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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

May 05, 2023

Salvation Army Harbour Light - Bargaining Committee Elections - BC General Em...

To: All BCGEU Members at Salvation Army Harbour Light Re: Bargaining Committee Elections   这是一份重要通知。请考虑请人为您翻译。 ਇਹ ਇਕ ਜ਼ਰੂਰੀ ਸੂਚਨਾ ਹੈ। ਕਿਰਪਾ ਕਰਕੇ ਕਿਸੇ ਤ ੋਂ ਇਸ ਦਾ ਅਨੁਵਾਦ ਕਰਵਾਉਣ ਬਾਰੇ ਵਿਚਾਰ ਕਰ । Ito ay isang mahalagang paunawa. Mangyaring pag-isipang ipa-translate ito para sa iyo  The BCGEU would like to thank those members who submitted their names for a Bargaining Committee position. The nominatio...

May 02, 2023

Alexander Mackie Lodge tentative agreement ratifies - BC General Employees' U...

We are pleased to advise that the tentative Alexander Mackie Lodge/BCGEU Collective Agreement was ratified by our members on May 2, 2023! We are now in the process of finalizing the Collective Agreement. Once the new Collective Agreement has been finalized, the Union will post it to the BCGEU website at www.bcgeu.ca. In the meantime, please refer to your ratification bulletin. On behalf of the ...

April 25, 2023

Salvation Army - Harbour Light ARC - REMINDER NOTICE OF ELECTION OF BARGAINI...

这是一份重要通知。请考虑请人为您翻译。 ਇਹ ਇਕ ਜ਼ਰੂਰੀ ਸੂਚਨਾ ਹੈ। ਕਿਰਪਾ ਕਰਕੇ ਕਿਸੇ ਤ ੋਂ ਇਸ ਦਾ ਅਨੁਵਾਦ ਕਰਵਾਉਣ ਬਾਰੇ ਵਿਚਾਰ ਕਰ । Ito ay isang mahalagang paunawa. Mangyaring pag-isipang ipa-translate ito para sa iyo   Nominations are now open for the three bargaining committee member positions for The Salvation Army Harbour Light ARC. The collective agreement says that one member must be from 108, another member from 119 and...

April 24, 2023

Oak Bay Kiwanis Pavilion -Worksite Visit/Meet with BCGEU Representatives *DRO...

Worksite Visit Details: Date: Friday, April 28, 2023 Time: Between 1-2 PM, attendance in person Place: The Kiwanis Pavilion, Activity Room Visit with: Suzanne Steffen, BCGE First Vice-Chairperson, Component 4, and Stacey Campbell, BCGEU Staff Representative Please come drop in and meet representatives of your Union, say hello, ask a question or two or help yourself to a Union trinket.This is no...

April 21, 2023

Alexander Mackie Lodge - Tentative Agreement Reached! Ratification Meeting a...

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that we have reached a tentative agreement with your Employer on a new collective agreement. Talks took some time, but on the afternoon of April 19th we got there! Full details of all of the changes and improvements to the agreement will be shared with the you at next week's ratification meeting: Thursday, April 27, 2023, at 2 p.m. at Alexander M...

April 21, 2023

The Summit on Hillside - worksite visit/meet with BCGEU representatives *DROP...

  Worksite visit details:Date:              Friday, April 28, 2023Time:             Between 11 AM-Noon, attendance in personPlace:            The Summit on Hillside, (Room TBD)Visit with:      Suzanne Steffen, BCGEU First-Vice Chairperson, Component 4, and                       Stacey Campbell, BCGEU Staff Representative  Please come drop in and meet representatives of your union, say hello, as...

April 21, 2023

Elections for Local 401 Executive – Member-at-Large - BC General Employees' U...

The BCGEU is holding elections for one (1) Member-at-Large position on the Local 401 executive. Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them: Julia Sunderland-Baker (bio attached) Surinder Gill Nicole Shaver Melody Khadir All local 401 members should receive an electronic ballot starting Monday, April 24, 2023, to the email address we have on file for you via our S...

April 18, 2023

Call for Shop Steward Nominations at Carecorp Seniors Services - BC General E...

Nominations are now open for one (1) shop steward at Carecorp Seniors Services, 3243 Cowichan Lake Road, Duncan.   The deadline for submission of nominations (form attached) is: April 25, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.  Nomination forms must be submitted by email to [email protected] elected stewards are entitled to training at the Union's expense, including paid leave from work and ongoing sup...

April 18, 2023

2023 Day of Mourning - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

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April 18, 2023

2023 National Union scholarships - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Did you know the BCGEU is a component of the National Union of Public and General Employees? The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is a family of 11 component and three affiliate unions. The BCGEU is a component of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE). Just like the BCGEU, our national union offers its own scholarships program. There are nine scholarsh...

April 17, 2023

Bargaining Committee Election Results Update & Survey Reminder for Broadmead ...

As one of the members of your bargaining committee has stepped down, we are pleased to announce that Julia Sunderland-Baker, with the next highest number of votes in the recent election, will now join the committee. Your bargaining committee is: Annie Parohinog, Bargaining Committee Chair (Acclaimed) Nicole Shaver, Bargaining Committee Member James Whitehouse, Bargaining Committee Member Julia...

April 17, 2023

Kiara Agnew-In Remembrance - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

On behalf of our union's 85,000 members, we would like to offer our most sincere condolences on the tragic death of one of our members, 23-year-old Kiara Agnew. Kiara's life was cut short in a senseless act of violence while she was on vacation in Mexico last month to celebrate her upcoming birthday.  Kiara worked at Lakeview Credit Union in Dawson Creek and was a BCGEU member for just over a y...

April 17, 2023

Pain BC - Bargaining Notice Update - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

To all members at Pain BC, Your bargaining committee met the employer on April 3-5 and April 11 to discuss counters on the remaining non-monetary articles. We now have thirteen more articles signed off and have secured the vast majority of the non-monetary articles in your first collective agreement. This is a significant milestone, and we are pleased to have reached this point. Thank you for y...

April 11, 2023

BCGEU statement on the ongoing decampment of unhoused people on Vancouver’s D...

The City of Vancouver's ongoing forced, mass decampment of unhoused people in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) without alternative supportive housing in place is unnecessary and a violation of human rights.    Since last week, Vancouver police and city staff have been actively dismantling tents, throwing out belongings and forcibly removing unhoused people from structures along Hastings Street in V...

April 11, 2023

Members at Elim Christian Society - Steward Nominations - BC General Employee...

To: All Local 404 Members at Elim Christian Care Society Re: Steward Nomination Results  Please be advised that the following members have been acclaimed as stewards at Elim Christian Care Society. Gina Johnson Julita Pascua Shaunna Martin These stewards join the existing team of Arlyn Mariano.Should you have any questions or concerns at your worksite, please contact the above noted stewards....

April 06, 2023

Life Labs Members - Duty to Accommodate - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

As a Union, we fundamentally believe in ensuring our members are aware of their rights.  Every employee is unique and has diverse needs in the workplace. Employers have a duty to accommodate employees to the point of undue hardship if the request is linked to a characteristic that is protected by the BC Human Rights Code. Accommodations are changes or modifications to their work that allow peop...

April 05, 2023

"This is an important day” - shareholder vote at RBC a “turning point” for sy...

TORONTO and SASKATOON - April 5, 2023 "This is an important day" - shareholder vote at RBC a "turning point" for systemic racism in Canadian financial institutionsMore than 44% of RBC shareholders voted in favour of a proposal filed by SHARE on behalf of the Atkinson Foundation and the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU). The proposal asks Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) to commission a third-part...

April 05, 2023

Rest in Peace Robert Keddie - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

It's with great sadness that we announce the passing of former cross component treasurer and long time Local 311 executive Robert Keddie on April 1.  Keddie was very active in the B.C. labour movement and his connection with the BCGEU goes back decades. He was a member of local 203 and served on the Component 2 executive. Later, he served as the chair of 311 and on Component 3's executive as th...