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 23, 2018

Local 404 Members - Election for Local 404 Executive – Member at Large - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding an election for one (1) Member at Large position on the Local 404 Executive.  • Bios are attached from the candidates. Member at Large: Sepia Sharma Gavin GillBinny Sivia  • Ballots have been mailed and will be available from your stewards and contacts at the worksite. You may also vote at the area office, (Fraser Valley, 8555 – 198A Street, Langley, BC, V2Y 0A9). Ballots a...

November 23, 2018

Submission to provincial Legal Aid Services Review - BCGEU

A robust public legal aid program is essential for realising the fundamental right to justice for all British Columbians, and the BCGEU has long advocated for improvements to the province's legal aid services. The B.C. government is currently conducting an independent review of B.C.'s legal aid service delivery system, and your union has made a submission to this process.In this submission we c...

November 23, 2018

New resources for Residential Tenancy Branch a good first step - BCGEU

Union sees need to enhance online resources with added walk-in service The recent announcement by the B.C. government of improved staffing and service levels at the Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB) is a welcome improvement and a good first step, but should not completely replace walk-in services, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union said today. The B.C. government reported that at l...

November 15, 2018

Valleyhaven Bargaining Survey - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee is making plans to commence contract negotiations with the employer and we are seeking your input. You will find a short survey by clicking here. This is your opportunity to inform your Bargaining Committee about the issues that matter most to you. Please return this completed questionnaire to Linsay Buss via facsimile 604-294-5092 or email at linsay.buss@bcgeu.ca no l...

November 13, 2018

Casino workers go back to work after achieving wage increases, improved benef...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 9, 2018Casino workers go back to work after achieving wage increases, improved benefits (Thompson-Okanagan) Nearly 700 members of the BCGEU working in Gateway Casinos in the Thompson-Okanagan voted to ratify a new contract with their employer ending a 19-week strike."I am so impressed by the solidarity and courage of our members" said Stephanie Smith, president of...

November 09, 2018

Tentative Agreement Reached For Health Science Professionals - BCGEU

The BCGEU and other unions in the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) have reached a three-year tentative agreement with the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC). Highlights of the proposed April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2022 agreement include: a general wage increase of six per cent over three years improvements to address workload, appropriate compensation and job c...

November 08, 2018

BCGEU welcomes new legislation aimed at improving working conditions for heal...

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) welcomes the B.C. government's announcement today that it will repeal both the Health and Social Services Delivery Improvement Act (Bill 29) and the Health Sector Partnerships Agreement Act (Bill 94). Enacted in 2002 and 2003, the bills led to the deterioration of working conditions for health and social-sector workers by stripping workpl...

November 08, 2018

Well Being Services White Rock Seniors Village Ltd. Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Following the strike vote conducted on September 25th, your bargaining committee met with the Employer to resume negotiations on October 24th but unfortunately the parties remain far apart on monetary items.  The Employer's last offer was a 1.5% general wage increase with no guarantee of retroactivity. The bargaining committee has not accepted this offer and is seeking mediation to assist with ...

November 02, 2018

BCGEU welcomes action plan to mitigate wildfire and flood risks in B.C. - BCGEU

The BCGEU welcomes this week's release of Government's Action Plan: Responding to wildfire and flood risks ('The Action Plan') by the provincial government, and applauds the actions outlined in the report to better prepare British Columbians for extreme wildfires and floods. At the same time, more will need to be done to mitigate the effects of what now appears to be the new normal in our provi...

October 30, 2018

Updated Local 412 Executive - BCGEU

We confirm that Jared Vennard has been acclaimed as a Member at Large (Young Worker). Congratulations Jared! Your Local Executive is as follows:  Local Chairperson  Christine Fuller  1st Vice Chair  Keeley Dancey  2nd Vice Chair  Lana Roy  Treasurer  Tracy Garcia  Recording Secretary  Bobbi Burrus  Member at Large  Emily Boot  Member at Large  Micheala Dodds  Member at L...

October 26, 2018

Recommended Changes To Provincial Labour Code A Good Start – But Don’t Go Far...

The BCGEU supports many of the recommendations put forward yesterday by the independent, three-person Labour Relations Code Review Panel appointed by Labour Minister Harry Bains earlier this year. "Our submission to the panel asked that balance and fairness be restored to the B.C. Labour Relations Code and Labour Relations Board," said BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "We believe the recommenda...

October 25, 2018

280 transition housing units to be built for women fleeing violence - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) welcomed today’s announcement by the provincial government to initiate the first steps towards establishing 1,500 new supportive housing units for women and children fleeing violence. As part of government’s Building BC: Women’s Transition Housing Fund, 280 transition housing units will be built province-wide. This news follows their commit...