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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 19, 2021

All BCGEU members in Local 404 – Health Services - Nominations open for Local...

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the Local Executive: First Vice-Chairperson Member at Large Young Worker The nomination period will now remain open until 5:00 p.m., Monday, March 22, 2021.  If you are interested in running for this position, please have your nomination form (attached) returned to [email protected] by the deadline. No late entries will be accepted. If an ...

February 17, 2021

BCGEU members ratify collective agreement with Protrans BC

A majority of the 180 Canada Line workers represented by the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) voted on Sunday in favour of ratifying their collective agreement with their employer, Protrans BC Operations Ltd., after reaching a tentative agreement on February 2, 2021. The agreement was ratified after 13 months without a contract, more than 40 bargaining sessions and is the re...

February 16, 2021

Pension Seminar Information - BCGEU

Online pension seminars are available at any time for the Public Service Plans at: MPP: https://mpp.pensionsbc.ca/online-courses-and-webinars PSPP: https://pspp.pensionsbc.ca/online-courses-and-webinars College: https://college.pensionsbc.ca/online-courses-and-webinars UWU/MoveUP

February 16, 2021

All BCGEU Members at HCN-Revera Lessee (Sunwood Retirement Residence) - Notic...

Bargaining for a first Collective Agreement will begin, therefore elections will commence for a bargaining committee. The following people have been nominated for the position of bargaining committee; all members at HCN Revera Lessee (Sunwood Retirement Residence) are entitled to vote for three (3) positions. We will be utilizing an electronic voting system and a link to vote online will be sen...

February 12, 2021

Royale Peninsula - Update on Bargaining - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee has just finished three days of negotiations with the Employer to renew your collective agreement. We were pleased at the progress we've been able to make, even though there are still some important issues to get through. The committee tabled our proposals for monetary improvements today, and the Employer will consider them before our next meetings. Even though we've s...

February 11, 2021

LifeLabs - Bargaining bulletin #2 - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee has been working hard in caucus to develop a comprehensive package of proposals. From your input on the surveys to all the other information and suggestions you've been making, we received a lot of material to consider and we thank you very much for your contributions. Unfortunately, we've had some difficulties scheduling bargaining dates and our first meetings with th...

February 10, 2021

Local 404 - Resolutions to Convention - BCGEU

A recent bulletin was sent to all members regarding a call for nominations and election of delegates to the upcoming BCGEU 51st Triennial Constitutional Convention. If you wish to attend convention as a delegate, or participate in the election of delegates please refer to the Local Union meeting notice for details.   The Constitutional Convention is where BCGEU members elect the President, Tre...

February 10, 2021

Black History Month Events and Resources - BCGEU

EVENTS & RESOURCES     Webinar  Then and Now: Shaping the Future of Black Canadians Through Lessons of Past and Anti-Racism  This 90-minute event will focus on Black history in BC and the impact of anti-Black racism.  The panel, moderated by Community Advocate Asiyah Robinson, will be composed of Silvia Mangue (BC Black History Awareness Society President), Olaolu Adeleye (Associate F...

February 09, 2021

Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association - Townhall meeting - BCGEU

The BCGEU created a Health Science Professionals Sectoral Council to address the specific concerns of the 2,700 Health Science Professionals working in BC Health Authorities. Delegates attended the inaugural meeting on November 5th and 6th, 2019 at BCGEU Headquarters in Burnaby to begin this work and created the Terms of Reference. Since then, the Council has been working diligently together to...

February 09, 2021

Local 404 Chairperson election results - BCGEU

The results of the Local 404 Chairperson election is as follows: Chairperson – Tim Little  Please join me in congratulating Tim to the Local 404 Executive. Thank you to all who participated in the process In solidarity Cheryl ProwseStaff Representative   Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

February 09, 2021

Pre-Bargaining Bulletin #1: Preparations Underway - Vantage Living Inc. - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee has begun preparations for negotiations with your employer to renew the collective agreement. Committee pre-bargaining preparations so far have included: training in the process, pitfalls and strategy of negotiations; developing plans to keep you engaged and informed throughout the process; and begin carefully reviewing the entire collective agreement from cover to co...

February 02, 2021

No disruption to Canada Line as BCGEU reaches tentative agreement with Protra...

No disruption to Canada Line as BCGEU reaches tentative agreement with Protrans BCBURNABY - After 13 months without a contract and more than 40 bargaining sessions-including close to 40 hours since Sunday morning-members of the B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working on the Canada Line have reached a tentative deal with their employer. "Our members' goal has always been t...

February 02, 2021

Sienna Baltic (The Cascades) - Bargaining update - BCGEU

The bargaining committee met to finalize proposals, then open bargaining with your Employer last week. We met with the Employer on January 26, and February 1. Due to public health restrictions, bargaining has been online and will continue to be for the foreseeable future. The online format does slow the process down, but the committee is pleased with how much progress we were able to make. We h...

February 01, 2021

BCGEU, Protrans BC to continue Canada Line talks - BCGEU

BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES - Members of the B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working for Protrans BC, operator of the Canada Line, are in a legal strike position as of 4 p.m. today. However, talks are scheduled into the evening and the union is holding off on job action while negotiations continue. The current contract expired in December 2019 and contract talks sta...

February 01, 2021

BCGEU members on Canada Line back at the table Monday morning - BCGEU

BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES - Members of the B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working for Protrans BC, operator of the Canada Line, are in a legal strike position as of 4 p.m. Monday afternoon. Seventeen hours of talks over the weekend brought the sides closer together, but did not result in a deal.  The two sides will resume bargaining Monday morning with the hopes ...

January 29, 2021

Canada Line workers issue 72-hour strike notice - BCGEU

The B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has issued a 72-hour strike notice to Protrans BC, operator of the Canada Line as of 4:00 p.m. today. This move follows four days of mediation last week and several months of negotiations in which no significant progress was made on three main issues: wage parity, improved sick leave and contract length.For the past year, Canada Line wo...