Mask usage in BCGEU buildings
(Updated Apr 27, 2023)
Effective immediately, we are making a change to our building protocols regarding mask usage in our buildings.
Mask use is now optional in our buildings, including in common areas and meeting rooms.
Staff and visitors to BCGEU buildings may, of course, continue to use masks and other layers of protection based on their own comfort and risk factors. We ask that we respect others and wear masks if requested in groups.
Please be reminded that no one should attend BCGEU buildings if they have active cold or flu-like symptoms.
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.
Your bargaining committee has met multiple times over the last three months and has developed a non-monetary proposal package to present to your employer. We are pleased to advise that we have scheduled the following dates to meet with the employer for negotiations at a common table:April 12th & 13th May 10th & 11thMay 24th & 25th June 13th & 14thAfter eac...
Many of us working in health care and related services face a range of challenges that can impact our mental health. This includes long working hours, high patient volumes, emotionally demanding patient interactions, short staffing, working alone, forced overtime and challenging work environments. The crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact of working on the frontlines of response effort...
The BCGEU is pleased to announce that the following Broadmead Care Society members have been elected as your Bargaining Committee:
Annie Parohinog, Bargaining Committee Chair (Acclaimed)
Miguel Cerda, Bargaining Committee Member
Nicole Shaver, Bargaining Committee Member
James Whitehouse, Bargaining Committee Member
Congratulations to the new bargaining committee and thank you to everyone wh...
A Health Science Professionals Sectoral Council was created by the BCGEU back in 2019, to address the specific concerns of the more than 2,700 Health Science Professionals working in BC Health Authorities. We are seeking one delegate each from Locals 401, 406, and 412 who is interested in being part of this Council for a three-year term (2022-2024). Some of the duties of the delegates to this C...
The following person has been acclaimed from local 411 to sit as a delegate on the Health Science Professionals Sectoral Council:
411 – Meaghan Mallough
Congratulations to Meaghan. In solidarity, Michelle McAuleyStaff Representative – NegotiationsDownload PDF of notice here
The bargaining committee is pleased to announce the results of the strike vote taken yesterday. The results were 100% in favour of striking to back contract demands. Thank you for coming out to vote and to let your voice be heard. The bargaining committee will be meeting the employer in mediation meetings on May 4th and 5th 2023. In solidarity Laura GroomKim VeghBargaining CommitteeKevin Haggl...
To: All BCGEU Members at Valleyhaven Retirement Community Re: Steward Nominations
Nominations are now open for three (3) steward positions at Valleyhaven Retirement Living.New stewards are trained by the Union. If you wish to know more about the roles and responsibilities of stewards, please contact our office.
The deadline for nominations is 5:00 pm, Tuesday, April 18, 2023.
The nomination fo...
Nominations are now open for four (4) steward positions at Elim Christian Care Society.
New stewards are trained by the union. If you wish to know more about the roles and responsibilities of stewards, please contact our office.
The deadline for nominations is 5:00 pm, Tuesday, April 4th, 2023.
The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for submission to the area office by fax (...
New inflation figures released today confirm that the maximum wage protections in your collective agreement will be triggered, and members will receive the full 6.75% wage increase starting April 1, 2023.This brings the total general wage increases for the first two years of the agreement to well over 10% for most members.Your Facilities Bargaining Association is working with HEABC to make sure...
New inflation figures released today confirm that the maximum wage protections in your collective agreement will be triggered, and members will receive the full 6.75% wage increase starting April 1, 2023. This brings the total general wage increases for the first two years of the agreement to well over 10% for most members. Your Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association is working wit...
Your bargaining committee met on March 14th and 15th to caucus and work on both non-monetary and monetary proposals. We have sent six articles and one clause to the employer for signing, this being the first set to be signed off on. While our next bargaining date was scheduled for March 27th, this has been cancelled by the employer due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict. We will be using this...
B.C. provincial budget released – read our union's analysis Each year the B.C. government releases a budget that outlines their priorities for the coming years. These budgets have significant impacts on BCGEU members, both at work and as residents of our province. Our union pays careful attention to government's priorities and has prepared an in-depth analysis of the key points for BCGEU member...
Nominations closed for 1 steward position on Friday, March 3, 2023.
We are pleased to announce that Michael Peterson is the new 403 Shop Steward at Pacifica Treatment Centre.
Please join us in wishing Michael well in his new position.
Lisa LangevinStaff Representative
Mahen RamdharryLocal 403 Chairperson
Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP
I am pleased to advise that the following members will represent you on your common table bargaining committee: Anthony (Tony) Jillings, Chairperson Roseanne Parsons, Member Please join me in congratulating them and, offering your support and involvement as we begin the work of preparing for negotiations to renew your collective agreement.As I advised when elections were opened, this coming...
I am pleased to advise that the following members will represent you on your common table bargaining committee:
Lani Tayag, Chairperson
Elizabeth Duarte, Member
Tammy Edgar, Member
Please join me in congratulating them and, offering your support and involvement as we begin the work of preparing for negotiations to renew your collective agreement.As I advised when elections were opened, this c...
BCGEU Headquarters is on the unceded and shared traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skxwú7mesh (Squamish) & Səlí̓ lwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.