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

February 01, 2018

BCGEU remembers Lorraine Logan - BCGEU

On behalf of the members of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union I offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Lorraine Logan who passed away on January 23, 2018. An activist through and through, and right up until the end, she was a champion of workers' rights, LGBTQ+ rights, women's rights and seniors' rights. Lorraine Logan grew up in Vancouver. Her family was smal...

January 31, 2018

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

Ballots cast at the strike vote on January 30th have been counted and members have provided the Bargaining Committee with a resounding vote 100% in favour of taking strike action if needed. We have advised the Employer of the result of the vote, and will continue to update members as information becomes available. There are a number of steps that will need to be taken prior to any job action...

January 31, 2018

Read the Winter 2018 issue of The Steward - BCGEU

In this issue, we look at a variety of topics to keep you up-to-date on issues that could affect your workplace, and the members you represent. Topics include the duty to accommodate and how it may arise through discrimination based on disability or family status; the employer's legal duty to protect members from harassment on the employer's social media platforms; the employee's duty to mitiga...

January 31, 2018

Facilities Bargaining Election for Positions on the Facilities Bargaining Com...

At the close of nominations we received 9 nominations for BCGEU positions on the Facilities bargaining committee. Dates have not been set to begin negotiations however the elected members will be required to caucus with the BCGEU bargaining committee soon after the elections are completed to help develop bargaining proposals, in addition they will be expected to attend the BCGEU Facilities Barg...

January 29, 2018

Bargaining Committee Election Results - BCGEU

Nominations have now closed and elected by acclamation is: Susan Bell.Your Bargaining Committee will now be meeting to review your surveys and develop proposals in preparation for bargaining the renewal of your collective agreement.If you have not yet had a chance to provide your input, please fill out the attached survey (click here for survey) and return by fax to toll free: 1-800-946-0244, A...

January 29, 2018

Local 404 Well Being Services - News on Bargaining - 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 Mediator and Employer on January 26, 2018. The Mediator made recommendations to the parties that both your bargaining committee and the Employer have accepted. The details of the tentative settlement are attached to ...

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!  http://events.bcgeu.ca/local_401_general_meeting_rpsqnw9cvcio8wztmdqbag 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 ...