All BCGEU offices are open. Members who wish to attend at a BCGEU office must follow BCGEU Safety Protocols which include proof of vaccination and wearing a face mask in all common areas.
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.
Ergonomics is the science of adapting the workplace to the worker and the product to the user.
You are at risk of developing musculoskeletal injuries (MSI) when you carry out work without first considering how the workplace suits you. This can lead to disabling conditions if not recognized and treated in the early stages. The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, Sections 4.46 – 4.53, re...
We have received information that not everyone saw the BCGEU bulletin that was circulated and posted electronically on March 16th concerning the Call for Nominations for the Bargaining Committee.
The Union is concerned that some members may not have received this important communication. We’re in the process of verifying what happened with the distribution but don’t have a result or a remedy t...
DATE: Wednesday May 11, 2016
TIME: 6 pm (General Meeting)
PLACE: BCGEU, Fraser Valley Office
8555 – 198A Avenue, Langley, BC
Adoption of previous Minutes
Welcome and oath of office – new Local Executive members
Enhanced Steward Training - Kevin
Member to Member (M2M)
Component 4 Executive Update
Cross Component Report
DATE: Wednesday, April 27, 2016
TIME: Executive Committee 5:00pm
General Membership 6:00pm
PLACE: BCGEU 2994 Douglas St
2nd floor Boardroom
The BCGEU Edge Program
BCGEU Website: find your collective agreement
Medical Laboratory Technicians Week
Chairperson, Local 401
Despite being banned in Ontario and Quebec, a for-profit company has set up shop to pay people for their plasma donations in Saskatchewan. And the same company is planning on starting a business in B.C.
Canadian Plasma Resources abandoned a planned Ontario expansion after the provincial government banned compensation for giving blood and plasma.
The Canadian Health Professionals Secretariat ...
The Area 04 Cross Component Committee presents an evening workshop on the duty to accommodate, medical notes and return to work.
This workshop will cover general information about the employer's duty to accommodate members who, because of a disability require accommodation in their job position or duties.
Date: May 10, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Fraser Valley Area Office
Your collective agreement expires on July 31, 2016 and the Union is beginning preparations to conduct negotiations for a renewal agreement on your behalf. Therefore, a new bargaining committee must be elected to represent all BCGEU members of Well-Being Services (GSV) Ltd. The Chairperson must be elected by membership vote and the remaining seats on the committee must be elected separately. P...
When the provincial government tabled the Community Care and Assisted Living Amendment Act (Bill 16) last month, the B.C. Seniors Living Association (BCSLA) was among the first to applaud the proposed changes. Read more...
We are pleased to advise you that the membership has ratified the tentative agreement by a high margin.
We’re in the process of finalizing the collective agreement. Copies will be sent to all members, and it will also be posted on the BCGEU website for easy access.
Our sincerest thanks to the Bargaining Committee for all of their hard work and dedication.
Jenny Ewing, Staff ...
The Seniors Advocate released the Residential Care Facilities Quick Facts Directory on March 18, and a recent analysis of the 292 government-funded facilities shows that only 50 are meeting or exceeding the guideline of 3.36 hours per day of care. Given that 10 facilities have no data, that still leaves a whopping 80 per cent of facilities where seniors are not getting the minimum hours of care...
Today is World Health Day, celebrated each year to mark the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948 and to draw attention to the importance of global public health.
Today we recognize the more than 17,000 members of the BCGEU who work throughout our health system:
Offering home support that allows vulnerable seniors to remain in their own homes;
Providing a wide range of se...
The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Networker team had their initial meeting in January. The 21 BCGEU members appointed to the team are from all areas of the province. One of their first tasks is to contact BCGEU OHS committee representatives to let them know about upcoming training opportunities.
The Networkers are also busy calling OHS representatives in their areas to determine if the...
Please be advised that we were alerted to an issue in regards to one of Retirement Concepts benefit plans – specifically Class S. Recently a change was negotiated to the evidence based drug plan into one of the Collective Agreements but unfortunately the benefit provider was directed by the Employer to change Class S, which affects more than the employees at the one location it was meant to.
The Residential Care Facilities Quick Facts Directory, a report released recently by the Office of the Seniors Advocate, compiles staffing, serious incident reports and other quality of life measures for every publicly funded seniors home in B.C. in 2014/15. Read more...