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

April 08, 2019

Only a public inquiry can reveal the full scope of money laundering in B.C. -...

BURNABY – Today the B.C. government released the initial details of investigator Peter German's latest report on money laundering in the province, which disclosed that B.C. does not have a single federal RCMP officer dedicated to investigating money laundering. As the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) continues to call for a public inquiry into organized crime, opioids and mone...

April 04, 2019

Sherwood House Ratification Information Meeting and Vote - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to inform you that we reached a tentative agreement with the Employer on April 3, 2019. Please join us for an information meeting at Sherwood House, where we will provide you with the full details of the negotiated changes, and answer any questions.   DATE:     Wednesday, April 10, 2019TIMES:   10:00 to 12:00 – 3rd Floor Multi-purpose Room               2:00...

April 03, 2019

Sienna Senior Living Inc. (Mayfair Terrace) Notice of election of bargaining ...

Nominations for One Bargaining Committee Chairperson, One Bargaining Committee Member And One Alternate to the Committee are now open. Your collective agreement expires on April 30, 2019 and the Union is beginning preparations to conduct negotiations for a renewal agreement on your behalf. Therefore, a new bargaining committee must be elected to represent all BCGEU members of Sienna Senior Livi...

April 02, 2019

LifeLabs Steward Teleconference - BCGEU

We will be holding a Shop Stewards ONLY Teleconference (Conference Call). LifeLabs Stewards Teleconference Thursday, May 2, 2019 6:30pm – 7:30 pm Stewards please call in to: 1 (866) 562-0090 - Toll Free, Conference ID: 61916 Please print and post at your worksites. In solidarity, Trish DossettLabour Management Chair for the Union Chad BlackeyBCGEU Staff Representative Download PDF of notice her...

April 01, 2019

Election for Bargaining Committee Members at Salvation Army—Southview Heights...

Election for Bargaining Committee Members Balloting is now underway for the position of Member, Bargaining Committee (three positions). Five candidates are nominated: Shabana Vakil Izabela Stachurski Michelle Picones Loretta Bernabe Marun-Nisha Raihman Mark your ballot clearly for three candidates and place it inside the small brown coin envelope. Any ballot with more or less than three membe...

March 29, 2019

LifeLabs BCGEU Stewards - BCGEU

Please be advised that Maryam Baghalha has been acclaimed as a new steward at the Burnaby Reference Lab. Please join me in congratulating Maryam on her new position. Your Local 403 shop stewards at LifeLabs are:  Maryam Baghalha Burnaby Gina De Guzman Richmond Bruce Bond Burnaby Marcia Alaric Vancouver Janice Morton Burnaby Tammy Henricks Vancouver Arlyn Muling...

March 26, 2019

Valleyhaven Retirement Community- Union Tables Monetary Demands - BCGEU

Bargaining with your Employer continued on Friday, March 22nd, and we are happy to report that most of the non-monetary proposals have been agreed. There are still two important, outstanding issues that need to be resolved: the right to have a steward present at meetings with management; and selection criteria or how employees get placed into vacant positions. Your Bargaining Committee is cur...

March 26, 2019

Well-Being Services (Auburn Seniors Residence) Collective Agreement Ratified ...

Your Bargaining Committee is very pleased to announce that your new collective agreement was ratified today. Members voted 100% in favour of the new agreement. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the ratification vote, and all members for your patience, support and solidarity throughout this round of collective bargaining. In the coming weeks we will work with your employer to f...

March 22, 2019

Rosemary Heights Seniors' Village -BC Target Benefit Pension Plan Enrolment -...

This is a follow up to the recent mail out of enrolment packages to members eligible to join the BC Target Benefit Pension Plan. The employer will begin making contributions to the Plan on behalf of all members who are eligible to join in April 2019. As set out in your collective agreement, the Employer will contribute an amount equal to your contribution of 2% of gross earnings to the Plan. Co...

March 22, 2019

Well-Being Services (Auburn Seniors Village) Ratification Meeting & Vote on N...

Your Bargaining Committee is very pleased to announce that a new tentative agreement has been reached with the Employer. This tentative agreement includes significant gains in our pursuit of fair wages and benefits. Your Bargaining Committee unanimously and strongly recommends acceptance of the agreement. The bargaining committee is conducting a drop-in ratification meeting and vote on Monday, ...

March 21, 2019

Basic Income submission - BCGEU

As you may be aware, in July 2018 the Province announced the creation of an expert committee to study the potential for using a basic income approach in its efforts to reduce poverty and prepare for the emerging economy. Organizations and individuals with an interest in basic income were invited to share their input with the committee, and the BCGEU developed a submission that brings the voice ...

March 20, 2019

Well-Being Services (Auburn Seniors Village) BARGAINING TO RESUME ON THURSDAY...

Your Bargaining Committee can confirm that the Parties will resume mediated bargaining at the Labour Relations Board offices tomorrow (Thursday, March 21, 2019). We expect to receive the Employer's response to the Union's latest proposal package at that time. As we stated in the previous bulletin, we know you would prefer a negotiated settlement to a strike. It is now up to the Employer to deci...

March 20, 2019

Well-Being Services (Auburn Seniors Village) - Strike Notice Served; Bargaini...

At approximately 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, your Union served 72 hours' strike notice on the Employer. The Auburn bargaining unit will be in a legal position to strike beginning at approximately 10am on Friday, March 22, 2019. Your Bargaining Committee then tabled a complete package that reflected the clear mandate you gave us when you rejected the previous tentative agreement. Whil...

March 18, 2019

The BCGEU supports Association of Legal Aid Lawyers strike vote - BCGEU

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) stands in support of the Association of Legal Aid Lawyers (ALL) and their strike vote. "B.C.'s legal aid lawyers help some of our province's most vulnerable people get access to justice, and as they demand the funding they need to serve British Columbians, the BCGEU stands in support of their strike vote," says BCGEU president Stephanie S...

March 18, 2019

Local 403 Members at Emergency Health Services 200 - 1867 West Broadway - B...

Re: New Shop Stewards Nominations for shop stewards closed on Thursday, February 21, 2019. We are pleased to announce that the following people have been acclaimed as stewards for your worksite: • Afton Brooker • Kerry Chohan • Gurprabhojot Grewal Please join us in wishing them well in their new position. In Solidarity, Jacqueline (Jackie) McGuireBCGEU Staff Representative   Download PDF of not...

March 15, 2019

New Zealand Mosque Attack - BCGEU

Like all of you, I am angry and shocked and heartbroken at the news of the terrorist attacks in New Zealand. Some of you know that I grew up and started my career as an ECE and a labour activist in New Zealand. I still have family and friends there and I think of New Zealand as home. This attack feels very personal for me and I am writing to share my thoughts with all of you. First, I want to e...