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.


January 29, 2018

Tentative Agreement Reached for The Salvation Army Detox - BCGEU

We are pleased to announce that we have reached a tentative agreement with your Employer. As you know, we have been challenged by the Employer's position to dissolve your collective agreement and meld your agreement with The Salvation Army Habour Light ARC collective agreement. When we reconvened bargaining with your Employer yesterday, they withdrew their proposal on melding the agreements. T...

January 29, 2018

Advocate says B.C.'s nursing home policies are too old - BCGEU

A representative of Canada's largest senior advocacy association says British Columbia's elder care system is out of date and isn't able to service the increasing number of people living in long-term care homes. "It's just heartbreaking," said Wanda Morris, vice-president of advocacy at CARP, formerly known as the Canadian Association of Retired Persons.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

January 26, 2018

BCGEU Submission to Review of Professional Reliance - BCGEU

The government has initiated a review of the professional reliance model in the natural resource sector. The day-to-day work of thousands of BCGEU members is shaped by this regulatory model, and many of our members have raised the alarm about its shortcomings.  In its present form, the professional reliance model effectively lets the "fox guard the henhouse," leading in some cases to the misman...

January 25, 2018

Sticks and Stones... - BCGEU

"Sticks and stones may break your bones but names will never hurt you"… This old children's rhyme from the 1800's was meant to persuade victims of name-calling to ignore the taunts of their peers. But since then, we've learned that name-calling can cause great damage to our psychological and physical health and safety. Name-calling, bullying, harassment and pranks can hurt us psychologically, w...

January 18, 2018

Union Meeting for local 401 members - BCGEU

COMPONENT:    Health ServicesLOCAL:              401DATE:                Wednesday, January 24, 2018TIME:                6:00 pmPLACE:              BCGEU Victoria Area Office 2994 Douglas St   AGENDA Workplace issues Questions and answers on your collective agreement – please bring yours along! In solidarity Susanne Fran...

January 18, 2018

Nomination for Local 401 Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:    Chairperson First Vice-Chairperson Second Vice-Chairperson Treasurer Recording Secretary Member at Large (4 positions)    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: Monday, February 19, 2018  If th...

January 17, 2018

Strike Vote Scheduled for The Royale Pacifica Resort Retirement Living - BCGEU

The Union has now explored the options open to us to achieve a fair and reasonable renewal collective agreement to bring back for you to vote on and has determined that a strong strike mandate is required. The Employer is unwilling to offer wage increases beyond 0.75% per year and this is unacceptable to your bargaining committee. A drop-in style meeting has been scheduled for you to come and...

January 17, 2018

Local 403 General Meeting Notice - BCGEU

COMPONENT: 4 – Health Services LOCAL: 403 DATE: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 TIME: 6:00 – 7:00pm (Executive Meeting) 7:00 – 8:00pm (General Meeting) PLACE: BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office – Musqueam Rm Suite 130 – 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver (Kitty-corner to Renfrew SkyTrain Station) AGENDA  • Local Executive nominations • OHS at your Worksite • PHSA QuickCall • Is your workload too heavy? ...

January 16, 2018

Ratification Notice for Members at Tla'Amin Nation - BCGEU

BCGEU Membership at Tla'Amin Nation (formerly Tla'Amin Community Health Board Society) have voted in favour of acceptance of the tentative settlement reached by the committee. Your Bargaining Committee is happy to announce that as of April 1, 2018 adjustment to the provisions of the parties' collective agreement will come into effect. Tla'Amin Nation members will gain the negotiated increases t...

January 15, 2018

BCGEU Defends Members after columnist criticizes social workers - BCGEU

It's become the norm, after 16 years of sustained social service cuts, for columnists and pundits to take knee-jerk reactions and blame government workers when a high-profile tragedy occurs. You may have heard about or read a recent column by the Vancouver Sun's Ian Mulgrew, blaming the courts and social workers for the tragic death of two young girls in Oak Bay. Your union responded on behalf ...

January 15, 2018

On January 20, we will march again! - BCGEU

Last January, millions of people worldwide came together to march for human rights. In Vancouver alone, there were over 15,000 people who marched Downtown. While we made gains in 2017, we also recognize there is still much work to be done. With the growing momentum of the #MeToo movement, it is more important than ever to amplify the voices of not just women and girls, but of all marginalized g...

January 12, 2018

Component 4 Facilities - BCGEU

Please see the attached BCGEU Component 4 Facilities bargaining poster and the bargaining survey can be accessed by clicking on the link below: Download C4BargainingPoster - with bug.pdf UWU/MoveUP