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 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...

February 20, 2018

BC Budget provides path to affordability and quality public services - BCGEU

Fixing 16 years of neglect in public services, childcare and housing will take time, but BC Budget 2018 signals a bold path forward on these important public issues, says the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union. "We have consistently called upon government for greater investment to restore quality public services," said BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "Today's budget begins that renew...

February 19, 2018

Vancity workers at Downtown Vancouver branch join BCGEU - BCGEU

Workers at the Vancouver City Savings Credit Union Downtown Vancouver Branch (#10) have voted by majority to join the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU).  The 26 financial services workers at this branch join over 700 of their Vancity colleagues who benefit from access to fair wages and improved working conditions under their collective agreement. "We are thrilled to welcome wor...

February 19, 2018

Caring Professionals should be exempt from mobility pricing - BCGEU

The Mobility Pricing Independent Commission recently published its initial report exploring decongestion charging as part of a 10-year plan for transportation development in the Metro Vancouver region. They have proposed two main policy approaches for consideration: tolling congestion points and charging drivers for each kilometre they drive. Congestion point pricing charges drivers when they p...

February 16, 2018

Local 402 Results of the Local Executive Nominations - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU Local 402 MembersRe: Local 402 Results of the Local Executive Nominations   Please join us in congratulating the following local members of their acclaimed positions. 402 Local Executive: Local Chairperson:             Salli Rye 1st Vice Chairperson:         Cina Opel 2nd Vice Chairperson:        Phil LeVesconte Recording Secretary:         Shelly Lightfoot Treasurer:           ...

February 16, 2018

Elections for Local 403 Executive - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding elections for the following positions of the local 403 executive. Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them:  Chairperson (1):Mahen RamdharryBilly Smith 1st Vice Chairperson (1):Billy SmithPing Qiu Member-at-Large (3):Jo Ann MedelDave MorganBilly SmithCarlos ColindresGeorge Richards The Sunshine Coast/Squamish Representative position remains v...