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

October 26, 2017

Report affirms need for B.C. government to increase supports to children and ...

Room for Improvement – a report released today by the Representative for Children and Youth (RCY) – makes recommendations for additional funding as well as coordination between the Ministry of Education, school districts, and the Ministry of Children and Family Development to help children and youth in care succeed academically. The report also highlights the need for culturally appropriate sup...

October 23, 2017

Executive Vice President Tour - Revised - BCGEU

  Hello Everyone!   Executive Vice President, James Coccola will be visiting worksites in Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat, Hazelton and Smithers starting at 8:00 am on October 22 as outlined in the schedule below (all times are approximate):   Prince Rupert, Sunday October 22nd, 2017: 1. 8:00 - 10:00 am Crest Motor Hotel 2. 11:15 - 11:35 am BC Liquor Store   Old Hazelton, Monday October 23rd...

October 20, 2017

President's statement on death of correctional officer Kellie Shand - BCGEU

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Kellie Shand, a long-time BCGEU member, who tragically died while on shift as a correctional officer at Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre (VIRCC). This is a terrible tragedy for not only our Corrections and Sheriffs component, but for our entire union. In his 22-year career as a correctional officer, Kellie was a committed and experienced profes...

October 19, 2017

Shift work survey - BCGEU

Are you concerned about the impact shift work may be having on you? Your Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) along with the Health Employers' Association of BC (HEABC) are working together to review the risk factors faced by shift workers. Unions and employers alike have discussed concerns about the impact of shift work on sleep, health, social and family relationships, and injury rates. As...

October 18, 2017

Well Being Services (GSV) Ltd. strike vote results - BCGEU

To: All Members at Well Being Services (GSV) Ltd. (Guildford Seniors Village) STRIKE VOTE RESULTS Ballots were counted for the strike vote and members provided the Bargaining Committee with a very strong mandate with 98% of you voting in favour of strike. We have advised the Employer of the result of the vote, and will continue to update members as information becomes available. There are a num...

October 18, 2017

Executive Vice President, James Coccola Worksite tour - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU Members in Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat, Hazelton and Smithers (at the below listed worksites) Hello Everyone! Executive Vice President, James Coccola will be visiting worksites in Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat, Hazelton and Smithers starting at 8:00 am on October 22 as outlined in the schedule below (all times are approximate): Prince Rupert, Sunday October 22nd, 2017: 8:00...

October 18, 2017

October 18 is Health Care Assistant Day - BCGEU

October 18 is Health Care Assistant Day On Health Care Assistant Day, we celebrate B.C.'s 38,000 Health Care Assistants, and the thousands of members in our union's Health Services (Component 4) and Community Health Services (Component 8) sectors who provide the valuable, frontline services to seniors and people with chronic illnesses. The term Health Care Assistant includes many different job ...

October 17, 2017

BCGEU submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government S...

Yesterday, the BCGEU entered our submission to the B.C. Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services yesterday, outlining the union's priorities for the upcoming provincial budget for 2018/19. This budget marks an important moment. It will take the next steps toward a fiscal plan for the province that truly puts families and communities first. "We support the new government in i...

October 16, 2017

Local 403 General and Executive Meeting - BCGEU

COMPONENT: 4 - Health Services LOCAL: 403 DATE: Monday, November 6, 2017 TIME: 5:00 pm – Executive 6:30 pm – General PLACE: BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office – Musqueam Room Suite 130 – 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver (Kitty-corner to Renfrew SkyTrain Station)   AGENDA   § Salvation Army Strike update § Shop Steward Elections § Staffing shortages in your worksite? We want to hear from yo...

October 13, 2017

The Royale Peninsula Retirement Residence - TENTATIVE AGREEMENT RATIFIED - BCGEU

I am pleased to advise you that the tentative renewal collective agreement has been ratified by the members at Peninsula Retirement Residence with 100% of the members voting to accept the deal. I would like to take this opportunity to thank your bargaining committee for all of their hard work and determination to bring back the best renewal agreement possible for your consideration. Once the ne...

October 12, 2017

The BC Health Coalition 2017 Conference - BCGEU

The BC Health Coalition 2017 Conference is this year's regional gathering which will bring together many organizations and individuals throughout the province working toward strong public health care in B.C. The 2017 Conference will take place in Vancouver, BC (Coast Salish Territories) and on October 27th and 28th, 2017. What:  The conference is an opportunity to connect with organizers, res...

October 12, 2017

Tentative Agreement Reached for The Salvation Army Harbour Light ARC - BCGEU

The parties met at the BC Labour Relations Board again today, and we have a tentative agreement to present to you to vote on. Ratification meetings are scheduled for this Friday, October 13, 2017. Voting will start on this date and members can vote from Friday to Tuesday, October 17, 2017.  Voting Schedule – Friday, October 13 to Tuesday, October 17 Friday, October 13, 2017 at The Anchor of Hop...

October 11, 2017

Provincial magazine - Fall 2017 - BCGEU - BCGEU

Download the PDF file of the 2017 Fall issue of The Provincial magazine. In this issue: Electing workplace stewards Dangerous work at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital BCGEU’s sound financial management Mental health first aid and more...    

October 10, 2017

Rally for Youth from Care - BCGEU

Show support for youth in and from foster care, group homes, and other types of government care in B.C. Rally: B.C. LegislatureTuesday October 24, 2017, 3:00 pm

October 06, 2017

NEW Rotations for Health Care Workers - Amended - BCGEU

As you are aware, the Employer is implementing NEW Rotations for Forensic Psychiatric Hospital. The Union met with the affected members to review the Employer's proposed rotations. The members advised the Union that they were not in favour of the proposed rotations! As such, the Union has been meeting with the Employer regularly to discuss and review several NEW Rotation options. The Employer ...

October 05, 2017

Health care assistants experience highest number of workplace injuries in B.C...

When most people think of dangerous jobs in B.C., it's probably a safe bet that a health care assistant isn't on their radar. According to workplace statistics, it should be. The women and men working as frontline caregivers in residential care homes and hospitals have a workplace injury rate of 8.7 per 100 workers - four times the B.C. average of 2.1 for all workers.   Read more...

October 04, 2017

Local 407 & 807 Enhanced Stewards Training - BCGEU

Date:       November 9, 2017 Time:       9:00am to 5:00pm Location: Kelowna Area Office                 1064 Borden Avenue   TOPICS ON THE AGENDA Health and Safety Grievance handling   Please contact the Kelowna Area Office at 250.763.6405 or toll free 1.800.667.1132 to register. Seating is limited so please RSVP by November 2, 2017. Lunch will be provided.   In solidarity, Cathy SeagrisStaff...

October 04, 2017

Strike Vote Scheduled for Well Being Services (GSV) Ltd. - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee met with the Employer for a second day of mediation on September 18th in an effort to reach a tentative renewal collective agreement to bring back for your approval. At the end of that day the Employer committed to consulting with upper management regarding one of the outstanding issues and providing us with an answer. The answer we received was that the Employer was n...