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

November 16, 2016

Joint Risk Assessment on posting inspectors' names on FHA website

You will be receiving a Workplace Risk Assessment Survey from your manager asking for your input and personal safety concerns regarding having your full names posted online as part of inspection reports. This Risk Assessment Survey was jointly prepared by the BCGEU and Fraser Health Authority. The survey is part of a process to determine the risk to inspectors when their full names are publish...

November 16, 2016

The Wellesley (Well Being Senior Services) - General Meeting - Bargaining

DATE: Friday, December 9, 2016 TIME: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. LOCATION: The Wellesley Staff Room AGENDA: 1) Introduction of Bargaining Committee and Union Staff Representative. 2) Discussion of issues relevant to the upcoming negotiations. For those who are unable to attend the meeting, bargaining surveys will be available so that everyone has the opportunity to identify their bargaining pr...

November 14, 2016

Union, B.C. private liquor stores push for pot to be sold in their stores

Recreational pot could be coming to a public or private liquor store near you. Read more...

November 11, 2016

Your sacrifice shall not be forgotten - Remembrance Day 2016

Today we honor and reflect on the sacrifice that those in our armed forces have made to protect our country and the freedoms we all enjoy.  We also must not forget the sacrifices made by men and women in our armed forces in protecting other countries.  Remembrance Day commemorates the anniversary of the end of World War I.  Since then Canada has been involved in many conflicts and peacekeepi...

November 10, 2016

A victory for students, teachers and public education in B.C.

On behalf of the 70,000 workers of the BCGEU, and as a parent myself, I want to congratulate the BC Teachers' Federation on their courage and determination in standing up for the children of this province. The BCTF was right to push back on the provincial government's attempts to decide by themselves what a classroom looks like. It's great news that the BCTF finally won the right to include cla...

November 09, 2016

HRC Care Society (Westminster House) - VOTE SCHEDULED – Extension to the Coll...

As you are aware, the election of your bargaining committee for the upcoming negotiations for a renewal Collective Agreement is underway.  Once the nomination period has ended we will let you know the outcome and, if needed, will conduct a vote. Although the employer is aware of the process we need to follow in order to be in a position to negotiate a fair and reasonable renewal agreement they...

November 09, 2016

The best system for non-medical marijuana sales already exists - Op-Ed The Pr...

By Stephanie Smith & Damian Kettlewell Love it or hate it, public retailing of non-medical marijuana is coming. With that in mind, the most socially responsible way to sell it in B.C. is through our existing public and private liquor stores. When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals took office in October 2015, they did so with a host of mandates from Canadians. Former prime minister...

November 08, 2016

Honouring Aboriginal Veterans

On November 8 we, as Canadians, honor and celebrate the great contributions and sacrifices that Aboriginal peoples have made in defending Canada during times of war. Aboriginal veterans have participated in all major wars since the war of 1812 and enlist at a higher proportion than any other group in Canada.    For many, enlisting presented many challenges such as learning English, leaving the...

November 08, 2016

Sienna-Baltic (Cascades) - Members Ratify Tentative Agreement

I am pleased to advise that the tentative Collective Agreement was ratified by the members on Friday, November 4th by a vote of 61% in favour. Once the agreement has been produced, proofed and signed, copies will be provided to all members at Cascades. I would like to take this opportunity to thank your bargaining committee for their work on this set of negotiations. They were vocal, determin...

November 07, 2016

HSP Nanaimo Parksville Worksite Visits

To:     All BCGEU Health Science Professionals in Oceanside Health Unit in Parksville & Barons Road, Grant Ave and Brooks Landing Mall in Nanaimo Re:     Worksite Visits   Your Local Chairperson will be in Parksville and Nanaimo on November 17, 2016 conducting worksite visits. They plan to drop by to visit your worksite and meet the Local Membership who happen to be present. If possible p...

November 07, 2016

Health Facilities at PHSA Forensic Wallace Street in Nanaimo - Worksite visits

Your Local Chairperson will be in Nanaimo on November 17, 2016 conducting worksite visits. They plan to drop by to visit your worksite and meet the Local Membership who happen to be present. If possible please arrange to be at the worksite on the date of their visit into your community. For further information on the November 17, 2016 worksite visits and the itinerary on this date, please cont...

November 07, 2016

Lifelabs Members in Nanaimo - Worksite visits

Your Local Chairperson will be in Nanaimo on November 17, 2016 conducting worksite visits. They plan to drop by to visit your worksite and meet the Local Membership who happen to be present. If possible please arrange to be at the worksite on the date of their visit into your community. For further information on the November 17, 2016 worksite visits and the itinerary on this date, please cont...

November 07, 2016

Health Science Professionals in Port Alberni - Worksite visits

Your Local Chairperson will be in Port Alberni on November 14, 2016 conducting worksite visits. They plan to drop by to visit your worksite and meet the Local Membership who happen to be present. If possible please arrange to be at the worksite on the date of their visit into your community. For further information on the November 14, 2016 worksite visits and the itinerary on this date, please...

November 07, 2016

Lifelabs Members in Port Alberni - Worksite visits

Your Local Chairperson will be in Port Alberni on November 14, 2016 conducting worksite visits. They plan to drop by to visit your worksite and meet the Local Membership who happen to be present. If possible please arrange to be at the worksite on the date of their visit into your community. For further information on the November 14, 2016 worksite visits and the itinerary on this date, please...

November 07, 2016

B.C. home support workers hurt at twice provincial average

When you think of a home support worker the image that comes to mind is someone making tea and helping a senior or someone with a disability around the house — an obviously safe place to work. Read more...

November 03, 2016

Local 405 union meeting

DATE: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2016 TIME: 5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. - Dinner           6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. - Meeting PLACE: BCGEU, 158 ORIOLE ROAD, KAMLOOPS (VALLEYVIEW)             (evening entrance at Northwest corner of building   Dinner provided:    Please RSVP to shanla@shaw.ca by November 18, 2016.    AGENDA Regular Order of Business Chair Report OH&S Appointments To attend by ...