Click here to find info on COVID-19


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 14, 2016

Local 406 chairperson election results

Please be advised that the following are the results of the Local 406 Chairperson election Thomas Christen – Chairperson The other members of Local 406 Executive remain the same as follows:  Cindy Taulu –1st Vice Chairperson Tammy Buchan – 2nd Vice Chairperson Tracy Hilts– Treasurer Tina Kirkham – Secretary Elizabeth Onciul– Member-at-large  (1) Gail Reis – Member-at-Large (2) VAC...

January 14, 2016

Just Film Festival coming up in February

The Just Film Festival features social justice and environmental documentaries that go to the heart of issues confronting communities here and around the planet. The focus of the festival is to motivate audiences to action by spotlighting issues both local and global. It will also include a Social Justice Bazaar, on Saturday February 13th. Visit the festival website for more information about ...

January 13, 2016

LifeLabs (Local 405) steward list

Here is the list of your stewards for Area 5 LifeLabs members: Cathy Suttill, LifeLabs' St. Paul Street location  Jessica Hutchinson, LifeLabs' Tranquille Road location Debbie Wargovcsik, LifeLabs' Nicola Street location Please feel free to contact them with any union-related questions or concerns that you have Download PDF of notice here. UNIFOr467/Moveup

January 12, 2016

Bargaining Committee Election Results Well-Being Services

We are pleased to announce that the following members have been elected as your Bargaining Committee:      •    Vince Lu, CHAIR •    Ymelda Castillo •    Carmelita Harnum Your Committee will be convening shortly to develop proposals prior to meeting with the Employer. We will continue to communicate with you as developments arise. Please feel free to direct any comments or questions to any me...

January 11, 2016

Area 04 stewards' training

COURSE: Stewards' Training WHEN: February 16-18, 2016 WHERE: BCGEU Fraser Valley Area Office, 8555 198A Street, Langley TIME: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm - Please note: our gate and office do not open until 8:30 am REGISTRATION: Please call our office at 604-882-0111 or toll free at 1-888-991-6062 or respond by email to [email protected] as soon as possible to register for t...

January 11, 2016

Rosemary Heights Seniors Village strike vote changed to ratification vote

As you are aware the parties met January 6, 2016 at the Labour Relations Board (LRB) but the parties failed to reach agreement. The mediator called the parties together at the LRB this morning to again attempt to reach a tentative settlement. A settlement was reached and the mediator asked the Union to change our planned strike vote meeting to a ratification meeting. Therefore, the ratificati...

January 08, 2016

Local 404 general meeting - January 21, 2016

TIME: 5:30 pm (General Meeting) PLACE:  BCGEU, Fraser Valley Office, 8555 – 198A Avenue, Langley, BC AGENDA Introductions Adopt Agenda Adoption of previous Minutes Welcome and oath of office – new Local Executive members M2M 37.5 Hour Work Week Grievance Update Motion to destroy ballots from March 13, 2015 election Motion to destroy ballots from December 16, 2015 election Next Meeti...

January 08, 2016

Well-Being Services (Renfrew Care Centre) bargaining committee election

In preparation for negotiations, an election will take place to elect 1 Chair and 2 members to sit on the Bargaining Committee. Election date: Monday, January 11, 2016  Election time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm Election location: Well-Being (Renfrew Care Centre) 1880 Renfrew St, Vancouver The members nominated for Chair are: Vince Lu Ymelda Castillo The members nominated for the Committee ar...

January 08, 2016

BCGEU opposes renters’ dispute fee hike imposed by B.C. Government

The B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) is speaking out against a fee increase to rental tenants seeking a dispute resolution through the Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB). The new fee took effect on Jan. 1. A renter filing a dispute resolution application with the RTB will now have to pay $100. That’s up from $50. An appeal review will now cost $50, up from $25. “British Col...

January 07, 2016

Amica at Beechwood Village election of bargaining committee and bargaining su...

Notice to Bargain The BCGEU recently gave formal notice to the employer to commence the bargaining process, because the current collective agreement expires on March 31, 2016. Of course your collective agreement remains in full force and effect until a new agreement is negotiated and presented to you for a ratification vote. Elect your Bargaining Committee There are three (3) positions for t...

January 06, 2016

Corrected election results for Local 412 Executive

The results of the election for the following position on the Local 412 executive is: Member-at-Large - Amanjot Gill Our apologies to Sister Dancey as her name was misspelled on the December 22, 2015 FYI! Again we confirm that your local executive with the newly elected position is: Chairperson – Christine Fuller 1st Vice Chairperson – Tracy Garcia  2nd Vice Chairperson – Vacant  Tre...

January 05, 2016

BCGEU hosts a Celebration of Life for Community Health activist Louise Hood

The BCGEU will host a Celebration of Life for Sister Louise Hood at 6:30 pm on January 13, 2016, at the Lower Mainland Area Office (Suite #130 - 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver). The gathering will be held in Auditorium A&B. Louise leaves a legacy of nearly 25 years of union activism, including in BCGEU’s Community Health component (Component 8). Read more here.  The LMAO is near the Renfre...