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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

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  If you did not receive an email on October 14th, with a link to vote online and a passcode, you may have an outdated email address on file with the Union, you...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:...

October 29, 2020

Call for Local 412 Delegates for Health Science Professionals Sectoral Counci...

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 412 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:...

October 26, 2020

The BCGEU stands in solidarity with Alberta workers

October 26, 2020 Via email: [email protected] Guy Smith, President Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) Solidarity Place Edmonton 10451 170 St. NW Edmonton, AB, T5P 4S7   Dear AUPE President Guy Smith, Re: Solidarity with Alberta workers   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU), with its more than 80,000 members, stand in solidarity with all workers in their fight to pr...

October 23, 2020

HCN-Revera Lessee (Parkwood Manor) - Bargaining committee nominations open - ...

Call for Nominations Nominations are now open for the bargaining committee to negotiate a first collective agreement with your employer. Members elect a bargaining committee to work with the union Staff Representative and other elected leaders to help ensure their voices are heard and interests are protected and advanced through the bargaining process. The bargaining committee has two positions...

October 23, 2020

HCN-Revera Lessee (Parkwood Manor) - - BCGEU

Bargaining Committee Nominations Open     Call for Nominations   Nominations are now open for the bargaining committee to negotiate a first collective agreement with your employer. Members elect a bargaining committee to work with the union Staff Representative and other elected leaders to help ensure their voices are heard and interests are protected and advanced through the bargaining process...

October 23, 2020

The BCGEU stands in solidarity with Mi’kmaq fishers- BCGEU

October 23, 2020 Via email: [email protected] Sipekne'katik First NationChief Michael P. Sack522 Church StreetIndian Brook 14, NSB0N 1H0  Dear Mi'kmaw Nation & Sipekne'katik First Nation, Re:  Solidarity with Mi'kmaw Nation & Sipekne'katik First Nation The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) stands in solidarity with Mi'kmaq fishers. We wish to amplify your call...

October 23, 2020

All BCGEU Members at the Royale Peninsula - Bargaining Survey Reminder - BCGEU

This weekend is the last weekend to complete the survey to tell your bargaining committee what your priorities are for your new collective agreement. You can fill out the survey here – it only takes 5 minutes! If you know BCGEU members at Royale Peninsula who have not received the survey, please forward the link to them. Your input will help prioritize issues as we meet your Employer to negotia...

October 22, 2020

Update on financial misconduct in Component 4 - BCGEU

In early 2018 a routine audit and internal review conducted by our union found evidence of financial misconduct in Component 4 expense claims. The BCGEU has a fiduciary responsibility to manage members' dues responsibly and we take that very seriously, so we took a number of actions to protect our members' interests. This bulletin will update you on two of those actions: a criminal investigatio...

October 21, 2020

BCGEU wins stronger negotiating position for members at Retirement Concepts

Our union is pleased to share that we have succeeded in bringing all members working at nine Well Being Services/Retirement Concepts across B.C. to a common table for the next round of collective agreement negotiations. By consolidating bargaining, our collective power will better enable us to address issues that are common across Retirement Concepts worksites. This includes chronic under-staff...

October 21, 2020

New union office will reflect union values - BCGEU

New union office will reflect union valuesWe have some big news! Our union is building a new Lower Mainland Area Office (LMAO) that will provide BCGEU members and staff with the space and amenities they need, but it will also include much needed affordable housing and childcare spaces as well. We are excited to share this news with members and this bulletin will be the first of many updates as ...

October 20, 2020

All Component 4 BCGEU members - We're making a difference - BCGEU

Last week on the campaign trail Premier Horgan told British Columbians that when it comes to seniors' care "we need to transition to a fully public system" and that BCNDP investments in long-term care will be directed to the public side of the sector. This is excellent news and another step in the right direction that follows an earlier pledge by the BC Green Party to end the public funding of ...

October 16, 2020

Vantage Living - Bargaining Committee Nominations Open - BCGEU

Call for Nominations Nominations are now open for the bargaining committee for the upcoming round of negotiations with your employer. Members elect a bargaining committee to work with the union Staff Representative and other elected leaders to help ensure their voices are heard and interests are protected and advanced through the bargaining process. The bargaining committee has three positions,...

October 16, 2020

BCGEU concerned about proposed redesign of the Municipal Pension Plan

You're receiving this as a BCGEU member of the Municipal Pension Plan.As you may be aware, the Municipal Pension Plan (MPP) has announced potential changes to the plan and is currently seeking stakeholder feedback on a proposed redesign, by October 23. Despite being the fourth largest union in the MPP and representing thousands of pension-contributing members, the BCGEU is not one of the "Plan ...

October 14, 2020

Elections for Bargaining Committee - LifeLabs - BCGEU

Nominations are now closed for the five positions on the Bargaining Committee, Thank you to all the nominees for letting their names stand for election.Elected by acclamation: Area 01 – Mandy De Fields Area 05 & 09 & 11 – Wendy Cummer There will be an election in each of the other three areas. Only the members working in those areas can vote for their representative on the Bargaining Co...

October 09, 2020

Union elections postponed - BCGEU

We hope you are safe and well as we move into the cooler months. COVID-19 has brought adjustments to the way our union operates. For instance, provincial health regulations caused us to have to postpone our June 2020 triennial convention until June 2021. This is to let you know we're also postponing our steward elections until 2021. Local elections are postponed until early 2022.  In the meanti...

October 08, 2020

All BCGEU Local 401 Members covered under the HSPBA - Call for Local 401 Dele...

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 401 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:...

October 07, 2020

BCGEU members covered by HEABC agreements- Payment of Temporary Pandemic Pay ...

Your union has confirmed updated information about the Temporary Pandemic Pay (TPP) program with your employer. In a shift from what was originally announced, the TPP will now be applied to all overtime hours worked by eligible employees in addition to regular hours worked. Since this change to program parameters requires additional calculations, it is our understanding that your employer will ...

October 07, 2020

Work Opportunities, MOU's and Nominations for Bargaining Committee - LifeLabs...

Work Opportunities and Memoranda of Understanding Your BCGEU representatives on the Joint Labour Management Committee have been working with the Employer to address the many problems that have arisen as a result of Covid-19. We have agreed to a number of interim measures in order to alleviate staffing shortages, poor scheduling and workload issues.There is no shortage of work and the Employer i...

October 06, 2020

All BCGEU Members at Sienna-Baltic (Cascades) Inc. - Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee met today to finalize proposals and discussion items for bargaining. We discussed scheduling and the process to fill shifts, workplace health and safety and safeguards for working alone, and how new employees are trained and oriented when they start work. We had in depth discussions to inform our bargaining priorities based on the surveys and feedback you've given to y...

October 02, 2020

Sizek Investment Inc - Nomination results - BCGEU

After the close of nominations, Kathy Caldwell has been acclaimed to your bargaining committee. She will join Bargaining Committee Chair Rick Bowen and Bargaining Committee Member Laurie Johnson to represent BCGEU members in bargaining. Your committee will be meeting in the near future to prepare to bargain the renewal of your collective agreement. Since your agreement covers workers with both ...

October 02, 2020

Temporary employment opportunity at LifeLabs - BCGEU

To BCGEU members impacted by workplace closure or disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the union would like to let you know about a temporary employment opportunity to work with fellow BCGEU members at LifeLabs, a Canadian laboratory services provider.   LifeLabs is currently hiring temporary Packaging Clerk positions in Surrey, BC, to support the increase in COVID-19 testing across the pro...

October 02, 2020

All BCGEU members at HCN-Revera-Lessee (Whitecliff) - Bargaining Update - BCGEU

After a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, your bargaining committee met yesterday to discuss proposals and strategy going into bargaining the renewal of your collective agreement. We had extensive discussions on articles in your agreement, including Scheduling, Hours of Work, and the call-in procedure for filling shifts. This process has been long, especially because of the delay caused by t...

September 30, 2020

Sodexo at George Pearson - Bargaining Committee Nominations – Three Positions...

As the collective agreement with your employer expires on September 30, 2020, we are preparing for the upcoming round of collective bargaining. The Union needs your help and participation in the preparations for the bargaining process. The first step is to elect a union bargaining committee which will negotiate the new collective agreement with the employer bargaining committee. You will need t...

September 29, 2020

HCN – REVERA LESSEE (Fleetwood Villa) - Bargaining Committee Nominations - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for: Bargaining Committee Member (2 + 1 alternate) 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 ...

September 29, 2020

Poll finds majority of British Columbians support phasing out for-profit long...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 29, 2020 Poll finds majority of British Columbians support phasing out for-profit long-term care The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the deficiencies of for-profit seniors' care and this issue will be top of mind for voters deciding who to support in the provincial election(Burnaby, B.C.) - A new Research Co. poll has found that a significant majority of British Columb...