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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.



June 30, 2016

BCGEU presses Canadian Prime Minister on Mexican teacher repression

Since mid-May, Mexican teachers have launched a nation-wide protest against new government measures that seek to shut down teacher (normal) training schools, base continued employment on teachers’ results on standardized written exams, and eliminate the need for pedagogical training for new teachers. The government’s response has been a wave of violence that includes the abduction and arbitrary...

June 30, 2016

LifeLabs election for bargaining committee and possible postal strike

ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS – URGENT MESSAGE With the prospect of a postal strike looming, the BCGEU is requesting that  members find alternative means to return their ballots for the election of their representatives on the Bargaining Committee.  If you have not already mailed your ballot, please drop them off at your local BCGEU area office or contact your shop steward. All ballots must be retur...

June 29, 2016

Working Poverty in Metro Vancouver: the extent of the problem and realistic s...

Today the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) released a study on poverty in Vancouver. The report, Working Poverty in Metro Vancouver, presents sobering details on the increasing levels of poverty in the region. It also dispels an important myth about poverty: that getting a job will help lift a person out of poverty. Poverty in B.C.’s largest city is increasingly a story of low pa...

June 27, 2016

"Drop In" Membership Meeting – 2:00 – 3:30pm

A "drop in" membership meeting will be held in the Staff Room at Guildford Seniors Village from 2:00 to 3:30 pm on Wednesday June 29, 2016. Please attend, bring any concerns, or just drop by and introduce yourself. In solidarity Kevin Hagglund Staff Representative UNIFOR467/MoveUP

June 24, 2016

Keep Your Cool!

The recent hot weather in our province generated several calls to the BCGEU Occupational Health and Safety department. Members want to know if the employer has the responsibility to protect workers from hot temperatures both indoors and out. The short answer is “YES!” The Workers Compensation Act Section 115 mandates that employers must ensure the health and safety of all workers working for t...

June 22, 2016

Nanaimo Seniors Village election of bargaining committee and bargaining survey

Notice to Bargain The BCGEU recently gave formal notice to the employer to commence the bargaining process, because the current collective agreement expires on July 19, 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...

June 20, 2016

BCGEU celebrates the 20th National Aboriginal Day

On June 21, 1996 the federal government declared the first National Aboriginal Day. Since that time, the BCGEU has joined the celebrations and the calls for increased support and recognition of Aboriginal peoples across Canada. Over the course of those 20 years, Aboriginal peoples in Canada have fought for and won many advancements and reinforcements of their rights – sometimes through govern...

June 20, 2016

BCGEU demands freedom for Iranian trade unionists

In solidarity with the Free Them Now campaign to free jailed workers in Iran, the BCGEU sent two letters demanding the release of Jafar Azimzadeh and other jailed trade union leaders. Click here to read the general solidarity letter, and click here for the the more specific letter. 

June 16, 2016

Local 402 union meeting

DATE: July 13, 2016 TIME: 6:00 pm PLACE: 106-1650 Terminal Ave North – Nanaimo Area Office   AGENDA OH&S Appointments  EDMP Job Classification Process  Steward for Sites  Upcoming Events How you can get involved with the union Refreshments will be served  Download PDF of notice here. UNIFOR467/MoveUP

June 13, 2016

Love must be greater than hate – Orlando shootings

The BCGEU expresses deep sorrow at the brutal hate crime which occurred in Orlando, Florida this past weekend and sends condolences to the families of the more than 100 innocent people who were killed and seriously injured at the Pulse nightclub on Sunday morning. Much of the news coverage has focused on allegations of extremist religious motives. But this was not an act of terrorism, although...

June 13, 2016

LifeLabs Members election of bargaining committee members (4 positions) *UPD...

*** Voting Period Extended *** Due to the volume of balloting packages being mailed out, the Union has extended the period for members to cast ballots throughout the province. Ballots must now be received no later than Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. Ballots will be counted no later than Friday, July 8, 2016. With the election of Patricia Dossett as BCGEU LifeLabs Bargaining Unit Chair,...