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 08, 2018

Minimum Wage Announcement: Low Wage Workers Need $15 Now, Not in 2021 - BCGEU

Today's announcement by the provincial government that B.C.'s minimum wage will reach $15.20 per hour on June 1, 2021 is disappointing, both to the BCGEU and to the 20 per cent of B.C.'s workers who make less than $15 per hour. We think that the provincial government should take action to reduce poverty and inequality in our province by increasing the minimum wage to $15 immediately, as we stat...

February 08, 2018

Tentative Agreement Ratifies for members at Well Being Services (GSV) Ltd. (G...

I am pleased to advise you that the members at Guildford Seniors Village voted to ratify the renewal collective agreement with a vote of 98% in favour of acceptance. The next steps are for a draft collective agreement to be produced and proofed by the bargaining committee, union and the employer. Once the parties agree that the draft is accurate the employer will process your wage increases and...

February 08, 2018

Local 402 Well-Being Seniors' Village (CVSV) Ltd - Union Meeting - BCGEU

Meeting Place: BW Westerly, Courtenay Date: March 14, 2018 Time: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm  Re: Union Bargaining Committee Call for Nominations and Bargaining Committee Elections The Parties' collective agreement is approaching expiry and therefore the BCGEU is moving forward this notice with the appropriate nomination forms attached to it for your use. A meeting has been set to close nominations and t...

February 08, 2018

Election Results For Local 412 Executive - BCGEU

The call for nominations for Local 412 Local Executive closed. We confirm that your new Executive is as follows:   Local ChairpersonChristine Fuller 1st Vice Chair:Keeley Dancey 2nd Vice Chair:Lana Roy Treasurer:Tracy Garcia Recording Secretary:Bobbi Burrus Member at Large:Emily Boot Member at Large:Micheala Dodds Member at Large (Young Worker):Sydnee Powers ...

February 08, 2018

Local 401 Meeting Notice - BCGEU

TO:        401 Facilities Agreement Members &               Health Science Professionals MembersDATE:   Thursday, March 1, 2018TIME:   6:00 pmPLACE: BCGEU Victoria Area Office 2994 Douglas St             1st floor Auditorium This is a meeting to nominate and elect members who would like to become delegates for the Facilities Agreement and Health Sciences Professionals Agreement Bargaining C...

February 08, 2018

BCGEU Welcomes Review of Labour Code - BCGEU

The BCGEU welcomes the provincial government's announcement earlier this week that they have appointed a committee of special advisers to review the provincial labour code. This review is a good first step in the process of restoring fairness to both the labour code and the BC Labour Relations Board. The code review panel will be consulting with stakeholders around B.C. before reporting back to...

February 07, 2018

Elections for Local 405 Executive - BCGEU

The nomination period for the local 405 executive closed on February 5, 2018. The following positions have been acclaimed: Chairperson:Clare Audet Treasurer:Vacant - No nominations received  1st Vice Chairperson:Vacant - No nominations received Recording Secretary:Vacant - No nominations received  2nd Vice Chairperson:Joan Reiswig 4 Members-at-Large:Josie Froste3 Vacant   1 Member-at-Large Youn...

February 07, 2018

Members at Well-Being Services (CVSV) Ltd - BARGAINING QUESTIONNAIRE - BCGEU

Your collective agreement will expire on April 30, 2018 and the Union is preparing for the upcoming bargaining. The election of your bargaining committee is underway and your bargaining committee needs your input to set priorities to take to the bargaining table. Members are being asked to fill out the enclosed bargaining questionnaire now and return it by March 7, 2018 to provide input and dir...

February 06, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Who will care for frail elderly? - BCGEU

The B.C. NDP government has taken its first significant step to close the wide and persistent gap between the reality of basic support for seniors in residential care and the province's target. Officially, that target is an average 3.36 hours of personal care per patient, per day. In practical terms, that means getting two baths a week instead of one, or being escorted with a walker to the dini...

February 06, 2018

Hard Rock Casino workers vote to strike - BCGEU

Hard Rock Casino workers vote to strikeAn astounding 99.5% vote in favour of strike actionMembers of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking strike action against their employer this week.In a vote held from February 1-4, over 90% of Hard Rock staff came out and voted 99.5% in favour of taking strik...

February 06, 2018

Bargaining Update for Well Being Services White Rock Seniors Village Members ...

Your committee has met to review issues and develop bargaining proposals. Collective agreement negotiations with the Employer are scheduled to begin February 8 and 9. Your committee has worked hard to represent a broad range of issues and we are looking forward to securing a fair and reasonable deal. Please continue to check your union bulletin board for bargaining updates. To ensure you receiv...

February 06, 2018

Local 0411-10 Local Executive Nomination Results - BCGEU

The nomination process for your Local Executive positions closed on February 2, 2018, and we want to take this opportunity to advise you of the results and congratulate the successful candidates. Congratulations to Sherry Ogasawara (Local Chair), Kathy Pereira (Local 1st Vice Chair).Your Executive with the results are as follows:  Chair  Sherry Ogasawara  1st Vice Chair  Kathy Pereira ...

February 05, 2018

B.C.’s liquor stores well positioned under new cannabis retail regulations - ...

The new retail cannabis regulations announced by the B.C. government leaves B.C.'s liquor stores well-positioned to provide safe, secure, reliable access to non-medical cannabis products, the Responsible Marijuana Retail Alliance of BC (RMRABC) said today. While the government chose not to allow the sale of alcohol and cannabis in the same store, because of federal recommendations against co-lo...

February 02, 2018

Province’s seniors are still not receiving minimum care hours - BCGEU

British Columbia's Seniors Advocate, Isobel Mackenzie, released her annual Residential Care Facilities Quick Facts Directory this week, providing information about the almost 300 publicly subsidized residential care facilities in the province.  Perhaps the most alarming finding in the report is that 85 per cent of B.C.'s residential-care homes fail to meet the government's own minimum staffing ...

February 02, 2018

BCGEU presses budget priorities in letter to B.C. Finance Minister - BCGEU

As the new NDP government prepares to introduce their first full budget on February 20, the BCGEU used the opportunity to restate our union's budget priorities in a letter to B.C.   Finance Minister Carole James:   Dear Minister, Re Priorities for the upcoming B.C. Budget 2018/2019 Thank you for the opportunity to share our members' observations and priorities in the lead-up to B.C. Budget 2018...