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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...

November 26, 2020

Fleetwood Villa - Update on Bargaining - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee met for the first time this week to prepare to meet your employer in bargaining. We did a full read through of the collective agreement to identify possible improvements. We also discussed issues you are facing at work, and where we can make changes or updates to address those issues. The bargaining committee has decided to extend the deadline of the membership surveys...

November 26, 2020

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

A tentative agreement has been reached and the BCGEU is holding an important meeting (via conference call) to discuss the details of this agreement: Date: Tuesday, December 1st, 2020Time: 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.Toll-free number: 1-833-837-5223Conference ID: 973 930 109 A copy of the ratification document outlining the proposed changes will be emailed out to members prior to the ratification meeting. I...

November 24, 2020

Sun Village Retirement Residence - News on Bargaining - BCGEU

The nomination period has been extended for Bargaining Committee Member (3 positions). Completed nomination forms must be received by Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 5pm. If there are more nominations than positions, 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 ...

November 24, 2020

Salvation Army – Harbour Light - Bargaining Committee Nominations - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for: Bargaining Committee Member – 3 positions 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 and white). In the event that we receive mult...

November 24, 2020

Salvation Army – Harbour Light Detox - Bargaining Committee Nominations - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for: Bargaining Committee Member – 3 positions 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 and white). In the event that we receive mult...

November 20, 2020

Bargaining Committee for Vantage Living - BCGEU

At the close of nominations, the following members were declared elected by acclamation to the bargaining committee for Vantage Living: Tina Campbell, Bargaining Committee Chair Heather deLange, Bargaining Committee Member Colleen Sarrazin, Bargaining Committee Member In the coming weeks, your bargaining committee, along with the assigned BCGEU staff representative, will begin preparing for n...

November 19, 2020

BCGEU members win major victory for safe workplaces during COVID-19

I am writing to celebrate with you. Because of our solidarity and collective action, our union has won a major victory in our campaign to ensure safer workplaces across British Columbia.The Provincial Health Officer has just announced that wearing masks is now mandatory in all indoor public and retail spaces. This is a huge victory that shows the power of workers standing together to demand saf...

November 19, 2020

BCGEU members win major victory for safe workplaces during COVID-19 - BCGEU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 19, 2020BCGEU members win major victory for safe workplaces during COVID-19BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – After weeks of surging COVID-19 case numbers, members of the B.C. Government and Services Employees' Union (BCGEU) have won a major victory in their campaign to ensure safer workplaces across British Columbia."This is a huge victory that shows the power of...

November 18, 2020

Lifelabs - Bargaining Survey – We need your input! - BCGEU

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 survey by Friday, December 4th. If you know someone who is a BCGEU member, but has not received this survey, please pass it on! If you were forwarded this email, make sure your Union has your current home ema...

November 17, 2020

Staff Representative Negotiations department Actuary/Research - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVENEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENTActuary/Research   INTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTINGNovember 17, 2020 The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a staff representative to conduct actuary /research, in the Negotiations Department. The effective date is to be determined. DUTIES: Collect and compile statistical data for additional analysis; Estimate probability and likely cost of...

November 13, 2020

Letter from the Premier regarding the loss of John Fryer - BCGEU

November 5, 2020 Stephanie SmithBCGEU President4911 Canada WayBurnaby, BC V5G 3W3Sent via email Dear Stephanie: As Premier of the Province of British Columbia, my thoughts are with you and all BCGEUmembers as you mourn the loss of John Fryer. John was a tireless advocate for workers' rights, and he played a crucial role in transitioning theBCGEU into the union it is today. His career was underp...

November 13, 2020

Well-Being Services (NSV) Ltd. - Bargaining update #10 – Negotiations contin...

Your bargaining committee and employer met in negotiations today after having last met for two days back in August. Now that the outcome of the provincial election is final, both parties have more certainty about what lies ahead for the seniors' care sector, and specifically government's commitment to make the temporary pandemic-related 'single site' wage increases permanent. With this clearer ...

November 13, 2020

Emergency Health Services (PHSA) - Call for Nominations for one Shop Steward ...

Nominations are now open for 1 Shop Steward at your worksite. This is an opportunity to be a workplace leader. Please see your worksite 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 supported in your new role! Nominations close at midnight, November 24, 2020. In solidarity Mahen RamdharryLoc...

November 12, 2020

Fleetwood Villa - Bargaining Survey - BCGEU

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 survey by Wednesday, November 25. If you know someone who is a BCGEU member, but has not received this survey, please pass it on!If you prefer to complete a paper survey, please ask for one from one of the bar...

November 12, 2020

Vancouver Regional Clinic (PHSA) - Calls for Nominations for 1 Shop Steward -...

Nominations are now open for 1 Shop Steward at your worksite.This is an opportunity to be a workplace leader.Please see your worksite 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 supported in your new role!Nominations close at midnight, November 24, 2020. In solidarityMahen RamdharryLocal 40...

November 10, 2020

Facilities Bargaining Agreement) at Hawthorne Lodge - Calls for Nominations f...

Nominations are now open for 1 Shop Steward at your worksite.This is an opportunity to be a workplace leader.Please see your worksite 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 supported in your new role!Nominations close at midnight, November 24, 2020. In solidarityMahen RamdharryLocal 40...

November 10, 2020

BC Centre for Disease Control (Health Science Professional Bargaining Associa...

Nominations are now open for 1 Shop Steward at your worksite.This is an opportunity to be a workplace leader. Please see your worksite 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 supported in your new role!Nominations close at midnight, November 24, 2020. In solidarityMahen RamdharryLocal 4...

November 10, 2020

Britannia Lodge - Calls for Nominations for: 1 Shop Steward plus 1 Alternate...

Nominations are now open for Shop Stewards at your worksite.This is an opportunity to be a workplace leader.Please see your worksite 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 supported in your new role!Nominations close at midnight, November 24, 2020. In solidarityMahen RamdharryLocal 403...

November 10, 2020

Sun Village Retirement Residence - Nominations for Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for: Bargaining Committee Member (3 positions) 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 and white). In the event that we receive mult...

November 09, 2020

Medical masks now mandatory in long-term care and assisted living - BCGEU

Medical masks now mandatory in long-term care and assisted livingThe provincial government has now made medical mask use mandatory in health care facilities in B.C. to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. This new policy reflects current evidence and best practices regarding infection, prevention and is directed at staff as well as visitors to facilities.As we continue navigating the second wa...

November 08, 2020

BCGEU calls on BC Public Service Agency to protect employees with stronger ma...

BURNABY, Coast Salish Territories – With new cases of COVID-19 increasing across the province and surging in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has called on the BC Public Service Agency to take immediate action to protect employees in their workplaces. In a conversation with Don Wright, Head of Public Service Agency (PSA), BCGEU pres...

November 08, 2020

Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley office closures - BCGEU

As COVID-19 cases rise in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley, our union has been monitoring public health recommendations with regard to workplaces. In accordance with the latest restrictions enacted for the Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health regions on November 7 (click here to read the latest restrictions), our union has made the decision to close the following physical offices and ...

November 08, 2020

COVID-19 Update - Protecting members at work - letters sent to Fraser Health ...

With the dramatic increase of new COVID-19 cases that B.C. has seen over the last month – and the introduction of new regional restrictions to help stop the surge in the Fraser Health (FHA) and Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) regions – our union has urged the FHA and VCH to re-evaluate workplace safety protocols – at both directly health authority sites and those worksites with health authority ...

November 06, 2020

All BCGEU Members at Piccadilly Care Home and Cerwydden Seniors - News on Bar...

The bargaining committee met this week with the bargaining committee representing HEU members at Mountain Lake Seniors in Nelson. We will bargain the new collective agreement together with your new employer, Pro Vita. Our bargaining committees reviewed the surveys to prioritize issues going into bargaining. We also did a full read through of your current collective agreement to look for what's ...

November 06, 2020

Lifelabs -Elections Results for Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

Voting is now completed and the following members are elected to the BCGEU Bargaining Committee:   Danieka Holme Maryam Baghalha Wendy Cummer Rosario Viray Mandy DeFields   The Committee members will decide who is Chairperson.   Plans are underway to begin preparations for bargaining. A member survey will soon be distributed online to invite your input.    To help ensure you receive a copy of ...

November 05, 2020

The Dorchester Retirement Residence - Update on Bargaining - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee met with the employer on March 5th & 6th. Additional bargaining dates had been scheduled for March 26th & 27th but cancelled due to the pandemic.Bargaining resumed on October 23rd and 26th. Some progress was made, and we will continue to work hard to address the priorities you have identified.Further bargaining dates are scheduled for November 18th & 19th.I...

November 04, 2020

CSH Willow Manor Inc. (Chartwell) - Nominations for Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

This is to provide all members notice that in preparation for upcoming negotiations with your employer and the renewing of 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 nomination form p...

November 04, 2020

Fleetwood Villa - Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

I'm pleased to announce that Sheila Sandoval has been acclaimed to the bargaining committee as Bargaining Committee Member. She joins Bargaining Committee Chair Christine Gaundan-Nair and Bargaining Committee Member Amandeep Khangura. Our next step will be to meet as a committee to develop proposals for bargaining with your employer. Thank you to everyone who completed a survey, since these wil...

November 02, 2020

Remembering John Fryer, “a titan in the labour movement” - BCGEU

BCGEU is saddened to hear of the sudden passing of John Fryer. Fryer served as BCGEU's general secretary from 1969-1983 and president of NUPGE (National Union of Public and General Employees) from 1980-1990. Those who knew him characterize John Fryer as no-nonsense, gritty, brilliant and a larger than life personality. He will be best remembered for his role in securing collective bargaining ri...

October 30, 2020

LifeLabs in Area 02, Area 03 and Area 04 - Elections for Bargaining Committee...

A number of members have reported that they haven't received their voting credentials by email and as a result, the voting period has been extended by seven days: Deadline to cast your ballot is 12 noon on Wednesday, November 4th, 2020.  If you did not receive an email on October 14th, with a link to vote online and a passcode, you may have an outdated email address on file with the Union, you...

October 29, 2020

All BCGEU Members at Fleetwood Villa - Bargaining Committee Elections and Upc...

I'm pleased to announce that Amandeep Khangura has been acclaimed to the bargaining committee as a Bargaining Committee Member. We will be reviewing the bargaining surveys you completed as we prepare to bargain with your Employer. The surveys will help prioritize bargaining proposals and raise issues that need to be resolved. As we are just beginning the bargaining process, your bargaining comm...

October 29, 2020

All BCGEU Local 406 Members covered under the Health Science Professionals Ba...

The BCGEU has created a Health Science Professionals Sectoral Council to address the specific concerns of the 2,200 Health Science Professionals working in BC Health Authorities. We are seeking one delegate from Local 406 who is interested in being part of this Council. As this is a new Council, the terms of reference will need to be developed and agreed to. Duties of the Delegate will include:...