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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

May 24, 2024

Lifelabs - Bargaining Update – We’re coming to communicate with you! - BC Gen...

Over the next ten days, members of your Bargaining Committee will be touring worksites in all areas of the province to speak with you directly. Here is the schedule of our visits:     We know you are busy and we don't want to disrupt the workplace. We welcome the opportunity to gather in breakrooms or designated areas when you are available. We look forward to talking with you and answering qu...

May 23, 2024

Amica Somerset House - Bargaining Committee Acclaimed - BC General Employees'...

The Union is pleased to advise that the following members working at Amica Somerset House Victoria have been acclaimed as members of the Unions collective agreement bargaining committee.  Nina Shatrgot - Bargaining Chair Joy Baguio - Bargaining Committee Member. Kristina Hall - Bargaining Committee Member. In the coming weeks, your new bargaining committee will begin preparing for upcoming co...

May 23, 2024

Sienna-Baltic at Lake Country Lodge - Bargaining Committee Extended Nominatio...

Important – Two members are still required from Lake Country Lodge to ensure representation within the 4 person bargaining committee. Please speak with your co-workers and ensure at least two people are nominated, if more than two people are nominated , and all let their name stand , then an election will occur. If only two members are nominated , they will be acclaimed to the bargaining commit...

May 21, 2024

BCGEU expands Cariboo Region strike, calls on the Regional District to bargai...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 21, 2024BCGEU expands Cariboo Region strike, calls on the Regional District to bargain in good faith WILLIAMS LAKE - Cariboo Regional District workers, who have been fighting for a fair contract for months, expanded their strike action this morning. Forced by the Regional District's inaction, they are now picketing the library in Williams Lake and Quesnel's City Hall.Th...

May 17, 2024

CareCorp Senior Services (Cerwydden and Piccadilly) - Bargaining Update: Maki...

Your BCGEU and HEU poly-party bargaining committee, consisting of BCGEU members representing Cerwydden and Piccadilly and HEU members representing Mountain Lake, commenced bargaining preparation for your renewal collective agreement with CareCorp between February and March 2024.The bargaining committee met with the Employer in Burnaby on April 18th and 19th and again on May 9th and 10th. The pa...

May 17, 2024

Previous Local 403 BCGEU Members at BCEHS Patient Transfer Network (as of Sep...

We are pleased to announce that your Union has confirmed that the terms of settlement for the Overtime Pay Grievance have been finalized. In accordance with the settlement negotiated by BCGEU, all impacted members received a lump sum payment on April 5, 2024 representing the difference in overtime actually paid and what each member should have received had they been paid overtime rates at doubl...

May 16, 2024

BCGEU Emergency Relief Fund - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

As we learn more details of the fast-moving wildfire threatening Fort Nelson, officials have placed almost 5,000 people under an evacuation order due to the wildfire affecting the Town of Fort Nelson and the Fort Nelson First Nation.We have hundreds of members like you living and working in the area, and our thoughts are with you and your families at this uncertain time.As one of B.C.'s largest...

May 14, 2024

Survey: Workplace Violence & Harassment - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Violence and harassment at work is a major problem in Canada, and a major concern for BCGEU members. To prevent and respond to this problem, we need to develop effective strategies based on data from workers like you. With the help of researchers at Western University, our union is surveying all 90,000+ members about experiences of violence and harassment in our workplaces. Will you complete th...

May 13, 2024

Cariboo Region District workers form picket line in Williams Lake - BC Genera...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 13, 2024Cariboo Regional District workers form picket line in Williams LakeWILLIAMS LAKE – Today (May 13), just under 50 BCGEU members who work at the Cariboo Regional District's (CRD's) main office in Williams Lake have decided to escalate their job action, moving from an overtime ban to a full strike in the fight for a fair deal.Starting at 8:00 am, only staff whose r...

May 10, 2024

Cariboo Regional District Workers Reject Employer’s Unfair Final Offer - BC ...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 10, 2024Cariboo Regional District Workers Reject Employer's Unfair Final Offer   WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. – Yesterday, local government workers, who have been bargaining with the Cariboo Regional District (CRD) since January, blocked the Regional District's attempts to ram through a deal that would have threatened the workers' financial security and risked exacerbating recr...

May 09, 2024

White Cliff - BARGAINING UPDATE – Preparations Continue - BC General Employee...

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to report that we reconvened in caucus on May 8th to continue preparations to commence negotiations. There have been a number of delays, over the past few months, related to the sale of White Cliff and Fleetwood and our separation from a common table bargaining structure. We are eager to move forward and meet with the employer at the bargaining table as soon...

May 09, 2024

Fleetwood Villa - BARGAINING UPDATE - Preparations Continue - BC General Empl...

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to report that we reconvened in caucus on May 7th to continue preparations to commence negotiations.  There have been a number of delays, over the past few months, related to the sale of Fleetwood and White Cliff and our separation from a common table bargaining structure. We are eager to move forward and meet with the employer at the bargaining table as soo...

May 08, 2024

BC Polling shows that the housing crisis has worsened, and a majority of resi...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 8, 2024 BC Polling shows that the housing crisis has worsened, and a majority of residents confirm that all levels of government need to enact further measures to fix it   Support for regulation and public investment in housing remains strong BURNABY – An updated Research Co. poll shows that as the housing crisis worsened over the last two years, support for progressive...

May 07, 2024

Welltower Independent Living (The Dorchester, Parkwood Manor, and Sunwood) - ...

Last week, your bargaining committee exchanged monetary proposals with your employer, Welltower. It didn't go as we hoped.The employer tabled an insulting monetary package, with wages so far below inflation they amount to a real wage cut for workers. As if that's not bad enough, the employer's proposal also failed to offer any improvements to benefits, paid holidays and more.Want to know the mo...

May 07, 2024

SALVATION ARMY VANCOUVER HARBOUR LIGHT BARGAINING UPDATE - BC General Employe...

Friends,As part of our continued commitment to provide timely bargaining updates we are writing to advise that we had a productive four days of bargaining with your Employer last week. We were able to resolve a lot of outstanding issues while obtaining clarity on others. We do not yet have a tentative settlement but are committed to working toward that common goal.We will continue to keep all o...

May 06, 2024

Lifelabs members - LTD survey for bargaining - BC General Employees' Union (B...

As bargaining continues, members are raising concerns about our Long Term Disability (more often known as LTD) premiums. We are bringing forward a proposal to the employer to address the premiums, but we need to know how important this issue is to you.  Please fill out our survey by May 20, 2024 – it just takes 1 minute to complete: Click here to fill out the survey now.  For more bargaining i...

May 01, 2024

HSP Members - Health funding announcement by provincial government - BC Gener...

Today the provincial government announced new initiatives aimed at tackling retention and recruitment issues in the health care sector and expanding health care services to rural or remote communities.  Incentives for workers living and working in rural and remote communities will increase.  The Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) will receive another $20 million to fun...

April 30, 2024

Parkwood Manor - BCGEU Steward Election Results - BC General Employees' Union...

Please be advised that Chrisely Enriquez has been duly acclaimed as shop steward.Join us in wishing Chrisely well in their new position.Your current stewards are: Dana Hussey Chrisely Enriquez  Shop stewards receive specialized training from your Union and are available to answer questions about your collective agreement. You have the right to choose the shop steward who represents you. Exerc...

April 30, 2024

BCGEU Lifelabs members - Bargaining talks with LifeLabs are progressing slowl...

Your BCGEU LifeLabs Bargaining Committee met with LifeLabs for four days of negotiations last week, focussed on non-monetary issues. We updated several articles, resolved some minor housekeeping issues, and improved the language for rest and meal periods. Unfortunately, the employer has been resistant to change on many other non-monetary issues, responding dismissively to our proposals on sched...

April 26, 2024

BCGEU Members at Welltower Independent Living (The Dorchester, Parkwood Manor...

Over six challenging days of bargaining from late January through early April, your Welltower Independent Living employers rejected most of your union's substantial non-monetary proposals. They're fighting us on nearly everything – even refusing to agree to things that are already required by law.Your bargaining committee is extremely frustrated and disappointed at your employers' uncooperative...

April 26, 2024

Day of Mourning: Joint statement from Shannon Salter (PSA) and Stephanie Smit...

This message was distributed to all employees of the BC Public Service Agency, including those who are BCGEU members. Every year on April 28, we recognize the National Day of Mourning to remember those who have been injured, become ill or have tragically died in workplace incidents. Not only is this day an important opportunity to honour these individuals, it's also a means of reinforcing the c...

April 26, 2024

All BCGEU Members Covered Under the HSPBA - Call for expression of interest -...

If you are a Member under the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association Agreement (HSPBA), and have a genuine interest and the required skills to provide union support within the Enhanced Disability Management Program (EDMP), an opportunity exists for you with the BCGEU.The EDMP team is looking to provide the best service possible to our members enrolled in the program and are activel...