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 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...

February 15, 2018

Local 409 Special General Meeting - BCGEU

COMPONENT:  Health Services           LOCAL:  409             DATE:  February 21, 2018             TIME:  Special General Meeting: 5:30 – 6:00           PLACE:  Castlegar Area Office, 2316 Columbia Avenue   The purpose of this meeting is to elect delegates/alternate delegates to the Facilities and Health Science Professionals Bargaining Conference, in Burnaby on March 23 & 24, 2018.   AGEND...

February 15, 2018

2018 BCGEU Scholarship Program - BCGEU

Delegates to our 2017 Constitutional Convention voted to increase our annual scholarship program to $60,000. Awards for full-time students are $2,000 and, for part-time students, $1,000. Our scholarship program is funded by the dues of our 73,000 members. Applicants must be: A BCGEU member, or related to a current retired, or deceased BCGEU member or staff; and A student or prospective post-se...

February 14, 2018

Update on Bargaining for members at Western Community Seniors Low Cost Housin...

The Bargaining Committee met a few times with the employer at the end of 2017 and will be back at the bargaining table next week. We hope to be able to provide members with more details in the near future.  In solidarity Kim ShelleyStaff Representative Debra GrovesBargaining Chairperson Leah CavanaughBargaining Committee MemberDownload PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

February 14, 2018

Elections for Local 404 Executive - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU Local 404 Members Re: Elections for Local 404 Executive The BCGEU is holding elections for the following positions of the local 404 executive. Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them: Chair:Marilyn McLean Binny Sivia Second vice chair:Verity Howarth Binny Sivia Treasurer:Bonita Miller Marilyn McLeanVerity Howarth Young worker:Julian George Marina B...

February 14, 2018

Local 404 Well Being Services White Rock Seniors Village Ltd. - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee met with the Employer on February 8th and 9th to begin collective agreement negotiations. A number of non-monetary language proposals were discussed at the table. The parties are scheduled to meet again on February 20th. Please continue to check your union bulletin board for bargaining updates. To ensure you receive copies of all bargaining updates in a timely manner, ...

February 14, 2018

Local 404 Special General Meeting - BCGEU

DATE:    Monday February 26, 2018 TIME:    Special General Meeting: 5:30 p.m. PLACE:  8555 198A Street, Langley Twp V2Y 0A9 (use Twp if using map search) AGENDA Election of delegates and alternates to the Sectoral Bargaining Conference being held March 23rd & 24th, 2018 1.The agenda for elections will be: 5:30 pm Facilities Subsector Collective Agreement One Delegate One Alternate 6:00 pm H...

February 13, 2018

BC throne speech ‘turns the corner on 16 years of neglect’ - BCGEU

The BC NDP government Speech from the Throne isn't perfect, but it starts to repair the damage done to public services by the previous government, says the BC Government and Service Employees' Union. "I've witnessed many throne speeches, but this is the first time I've seen a real commitment to progressive policies that will make people's lives better," says BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "If...

February 09, 2018

Hard Rock Casino workers vote in favour of strike - BCGEU

Unionized workers at Coquitlam's Hard Rock Casino have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action. The more than 400 casino employees, who joined the BC Government and Service Employees' Union in 2016, have been trying to negotiate a first collective agreement since January 2017.   Read more.... UWU/MoveUP

February 09, 2018

HSP and Facilities 403 Union Meeting - BCGEU

COMPONENT: 4 – Health ServicesLOCAL: 403 Members covered under the Facilities Subsector Agreement & Health Science Professionals AgreementDATE: Tuesday, February 27, 2018TIME: 6:00 – 7:30 pmPLACE: BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office – Squamish Rm, Suite 130 – 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver (Kitty-corner to Renfrew SkyTrain Station) AGENDANominations and Election of delegates to attend the Sectora...