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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

July 22, 2022

Scheduling, portability, and Indigenous rights dominate contract talks this w...

After more than five months of negotiations, the Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) and the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) have signed off on several important proposals that focused on securing new language on employee-initiated scheduling opportunities, portability of benefits and seniority, and Indigenous members' rights. The parties achieved landmark language around schedul...

July 21, 2022

All BCGEU Members at The Salvation Army - Harbour Light ARC - Bargaining Date...

This is an important notice. Please consider having someone translate it for you.这是一份重要通知。请考虑请人为您翻译。ਇਹ ਇਕ ਜ਼ਰੂਰੀ ਸੂਚਨਾ ਹੈ। ਕਿਰਪਾ ਕਰਕੇ ਕਿਸੇ ਤ ੋਂ ਇਸ ਦਾ ਅਨੁਵਾਦ ਕਰਵਾਉਣ ਬਾਰੇ ਵਿਚਾਰ ਕਰ ।Ito ay isang mahalagang paunawa. Mangyaring pag-isipang ipa-translate ito para sa iyo  Friends,I am writing to let you know that bargaining will resume August 2, 3, 4 and 5th.  An update will be provided after August 5t...

July 21, 2022

Election of Delegate for Health Science Professionals Sectoral Council - BC G...

As we received more than one nomination from local 402 for the Health Science Professionals Sectoral Council, there will be an election to fill this position. All Health Science Professionals members in local 402 are entitled to vote for this position. Voting will be held electronically and members will receive a link to vote via their email registered in their member profile. The candidate wit...

July 20, 2022

New polling shows that a majority of British Columbians support stronger inve...

Poll also shows a plurality of support for land value capture tax to fund affordable housing Burnaby - A Research Co. poll has found that a majority of British Columbians support progressive policies to address the housing affordability crisis. The poll was commissioned by the B.C. General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) as part of Affordable BC – the union’s ongoing campaign to address housing afford...

July 19, 2022

Membership of CareCorp (Piccadilly and Cerwydden represented by the BC Genera...

Congratulations! On July 14, 2022, BCGEU and HEU members at CareCorp (Mountain Lake, Cerwydden Seniors Community, and Piccadilly Seniors Community) voted 82% in favor to accept the tentative settlement for your new Collective Agreement.The Collective Agreement will be effective January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2023.The Employer will make every effort to pay out the signing bonuses by the end of ...

July 15, 2022

Election Results: Component – Young Worker, Equity, & HSP Sectoral Council Re...

Please be advised that: Maryam Baghalha is the acclaimed Young Worker Rep to component; Binny Sivia has been elected as the HSP Sectoral Council Rep to component; and Jennifer Marquez Camara has been elected as the Equity Rep to component. Congratulations Maryam, Binny and Jennifer!   In solidarity Mahen RamdharryVice-President, Component 4 Download PDF of notice hereUWU/MoveUP

July 15, 2022

Salvation Army - Harbour Light ARC - Election results new Harbour Light ARC b...

This is an important notice. Please consider having someone translate it for you. Punjabi, Filipino and Chinese translations can be found at the bottom of this email. 这是一份重要通知。请考虑请人为您翻译。 ਇਹ ਇਕ ਜ਼ਰੂਰੀ ਸੂਚਨਾ ਹੈ। ਕਿਰਪਾ ਕਰਕੇ ਕਿਸੇ ਤ ੋਂ ਇਸ ਦਾ ਅਨੁਵਾਦ ਕਰਵਾਉਣ ਬਾਰੇ ਵਿਚਾਰ ਕਰ । Ito ay isang mahalagang paunawa. Mangyaring pag-isipang ipa-translate ito para sa iyo   The ballots were counted last evening, July...

July 13, 2022

Salvation Army - Harbour Light ARC - Two Days Left to vote for your members t...

This is an important notice. Please consider having someone translate it for you.  这是一份重要通知。请考虑请人为您翻译。ਇਹ ਇਕ ਜ਼ਰੂਰੀ ਸੂਚਨਾ ਹੈ। ਕਿਰਪਾ ਕਰਕੇ ਕਿਸੇ ਤ ੋਂ ਇਸ ਦਾ ਅਨੁਵਾਦ ਕਰਵਾਉਣ ਬਾਰੇ ਵਿਚਾਰ ਕਰ ।Ito ay isang mahalagang paunawa. Mangyaring pag-isipang ipa-translate ito para sa iyo There are two (2) days left to vote for your members to the new bargaining committee.  REMAINING VOTING DATES, TIMES, AND LOCATIONS...

July 12, 2022

Salvation Army Harbour Light Detox - Application to The Health Employers’ Ass...

Friends, Your collective agreement contains a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) 1 re Future Closure that obliges your Employer to apply for membership in the HEABC "with the intent of bringing Harbour Light Detox under the Community Subsector Agreement so as to confer rights and entitlements under the Community Subsector Agreement, including transfer to the community wage grid." Your Employer shoul...

July 12, 2022

Health Facilities Bargaining: Steady progress on key issues – wages, compensa...

Progress continues to be made on key priorities after five days of negotiations last week at the facilities subsector bargaining table. This process began with more than 200 bargaining proposals and we're making steady progress on provisions that will address workload and improve health and safety. We're tackling the systemic barriers in our health care system that stand in the way of recruitme...

July 11, 2022

HSPBA bargaining update - Work continues over summer - BC General Employees' ...

As we enter the summer, the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) continues to co-ordinate with other unions and public sector bargaining associations to speak with a louder voice in support of our common goals. Your HSPBA negotiation committee has tabled a wage proposal that seeks to deal with rising inflation. We have not yet had a substantive response on this. However, ...

July 07, 2022

Bargaining Committee elections will be held for members at Harbour Light ARC ...

This is an important notice. Punjabi, Filipino and Chinese translations can be found at bottom of this page. 这是一份重要通知。请考虑请人为您翻译。ਇਹ ਇਕ ਜ਼ਰੂਰੀ ਸੂਚਨਾ ਹੈ। ਕਿਰਪਾ ਕਰਕੇ ਕਿਸੇ ਤ ੋਂ ਇਸ ਦਾ ਅਨੁਵਾਦ ਕਰਵਾਉਣ ਬਾਰੇ ਵਿਚਾਰ ਕਰ ।Ito ay isang mahalagang paunawa. Mangyaring pag-isipang ipa-translate ito para sa iyo The BCGEU would like to thank those members who submitted their names for a Bargaining Committee Member p...

July 06, 2022

Special message from your Public Service Bargaining Committee - BC General Em...

Special message from your Public Service Bargaining CommitteeLast fall, we conducted the most detailed and comprehensive preparations for public service negotiations in BCGEU history. This included reviewing nearly 500 proposals from union locals, 5800 bargaining survey results and polling results from over 5000 members. By engaging in extensive consultation with you, we learned about your chal...

July 06, 2022

HCN-Revera Lessee (Sunwood)- Collective Agreement for Sunwood - BC General Em...

Your new collective agreement for Sunwood is now available. It will also be posted to the BCGEU collective agreements website by the end of this week. We are placing an order for printed collective agreement booklets for members, which will be available at the worksite from a union steward once they're ready. In solidarity, Ryan StewartStaff Representative, Negotiations Download PDF of notice ...

July 06, 2022

Pace picks up at facilities bargaining table - BC General Employees' Union (B...

Momentum is building! Until last week, the pace of negotiations had been frustrating for our bargaining committee with the employer slow to respond to the FBA’s comprehensive package of proposals. However, in the last week the employer tabled counter-proposals to a number of items including health and safety, recruitment and retention and access to job training and education.A full five days of...

July 04, 2022

Preparations for public service strike escalate as talks break down - BC Gene...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 4, 2022Preparations for public service strike escalate as talks break downVICTORIA, B.C. – After three days of positive public service negotiations last week, talks between the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) and the B.C. government's Public Service Agency (PSA) broke down this morning.  Last week, the BCGEU's public service bargaining committee developed a creativ...

July 04, 2022

Preparations for public service strike escalate as talks break down - BC Gene...

After three days of positive negotiations last week, your bargaining committee was surprised and disappointed that despite our best efforts to bridge the gap, your employer – the B.C. government through the Public Service Agency (PSA) – has refused to table a proposal that meets your key demand of cost-of-living protection. Talks between your bargaining committee and the employer broke down thi...

July 04, 2022

Harbour Light ARC- Election of A New Harbour Light Arc Bargaining Committee -...

This is an important notice. Please consider having someone translate it for you. 这是一份重要通知。请考虑请人为您翻译。 ਇਹ ਇਕ ਜ਼ਰੂਰੀ ਸੂਚਨਾ ਹੈ। ਕਿਰਪਾ ਕਰਕੇ ਕਿਸੇ ਤ ੋਂ ਇਸ ਦਾ ਅਨੁਵਾਦ ਕਰਵਾਉਣ ਬਾਰੇ ਵਿਚਾਰ ਕਰ । Ito ay isang mahalagang paunawa. Mangyaring pag-isipang ipa-translate ito para sa iyo Friends, This bulletin is a reminder that nominations will close Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at 1700 hours (5:00 pm). You can find th...

July 04, 2022

L404 Valleyhaven Retirement Community Ltd.-Bargaining Committee Election - B...

Nominations have now closed and the BCGEU is holding elections for three (3) bargaining committee members and one (1) alternate.Your bargaining committee candidates are: Patti Ozeroff Pamela Conroy Raquel Laggui Jaclyn Smith You will be required to vote for three (3) candidates. The candidate with the most votes will be elected as the Bargaining Committee Chair, the following two candidates w...

July 01, 2022

Congratulations to the 2022 BCGEU Scholarship Winners. - BC General Employees...

The BCGEU is pleased to support our 2022 scholarship recipients in their continuing education. Click here for 2022 winners (Winners will be mailed a letter with instructions on how to claim their scholarship).   This year, applicants were asked to write an essay on one of five topics:   The BC provincial government recently passed legislation for paid sick leave for all workers. Do you think t...

June 30, 2022

$3 million in new funding for professional development for HSPBA members - BC...

We are pleased to announce $3 million in new funding for professional development of health science professionals. The new funding, secured from the BC Ministry of Health, is the latest round of support for union members covered by the health science professionals collective agreement. It builds on $3 million provided in 2018 and another $3 million in 2021. The funding will support further spec...