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

February 20, 2017

Government declares Feb 20 as Senior Care Providers’ Day

The provincial government has officially declared February 20 as Seniors Care Providers’ Day. It is a day to recognize and honour the workers who give care and support to seniors across the province. Seniors care providers deliver compassionate, quality care to BC’s seniors. This dedicated group of frontline care staff play a key role in the safety and personal care of seniors, helping them m...

February 20, 2017

Bargaining Update – Bulletin #4 for Well Being Services - Peace Portal Lodge

To:      All BCGEU Members at Well Being Services - Peace Portal Lodge Re:      Bargaining Update – Bulletin #4   Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce Linda Abbey has been acclaimed to the vacant bargaining committee position as a result of the expression of interest process. Your Committee will be meeting shortly to review and develop proposals prior to meeting with the Employer...

February 17, 2017

Minister Terry Lake Capitulates to Federal Government on Side-Deal for Health...

Richmond – After months of criticizing side deals as a replacement for a national health accord, the government of British Columbia has been pressured into signing its own bilateral healthcare funding agreement with the federal government. With public concerns mounting over the critical state of senior’s care in British Columbia, Health Minister Terry Lake acknowledged today that public press...

February 17, 2017

Wanted: A budget that truly lifts all boats

By: Stephanie Smith  For the past decade and a half, the B.C. government has cut taxes, regulations and public services. The needs of business have been prioritized over the needs of people and the environment. British Columbians have been told that the province cannot afford to invest in social programs.  Rather than assume a leading role in setting the conditions for our common advancement,...

February 16, 2017

Local 604 Union Meeting

COMPONENT:    Social, Information and Health           LOCAL:    604            DATE:    Thursday, February 23, 2017            TIME:    Executive – 6:00 pm; General – 7:00 pm          PLACE:    BCGEU Fraser Valley Union Centre                         8555 – 198A Street, Langley Twp – Fraser Room   UPDATE - REMINDER *CALL FOR RESOLUTIONS AND NOMINATIONS FOR THE 50TH BCGEU TRIENNIAL CONST...

February 15, 2017

BCGEU welcomes provincial interest in land value capture tax, seeks input in ...

Land Value Capture, a mechanism that taxes development speculation along proposed transit routes and puts those dollars into transit development is a solution the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) has been advocating for since 2015 to address the Lower Mainland’s transit crisis. Now, BC TransLink Minister Peter Fassbender is proposing a provincial development tax which the BCGE...

February 15, 2017

Local 406 Meeting and Nominations and Elections of ALTERNATE Delegates to 50t...

COMPONENT: Health Services LOCAL:           0406 DATE:             March 16, 2017 TIME:             7:00 pm – 9:00 pm PLACE:           500 Reid Street, Quesnel   AGENDA   ​ Call to order and Introductions Adoption of the Agenda Minutes of previous meeting and business arising from minutes Communications Component Executive Report Reports of Stewards and OH&S Representatives ...

February 14, 2017

B.C. government focus on tax cuts ignores need for public re-investment

BC Throne Speech response: Throne speeches are political documents that governments use to promote successes and paper over their failures, while setting broad-brush political priorities for upcoming budgets. The 2017 Speech from the Throne is true to form; providing few details, but gives broad hints about future economic policy. In this election year the B.C. Liberal government has returned...

February 14, 2017

Free eLearning course and workshops for your employees

MPP Dear Municipal employer, We are excited to get the improved member education season under way. Please encourage your newer employees and those with optional enrolment in the plan to take the eLearning course Getting to Know Your Pension and your employees who are plan members to register for Making the Most of Your Pension and Approaching Retirement workshops. How you benefit Investing ...

February 14, 2017

Bargaining Committee Elected for HCN Revera (Whitecliff)

I am pleased to advise that the following members have been elected to represent you on the bargaining committee: Tony Jillings, Bargaining Committee Chairperson Rose Lewis, Bargaining Committee Member Jean Slamon, Bargaining Committee Member Loreta Parayo, Alternate to the Bargaining Committee A caucus meeting will be scheduled in the near future to develop proposals to take to the bargainin...

February 10, 2017

BCGEU provides submission to Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth

Today the BCGEU provided its submission to the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth, an all-party committee of the Legislative Assembly, in response to its regular statutory review of the Representative for Children and Youth Act (SBC, 2006, c. 29). The Office of the Representative for Children and Youth (RCY) provides an essential point of oversight and review for our province’s ch...

February 09, 2017

BCGEU encouraged by Vancouver’s New Investments in Harm Reduction

VANCOUVER – Yesterday Vancouver City council made important steps in bolstering their response to the fentanyl crisis by releasing the second wave of funding intended to provide support to affected communities. “We are encouraged by City Council’s focus on providing the necessary relief to the hardest hit communities, and to hear about an additional focus on supporting front line workers.” sa...

February 07, 2017

Tell Us About Your Bad Job

Tell Us About Your Bad Job   Unpaid wages? Unpaid overtime? Employer taking your tips? Unfair firings? Unfair treatment of workers is all too common in British Columbia. Few people know their rights, and getting justice from a bad boss can be nearly impossible. The BC Employment Standards Coalition is campaigning for better employment laws and stronger enforcement for all workers. Tell yo...

February 07, 2017

Local 0411/10 Meeting

COMPONENT:  Health Services LOCAL:            0411/10 DATE:             Wednesday, March 15, 2017 TIME:              6:00 p.m. PLACE:            Diane L Wood Union Centre                        Prince George Area Office of the BCGEU                        500 Quebec St, Prince George BC  V2L 0C6    AGENDA Call to order and Introductions Adoption of the agenda Minutes of previous meeting ...

February 06, 2017

Public service benefits change to take effect in April 2017

As you may already know the Province of BC has announced that they will be changing the carrier for employee benefits from Pacific Blue Cross to Great West Life. As benefit entitlements are set out in our negotiated collective agreement, this change should result in no substantive changes in benefits for members. The change will take effect in April 2017, and BCGEU’s Public Service Bargaining...

February 06, 2017

Local 410/411 meeting

DATE: March 15, 2017 TIME: 7:00 p.m., MST – Fort St. John            (6:00 PST) PLACE: 10251 – 100 Street, Fort St. John, BC   AGENDA 1.Call to order and Introductions 2. Adoption of the agenda 3. Minutes of the previous meeting and business arising from minutes  4. Communications 5. Component Executive report 6. Reports of Stewards and OH&S Representatives 7. Delegate Reports:     Labou...

February 06, 2017

Report reaffirms urgent need for B.C. government to transform Aboriginal chil...

Report reaffirms urgent need for B.C. government to transform Aboriginal child welfare system BURNABY – A report released today by the Representative for Children and Youth (RCY), Bernard Richard, exposed once again the systemic complexity and dysfunction of B.C.’s Aboriginal child welfare system and the urgent need for reform. The report, Broken Promises: Alex’s Story, details the tragic dea...

February 02, 2017

Thompson View Manor Society - Collective Agreement Ratification Vote

A tentative agreement has been reached between Thompson View Manor Society and the BCGEU. A complete package with all details will be prepared for the ratification meeting. The tentative collective agreement is for a 2-year contract and includes some language and housekeeping changes as well as financial gains. The agreement includes wage increases:                 December 1, 2016          ...