients that have screened positive...

March 18, 2020

Celebrating Dietitians Day! - BCGEU

BCGEU represents dietitians across the province who are members of our Health Services component (Component 4). Their work involves much more than translating the science of nutrition into practical healthy eating solutions.  In fact, dietitians of BC work in a wide range of areas, including eating disorders; swallowing difficulties (dysphagia); tube feeding and formulations; digestive health, ...

March 17, 2020

Components 4/8 COVID-19 Update Members of HEABC Employers - BCGEU

The BCGEU is taking every measure to work with other unions, the Health Employers Association of BC, the Provincial Health Officer and government to ensure that health care workers are protected at their workplaces and in the community. As information develops we will be keeping you informed. Please forward issues that you've been unable to resolve at the worksite level to the email health@bcge...

March 17, 2020

Nanaimo Seniors Village bargaining update #6 - Postponement - BCGEU

In response to the current pandemic BCGEU is closing most of its offices as of Wednesday and has directed that all non-essential meetings be postponed. This means that the previously announced bargaining dates of April 7 and 8 will be rescheduled. We will provide a further update to members once new bargaining dates are set. In solidarity, Karen Dalton, Bargaining Committee ChairEdith Eggimann,...

March 17, 2020

[Postponed] Bargaining Committee Elections for Pine Acres Home - BCGEU

Due to recent developments with the COVID-19 virus, the BCGEU is postponing bargaining committee elections until further notice.The BCGEU will notify members once we are able to resume elections. In solidarity,Cathy SeagrisStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here. UWU/MoveUP

March 17, 2020

2020 BCGEU scholarships

We are now accepting applications for the 2020 BCGEU scholarships. Our annual scholarship programme of $60,000 offers awards of $2,000 for full-time students and $1,000 for part-time students. Scholarships are funded by the dues of our 80,000 members. Download the poster here.  Eligibility A BCGEU member in good standing, or related to a current, retired or deceased BCGEU member or staff; and ...

March 16, 2020

BCGEU Guidance for Health Care Workers re: COVID related work attendance - BCGEU

BCGEU Guidance for Health Care Workers Please take the time to read this guidance in its entirety as it contains vital information. If your employer is not following the processes outlined below, please speak to your steward and file a grievance. Any worker symptomatic with any cold/ flu symptoms should be off on sick leave or medical EI without the need for medical documentation; Any worker ...

March 13, 2020

Nanaimo Seniors Village - Bargaining Update #5 - BCGEU

The union and the employer met in bargaining on March 11 and 12, 2020 and concluded all but two non monetary proposals: one regarding occupational health and safety, and another regarding the creation of new classifications. The parties decided to set these proposals aside and revisit them later in the current round of negotiations. Your bargaining committee tabled a comprehensive monetary pack...

March 13, 2020

Nominations for Burquitlam Senior Housing Society (L J Christmas Manor) barga...

Call for Nominations This is to provide all members notice that in preparation for upcoming negotiations with your employer and renewing your collective agreement, nominations are now open for three (3) bargaining committee members. If you would like to serve on the committee or you know a member that you think would be a good person to represent you and your co-workers, please fill out the nom...

March 13, 2020

BCGEU calls for suspension of rent and mortgage payments for sick/self-isolat...

Burnaby, B.C. – In response to the World Health Organization declaring COVID-19 a "pandemic" and public health experts recommending social distancing including self-isolation for exposed or symptomatic people, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is calling on federal and provincial governments to immediately suspend all mortgage and rent payments until the pandemic is over....

March 13, 2020

Guildford Seniors Village (Well-Being Services (GSV) Ltd.) tentative agreemen...

As per our previous message, the World Health Organization has declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic and holding a meeting in a seniors home is inconsistent with the principles of limiting the spread of the virus and limiting vulnerable people to exposure. In an effort to reduced transmission rates, as per the direction of the Provincial Health Officer, the BCGEU will avoid holding meetings...

March 12, 2020

Celebrating Social Work Month - BCGEU

March is Social Work Month, a time to celebrate the contributions of thousands of BCGEU social workers in our province. There are hundreds of these dedicated professionals who are members of your union's Component 4, Health Services. Social Workers in health care work with clients and families to address issues including: illness, anxiety, depression, caregiver challenges, palliative care/berea...