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

December 01, 2016

HRC Care Society (Westminster House) Extension to the Collective Agreement Ra...

To:     All Members, HRC Care Society (Westminster House) Re:     Extension to the Collective Agreement Ratifies I am pleased to advise you that the proposed extension to the Collective Agreement has ratified by a vote of 100% in favour.  This provides the needed time for your bargaining committee to meet and develop our package of proposals before meeting with the Employer in February. In so...

December 01, 2016

LifeLabs Bargaining Set To Resume!

To:     All BCGEU Members at LifeLabs Re:     Bargaining Set To Resume!   Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that collective agreement negotiations with your Employer are set to resume during the week of December 5th. Multiple dates are scheduled. Talks with the Employer began on October 6th, with both sides exchanging a sizeable number of proposals. Dialogue was respectful, an...

November 30, 2016

Potential Changes to the Care Aide Registry

To: All Members of Component 4 and Component 8   Re: Changes to the Care Aide Registry   The provincial government has announced its intentions to make changes to the Care Aide Registry, and is inviting the public to have input. The Policy Intention Document and link to a public survey can be found here:   www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/practitioner-professional-resources/professional-regula...

November 29, 2016

OSH Appointment Process Deadline

D-day is here!!   On November 30th the names of over 2800 designated Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) representatives will disappear from the BCGEU database. Locals should ensure their confirmed choices for new or reappointed OHS representatives are submitted to their area offices before this date. If OHS appointments are not completed for each worksite, OSH representatives will not have ...

November 25, 2016

Local 0411/10 Members - Local Executive Nomination Results

The nomination process for your Local Executive positions closed on November 9, 2016.  We want to take this opportunity to advise and congratulate Brother David Ho, who was acclaimed to his position. Your Local Executive consists of the following:            Position                                    Name                             Work Phone          Chair                                 ...

November 25, 2016

BCGEU supports trade unionists in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

Early in October, Haiti was hit by Hurricane Matthew, causing more damage to an island still recovering from the earthquake of 2010. As part of the Public Services International (PSI) relief campaign, the BCGEU sent a contribution to help with community rebuilding. The relief will go to trade union members and their families directly. For more information on the campaign, visit the PSI Hurrican...

November 23, 2016

Forensic Psychiatric Hospital - Remember your right to refuse unsafe work!

The Forensic Psychiatric Hospital recently received an administrative penalty of $171,000 due to their disregard for worker safety (currently under appeal by the employer). We have just learned that personal protective alarm systems (Pens) at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital have not been functioning since Sunday, November 20th. These alarms are in place to alert other workers if they are in ...

November 22, 2016

Bowling Night for all Area 02 BCGEU Young Workers

Your Cross Component Committee is sponsoring a bowling night for all BCGEU Young Workers in Area 02 – North Island plus a guest. There will be 4 door prizes drawn throughout the night. Please note travel expenses will not be covered by Cross Component Committee.     Date:         Friday, December 16, 2016     Time:         7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (Snacks at 7:30 p.m., Bowling starts at 8:00 p.m...

November 21, 2016

Notice of Election of Bargaining Committee for Well Being Services White Rock...

To:   All BCGEU Members at Well Being Services White Rock Seniors Village Ltd Re:   Bargaining Update – Bulletin #1: Notice of Election of Bargaining Committee   Your current collective agreement expires on May 31, 2017 and the Union is beginning preparations to conduct negotiations for a renewal agreement.  Therefore, a new bargaining committee must be elected to represent all BCGEU members ...

November 21, 2016

Notice of Election of Bargaining Committee for Well Being Services Peace Port...

To:     All BCGEU Members at Well Being Services Peace Portal Lodge Re:     Bargaining Update – Bulletin #1: Notice of Election of Bargaining Committee   Your current collective agreement expires on April 30, 2017 and the Union is beginning preparations to conduct negotiations for a renewal agreement.  Therefore, a new bargaining committee must be elected to represent all BCGEU members of Wel...

November 18, 2016

Royale Pacifica Resort Retirement Living - Notice of Election of Bargaining C...

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE POSITIONS OF: Bargaining Committee Chairperson (1) and (2) Bargaining Committee Members plus (1) Alternate to the Committee   Your collective agreement expires on March 31, 2017 and the Union is beginning preparations to conduct negotiations for a renewal agreement on your behalf.  Therefore, a new bargaining committee must be elected to represent all BCGEU m...

November 16, 2016

Joint Risk Assessment on posting inspectors' names on FHA website

You will be receiving a Workplace Risk Assessment Survey from your manager asking for your input and personal safety concerns regarding having your full names posted online as part of inspection reports. This Risk Assessment Survey was jointly prepared by the BCGEU and Fraser Health Authority. The survey is part of a process to determine the risk to inspectors when their full names are publish...

November 16, 2016

The Wellesley (Well Being Senior Services) - General Meeting - Bargaining

DATE: Friday, December 9, 2016 TIME: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. LOCATION: The Wellesley Staff Room AGENDA: 1) Introduction of Bargaining Committee and Union Staff Representative. 2) Discussion of issues relevant to the upcoming negotiations. For those who are unable to attend the meeting, bargaining surveys will be available so that everyone has the opportunity to identify their bargaining pr...

November 14, 2016

Union, B.C. private liquor stores push for pot to be sold in their stores

Recreational pot could be coming to a public or private liquor store near you. Read more...

November 11, 2016

Your sacrifice shall not be forgotten - Remembrance Day 2016

Today we honor and reflect on the sacrifice that those in our armed forces have made to protect our country and the freedoms we all enjoy.  We also must not forget the sacrifices made by men and women in our armed forces in protecting other countries.  Remembrance Day commemorates the anniversary of the end of World War I.  Since then Canada has been involved in many conflicts and peacekeepi...

November 10, 2016

A victory for students, teachers and public education in B.C.

On behalf of the 70,000 workers of the BCGEU, and as a parent myself, I want to congratulate the BC Teachers' Federation on their courage and determination in standing up for the children of this province. The BCTF was right to push back on the provincial government's attempts to decide by themselves what a classroom looks like. It's great news that the BCTF finally won the right to include cla...

November 09, 2016

HRC Care Society (Westminster House) - VOTE SCHEDULED – Extension to the Coll...

As you are aware, the election of your bargaining committee for the upcoming negotiations for a renewal Collective Agreement is underway.  Once the nomination period has ended we will let you know the outcome and, if needed, will conduct a vote. Although the employer is aware of the process we need to follow in order to be in a position to negotiate a fair and reasonable renewal agreement they...