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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

July 23, 2020

Sienna-Baltic (Cascades)-Bargaining Committee Elections - BCGEU

Nominations for the three positions on your bargaining committee have now closed. The Union has received nine (9) nominations for the three positions, so there will be an election. The election will be conducted by an electronic ballot. All members in good standing will be receiving an email with instructions on how to cast your ballot. If you do not receive a ballot, please contact the BCGEU N...

July 22, 2020

Pandemic Pay and Health Sector Pay Rate - BCGEU

Since the pandemic started, the BCGEU has been working very hard to ensure that you are treated fairly and equitably in light of the many changes imposed by the response to the pandemic. The BCGEU achieved the following results for our efforts. First, through the BCGEU's extensive lobbying efforts to government on your behalf, you will receive Temporary Pandemic Pay of $4 per straight time hour...

July 21, 2020

Proposed changes to Workers Compensation Act marks beginning of restored bala...

Proposed changes to Workers Compensation Act marks beginning of restored balanceAfter years of advocacy by workers and their unions – including your union's submission to the B.C. workers' compensation system review last year and the courageous testimonies at public hearings by dozens of current and former BCGEU members who had been injured on the job – the provincial government has begun to re...

July 17, 2020

BCGEU calls on government to protect renters by extending eviction ban

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 17, 2020 BCGEU calls on government to protect renters by extending eviction ban Burnaby, B.C. – The BCGEU is calling on the provincial government to extend the ban on evictions for non-payment of rent—today the government announced that ban will be lifted on September 1st. “This decision is utterly baffling to me,” said Stephanie Smith, president of the BCGEU. “COVID-1...

July 13, 2020

BCGEU recommendations for Budget 2021 - BCGEU

Click here to read the full submission For many years, our union has been participating in the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services consultation process to inform the government's budget priorities. By making a written submission and an oral presentation, as well as encouraging members to participate via the committee's online survey, we make sure that our members' prior...

July 10, 2020

Well-Being Services (NSV) Ltd. (Nanaimo Seniors Village) Bargaining Update #9...

Your bargaining committee is pleased to report that your Employer has responded to our demand to meaningfully continue monetary negotiations. We are not done yet but we are happy to report progress.  We will continue to press your Employer towards the fair settlement you deserve and will provide another update as soon as there is more to report.   In solidarity,   Karen Dalton, Bargaining Commi...

July 09, 2020

Burquitlam Senior Housing Society (L J Christmas Manor) - Nominations for Ba...

Call for Nominations Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have to open up nominations for two (2) bargaining committee members. The nominations will be open for seven (7) days. If you would like to serve on the committee or you know a member that you think would be a good person to represent you and your co-workers, please fill out the nomination form provided. Once you have filled out the form,...

July 09, 2020

Info re: VCH EFAP cyber-attack - BCGEU

Your union has become aware that on Thursday, May 21, 2020, a cyber-attack occurred to the Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) Employee Family and Assistance Program (EFAP) servers. As a result of this attack, all of the VCH EFAP client files and data base were scrambled, frozen and encrypted. VCH has advised your union of the following information: They have done everything in their power to inves...

July 07, 2020

Call for Local 409 Delegates for Health Science Professionals Sectoral Counci...

The BCGEU has created a Health Science Professionals Sectoral Council to address the specific concerns of the 2,200 Health Science Professionals working in BC Health Authorities. We are seeking one delegate from Local 409 who is interested in being part of this Council. As this is a new Council, the terms of reference will need to be developed and agreed to. Duties of the Delegate will include:...

July 07, 2020

Fraser Health Authority DASW Student Supervision - BCGEU

 It recently came to the Union's attention that some DASW positions may not be aware that they are eligible for a grid level 12 if they are delegated by the facility to provide instruction and/or supervision to students. The Union wants to ensure that you are compensated appropriately for supervision. If you are supervising students you will need to speak with your supervisor to seek an additio...

July 02, 2020

COVID-19 stress - Care to Speak program - BCGEU

Since COVID-19 hit, healthcare workers like you have been under incredible pressure -- and you have likely been significantly impacted by feelings of stress and anxiety about the pandemic.Sometimes it's hard to know where to turn, so we wanted to let you know about a new program called Care to Speak designed to support the mental well-being of healthcare workers impacted by the personal and pro...

June 30, 2020

Good Samaritan Mountainview Village- Bargaining update - BCGEU

Bargaining dates have been tentatively set for July and August. We will provide the exact dates as soon as we receive such from the Employer. The terms of the current agreement will remain in place beyond the expiration date until a new agreement can be achieved. Dues will not be deducted until a new collective agreement has been reached and in place. An additional call for bargaining committee...