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

January 02, 2018

Local 412 Nomination for Vacant Positions for your Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for all positions on your Local Executive: Local Executive positions are as follows: Chair 1st Vice Chair 2nd Vice Chair Treasurer Recording Secretary Member-At-Large (2 Positions) Member-At-Large (Young Worker) The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office.The deadline for nominations ...

January 02, 2018

Celebrating Health Services Providers Month - BCGEU

Thanks to the hard work of health care providers across BC, including many BCGEU members, B.C.'s Lieutenant Governor has once again proclaimed January 2018 to be the Health Services Providers Month! The new proclamation recognizes duties performed in residential care, assisted living, home and community care, rehabilitation services, public health, mental health and addiction services, laborato...

January 02, 2018

Nomination for Vacant Positions for Local 0406 Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:   · Chair · 1st Vice Chair · 2nd Vice Chair · Treasurer · Recording Secretary · Member-At-Large (2 Positions) · Member-At-Large (Young Worker)   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: 5:00 pm on Th...

December 22, 2017

Professional Reliance Review Will Protect Workers - BCGEU

The BC government has initiated a review of the professional reliance model in the natural resource sector. Many BCGEU members' day-to-day is shaped by this regulatory model. The professional reliance model effectively lets the "fox guard the henhouse," leading – in some cases - to the mismanagement of our resources and harm to the environment. Combined with deep staff and funding cuts to respo...

December 20, 2017

BCGEU members land $20 million contract to refit B.C. ferry - BCGEU

BC Government & Service Employees' Union workers employed at Esquimalt Drydock Company will begin work on a B.C. Ferries contract worth $20 million to refit the Northern Sea Wolf. The 17-year-old vessel will accommodate approximately 3,500 passengers and 1,200 vehicles each year on a route between Port Hardy and Bella Coola. Members at Esquimalt Drydock have extensive experience in ship rep...

December 19, 2017

Thanking and Recognizing the Public Servants who Keep our Communities Safe ...

This year's fire season is far behind us and while recent winter storms have made many in the province forget about this summer's devastation, many communities are still working to rebuild what was lost in the fire.  As we see the devastation that fires are currently causing across California and as we look back at the lessons learned over the summer, the BCGEU would like to thank and recognize...

December 19, 2017

CANCELLED Worksite Visit at BC Ambulance, 2955 Virtual Way - BCGEU

The worksite visit scheduled for Thursday, December 21, 2017 has been cancelled.   In solidarity, Jacqueline (Jackie) McGuire Staff Representative  Download as pdf

December 18, 2017

Call for Nominations to the Bargaining Committee and Questionnaire – Faciliti...

The Health Services Component 4 is in the process of preparing for negotiations in our two provincial agreements - Facilities Health Subsector and Health Science Professionals. Entitlement We are entitled to seats at each bargaining table as follows: Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) – 2 Bargaining Committee members (2 Alternates) Attached please find the Bargaining Questionnaire and the ...

December 18, 2017

Call for Nominations to the Bargaining Committee and Questionnaire - Health S...

The Health Services Component 4 is in the process of preparing for negotiations in our two provincial agreements -Health Science Professionals and Facilities Services & Support Subsector. Entitlement The Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) is entitled to two Bargaining Committee members and one Alternate. Attached please find the Bargaining Questionnaire and the Call...

December 15, 2017

BCGEU calls for reinvestment in seniors’ services as Seniors Advocate release...

On Thursday, December 14, 2017, the B.C. Seniors Advocate released the annual Monitoring Seniors' Services report. Their findings present further evidence that the B.C. government has to reverse the policies of austerity implemented under the BC Liberals. B.C.'s seniors need significant reinvestment in community services and affordable housing to undo the resulting increase in poverty now faced...

December 15, 2017

Compliance and Enforcement in B.C. Forests - BCGEU

With the B.C. Government's review of professional reliance across many industries underway, the BCGEU has released a short paper about compliance and enforcement in B.C.’s forests. Check it out below and be sure to share it with your networks.  

December 12, 2017

Nominations re-open for position on Rosemary Heights Seniors Village Barga...

As a result of a recent resignation, nominations are now open for:   · Bargaining Committee member – one position   All members are encouraged to consider putting their name forward for this important position. Nomination forms are available here: Nomination Form and can be returned by facsimile 604-294-5092 Attention: Linsay Buss or by email Linsay.Buss@bcgeu.ca. All nomination forms must be r...

December 11, 2017

BC Human Rights Commission - BCGEU

Today the report, A Human Rights Commission for the 21st Century: British Columbians talk about Human Rights was released detailing 25 recommendations to government as they re-establish the BC Human Rights Commission (dismantled in 2002 by the previous Liberal government). The report recommends to B.C.'s Attorney General that the new commission be built on four important pillars in order to cre...

December 11, 2017

BCGEU disappointed by decision to complete Site C dam, urges government to em...

The BCGEU is disappointed by the provincial government's decision today to complete the Site C dam despite findings by the BC Utilities Commission that question the economic viability of the project. In 2015 the union took a position against the construction of the dam citing economic and environmental concerns as well infringement on First Nations' rights. This decision demonstrates the work s...

December 07, 2017

BCGEU remembers Leonard George - BCGEU

It is with tremendous sadness to learn of the passing of Tsleil-Waututh leader, Leonard George. Leonard, served as Chief of the Tsleil-Waututh nation, was an iconic leader and teacher to thousands of people across British Columbia. In his special way, he was able to build bridges between communities and encouraged everyone to work together as one. His knowledge and wisdom drew many to his side ...

December 07, 2017

Statement on Fair Wages Commission - BCGEU

Today, December 7, is the final day to provide submissions to B.C.'s Fair Wages Commission. The BCGEU would like to mark this date by calling for the immediate implementation of a $15 per hour minimum wage for all workers in our province. The BCGEU is a tireless advocate for fair wages for all workers. Daily, BCGEU members providing health and social services confront the consequences of low wa...