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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

August 25, 2020

Congratulations to the 2020 BCGEU Scholarship Winners. - BCGEU

The BCGEU is pleased to support our 2020 scholarship recipients in their continuing education. 2020 Scholarship Winners List (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 three topics: 1. One job should be enough! How does precarious work impact workers and why is decent work so important? 2. W...

August 24, 2020

Reminder: Your participation needed in classification redesign survey - BCGEU

This is a reminder to please take the HSPBA classification redesign survey here: HSPBA Appendix A Survey  As part of the 2019-2022 collective agreement, a joint working group of the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) and Health Employers' Association of BC (HEABC) was established to continue the work of modernizing the HSPBA classification system to address anomalies an...

August 21, 2020

BCGEU members play critical role in province’s new pandemic enforcement measu...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 21, 2020 BCGEU members play critical role in province's new pandemic enforcement measures Once again, members of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) are playing a critical role in the province's response to COVID-19. Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth announced this morning that compliance and enforcement staff from pr...

August 19, 2020

Mayfair (Sienna/Royale West Coast LP) - Bargaining status - BCGEU

The bargaining committee shares your frustration on the delay in bargaining. Although some of the delay is due to the pandemic, the reality is that our Employer is not communicating with your union. As a result, your union has formally notified Sienna that if they do not contact us by September 21, 2020 and arrange bargaining dates that occur no later than October 9, 2020, an application allegi...

August 17, 2020

Nomination for Local 412 Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: 1st Vice Chair Treasurer The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office. The deadline for nominations is: September 17, 2020 If there is an election for a position, candidates may submit one page of information (8-1/2 x 11, black and whit...

August 17, 2020

Your participation needed: classification redesign of HSPBA collective agreem...

Your participation needed: classification redesign of HSPBA collective agreement  As part of the 2019-2022 collective agreement, a joint working group of the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) and Health Employers' Association of BC (HEABC) was established to continue the work of modernizing the HSPBA classification system to address anomalies and regularize a number of...

August 13, 2020

Burquitlam Senior Housing Society (L J Christmas Manor) Bargaining Committee ...

  Bargaining Committee Elected   Please join me in welcoming Betty Shier who has been elected by acclamation to complete your bargaining committee. She joins Minna Roemer who was previously acclaimed.   Next Steps   After Labour Day, your bargaining committee, along with the assigned BCGEU staff representative, will prepare for negotiations with your Employer. This will include training in the ...

August 13, 2020

Slizek Investments Inc. (dba AdvoCare Health Services) - Nomination for Barga...

Call for Nominations Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have to open up nominations for one bargaining committee member. The nominations will be open for 14 days. If you would like to serve on the committee or you know a member that you think would be a good person to represent you and your co-workers, please fill out the nomination form provided. Once you have filled out the form, please foll...

August 12, 2020

Sienna-Baltic (Cascades) Inc. - Bargaining committee election results - BCGEU

We would like to thank all the candidates for their participation and interest in representing their workplace in our upcoming round of bargaining. Congratulations to the following members who have been elected and will form the Bargaining Committee at Sienna-Baltic (Cascades) Inc. Kelsey Sukkau Tanya JonesCheri McGowan Your committee will be meeting soon to review issues and develop proposals...

August 12, 2020

Join our equity networks - BCGEU

Join our equity networks!Your union is committed to building diversity and inclusion and speaking out for equity and social justice for all workers. Key to achieving this goal is creating the opportunities for members to feel heard, represented and able to contribute to their union, their workplace and their community.Over the last 18 months, your BCGEU Equity and Human Rights committee held a ...

August 11, 2020

Racism in our healthcare system - BCGEU

Have you witnessed or experienced racism within the B.C. healthcare system? Right now, an independent investigation is looking into anti-Indigenous racism in B.C.'s healthcare system, and the investigation team is inviting healthcare workers to support the investigation by taking a short, anonymous survey about their experiences.The survey closes on August 27th, so there's no time to waste. Wil...

August 10, 2020

Members at Mountainview Village - BCGEU

It's been almost five months since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Since then, members like you have gone above and beyond to continue delivering some of the most critical essential services in the province – supporting those most vulnerable to the virus.   The COVID-19 crisis has also demonstrated how quickly government can act when pressed to do so, as well as the ...

July 30, 2020

UPDATE/ CORRECTION to PANDEMIC PAY BULLETIN of July 22, 2020 - BCGEU

Our apologies to our members working at single site locations that are not publicly funded. In our bulletin last week about pandemic pay we had said that all workers would be receiving pandemic pay and that is sadly not the case. The BCGEU has been lobbying the government from the beginning to apply the pandemic pay to all workers who provide direct care and we have not yet achieved that outcom...