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

September 22, 2016

Nanaimo Seniors Village Bargaining Update

To:            All BCGEU Members at Nanaimo Seniors Village Re:            Bargaining Update   Your Bargaining Committee, is pleased to advise that collective agreement negotiations began with the Employer on September 13th. Dialogue was respectful, and a number of non-monetary language proposals were discussed at the table. Bargaining is set to resume on November 3rd and 4th.  In the meanti...

September 21, 2016

Local 402 Stewards 1-Day ENHANCED STEWARD TRAINING

  Bring your Questions!  Build Your Skills!  Have Fun! Don’t you deserve a day to feel appreciated for the work you do representing your co-workers as a BCGEU Steward. Did you know that you have an entire group of people with Union experience and expertise who want to help/mentor you in your steward role? How would you like to build more skills and knowledge to help you become an even mor...

September 20, 2016

Local 1708 SEM Members Bargaining Committee

To:     All BCGEU Local 1708 Members                Re:    Bargaining Committee   Please be advised that the following BCGEU members have been elected to your Bargaining Committee:                                 Lindsey Hamilton                                 Julie Free                                 Melissa Vitaliano                                 Patricia Chambers (Alternate)   Thank...

September 20, 2016

All Members at Royale Peninsula - Nominations for Alternate to Bargaining Com...

  A bargaining committee has been elected to negotiate a new collective agreement on your behalf.  We are seeking an alternate to the committee, who is willing to sit on the committee in the event one of the committee members is unable to complete the negotiations. Nominations are now open for one alternate to the Bargaining Committee. If the alternate is called upon to replace a committee m...

September 20, 2016

Seniors Advocate Survey on Home Support echoes BCGEU members' experience

On Monday September 19, B.C.'s Office of the Seniors Advocate (OSA) published the Home Support Survey, detailing the results of a large survey on home support. Many of the results reinforce what B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) Community Health Workers (CHWs) have been saying. The care our members give their clients is excellent, but there is room for improvement in the stru...

September 16, 2016

Important information on registering for BCGEU-BCPSA OHS Safety Education Pro...

Important information on registering for BCGEU-BCPSA OHS Safety Education Program courses The joint BCGEU-BC Public Service Agency Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Education Program is now 22 years old. Through this collaboration we are able to offer valuable training to our OHS committee worker representatives all across the province. Members in the public service register for these cour...

September 15, 2016

Call for Nominations for Interim Election of Local 403 Executive Chairperson

Members of Local 403 are advised that nominations are now open for interim elections of the Local 403 Executive Chairperson (1 position). Every member of Local 403 is eligible to be nominated for this position. Nominations can be made by completing the attached nomination form and returning it by mail to: Attn:    Fateh Born            Staff Representative            Lower Mainland Area Offic...

September 14, 2016

Members at The Wellesley (Wellbeing Senior Services) Nominations for Bargaini...

NOTICE of ELECTION of BARGAINING COMMITTEE MEMBERS Nominations are 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 an election. As a bargaining committee member you w...

September 14, 2016

Members at The Wellesley (Wellbeing Senior Services) Nominations for Bargaini...

NOTICE of ELECTION of BARGAINING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON Nominations are 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 election. As the Bargaining Committee Chairperson you wi...

September 12, 2016

BC Makes Little Progress on Public Service Diversity Gap

Visible minorities and Indigenous people are still dramatically underrepresented in the B.C. public service, according to the province’s latest report on workforce diversity. Read more...

September 12, 2016

Survey on regulating health care workers

To members of Component 4 and Component 8, The BCGEU has learned recently the three bodies that regulate nurses in B.C. are going to merge into one. We are concerned that this large organization will eventually regulate other health care workers, such as care aides and community health workers, without hearing their voices. Your union would like to be involved in developing this regulating b...

September 09, 2016

BC Federation of Labour Women's Health & Safety in the Workplace Course

To:       To all Occupational Health and Safety Committee Representatives in Area 03                and Local Chairs Re:       BC Federation of Labour Women's Health & Safety in the Workplace   The “Women’s Health and Safety in the Workplace” course will be offered at the Lower Mainland area office at Suite #130 - 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver on Wednesday October 19, 2016 from 9:00 am to 4...

September 09, 2016

Nanaimo Seniors Village - Bargaining Chair and Bargaining Dates Confirmed

The Union is pleased to advise that Karen Dalton has been selected as Chair of the BCGEU's Nanaimo Seniors Village Bargaining Committee. Karen was chosen for this important position by fellow Bargaining Committee members. Many thanks to Karen for agreeing to take on this important role. We are also pleased to let you know that bargaining is set to begin with your Employer on September 13th. Yo...

September 09, 2016

Auburn Seniors Residence - Steward Election Results

Please be advised that the steward nominations have closed. Please join me in congratulating your stewards: Nicole Prosser Raymond Matte Should you have any questions or concerns at your worksite, please contact one of the above noted stewards. If the steward is unsure of the answer to your question and/or concern, they are to call the Union on your behalf and speak to the staff represent...

September 09, 2016

LifeLabs Members - Survey Monkey – We STILL Need Your Input!

Deadline for Survey Monkey Bargaining Questionnaire extended to September 23rd. It only takes a few minutes to fill out! Have a say in what may go into your new Collective Agreement! With the election of a new Bargaining Unit Chair and Committee now complete, we need to hear from you on what you would like to see negotiated into your new Collective Agreement. In order to assist the Committee ...

September 08, 2016

Local 412 Nomination for Local Executive

To:        All BCGEU Local 412 Members Re:        Nomination for Local Executive   Nominations are now open for the following positions on the Local Executive: 2nd Vice-Chairperson Young Worker Representative 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: Friday October 7t...