Mask usage in BCGEU buildings
(Updated Apr 27, 2023)
Effective immediately, we are making a change to our building protocols regarding mask usage in our buildings.
Mask use is now optional in our buildings, including in common areas and meeting rooms.
Staff and visitors to BCGEU buildings may, of course, continue to use masks and other layers of protection based on their own comfort and risk factors. We ask that we respect others and wear masks if requested in groups.
Please be reminded that no one should attend BCGEU buildings if they have active cold or flu-like symptoms.
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.
Members at Vantage Living Inc. voted almost 84% in favour of a strike. This strong strike mandate sends a clear message to the Employer that its insulting monetary offer is unacceptable, and that you are united behind your bargaining committee to negotiate the fair deal that you deserve.Now What?Now that you have voted in favour of striking, we are in a legal position to action a strike, subjec...
B.C.'s 22,000 specialized health professionals working in hospitals and communities around the province reached a tentative agreement on the evening of Wednesday, November 2, 2022, after more than eight months of negotiations between the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) and Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC). The HSPBA bargaining committee went to the bargaini...
BCGEU stands in solidarity with Ontario education workers We condemn the Doug Ford government for their callous attack on 55,000 education workers and their rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.On Thursday, they made good on their reckless promise to pass legislation making it illegal for workers to strike and forcing a contract on them. Workers who disobey the ruling will b...
Winter School 2023 will be taking place in-person! We are so excited that our communities will be able to come together, to learn and discuss with peers and colleagues at the upcoming Winter School. As we continue to work with the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) on updating you with further details, please complete your registration application form to express your interest in attending. Please ...
The BCGEU is holding an election for the Treasurer position on the Local 404 Executive. Candidate statements were not provided. Your candidates are as follows:
TreasurerRosario VirayTim Little
The election will be done by an electronic ballot (e-vote). You will receive an email with voting information from [email protected] . We ask that you add this new email address as a contact. Thi...
I am writing to invite you to a membership meeting scheduled for 1500 hours, Thursday, November 10, 2022, at 312 Main (and Cordova), Reach Room. The entrance is off Cordova.
Employer's Application for Membership in the HEABC
Questions and Answers
If you are unable to attend in person, please feel free to attend virtually. The Zoom link is ...
Getting involved with Occupational Health & Safety is a great way for union members to contribute. As a safety committee member, you will help ensure your employer is following OH&S regulations. You can raise the profile of health and safety and improve your working environment. Would you like to serve on an Occupational Health & Safety Committee at your worksite?
Expressions of int...
When: Wednesday, November 16, 2022Time: Executive Only 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm General Membership 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm WHERE: VIRTUAL MEETING VIA ZOOMRE: Local 403 General Meeting
Please contact Lower Mainland area office for Zoom information
• Welcome and Introductions• Bargaining updates• General Business
In sol,Mahen RamdharryLoc...
Nominations have now closed for your local executive. The Union is pleased to announce the results are as follows:
Congratulations to the new executive members. In solidarity Mahen RamdharryComponent 4 Vice President Sean AntrimBCGEU Staff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here
Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to report that on Thursday, October 27, 2022, the tentative agreement between the BCGEU and All BCGEU members employed at Halcyon Assisted Living Society (Moberly Park Manor) was unanimously ratified by the membership. We would like to thank you for your support through this round of bargaining. As well, we would like to thank you for taking the time to cast...
Nominations are now open for three (3) steward positions at Royale Pacifica Resort Retirement Living. New stewards are trained by the union. If you wish to know more about the roles and responsibilities of stewards, please contact our office. The deadline for nominations is 5:00 pm, Monday, November 14th 2022 The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for submission to the area ...
As you know from our recent bargaining update bulletin, negotiations have broken down.
Vantage has made highly concessionary proposals that would take employees backwards, including:
Clawing-back the new National Day for Truth and Reconciliation paid holiday and not automatically adding new federal holidays to the contract
Taking away 11 days off in lieu of paid holidays curr...
To: All BCGEU Members at Burquitlam Senior Housing Society (L.J. Christmas Manor)
Re: Collective Agreement Ratification Result for L.J. Christmas Manor
We are pleased to announce that employees at L.J. Christmas Manor have voted 100% in favour of ratifying the tentative agreement!
The renewed collective agreement is now in effect as of October 20, 2022. While the new collective agreement do...
Since negotiations resumed at the end of September, the HSPBA Bargaining Committee has been working to advance measures to address recruitment, retention, staffing shortages and workload issues, which drive so many of the serious issues affecting the public health care system, the people who depend on it, and the professionals who keep it running.The employer remains resistant to covering the f...
We met with the employer on October 18th and 19th. We are currently discussing monetary proposals. At this point, the parties have some significant differences in their respective proposals.Your committee is very focused and working hard on your behalf to reach a fair and reasonable agreement with the employer.We will be meeting with the employer again but we don't have any confirmed dates as o...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 18, 2022B.C.'s public service members ratify collective agreementBURNABY, B.C. – Over a two-week voting period, members of the BCGEU's (BC General Employees' Union) public service bargaining unit voted 53.4 per cent in favour of the tentative agreement reached with B.C.'s Public Service Agency (PSA) on September 6. More than 71 per cent of eligible members voted in ...
The newly ratified agreement is now in effect as the 19th Main Agreement between the B.C. Public Service Agency and the BC General Employees' Union
The previous public service agreement – the 18th Main Agreement – took effect April 1, 2019 and expired on March 31, 2022.
The BCGEU is the only union covered by this agreement.
Employer: Public Service Agency
BCGEU members covered: approximatel...
Your renewed collective agreement for AgeCare is now available on the BCGEU collective agreements website. We are placing an order for printed collective agreement booklets for members, which will be distributed at worksites by union stewards once they are ready.In Solidarity,Ryan StewartStaff Representative, Negotiations DepartmentDownload PDF of notice here
WHAT: Members of the BC General Employees' Union's (BCGEU) public service bargaining unit have ratified a new collective agreement with the provincial government.
The deal was ratified by a vote of 53.4% with over 71% of eligible members voting.Voting on the tentative agreement was open for two weeks, closing at 5 p.m. on Monday, October 17, 2022. The tentative deal was reached in early Septemb...
We are pleased to confirm the details of the ratification information meeting and vote and to provide the complete ratification document you'll be voting on for LJ Christmas Manor.
Ratification Information Meeting
A ratification information meeting will be held at the worksite as follows:
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
1pm to 3:30pm
Note for employees working at the time: The Employer has agreed to...
The Union and the Employer met on October 12 & 13, 2022 and have both presented their monetary proposals. There are some significant differences between the Union's proposals and the Employer's proposals. Your committee will be working hard to prepare for the next round of bargaining. The parties will meet again on December 13, 14 & 15, 2022. We will provide an update again at that time...