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

July 26, 2019

Lifelabs - Your entitlements around sick-leave, appointments, and workers com...

Several cases have arisen recently where there has been confusion or misinformation about workers' rights regarding sick leave, appointments, and workers compensation benefits that the Union would like to clarify. If you experience any pressure from your manager to work when you are sick or to not file a WCB claim, please contact the Union. Sick Leave If you are sick, you should not be working ...

July 25, 2019

Your new member ID card is almost in the mail - BCGEU

We are excited to announce that BCGEU Member ID cards are about to get smarter! Just like your transit pass or credit card, your new ID will now have computer chip technology which will enable us keep moving forward as a union with the ability to use contactless "tap" technology to sign into BCGEU meetings and events. We're excited about all the projects we'll be rolling out in the coming years...

July 25, 2019

Well-Being Services Ltd. (Nanaimo Seniors Village) bargaining questionnaire –...

Your bargaining committee will soon prepare to negotiate renewal of the collective agreement with your employer. To do this, it needs your input! The bargaining questionnaire lets you identify issues or concerns with, or desired improvements to, the collective agreement. Your input will inform and assist your committee in setting bargaining priorities. Online The questionnaire is available onli...

July 24, 2019

Alexander Mackie Lodge - Nominations for two bargaining committee members - B...

NOTICE of ELECTION of BARGAINING COMMITTEE MEMBERS  With your collective agreement soon to expire, nominations are now open for the position of bargaining committee member. Two positions are open. No previous experience in negotiations is required to be a member of the Bargaining Committee, but you must have a signed membership application card on file with the Union in order to run or vote in ...

July 24, 2019

Alexander Mackie Lodge - Nominations for bargaining committee chairperson - B...

NOTICE of ELECTION of BARGAINING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON   With your collective agreement soon to expire, nominations are now open for the position of bargaining committee chairperson. No previous experience in negotiations is required to be the Chairperson of the Bargaining Committee, but you must have a signed membership application card on file with the Union in order to run or vote in an elec...

July 23, 2019

Maple Ridge Treatment Centre - Steward Nominations - BCGEU

Please be advised that the following member has been acclaimed as steward for Maple Ridge Treatment Centre.   · Cyndy Gorman (L804)   Should you have any questions or concerns at your worksite, please contact the above noted stewards. If a steward is unsure of the answer to your question or concern, they will call the union on your behalf and speak to the staff representative for clarification....

July 23, 2019

Bargaining Committee for Nanaimo Seniors Village - BCGEU

At the close of nominations, the following candidates were all declared elected by acclamation: Bargaining Committee Chair - Karen Dalton Bargaining Committee Members - Edith Eggiman - Randi Halliday In the coming weeks, the Nanaimo Seniors Village bargaining committee, along with BCGEU Staff Representative Ryan Stewart, will begin preparing for negotiations with the Employer. We will keep you ...

July 23, 2019

The Salvation Army Harbour Light -Membership Meeting Tommorrow, July 24, 2019...

The committees met on Monday, July 22 to try to reach a tentative agreement. Because the bargaining committee could not agree on whether you would ratify based on the monetary offer the employer put on the table, we did not reach agreement with the employer, and will seek the help of a mediator to get a tentative settlement. This meeting is to inform you of what we discussed at the table and wh...

July 22, 2019

Retro and Claim Reimbursements for Valleyhaven Retirement Community Ltd. - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee is pleased to advise that the new salary rates were implemented on June 21st. The retroactive payments took longer to figure out, for 10 months retro from September 1st, 2018 through June 20th, 2019, and your employer is still working to finalize the calculations. Retroactive pay settlements will be deposited on payday on Aug. 9th, 2019. There will be two direct deposi...

July 22, 2019

Local 404 Members at Valleyhaven Retirement Community Ltd. - Retro and Claim ...

Your bargaining committee is pleased to advise that the new salary rates were implemented on June 21st. The retroactive payments took longer to figure out, for 10 months retro from September 1st, 2018 through June 20th, 2019, and your employer is still working to finalize the calculations. Retroactive pay settlements will be deposited on payday on Aug. 9th, 2019. There will be two direct deposi...

July 19, 2019

‘Restore balance to the system’ BCGEU tells workers’ compensation review - BCGEU

BURNABY, July 19, 2019 – Today the BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) provided its written submission to the B.C. workers' compensation system review. The provincial government initiated the review in response to years of advocacy by workers and their unions to make the system more worker-centered. "The workers' compensation system was created as a compromise between the inter...

July 17, 2019

Steward Nominations for Hawthorne Lodge - BCGEU

The Union is looking for 2 shop stewards at your worksite. As this is an interim election, the successful candidates will serve for the remainder of the current term. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, July 24, 2019. What do stewards do? Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They make sure new employees sign union membership cards and ...

July 17, 2019

Steward Nominations for Kopernik Lodge - BCGEU

The Union is looking for 2 shop stewards at your worksite. As this is an interim election, the successful candidates will serve for the remainder of the current term. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, July 24, 2019. What do stewards do? Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They make sure new employees sign union membership cards and ...

July 17, 2019

Steward Nominations for Forensic Psychiatric Hospital - BCGEU

The Union is looking for 2 shop stewards at Forensic Psychiatric Hospital. As this is an interim election, the successful candidates will serve for the remainder of the current term. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, July 24, 2019. What do stewards do? Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They make sure new employees sign union membe...

July 15, 2019

BCGEU statement opposing Quebec Bill 21 – religious symbol ban - BCGEU

On behalf of 79,000 members, including over 33,000 public service workers in B.C., the BCGEU condemns the decision of the Coalition Avenir Quebec Government to pass Bill 21 in Quebec which bans the wearing of religious symbols by public service workers in a position of authority. Any public employee should have the freedom to express their religious and spiritual beliefs in a safe and secure en...

July 12, 2019

Fleetwood Villa Bargaining Committee Member Election – 1 Vacancy Remaining - ...

Your collective agreement expired on June 30, 2019, and the Union is beginning preparations to conduct negotiations for your renewal collective agreement.   That means that a new bargaining committee must be elected to represent all BCGEU members of Fleetwood Villa. Please note that if you wish to run for the bargaining committee member position, you will need to submit a nomination form.  Nom...

July 11, 2019

HCN-Revera-Lessee (Whitecliff) - Notice of election of bargaining committee ...

Nominations are now open for the three following bargaining committee member positions for Whitecliff: One position – Bargaining Committee Chair Two positions – Bargaining Committee Member All positions will be elected by a ballot of all staff at Whitecliff covered by the collective agreement. Those members who are interested in the Bargaining Committee Chair position and in being a member ...

July 11, 2019

Join us to commemorate 100 years of standing up for our rights at work – cele...

On July 26, 1919, a group of provincial government employees gathered in Vancouver to form an organization dedicated to fighting for their rights at work. Included in their stated goals were: a fair policy for promotions, equal pay for equal work for women, the abolition of patronage, and a civil service commission with employee representation. Through many changes in our union and the world ar...

July 11, 2019

Registration is now open for the biannual BCGEU/Compensation Employees' Union...

Due to the overwhelming response, we are currently taking registrations for a waitlist at this time. Thank you.   BCGEU/CEU Health & Safety ConferenceFriday, October 4 – Saturday, October 5Pacific Gateway Hotel, RichmondClick here to register  The focus of this conference will be on psychological health and safety. Promoting mental health and preventing psychological harm at work is an emer...

July 11, 2019

The Salvation Army Harbour Light - bargaining update - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee met with the Employer for on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. We have had important discussions on our monetary proposals and will continue discussions on Monday, July 22, 2019. We will keep you updated as we continue through this process. Thank you for your patience and support. In solidarity,   Your Bargaining Committee: Mohammad BashirMonty QureshiSimon RosengartenSelena K...

July 09, 2019

BCGEU President Stephanie Smith writes to Premier Ford in support of the Onta...

BURNABY, July 9, 2019 - BCGEU president, Stephanie Smith, writes to Premier Ford in support of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union and their stance against the government's movement towards breaking The Beer Store contract and privatizing provincial agencies like the Liquor Control Board of Ontario.  The letter addresses the negative impact of privatization for workers and communities, p...

July 09, 2019

Local 411/10 Nomination Received for a Vacant Position - BCGEU

A nomination was received for the vacant Treasurer position on your Local Executive.  This is to inform you that the nomination period for the above mentioned position will close on Friday, July 12, 2019, 2019 at 5:00 pm. The Local Executives are:  Chair  David Ho  1st Vice Chair  Jill Fraser  2nd Vice Chair  Desiree Lillico  Treasurer  Nomination Received  Recording Secretar...

July 09, 2019

Reminder - Membership Meeting Today! - The Salvation Army Detox - BCGEU

The term of your collective agreement ended on March 31, 2019 and we received no nominations for bargaining committee members when we put the call out earlier this year. We want to talk to you about what issues you think would be important to bring forward to bargaining and will be asking again for nominations to the bargaining committee. JOIN US:Date:       Tuesday, July 9 Location: 3rd Floor ...