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

March 05, 2018

Seniors advocate concerned about over-use of medication - BCGEU

Seniors in care homes across B.C., including Terraceview Lodge, are still being given medications they are not diagnosed for, an issue that's improving but still an ongoing concern in B.C. B.C. Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie released report and residential care home Quick Facts Directory early this year, highlighting several concerns around seniors care.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

March 02, 2018

Budget 2018/19 brings responsible investment in our province and people - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has released its analysis of the BC NDP's first full provincial budget and financial plan – a budget with a noticeable change of tone from the previous government. After 16 years of austerity and retrenchment under the BC Liberals, the new government has laid important pathways for the introduction of expansive new strategies and programs t...

March 02, 2018

Local 402 Facilities FBA Bargaining Conference - BCGEU

Result of the Area 02 Nominations/Elections to attend the Burnaby FBA Bargaining Conference This notice is to inform our area membership of the outcome of the February 28, 2018 meeting and the Nominations/Elections outcome related to an additional Area 02 facilities member to attend the Burnaby Bargaining Conference on March 23 & 24.  The one additional delegate seat for Area 02 at the Barg...

March 02, 2018

HSP Area 02 Nominations HSPBA Bargaining Conference - BCGEU

Result of the Area 02 Nominations/Elections to attend the Burnaby HSPBA Bargaining Conference I am pleased to advise you all of the outcome of the February 28, 2018 meeting. The nominations closed at the meeting for the 2 additional Area 02 HSP delegates to attend the HSPBA Bargaining Conference. The Election process at the meeting determined your 2 additional HSPBA Bargaining Conference Delega...

March 02, 2018

BCGEU Submission on Electoral Reform Referendum - BCGEU

When the B.C. Government announced plans to hold a province-wide referendum on the question of electoral reform, they invited input from citizens and organizations to help shape the way we vote. The response from British Columbians was immense, with over eighty-eight thousand submissions made to the Attorney General. This represents the largest public participation in a consultation in the hist...

March 01, 2018

Local 403 at The Salvation Army Detox - BCGEU

Ballots were counted on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, and the committee is pleased to announce that 88% voted to accept the terms of the tentative agreement.   In solidarity, Your Bargaining Committee:   Crystal LambertFatima PaisHarp PanderSelena Kongpreecha, Staff Representative - Negotiations Download Local 403 Detox Ratification Results Feb 2018.pdf UWU/MoveUP

March 01, 2018

March is Community Social Service Awareness Month - BCGEU

There isn't a family in B.C. that hasn't received support, or knows someone who's received support, from a Community Social Service (CSS) worker. Every day, they make sure some of our most vulnerable citizens are safe and cared for, and this is why the BC Government Services and Employees' Union (BCGEU) asked the Province of British Columbia once again to proclaim March as Community Social Serv...

March 01, 2018

BCGEU raises concern over Chinese government takeover of Anbang Insurance -...

Last year, The Chinese private equity and insurance firm Anbang Insurance purchased Retirement Concepts -- B.C.'s largest private chain of care homes -- for an estimated $1 billion. Last week, the Chinese government announced it would be assuming direct control of Anbang Insurance Group. Corruption, fraud and risk of insolvency were the reasons cited. The federal Liberal government is now being...

March 01, 2018

Bottom Line Conference: congrats to the selected delegates! - BCGEU

  Your Component 4 Health Services executive would like to thank all of the members in the health sector who submitted an expression of interest to attend this year's Canadian Mental Health Association's Bottom Line Conference We received not only an overwhelming number of submissions and actually increased our delegate allotment as a result, but the expressions of interest reflected how much o...

February 28, 2018

Bargaining Committee Election for Elim Village - BCGEU

The notice that was sent out yesterday, February 27th was incorrect and must be disregarded.  The following is the election process for the remaining positions on your bargaining committee.The election for the position of two bargaining committee members and alternate will be conducted at the worksite by a staff representative from the BCGEU. One candidate from the Harrison and one candidate fr...

February 28, 2018

BCGEU supports Pink Shirt Day 2018 campaign - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) joined hundreds this morning in downtown Vancouver at the CKNW Kids' Fund 2018 Pink Shirt Day rally. This annual campaign to end bullying spreads awareness and raises funds to support programs that foster children's healthy self-esteem with this year's focus on cyberbullying. "Bullying continues to be a problem whether in our schools, at wo...

February 27, 2018

Health Science Professional Bargaining Committee Announcement - BCGEU

The committee has been increased to three members rather than two as outlined in the Election materials. Ballots have been counted, and we are pleased to announce the following members have been elected to the HSP Component 4 bargaining committee:   · Sherry Ogasawara · John Mogk · Tim Little · Ping Qiu - Alt. Thanks to all the candidates who put their names forward for these positions.     In...

February 27, 2018

Bargaining Committee Election for Elim - BCGEU

The election for the position of two bargaining committee members and one alternate will be conducted at the worksite.   Date:          March 7, 2018 7:00 am – 3:00 pm                   March 8, 2018 10:00 am – 8:00 pm Location:    Elim Village Harrison Education Room The candidates nominated for bargaining committee member are, as they appear on the ballot, in random order: Christopher Cordo...

February 27, 2018

Bargaining Committee Election Results for Elim - BCGEU

The election for the position of bargaining committee chair has closed. The following member has been elected to the position of bargaining committee chair: Charandeep Bhatia Thank you very much to the candidates for accepting their nomination and congratulations to the successful candidate.Kevin HagglundStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here. UWU/MoveUP

February 27, 2018

Elections for Local 401 Executive - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding elections for the following positions of the Local 401 Executive. Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them:  Chairperson:Susanne FrancoeurRichard Ziemianski1st Vice Chairperson:Conor BergevinJordie Allen-NewmanRecording Secretary:Ryan RichardJoel BlancoConor BergevinTreasurer:Joel BlancoRyan Richard Ballots are available from your stewards a...

February 27, 2018

How the Chinese Government Took Control of BC Seniors’ Homes - BCGEU

Great. The lives of seniors in B.C. care homes, where they are already over-drugged and under-supported, now depend in part on the Chinese government. On Friday, Beijing seized control of Anbang Insurance Group, a financial giant with investments around the world. It cited corruption, fraud and a risk the whole $390-billion company could go broke.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

February 27, 2018

BCGEU’s response to BCCPA’s “Made-in-BC” Plan to Strengthen Home Care - BCGEU

The BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) released a paper earlier this month outlining several approaches to strengthen and sustain BC's home health care sector. While we agree with their "made-in-BC" plan's four key themes: (investing in funding, investing in seniors, fostering innovation, investing in quality) we do not agree with all of the recommendations of the plan and have highlighted s...

February 27, 2018

Staffing is so low in some B.C. care homes that seniors can't shower or go to...

The NDP's first budget has earmarked more than half a billion dollars to try to improve the living conditions of seniors in care homes, where staffing levels are often not high enough to provide these vulnerable citizens with dignified care. So what difference would 22 minutes of extra care really make in the day of a senior living in one of B.C.'s care homes?  It might mean showering more than...

February 26, 2018

Reminder - HSPA Union Meeting  - BCGEU

DATE:  Wednesday, February 28, 2018 TIME:   6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. PLACE: BCGEU North Island Area Office             106-1650 Terminal Ave N, NanaimoRE: March 23-24, 2018 Bargaining Conference Delegates Call for Nominations Your Component and the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association is seeking two additional delegate from BCGEU membership in Health Science Professionals within the...

February 26, 2018

March 23-24, 2018 Bargaining Conference Delegates Call for Nominations - Faci...

DATE:   Wednesday, February 28, 2018 TIME:    5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. PLACE:  BCGEU North Island Area Office 106-1650 Terminal Ave N, NanaimoRE: March 23-24, 2018 Bargaining Conference Delegates Call for Nominations Your Component and the Facilities Bargaining Association is seeking one additional delegate from BCGEU membership in Facilities within the Local Area to attend a Bargaining Conference...

February 23, 2018

Local 404 Election Ballots - BCGEU

This is to provide notice that there was an administrative error on the ballots for the Local 404 elections. The return day on the ballots of March 7th, 2018, is incorrect and should read March 9th, 2018, as per the BCGEU Constitution, which provides for an election period of 30 days. To reiterate, balloting will be open until the close of business day Friday March 9th, 2018 and all ballots mus...

February 23, 2018

Local 411/10 Union Meeting - BCGEU

LOCAL:     411/10 Special MeetingDATE:       February 28, 2018TIME:       6:45 pm PLACE:     Diane L Wood Union Centre                 Prince George Area Office of the BCGEU                 500 Quebec Street, Prince George      AGENDA Special Meeting for Election of Delegates and Alternates to the BCGEU Joint Sectoral Bargaining Conference being held March 23-24th, 2018 in Burnaby, BC. 6:45 ...

February 23, 2018

BCGEU to host public meeting on housing affordability crisis - BCGEU

VANCOUVER – A five-person panel will discuss Greater Vancouver's housing crisis and hear stories and ideas for solutions from the public.  The panel includes:  Adriane Carr – Vancouver City Council MemberTesicca Truong – Generation SqueezeHarpinder Sandhu – Co-author of the report Building an Affordable B.C.; CUPE 1767 memberKari Michaels – BCGEU Executive Vice PresidentPaul Finch – BCGEU Treas...

February 21, 2018

Government must take bolder action on speculation tax - BCGEU

February 21, 2018BURNABY – The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is pleased to see the B.C. NDP government's newly released 30-point housing plan which proposes significant steps towards addressing the province's housing affordability crisis. This plan includes measures, many of which the BCGEU has been calling for, like introducing a progressive property transfer tax surcharge...