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

January 20, 2017

Health Services Providers Month

To All Health Services (Component 4) Members: As a result of Component 4 members’ efforts to mark a date of recognition for the wide variety of work performed by health services workers, the BC government has proclaimed January as Health Services Providers Month. The new proclamation, being more inclusive, recognizes duties performed in residential care, assisted living, extended health, home...

January 19, 2017

$10-a-day child care would boost B.C. economy in 3 years, report suggests

A $10-a-day child care plan in B.C. would start paying itself off in three years, according to a new report.   Read More...

January 19, 2017

Put a stake through the ❤ of pay plasma clinics

Thanks to the hard work of many of you in raising the alarm about pay for plasma Canadian Blood Services (CBS) has reversed their position, saying that the private sale of plasma is harming voluntary donations. [1] Canadian Blood Services’ warning provides an excellent opening for the federal government to outlaw pay for plasma. Can you make a quick call to Health Minister Jane Philpott lettin...

January 16, 2017

Bargaining Update for Well Being Services - Peace Portal Lodge

To:      All BCGEU Members at Well Being Services - Peace Portal Lodge Re:      Bargaining Update – Bulletin #2: Election of Bargaining Committee and Survey   The election of your Bargaining Committee is now complete, with the following members elected by acclamation:   Danielle Melin,  Bargaining Committee Chairperson Jas Randhawa, Bargaining Committee Member VACANT, Bargaining Committ...

January 16, 2017

Local 401 Meeting Revised

**REVISED**   To:           All BCGEU Local 401 members DATE:      Thursday, January 26, 2017** Revised TIME:       General Membership 6:00pm PLACE:     BCGEU 2994 Douglas St                 Auditorium A   Agenda   BCGEU Resolutions for convention Worksite issues     In solidarity   Susanne Francoeur Chairperson, Local 401 Jenny Ewing Staff Representative   Download PDF of not...

January 13, 2017

Chilliwack volunteers sought for ambitious project to interview every senior ...

Older people living in long-term care homes are often overlooked, forgotten behind the walls. An ambitious project taken on by the province's Office of the Seniors Advocate aims to change that by interviewing all 27,000 residents in 303 care homes across the province. Read More...

January 12, 2017

Retirement Concepts facilities.

As you may be aware, on November 28, 2016, the Globe and Mail reported that Anbang Insurance Group Co., Ltd., China’s second largest insurer, launched a bid to purchase Canadian-owned and operated Retirement Concepts. Retirement Concepts operates 24 assisted living and residential care facilities in Canada, mostly in B.C.   Questions have been raised about the immediate implications for the 850...

January 10, 2017

Metro Vancouver seniors' care workers face more struggles with icy streets

Volunteers and homecare workers are bracing for another tough week caring for the city's homebound seniors as temperatures are predicted to drop again Monday night.   Read more...

January 10, 2017

Icy road conditions are posing a danger to home care workers

BURNABY (NEWS1130) - Worries about injuries to homecare workers have increased dramatically in the past month as a result of icy road conditions. Read more...

January 10, 2017

Convention 2017: Guidelines for FT Officer and Exec VP Candidates' Election C...

1. No funds or assistance in kind will be contributed from the Union, Components, Locals or Cross Component Committees other than that specified in the guidelines. There will be no Component hospitality suites during Convention. 2. Declared candidates will have an opportunity to have a picture and a personal statement of no more than 1,000 words in a special election issue of The Provincial....

January 05, 2017

Nominations for Bargaining Committee Chairperson at Douglas Community Care

NOTICE of ELECTION of BARGAINING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON Nominations are open for the position of bargaining committee chairperson. No previous experience in negotiations is required to be the Chairperson of the Bargaining Committee, but you must have a signed membership application card on file with the Union in order to run or vote in an election. As the Bargaining Committee Chairperson you wi...

January 05, 2017

Nominations for Two Bargaining Committee Members at Douglas Community Care

NOTICE of ELECTION of BARGAINING COMMITTEE MEMBERS Nominations are open for the position of bargaining committee member. Two positions are open. No previous experience in negotiations is required to be a member of the Bargaining Committee, but you must have a signed membership application card on file with the Union in order to run or vote in an election. As a bargaining committee member you w...