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 17, 2018

British Columbia turns over a new leaf - BCGEU

Vancouver – With cannabis prohibition finally over in Canada, British Columbia is bracing itself for a new era of economic potential. “Legal, recreational cannabis has the potential to be a major driver of economic growth and direct monetary benefit to the province” noted BCGEU President Stephanie Smith. “Wise investments in the regulation, sale, and distribution of alcohol provide billions in ...

October 16, 2018

Worksite Visit at Forensic Psychiatric Hospital - BCGEU

All BCGEU members at Forensic Psychiatric Hospital are invited to drop by Room A 1707 between 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, before or after the start of your work shift or during a scheduled break.   When: Tuesday, October 23, 2018Drop in any time between 8:00 am - 4:00 pmWhere: Room A 1707This meeting is a real opportunity to bring forward any concerns or questions you may have to the Union and to meet s...

October 16, 2018

BCGEU members in employment assistance meet with minister - BCGEU

Six BCGEU members who work for the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction met with minister Shane Simpson late last week. The members are from BCGEU Component 6 - Social, Information and Health and Component 12 – Administrative Services. The meeting was organized by the union so that the minister could hear firsthand the issues facing workers on the front-lines in the hope they ca...

October 15, 2018

Stewards at Lifelabs - LifeLabs Stewards Teleconference - REVISED - BCGEU

Please be advised that the Shop Stewards ONLY Teleconference (Conference Call) date has been rescheduled to October 29th. Access information remains the same. LifeLabs Stewards Teleconference Monday, October 29, 2018 6:30 – 7:30 pm Stewards Please call in to :  1 (866) 562-0090 - Toll Free Conference ID: 61916 In solidarity Trish Dossett, Labour Management Chair for the UnionTina-Marie Bradford...

October 15, 2018

Local 407 Members at Sun Village Retirement Residence - Steward Nominations -...

Nominations are now open for shop stewards at your worksite. BCGEU shop stewards are the front line workers' representatives in the workplace and are the best conduit of communication between members and the union office. Stewards provide a vital role in keeping the union office informed about members' concerns. If you are interested or know of anyone who might be interested, please arrange to ...

October 12, 2018

Provincial magazine – Autumn 2018 - BCGEU

The latest issue of The Provincial magazine is available for download. In this month's issue: • Casino workers stand strong • Violence at Forensics Hospital • Protection from online harassment • Sectoral Bargaining updates • Referendum on proportional representation • Ginger Goodwin memorial, and much more. • Download PDF file of Provincial UWU/MoveUP

October 11, 2018

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

Every fall your union participates in the public consultation for the next provincial budget. The consultation is led by the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services—an all-party committee of the Legislative Assembly—and involves public hearings across the province as well as written, audio and video submissions and online surveys. The Committee reviews all input received fr...

October 10, 2018

Local 404 Members at Willow Manor - Agreement Ratified - BCGEU

Ballots were counted on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, and the committee is pleased to announce that the majority voted to accept the terms of the tentative agreement.   Your Bargaining Committee:    Valia Dimitrov, Bargaining Committee Chair Marsellya Petrie, Bargaining Committee Angela Mahlmann, Staff Representative – Negotiations   Download PDF of notice hereUWU/MoveUP

October 10, 2018

Worksite Visit at Britannia Lodge - BCGEU

All BCGEU Local 403 members at Britannia Lodge are invited to drop by the main floor Conference Room between 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm, before or after the start of your work shift or during a scheduled break. When: Monday, October 15, 2018Drop in any time between 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Where: Main Floor Conference RoomThis meeting is a real opportunity to bring forward any concerns or questions you may hav...

October 10, 2018

Worksite Visit at Providence Health Care - BCGEU

All BCGEU members at Providence Health Care (Dialysis 520 W 6th Ave ) are invited to drop by the Conference Room between 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, before or after the start of your work shift or during a scheduled break. When: Tuesday, October 16, 2018Drop in any time between 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Where: Conference RoomThis meeting is a real opportunity to bring forward any concerns or questions you may h...

October 10, 2018

UPDATED: Information For BCGEU Members At Gateway Casinos - BCGEU

On Friday, September 15 Gateway Casino filed an application in BC Supreme Court seeking an injunction that would have severely restricted picketing at the Penticton location. Gateway's application relied on video and other evidence that allegedly showed our members trespassing, delaying vehicles, and intimidating casino clients.  The Court heard the application on Monday and issued a ruling on ...

October 10, 2018

Local 403 Members at Providence Health Care, working at 70 Colony Farm - Wor...

All BCGEU members at Providence Health Care (Forensic Psychiatric Hospital) are invited to drop by Room A 1707 between 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, before or after the start of your work shift or during a scheduled break.   When:     Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Drop in any time between 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Where:    Room A 1707   This meeting is a real opportunity to bring forward any concerns or questions yo...

October 10, 2018

Local 403 Members at LJ Christmas Manor - Worksite Visit - BCGEU

All BCGEU members at L J Christmas Manor are invited to drop by the Craft Room between 09:00 am – 10:30 am OR 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, before or after the start of your work shift or during a scheduled break.   When:     Friday, October 19, 2018 Drop in any time between 9:00 am – 10:30 am OR 16:00 pm – 17:00 pm Where:    Craft Room   This meeting is a real opportunity to bring forward any concerns or...

October 10, 2018

Local 403 Members at Hawthorne Manor - Worksite Visit - BCGEU

All BCGEU Local 403 members at Hawthorne Manor are invited to drop by the Multipurpose Room between 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, before or after the start of your work shift or during a scheduled break.    When:     Friday, October 19, 2018 Drop in any time between 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Where:    Multipurpose Room   This meeting is a real opportunity to bring forward any concerns or questions you may have to...

October 10, 2018

Local 403 Members at BC Emergency Health Services (PHSA) working at 2955 Virt...

All BCGEU members at BC Emergency Health Services are invited to drop by Meeting Room 2 on the 3rd floor between 09:30 am and 12:30 pm, before or after the start of your work shift or during a scheduled break.    When:     Thursday, October 18, 2018 Drop in any time between 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Where:    Meeting Room 2 on the 3rd floor   This meeting is a real opportunity to bring forward any con...

October 10, 2018

Local 403 Members at Kiwanis Manor (Vantage Living) - Worksite Visit - BCGEU

All BCGEU Local 403 members at Kiwanis Manor are invited to drop by the Second floor Employee's Lounge between 10:00 am – 11:30 am, before or after the start of your work shift or during a scheduled break.    When:     Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Drop in any time between 10:00 am - 11:30 am Where:    Second Floor Employee's Lounge   This meeting is a real opportunity to bring forward any concer...

October 10, 2018

Local 403 Members at Sienna Living at Mayfair Terrace - Worksite Visit - BCGEU

All BCGEU members at Mayfair Terrace are invited to drop by the Staff Lunchroom between 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, before or after the start of your work shift or during a scheduled break.   When:     Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Drop in any time between 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Where:   Staff Lunchroom   This meeting is a real opportunity to bring forward any concerns or questions you may have to the Union an...

October 10, 2018

Local 403 Members at BC CDC (PHSA) - Worksite Visit - BCGEU

All BCGEU Local 403 members at BCCDC are invited to drop by the Main Lobby at BCCDC between 8:30 am – 11:30 am, before or after the start of your work shift or during a scheduled break.  When:     Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Drop in any time between 8:30 am - 11:30 am Where:    The Main Lobby at BCCDC   This meeting is a real opportunity to bring forward any concerns or questions you may have to ...

October 10, 2018

Local 403 Members at BC Emergency Health Services (PHSA) working at 1867 West...

All BCGEU members at BCEHS are invited to drop by the Kodiak Room between 13:30 pm and 16:30 pm, before or after the start of your work shift or during a scheduled break.  When:      Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Drop in any time between 13:30 pm - 16:30 pm Where:     The Kodiak Room This meeting is a real opportunity to bring forward any concerns or questions you may have to the Union and to meet ...

October 10, 2018

Local 403 Members at Well-Being (Renfrew Care Centre) - Worksite Visit - BCGEU

All BCGEU members at Renfrew Care Centre are invited to drop by the Staff Lunchroom between 11:30 am – 1:30 pm OR 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm, before or after the start of your work shift or during a scheduled break. When:     Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Drop in any time between 11:30 am – 1:30 pm OR 3:30 pm – 4:30pm Where:    Staff Lunchroom This meeting is a real opportunity to bring forward any concerns...

October 10, 2018

Local 403 Members at Kopernik Lodge - Worksite Visit - BCGEU

All BCGEU members at Kopernik Lodge are invited to drop by the Staff Lunchroom between 09:00 am and 11:00 am, before or after the start of your work shift or during a scheduled break.  When:      Monday, October 15, 2018 Drop in any time between 09:00 am - 11:00 am Where:     Staff Lunchroom This meeting is a real opportunity to bring forward any concerns or questions you may have to the Union ...

October 09, 2018

New resource guide to First Nations acknowledgements, protocol and terminolog...

There is a groundswell of change happening in Canada with respect to relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. The BCGEU has always strived to be a positive ally to Indigenous Peoples and as part of our ongoing work to put this commitment into action, I am pleased to provide you with a copy of the BCGEU guide to First Nations acknowledgement, protocol & terminology. D...

October 05, 2018

Labour Endorsed Candidates - BCGEU

Local government elections are your opportunity to influence decision-making in your community by electing mayors, councilors, regional district directors, school board trustees and other representatives who will take action on issues that matter for working people; issues like affordable housing, inclusive schools, and keeping services public. Polls will be open in every community across the p...

October 04, 2018

Local 404 Members at Well Being Services (RHSV) Ltd. - Strike Vote Scheduled ...

Your bargaining committee met again with the employer on September 28, 2018 to work towards a tentative renewal agreement to bring back for your approval. Unfortunately, it quickly became evident that the parties remained too far apart and we were not going to be able to reach agreement. We have reached impasse and have scheduled a drop-in meeting for a strike vote. The issues that remain outst...

October 04, 2018

Negotiations Commence for Elim Christian Care Society - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee met with the employer on September 17th and tabled all non-monetary proposals at that time. The Union's package was comprehensive and covered many issues that range from "housekeeping", which is simple corrections in spelling, punctuation and location of language within the collective agreement, to harassment and domestic abuse. The employer also tabled a small package...

October 04, 2018

Sisters In Spirit Vigils - A movement for social change - BCGEU

October 4th is a day to honour the lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) and their families. The Native Women's Association of Canada invites all family members, Indigenous community members and allies to take some reflective time on October 4th to attend a vigil or a community event or take a moment of silence to honour our stolen sisters and to support all families ...

October 03, 2018

Casino workers say they cannot get by on Gateway wages - BCGEU

Striking workers speak out about need for family-supporting wages (Thompson-Okanagan) As the strike at Gateway Casinos in the Thompson-Okanagan continues, BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) members are opening up about why they are holding out for fair wages despite being on the picket line for over three months. "Over the years I've struggled as a single mom to make ends meet,"...

October 03, 2018

Interim Steward Elections – Voting at Three Links Manor - BCGEU

Although there is no obligation to conduct a second vote, out of utmost caution and transparency, we will re-do the balloting for interim steward elections at Three Links Manor. Please be advised that any votes previously cast will not count. Please ensure to vote again during the dates listed below.  Positions:  Steward (1)                    Alternate steward (1)Candidates:  Jamie Roussel    ...

October 02, 2018

President’s bulletin to members on the introduction of the Poverty Reduction ...

Since November 2017 it has been my honour to serve as a member of the Minister's Advisory Forum on Poverty Reduction-a diverse and dynamic group made up of 27 people from the non-profit sector, labour, business, academia, local government, health care, social services, First Nations and Indigenous communities and including people with lived experience of poverty. The Forum was created to serve ...

October 01, 2018

With a focus on improving the public health care system, health science profe...

The Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) completed a third week of bargaining last week with the Health Employers' Association of BC (HEABC). Talks to negotiate a new collective agreement will resume again tomorrow.  Discussions have centred on measures to enhance job security, including addressing internal equity issues, improving the delivery of disability management pr...

October 01, 2018

Local 407 Members at Creekside Landing Ltd. - Update on Bargaining - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee met with your employer on September 27th and 28th. Some progress was made and we will continue to work hard to address the priorities you have identified. Further bargaining dates have been scheduled for October 11th and 12th.  In solidarity,   Sheree Dodds – Bargaining chairpersonShane Stoddart – Bargaining committee member Tamara Nicholls – Bargaining committee membe...

September 28, 2018

Union challenging undemocratic ICBA referendum lawsuit - BCGEU

VANCOUVER - The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) was granted intervenor status with the right to call evidence by the B.C. Supreme Court Thursday in response to the petition brought forth by the Independent Contractors and Business Association (ICBA), the Canada West Construction Union and private citizen Kenneth Baerg. The petition challenges the provincial government's propo...

September 26, 2018

Strike Vote Results for Well Being Services White Rock Seniors Village Ltd. -...

Thanks to everyone who participated in the strike vote yesterday. Although we had hoped to provide the strike results last night, we were unable to do so. The ballots were counted this morning and the results are as follows: 69 ballots issued 69 ballots returned 66 in favour of strike 3 spoiled  Therefore, members voted 95.65% in favour of strike.Your bargaining committee would like to thank ...