B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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

August 26, 2019

Self-Checkouts in our Libraries - BCGEU

  More and more nowadays, we encounter machines where once we would have encountered a person. Have you ever stopped and wondered how often you interact with a machine in your daily life? We're talking about self-checkouts and self-check ins. They are in many large retailers and grocery stores, at the airport, fast food chains, and even one of our most community orientated spaces: libraries.On...

August 23, 2019

Britannia Lodge - Steward Nominations - BCGEU

The Union is looking for 2 shop stewards at your worksite. As this is an interim election, the successful candidates will serve for the remainder of the current term. The deadline for nominations is Friday, August 30, 2019. What do stewards do? Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They make sure new employees sign union membership cards and p...

August 16, 2019

Members covered under the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association...

The BCGEU has decided to create a Health Science Professionals Sectoral Council to address the specific concerns of the 2,200 Health Science Professionals working in BC Health Authorities.  We are seeking one delegate from each local who is interested in being part of this Council. As this is a new Council, the terms of reference will need to be developed by the Council once it's formed. Duties...

August 15, 2019

The Salvation Army Harbour Light Detox - Bargaining committee - BCGEU

We are pleased to announce that we have volunteers for the bargaining committee, and they are as follows: Andrew Hicks Joel Morrisette Damu Young Thanks for volunteering to represent members at the bargaining table! The Committee will meet in caucus on August 23, 2019 to prepare for bargaining. No dates have been scheduled with the employer yet. In order to start the process, please click her...

August 15, 2019

2019 PAC Survey - BCGEU

The federal election is fast approaching and union members will be voting based on key issues. We are asking you to fill out the below survey to identify what is most important to members.  The results will be shared mid September and resources relevant to these issues will be provided to members.  To ensure only one submission per person, please enter your name and email. UWU/MoveUP

August 15, 2019

LifeLabs – Burnaby Reference Lab Steward Nominations - BCGEU

PLEASE POST IN WORKSITE An interim election for Steward positions is being held to fill current vacancies. The successful candidates will serve for the remainder of the current term. What do stewards do? Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They make sure new employees sign union membership cards and provide information on BCGEU services. Ste...

August 15, 2019

Salvation Army Harbour Light Ratification Results - BCGEU

  Members voted 55% in favour of ratifying the tentative agreement. We have also notified the Employer of the results of the vote. Next steps are to work on the draft collective agreement and get it finalized for signature. Thank you for your honest feedback and support throughout this process.   In solidarity,  Your Bargaining Committee:  Mohammad BashirMonty QureshiSimon RosengartenSelena Kon...

August 13, 2019

BCGEU Centennial BBQ Celebration - BCGEU

Cariboo Area 06 MembersSunday, September 1, 201911:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.BCGEU Centennial BBQ CelebrationBoitanio Park, Williams Lake     Come celebrate 100 years of the BCGEU with a Centennial BBQ in the Park!Bring the family; we will have a bouncy castle, face painting and bungee run. Download Centennial BBQ Sept 1 invite.pdf UWU/MoveUP

August 13, 2019

Local 409 - Worksite visits - BCGEU

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Grand Fork: 7441 2nd Street - 10:15 – 11:15Castlegar: 707 & 709 10th Street – 9:15 – 10:15Trail: 1500 Columbia Avenue – 11:00 – 11:45Nelson: 333 Victoria Street – 10:00 - 11:00New Denver: 401 Galena Avenue – 10:30 – 11:30   The Component 4 Executive are interested in visiting worksites in the area. The goal is to introduce themselves, answer any questions and r...

August 13, 2019

North Island LifeLabs - Shop Stewards - BCGEU

The union is pleased to advise that Danieka Holme joins the following shop stewards at LifeLabs:    Chantal Black  Kristie Carano  Micailyn Forrester  Kelly Jeffs  Sarah Ollech  Jo Anne Potter  Kimberly Savage   If you have any questions or concerns, please contact any of the above stewards.   In solidarity Sean AntrimStaff Representative Download FYI Stewards for North Island Aug 2019.pdfUW...

August 13, 2019

HCN-Revera-Lessee (Whitecliff) - Bargaining committee election - BCGEU

The BCGEU would like to thank those members who submitted their names or a nomination form for the Bargaining Committee Chair position (one) or the Bargaining Committee Member position (two). The nominations are now closed. The Union received one nomination for the Bargaining Chair position and three nominations for the two Bargaining Committee Member positions. As such, the Bargaining Committe...

August 09, 2019

Salvation Army – Harbour Light Detox Steward Nominations – 2 Stewards - BCGEU

Steward nominations are now open at your worksite. There are 2 positions open. The deadline for nominations is Monday, August 26, 2019. Please fill out attached nomination form and return it to the Lower Mainland Area Office by Monday, August 26, 2019 via fax at 604-215-1410, via email at area03@bcgeu.ca, or via mail at the following address:               BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office      ...

August 09, 2019

Component 4 Executive - BCGEU

Please be advised that: David Ho is the component executive member-at-large for Local 411; and Gavin Gill is the acclaimed young worker to component executive. Congratulations David and Gavin!   Component 4 Executive includes:   Vice President – Mahen Ramdharry (403)1st Vice Chairpeson – Cina Opel (402)2nd Vice Chairperson – Richard Ziemianski (401)3rd Vice Chairperson – Joel Blanco (401)Treasu...

August 09, 2019

Government includes BCGEU recommendations in Budget 2020 report

Last month our union participated in the public consultation to offer input into next year's budget by submitting recommendations to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services (more on this here). The Committee has now reported out on the results of this process and we are pleased to let you know that government listened to many of our positions and put a number of them in...

August 08, 2019

Affordability experts respond to announcement to build 1,100 housing units in...

MEDIA ADVISORYFor Immediate Release   Affordability experts respond to announcement to build 1,100 housing units in Vancouver WHAT: The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) will hold a press conference at its Vancouver Area Office Friday at 10:00AM in response to the federal government's announcement of $180M in loans and funding for affordable housing in Vancouver. The federal mo...

August 08, 2019

Cerwydden - Shop steward election - BCGEU

As of the close of nominations for one vacant Shop Steward position, three members were nominated, therefore, an election will be held at the worksite. The following members have been nominated: Lisa Archbold Maude Joe Catherine Manness Shop Stewards Leiloni Morgan and Laurie Johnson will be conducting the election at Cerwydden over the next two weeks. Please contact Leiloni or Laurie in orde...

August 08, 2019

The Salvation Army Harbour Light - Mediator's recommendations - BCGEU

Further to our notice yesterday, we received the mediator's recommendations and have prepared a ratification document for you to review. Click here for the mediator's recommendations. Click here for the ratification document. Copies of both documents will also be available at the meeting on Friday, August 9.   In solidarity, Your Bargaining Committee:Bashir MohammedMonty QureshiSimon Rosengarte...

August 07, 2019

BCGEU members in the public service – your new collective agreement between t...

The new 18th Main Public Service Agreement and Component Agreements are in effect as of April 1, 2019. BCGEU members who work in the B.C. public service ratified these agreements last year following five weeks of negotiations.The agreements are for three years and expire on March 31, 2022. The main agreement features many improvements, such as: a two per cent general wage increase in each year...

August 02, 2019

Dorchester Retirement Residence Nominations For Workplace Stewards - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for one (1) shop steward at your worksite.   Shop stewards are the workers' representatives in the workplace. They act as a liaison between the worksite and the union. A steward's role is to enforce the collective agreement and protect your rights.   If you are interested or know of anyone who may be interested, please complete the attached Nomination form and return it...

July 31, 2019

Valleyhaven Retirement Community Ltd. - Claim Reimbursements – DEADLINE: Aug...

Further to our earlier bulletin, please note that all inaccurate claim assessments, retroactive to August 31, 2014, must be submitted by Saturday, August 31, 2019. The most common error we have heard about is on vision care reimbursements. A number of members have presented claims that were reimbursed at 80% rather than the 100% reimbursement they were entitled to. Vision Care coverage is as fo...

July 31, 2019

Housing activists hail Burnaby's 'robust' tenant relocation plan - BCGEU

Proposed policy would guarantee temporary accommodation to renters displaced by renovictions and demovictions. Their signs and T-shirts read "tenant power" and "end demovictions." There were speeches, cheers and chants. It was a familiar scene outside Burnaby City Hall – the battlefield between housing activists and local politicians in recent years – but Monday was different.  Read full articl...