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 04, 2016

Celebrating Labour Day 2016

As long, sunny days shorten and cooler weather begins , Labour Day offers us time to reflect on the summer that is drawing to a close. For those of us in the labour movement it’s also a time to reflect on the state of working people in our union community. Looking back on the last year, it’s amazing to see the progress BCGEU members have made since last year’s celebrations.  We’ve grown tre...

September 02, 2016

BCGEU makes a submission to the provincial Select Standing Committee on Health

At the end of July, the BCGEU made a submission to the provincial government's Select Standing Committee on Health. Parliamentary Committees request submissions periodically, and we ensure the concerns of our members are taken directly to government. In this submission, we call for "increased funding and scope for public home support, implementation of the Ombudsperson’s recommendations on seni...

August 30, 2016

Members at Baltic Properties (Cascades Inc.) Election results for Bargaining ...

Members at Baltic Properties (Cascades Inc.) - Election results for Bargaining Committee  We are pleased to report the election process is now complete. The members at Cascades will be represented by: •    Cheri McGowan – chair  •    Donna Haffenden – committee member •    Tammy Brown – committee member •    Launa Perry - alternate Thank you very much to all the candidates for accepting nomi...

August 25, 2016

Defend Public Health Care - help fight Brian Day's push for privatization

September 15, 2016 Update: The organization Sum of Us will be delivering a petition, calling for Day to stop the Charter Challenge, to the courthouse in Vancouver on Tuesday, September 20th at 11am. It would be great if there could people there to support them - they would like individuals to be there as the petition represents thousands of signatories. September 9, 2016 Update: The BC Healt...

August 22, 2016

Make your voice heard on seniors’ issues

Please join NDP Leader John Horgan and BC New Democrat MLAs for a seniors forum in Vancouver to hear concerns and issues that seniors are facing when accessing government services, programs and supports. When: August 30th, 2:00 pm Where: Polish Community Centre, 4015 Fraser St, Vancouver Who: New Democrat Leader, John Horgan, with MLAs Selina Robinson and Judy Darcy Click here for full de...

August 18, 2016

Baltic Properties (Cascades Inc.) Bargaining Committee Elections

  To:           All BCGEU Members at Baltic Properties (Cascades Inc.) Re:           Elections for Bargaining Committee   Elections will be held for the two bargaining committee members and one alternate bargaining committee member.   The members running for election are: Launa Perry Donna Haffenden Violet Hall Tara Hartshorne Tammy Brown The two members who receive the most votes...

August 18, 2016

Local 404 Election Results

Congratulations to Puneet Mann on her acclamation to the position of Recording Secretary. Your Local 404 Executive is: Chair Binny Sivia First Vice-Chair Verity Howarth Second Vice-Chair Patricia Dossett Treasurer vacant Recording Secretary Puneet Mann Member-at-large Ruby Driedger Member-at-large Maria Ignacio Member-at-large Tammy Brown Member-at-large: Youth Member Jasdeep Virk Please jo...

August 18, 2016

Public Service Pension Plan - Fall 2016 Member Seminars

An update from the BC Pension Corporation: The fall schedule for the Public Service Pension Plan free member seminars is now posted on the pspp.pensionsbc.ca website with seminars offered across BC.   Seminars Your Pension, Your Future It is important for new and mid-career employees to know how decisions made today can affect your retirement pension in the years to come. In this seminar, Y...

August 16, 2016

OH&S Committee Changes

Improving the Effectiveness of Occupational Health and Safety Committees   Public hearings have been scheduled by Worksafe BC on proposed regulatory changes, including proposed changes to joint health and safety committees.   New sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation related to joint committees are: 3.26, Rights and Responsibilities, evaluation for joint committees 3.2...