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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

September 10, 2020

Release of Patterson WCB review validates injured workers’ experiences - BCGEU

We want to share how pleased our union and our members are to see the B.C. government's release of the long-awaited review of our workers' compensation system by retired labour lawyer Janet PattersonThe report, released August 26, is not only a victory on the path towards a more worker-centered system but a validation of the lived experience of injured workers in B.C. – including many current a...

September 10, 2020

Sienna-Baltic (Cascades) Inc. - Bargaining update - BCGEU

The bargaining committee has met to start preparing to negotiate a renewal of our collective agreement.   We are developing proposals based on the bargaining surveys that we received. Thank you to members for filling out these questionnaires, since they will guide our priorities as we move forward.   The committee will be meeting again in the near future to finalize our proposals. We will also...

September 09, 2020

New MOU - Service Seniority Portability for ISM Employees - BCGEU

The BCGEU and NTT DATA (ISM Canada) have signed a service seniority portability MOU for ISM employees: Click here to read the new Memorandum of Understanding regarding Service Seniority Portability for ISM Employees An earlier bulletin is found here. UWU/MoveUP

September 09, 2020

Lifelabs - Call for Nominations for Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions: Bargaining Committee Member, five positions Any BCGEU member working at LifeLabs can be nominated, or nominate a member, within each of five areas.If more than one candidate is nominated in each area, there will be a ballot in that area. Only members working in that area can vote for their representative on the Bargaining Committee. The cand...

September 04, 2020

A Labour Day Message from Stephanie Smith - BCGEU

The future cannot be predicted, but it can be created.  So far, 2020 has been a year of upheaval and uncertainty and that has many of us questioning what the future will look like for ourselves, our families, and our society. It's also been a year in which working people have shown time and again that we have the power to create a society that is stronger, safer, and more prosperous through sol...

September 02, 2020

BCGEU: provincial government must release pandemic pay now

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 2, 2020  BCGEU: provincial government must release pandemic pay now Burnaby, B.C. – The BCGEU is calling on the provincial government to either immediately distribute the stipend promised under the B.C. COVID-19 Temporary Pandemic Pay (TPP) program or provide a firm date when workers will get the long-awaited funds."Thousands of our members and other workers acros...

August 28, 2020

SLIZEK INVESTMENTS INC. (AdvoCare Health Services) - Bargaining Committee Nom...

The nominations for the vacant bargaining committee position are now closed. We received one nomination. Please join me in congratulating Laurie Johnson. Laurie will join Rick Bowen, the chair, and Marie Hart as your bargaining committee members in representing you at the bargaining table to renew your collective agreement. The committee will be meeting in the near future to prepare for bargain...

August 25, 2020

Pandemic pay delay - BCGEU

Since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic in March your union has been working hard to navigate the complex and ever-shifting landscape this crisis presents in order to protect members' livelihoods and help ensure your safety at work.Pandemic pay has been a key focus of that work, and the BCGEU pushed hard to expand our province's pandemic pay program to cover the ...

August 25, 2020

Congratulations to the 2020 BCGEU Scholarship Winners. - BCGEU

The BCGEU is pleased to support our 2020 scholarship recipients in their continuing education. 2020 Scholarship Winners List (Winners will be mailed a letter with instructions on how to claim their scholarship). This year, applicants were asked to write an essay on one of three topics: 1. One job should be enough! How does precarious work impact workers and why is decent work so important? 2. W...

August 24, 2020

Reminder: Your participation needed in classification redesign survey - BCGEU

This is a reminder to please take the HSPBA classification redesign survey here: HSPBA Appendix A Survey  As part of the 2019-2022 collective agreement, a joint working group of the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) and Health Employers' Association of BC (HEABC) was established to continue the work of modernizing the HSPBA classification system to address anomalies an...

August 21, 2020

BCGEU members play critical role in province’s new pandemic enforcement measu...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 21, 2020 BCGEU members play critical role in province's new pandemic enforcement measures Once again, members of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) are playing a critical role in the province's response to COVID-19. Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth announced this morning that compliance and enforcement staff from pr...