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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

February 28, 2020

Members at Royale West Coast LP (Pacifica Retirement Residence) Re: Bargaini...

We would like to thank all the candidates for their participation and interest in representing their workplace in our upcoming round of bargaining.  Congratulations to the following members who have been elected and will form the Bargaining Committee at Pacifica Retirement Residence. Kulwant RaiDebbie ReichertMaria Ignacio Your committee will be meeting soon to review issues and develop proposa...

February 27, 2020

Members at Pine Acres Home - Bargaining Committee elections - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding elections for the three open positions of bargaining committee member at Pine Acres Home. The candidates are: Sandra Jack                        Laurie Bridden Denise Horwood                  Jody Ball Blaine Mills                          Bonnie McEwan Nikki Derickson                   Erica Sutherland Voting will be open from March 2 – 25, 2020. You will have the opportun...

February 27, 2020

BCGEU analysis of provincial Budget 2020 - BCGEU

The BCGEU has prepared a detailed analysis of Budget 2020 to help members understand how the targeted investments in programs, infrastructure and affordability will impact members: Budget analysis 2020/21  Although prudent and perhaps cautious in tone, Budget 2020 is progressive – which is much needed at a time when other provincial governments in Canada are implementing harsh austerity progr...

February 26, 2020

BCGEU seniors’ care workers reach deal to improve working conditions at long-...

Following six months of negotiations, over 500 BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) members working at Broadmead Care Society in Victoria ratified a tentative deal this week that will improve conditions for both workers and seniors at the non-profit organization. Members secured wage increases, weekend shift premiums and the continuation of their Short-Term Illness and Injury Pl...

February 26, 2020

Coronavirus information for BCGEU members - BCGEU

As you are all likely aware, a new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is causing respiratory infections mostly in Hubei Province, China. As of today there is one confirmed case of the virus in B.C.; however, according to the Ministry of Health and the Provincial Health Officer, the risk to British Columbians is considered extremely low. I want you to know that your union has been closely monitoring this s...

February 26, 2020

The public inquiry into money laundering has begun – your union’s opening st...

Just over fourteen months ago, your union launched the Public Inquiry Now campaign-making the BCGEU one of the first voices demanding that the provincial government call a public inquiry into the links between the housing affordability crisis, the overdose crisis and criminal money laundering in casinos. As you know, our campaign succeeded. And Monday I was honoured to take the stand in front o...

February 26, 2020

BCGEU brings the voice of working people to Cullen Commission - BCGEU

BURNABY – The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) was one of the first voices in the province to call for a public inquiry into money laundering in B.C. Monday, the BCGEU's president delivered the union's opening statement to the inquiry it helped create."We pushed for this inquiry because the housing affordability crisis, the overdose crisis and criminal money laundering were ma...

February 25, 2020

Election for Bargaining Committee Members - AdvoCare Health Services - BCGEU

Nominations for the two (2) positions of bargaining committee member have now closed.The Union has received three (3) nominations for the two (2) positions, so there will be an election. The election will be conducted by an electronic ballot. All members in good standing will be receiving an email with instructions on how to cast your ballot. If you do not receive a ballot, please contact the B...

February 21, 2020

Nominations for The Royale West Coast LP Peninsula Retirement Residence 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...

February 20, 2020

Lateral Transfers to Cannabis, deadline extended to August 1 - BCGEU

Your union has successfully appealed to the employer to extend the deadline for lateral transfers to cannabis, as per the Memorandum of Understanding explained below. The new deadline is July 31, 2020. There will be no further extensions to the process beyond this date. The Cannabis Implementation Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), as agreed to as part of negotiations for the 18th Main Collecti...

February 18, 2020

Bargaining Committee for The Dorchester - BCGEU

The nomination process for the bargaining committee at The Dorchester ended on February 14, 2020 and an election is not required. Here is the result of the nominations and the members of your bargaining committee: Bargaining committee member: Don Stroschein Bargaining committee member: Diane Bulatovich Bargaining committee member: Lily Idler Bargaining committee member (alternate): vacant ...

February 18, 2020

BCGEU applauds increased tax fairness and investments in programs, infrastruc...

Victoria, B.C. – The BCGEU is applauding the government's continued and new investments in core programs, infrastructure and improving affordability for British Columbians. But the union representing tens of thousands of workers in direct government and the broader public service is highlighting the critical role of staff in the province's success moving forward. "After 16 years of devastating ...

February 14, 2020

Wet’suwet’en protests at worksites – information for members - BCGEU

Over the last week we have seen protests in support of the Wet'suwet'en people take place around the province, across the country, and around the world. These protests continue to escalate around the province.While we support the rights of protest guaranteed by the Charter, we are not affiliated with these protests. The safety and well-being of our members is of paramount importance.Here's what...

February 13, 2020

Members at Guildford Seniors Village (Well Being Services (GSV) - Ongoing Neg...

The bargaining committee has met with the employer three different occasions in November, January, and February. We have reached agreement on a number of non-monetary language changes and minor monetary matters. We have proposed a significant compensation package including increases to wages, vacation, sick leave, and a pension plan. At our last meeting on February 12, 2020 we submitted what we...

February 11, 2020

Bargaining Update #4 for Members at Well-Being Services Ltd. (Nanaimo Seniors...

 The Union and the Employer met in bargaining on February 3, 2020 and agreed on several more non-monetary proposals. Only seven of 41 non-monetary proposals remain outstanding. The day of bargaining scheduled for February 4 was cancelled due to illness. The parties will return to the bargaining table on March 11 and 12, 2020. The bargaining committee expects to table its monetary proposals on o...