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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.



January 25, 2017

BCGEU in support of BCCPA's ‘Care Can Be There’ Campaign

The B.C. Care Providers Association (BCCPA) released a report yesterday calling on the government to increase funding for seniors’ care. The report is aimed at putting the issue on the agenda for the upcoming provincial election. BCCPA affirms the demands of our Seniors Deserve Better campaign; this is yet another report that confirms what our members have been telling us, pointing to the need...

January 25, 2017

Local 402 call for delegates to convention

DATE: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 TIME: General Membership – 6:00 p.m. PLACE: Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Great Room             2200 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay, BC  V9N 2L4   AGENDA ** CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE 50TH BCGEU TRIENNIAL CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION begin held June 14 – 17, 2017, in Vancouver ** 1. Close for Nominations for Convention Delegates (Nomination Form attached) 2. Elect...

January 20, 2017

UPDATE RE: Potential Changes to the Care Aide Registry

Last fall, the provincial government announced its intentions to make changes to the Care Aide Registry. As official representatives for these workers, your union was disappointed that there was no involvement from any of the unions representing care aides on the outcome nor the rollout process. Working with other unions in the sector, the BCGEU made two submissions to the Assistant Deputy Man...

January 20, 2017

Bargaining Set to Resume February 9, 2017 for Nanaimo Seniors Village

To:    All BCGEU Members at Nanaimo Seniors Village Re:    Bargaining Set to Resume February 9, 2017   Your bargaining committee was set to resume collective agreement negotiations with the Employer on January 10th. Unfortunately a sudden winter storm occurred, which forced travel cancellations. Though disappointing, we secured another date as quickly as we could and will return for talks on ...

January 20, 2017

Health Services Providers Month

To All Health Services (Component 4) Members: As a result of Component 4 members’ efforts to mark a date of recognition for the wide variety of work performed by health services workers, the BC government has proclaimed January as Health Services Providers Month. The new proclamation, being more inclusive, recognizes duties performed in residential care, assisted living, extended health, home...

January 19, 2017

$10-a-day child care would boost B.C. economy in 3 years, report suggests

A $10-a-day child care plan in B.C. would start paying itself off in three years, according to a new report.   Read More...

January 19, 2017

Put a stake through the ❤ of pay plasma clinics

Thanks to the hard work of many of you in raising the alarm about pay for plasma Canadian Blood Services (CBS) has reversed their position, saying that the private sale of plasma is harming voluntary donations. [1] Canadian Blood Services’ warning provides an excellent opening for the federal government to outlaw pay for plasma. Can you make a quick call to Health Minister Jane Philpott lettin...