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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 16, 2020

Acknowledging the frontline workers of two health care crises

April 15, 2020 marks the fourth anniversary of the declaration of the overdose crisis as a public health emergency in British Columbia. In a statement recognizing the date this week, Judy Darcy, B.C.’s first Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, said “In this unprecedented time of two public health emergencies, we must work together to both flatten the curve and stop overdose deaths. We can...

April 15, 2020

Fair pay for health care workers - BCGEU

Your union recently learned that a salary supplement has been implemented for excluded staff (non-union managers) in the health care sector. Last Thursday, we sent a letter to the Health Employers' Association of BC (HEABC) to address these pay inequities, specifically seeking an explanation of why they have chosen to provide excluded staff with additional compensation. We have not yet had any ...

April 15, 2020

Lifelabs - Non-union employees at unionized worksites - BCGEU

The bulletin is for BCGEU members who work at Lifelabs. We are writing regarding the employer's decision to employ non-union Lifelabs employees at unionized sites. To be clear, that decision was made exclusively by the employer; your union did not agree to that decision. We are in the process of gathering information on the impact this has across the province and will communicate further on thi...

April 08, 2020

Negotiations Update - BCGEU

The bargaining committee would like to provide you with an update regarding the bargaining of a renewed collective agreement. The current pandemic and the resulting orders from the Provincial Health Officer have meant that the bargaining has been put on hold until further notice. We are in an unprecedented situation and it is not business as normal. We will be moving forward with the bargaining...

April 08, 2020

HCN – REVERA LESSEE (Fleetwood Villa) - Negotiations update - BCGEU

The bargaining committee would like to provide you with an update regarding the bargaining of a renewed collective agreement. The current pandemic and the resulting orders from the Provincial Health Officer have meant that the bargaining has been put on hold until further notice. We are in an unprecedented situation and it is not business as normal. We will be moving forward with the bargaining...

April 03, 2020

It’s time to support essential workers – COVID-19 update - BCGEU

It's time to support essential workers – COVID-19 updateFrom the moment Coronavirus was declared a public health crisis several weeks ago through the declaration of COVID-19 as a global pandemic last month, thousands of you have raised concerns to your Stewards, Local Chairs and Component VPs about how your work and your workplaces have been impacted. Your union has been working hard with your ...

April 02, 2020

Component 4 - Health Care Worker Update-BCGEU

To: All component 4 members The last couple of weeks have been extraordinarily challenging times for all British Columbians, but especially for those working in health care.You can be confident that your union is working on your behalf, and is here to support you during these unprecedented, turbulent times.We hear your concerns, and we are advocating for what you have been calling for. Your uni...

April 02, 2020

Royale Peninsula bargaining committee announcement - BCGEU

The nomination period has closed and we have received three nominations for the three positions on your bargaining committee.Please join me in congratulating:Tereasa GrecoErlinda FrijasDarlene ThomasThey have been acclaimed as members of the bargaining committee and will represent you in negotiating a renewal of your collective agreement.The committee will be meeting when the current pandemic a...

April 01, 2020

Child care for essential service designated workers – COVID-19: All members -...

Province helps essential service workers find child care In response to concerns expressed by the BCGEU since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased that the B.C. government has launched a process to provide child care to parents who are essential service workers. This process will match parents who are working on the front lines of B.C.'s COVID-19 response with child care in th...

April 01, 2020

WorkSafeBC long-term care engagement – COVID-19 update: Component 4 - BCGEU

WorkSafeBC to conduct COVID-19 engagement starting in long-termcare workplacesThe BCGEU is pleased to report that WorkSafeBC has begun to respond to the concerns expressed by ourselves and other health care unions and bargaining associations since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.WorkSafeBC Prevention Officers will be conducting a COVID-19 engagement in the health care sector. WorkSafeBC ...

March 31, 2020

Beware of fraudulent Emails related to Covid-19 - BCGEU

We are seeing a significant increase in the number of phishing and other fraudulent email scams being sent to BCGEU members, some trying to capitalize on people's fears related to COVID-19. Please review all incoming messages carefully, and if in any doubt about the authenticity of the message, do NOT click on any attachments or links contained within the message, delete the email. The overwhel...

March 30, 2020

Component 4 - Health Supports Available Through Employer Benefits - BCGEU

COVID-19 update: Health supports available through employer benefits – Mar 30 As we continue to work together as a province to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, we know that whether you are working on the front lines or are in self-isolation at home, you may be experiencing mental and emotional strain. Your union is working hard to support you when it comes to your rights as a union member, but...

March 30, 2020

ACT NOW - Pick your preferred worksite- members working in Long Term Care, As...

The Provincial Health Officer has ordered that movement between worksites by health care workers must be limited to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in the current pandemic. The Provincial Health Office has the right to assign employees to worksites, and worksite preference will be considered, but not guaranteed. You will need to register if: You work in any of Long Term Care, Assisted Living,...

March 25, 2020

Bargaining Committee Elections Resumed for Pine Acres Home - BCGEU

The BCGEU is resuming elections for the three open positions of bargaining committee member at Pine Acres Home. Due to the current Covid-19 situation, voting will take place electronically. As a reminder, the candidates are:  Sandra Jack  Laurie Bridden  Denise Horwood  Jody Ball  Blaine Mills  Bonnie McEwan  Nikki Derickson  Erica Sutherland The three candidates who receive the hig...