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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.



November 07, 2016

B.C. home support workers hurt at twice provincial average

When you think of a home support worker the image that comes to mind is someone making tea and helping a senior or someone with a disability around the house — an obviously safe place to work. Read more...

November 03, 2016

Local 405 union meeting

DATE: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2016 TIME: 5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. - Dinner           6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. - Meeting PLACE: BCGEU, 158 ORIOLE ROAD, KAMLOOPS (VALLEYVIEW)             (evening entrance at Northwest corner of building   Dinner provided:    Please RSVP to [email protected] by November 18, 2016.    AGENDA Regular Order of Business Chair Report OH&S Appointments To attend by ...

November 01, 2016

Salvation Army (Southview Heights & Terrace) Bargaining Update

To:    All BCGEU Members at Salvation Army Southview Heights & Terrace Re:    Bargaining Update   Last week, the Bargaining Committee met to exchange proposals with the Salvation Army. Some progress has been made and the committee will meet again on December 2nd for more talks. If you have any questions please see contact a member of the Bargaining Committee.   Shabana Vakil - Chairp...

October 28, 2016

REVISED Sienna-Baltic (Cascades) Ratification Vote Scheduled

To:      All Members at Sienna-Baltic (Cascades)           (formerly Baybridge-Baltic Cascades) Re:     RATIFICATION VOTE SCHEDULED   REVISED NOTICE – CHANGED MEETING LOCATION   A drop in vote has been scheduled for: Date:            Friday, November 4, 2016 Time:            7:00 am – 3:15 pm Location:      COAST HOTELS                     45920 First Avenue, Chilliwack   This package co...

October 27, 2016

InSite's Provincial and Local Executive Worksite Visit

To:       All BCGEU Members at inSite's Mt. Ida Mews and Lakeside Manor Re:      Provincial and Local Executive Worksite Visit   BCGEU Provincial Executive members, Sherry Ogasawara, Salli Rye, and Local Chairperson, Laura Leadbetter-Fuoco will be visiting your worksites.   Friday, November 4, 2016 Mt. Ida Mews at 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Lakeside Manor at 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Please stop by and meet...

October 25, 2016

Save the Date: Nov. 8 Kelowna Town Hall - Health Accord and Seniors Issues

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FEDERAL RETIREES and the CANADIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION are hosting a Town Hall Meeting on November 8 at the Mary Irwin Theatre, Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna. The event will be from 6:00 to 9:00pm.  NAFR has membership of over 180,000 members across Canada and 1600 members in the Central Okanagan. We will be  engaging like minded organizations to participate ...

October 25, 2016

North Island LifeLabs Shop Stewards

To:     All BCGEU Members at North Island LifeLabs Re:     Shop Stewards   The Union is pleased to advise that Kim Savage is now a shop steward for LifeLabs. Welcome Kim! Kim joins your other stewards Kelly Jeffs, Kayla Pickup and Micailyn Forrester. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact any of the above stewards.     In solidarity   Doreen Smith Staff Representative  ...

October 24, 2016

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System You may have noticed a change with the hazardous product labelling at your worksite. This is due to the adoption of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). The Globally Harmonized System was initiated to standardize information on the safe use of hazardous products in Canadian workplaces and with our ma...

October 24, 2016

By-Election for Local 403 Executive

To:     All BCGEU Local 403 Members Re:     By-Election for Local 403 Executive The BCGEU is holding a by-election for the following position of the Local 403 Executive. Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them: Chairperson: Mahen Ramdharry Billy Smith   Ballots are available from your stewards and contacts at the worksite. You may also vote at the Lower Mai...

October 24, 2016

Meet your Component 4 Executive - Billy Smith

Hello brothers and sisters, my name is Billy Smith. I was born in Saskatchewan and I have five sisters. I am a member of local 403 within component four of our union. I am employed at Vancouver Harbour Light Salvation Army, and have been a active member and activist of our union for over nine years now. I am very involved within our union movement in many areas: I am a shop steward who enjoys ...

October 21, 2016

All BCGEU Members at We Care Home Health Services -Bargaining – Membership In...

Two meetings have been scheduled for all BCGEU members at We Care Home Health Services, these meetings are drop in format. Please stop by to meet your newly elected bargaining committee and give feedback on collective agreement changes you would like to see. Please see individual meeting information below:         Abbotsford     Location:    Best Western Regency Inn                      3211...

October 21, 2016

All BCGEU Local 412 Members Nomination for Local Executive

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the Local Executive: Treasurer Recorder  The term is three years.  Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your Area Office. The deadline for nominations is: Monday November 21st , 2016 by 5:00pm.   Any nominations received after the deadline will NOT be accepted.  All forms must be filled...

October 21, 2016


Please be advised that Lana Roy has been acclaimed as the 2nd Vice Chairperson and Keeley Dancey has been acclaimed as the Young Worker. As such, the Executive is as follows:   Chairperson – Christine Fuller 1st Vice Chairperson – Tracy Garcia 2nd Vice Chairperson – Lana Roy Treasurer – Vacant Recorder – Vacant  Member-at-Large – Jo Ward Member-at-Large – Amanjot Gill Young Worker – Ke...

October 21, 2016

Meet your Component 4 Executive - Eleine Gordon

Eleine Gordon is Chair, Local 407.

October 21, 2016

Meet your Component 4 Executive - Deborah Wagner

Deborah Wagner is Recording Secretary of Component 4 and Chair, Local 407.