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

November 28, 2017

Sacred Water Ceremony - BCGEU

National Aboriginal Peoples CircleBCGEUVancouver Island Human Rights CommitteePSACBC Presents a  SACRED WATER CEREMONY According to Vice News Canada, as of July 31 2017, there were a total of 121 First Nations under 172 drinking water advisories across Canada. ACCESS TO CLEAN AND SAFE WATER IS A BASIC HUMAN RIGHT Join Todd Smith, PSAC A/Regional Executive Vice-President, and Sussanne Skidmore, ...

November 28, 2017

BCGEU launches housing affordability plan - BCGEU

Following the launch of a campaign on housing affordability earlier this month, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has released a report detailing recommendations on how the province can solve the housing affordability crisis. The Building an Affordable B.C. report provides recommendations aimed at tackling the root of the housing crisis: speculation on the part of financi...

November 24, 2017

Rosemary Heights Seniors Village Election Results and Bargaining Survey - BCGEU

Elections for the Rosemary Heights Seniors Village Bargaining Committee are now completed with the following elected by acclamation: Muntaz Ali, Bargaining Committee Chairperson  Kavneet Bains, Bargaining Committee member Bryn Bailey, Bargaining Committee member   Congratulations to the successful nominees! Your Bargaining Committee will now prepare to commence bargaining with the Employer and ...

November 22, 2017

Riverview Hospital site to open new mental health and addiction centre - BCGEU

BCGEU members support the provincial government's recent announcement that a new mental health facility on the Riverview lands in Coquitlam is slated to open in 2019, replacing the Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addiction.  "BCGEU members are pleased to see the provincial government's continued commitment to mental health and addictions treatment, especially as the province tackles an opi...

November 21, 2017

BCGEU senior leadership met with Health Minister Dix - BCGEU

We're happy to report we had a fruitful meeting recently with provincial Health Minister Adrian Dix. We're pleased to have been able to accompany BCGEU president Stephanie Smith at the meeting. We discussed a number of topics with Minister Dix, including concerns about long-term care standards in facilities, the treatment of workers in the health sector, Bill 29 and contract flipping, home supp...

November 21, 2017

On the National Inquiry into into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and G...

On November 1, 2017 the commissioners for the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls released their interim report, Our Women and Girls are Sacred. As an organization with standing in the Inquiry, the BCGEU has carefully reviewed the 118-page report which clearly demonstrates the enormous scope of the Inquiry. The report includes some very startling statistics – I...

November 20, 2017

­­B.C.’s fastest growing union launches housing affordability plan - BCGEU

­­B.C.'s fastest growing union launches housing affordability plan     Following the launch of a campaign on housing affordability earlier this month, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has released a report detailing recommendations on how the province can solve the housing affordability crisis.   The Building an Affordable B.C. report provides recommendations aimed at ta...

November 18, 2017

Human Rights Commission - BCGEU

As you may be aware, the province has been undertaking steps to reinstate the BC Human Rights Commission. The BCGEU is pleased to hear that the provincial government is taking this step and that the province has called on all British Columbians to engage in the process by sharing their thoughts and opinions on what the commission should look like. The BCGEU has developed a submission that bring...

November 17, 2017

Critics say federal government’s moves to curb Canada’s opioid crisis are jus...

Harm-reduction advocates are viewing a host of actions announced by Ottawa this week as an encouraging but modest step in combatting Canada's overdose crisis. Federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor said on Wednesday that Ottawa would allow initiatives such as drug checking, pilot projects to provide safer alternatives to opioids and a streamlined permission process for provinces to ope...

November 14, 2017

All HCN Revera Lessee (Whitecliff) LP members - Renewal Collective Agreement ...

  Renewal Collective Agreement Ratifies We are pleased to advise that in the vote held on November 8th at the worksite, the members at HCN Revera Lessee (Whitecliff) LP ratified the proposed renewal collective agreement with a vote of 68% in favour of acceptance.   Once the collective agreement has been signed copies will be provided to all members.   I would like to take this opportunity to ...

November 10, 2017

Worksite Visit: George Pearson Centre – Special Guest : BCGEU president Step...

To: All BCGEU Members at VCHA – George Pearson Centre What: Worksite Visit – Special Guest : BCGEU president Stephanie Smith When: Monday, November 20, 2017. Drop in any time between 2pm-4pm Where: Special Events Room, George Pearson Centre   All BCGEU members at VCH George Pearson Centre are invited to a union meeting on Monday, November 20, 2017 between 2pm and 4pm. The meeting will be held...

November 09, 2017

BCGEU out of gate early with public service bargaining conferences - BCGEU

VANCOUVER – The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is ramping up pre-bargaining efforts by conducting bargaining conferences this week, even though most collective agreements aren't set to expire until 2019. Delegates from across the province gathered in Vancouver to hammer out bargaining priorities for upcoming negotiations, which are expected to take place in the new year. "...

November 09, 2017

BC Coroners Service releases updated illicit drug overdose death stats - BCGEU

More than 1,100 British Columbians have died due to suspected illicit drug overdoses, according to data released today by the BC Coroners Service. Preliminary data indicate there were 80 suspected drug overdose deaths this September, representing a 31% increase from September 2016. The suspected number of illicit drug overdose deaths for the year to date is now 1,103, up from 607 at this time i...

November 08, 2017

Aboriginal Veterans Day - BCGEU

On November 8th we, as Canadians, honor and celebrate the great contributions and sacrifices that Aboriginal peoples have made in defending Canada during times of war. Aboriginal veterans have participated in all major wars since the war of 1812 and enlist in higher proportion than any other group in Canada.  The BCGEU is honored this year to sponsor the luncheon for veterans at the Vancouver A...

November 06, 2017

Bargaining Breaks Off at The Royale Pacifica Resort Retirement Living - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee met with the Employer for four days from October 30th through November 2nd. Agreement was quickly reached on most of the non-monetary proposals. The only non-monetary proposal outstanding is the Employer's proposal to delete the contracting out language from your collective agreement. If the Union was to agree to this deletion it would remove a key element of your empl...

November 02, 2017

Local 407 Meeting - BCGEU

COMPONENT: Health Services LOCAL: 407 DATE: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 TIME: 5:30 p.m. PLACE: BCGEU Kelowna Area Office 1064 Borden Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6A8     AGENDA   1. Triennial convention in Vancouver 2. Pride Day 3. Labour Day picnic 4. Activists Appreciation event in Vernon 5. Kids Halloween party 6. Steward Elections 7. Grievances 8. Upcoming Christmas party 9. Which sites a...

October 31, 2017

Bargaining Committee Elected for HCN Revera Lessee (Whitecliff) LP - BCGEU

TENTATIVE RENEWAL AGREEMENT REACHED I am pleased to advise you that your bargaining committee reached a tentative renewal collective agreement on your behalf after meeting with the Employer on October 24, 26 and 27th. The details of the tentative settlement are attached to this bulletin for your reference. Please review it carefully and bring any questions you have to the ratification vote that...