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

March 08, 2017

We stand in solidarity with the Jewish Community in Vancouver

The BCGEU expresses its condemnation of the bomb threat made to a Vancouver Jewish Community Centre last night. This kind of violence and anti-Semitism must not be tolerated. We stand in solidarity with the Jewish Community, and the families affected by this event. We are also heartened by expressions of support British Columbians are extending to the Jewish Community as we stand against hate ...

March 07, 2017

Happy International Women?s Day - Will you #BeBoldForChange?

Today, we?re proud to celebrate International Women?s Day 2017 ? Be Bold for Change. International Women?s Day is a day to celebrate the valuable achievements women have made across the world and a time to reflect on the progress made to advance equality for women. Despite these successes, we recognize that there are still many barriers and challenges that remain in working towards gender parit...

March 07, 2017

OHS Courses for Direct Government OHS Committee Members in the Lower Mainland...

"2 Day Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday, March 21 and Wednesday, March 22, 2017. "Ergonomics" will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2017. These courses will be held at the Burnaby Head Office? 4911 Canada Way, Burnaby from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn: Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of unsafe work procedure OHS le...

March 07, 2017

Call for Alternates to Convention for Local 403

To:     BCGEU Members in Local 403 Re:     Call for Alternates to Convention   The 2017 Tri Annual BCGEU Constitutional Convention will be taking place from Wednesday, June 14, 2017 to Saturday, June 17, 2017. Convention is the time when you, the members decide who the next BCGEU President, Treasurer and four Executive Vice Presidents will be and what the mandate of YOUR Union will be over th...

March 06, 2017

OHS Course - Vancouver Area - Prevention of Workplace Violence - Wednesday, A...

To all Labour Code OHS Committee Members in the Vancouver Area "Prevention of Workplace Violence" will be held on Wednesday, April 19. This course will be held at the BCGEU office at #130-2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm In the Prevention of Workplace Violence you will learn: The legislative requirements for a violence prevention program The definition of workplace viole...

March 06, 2017

Local 402 Members

Re:   Local 402 - Convention Delegate Results This notice is to advise the General Membership of the results of Local's Call for Nominations for 4 Convention Delegates. The following individuals will be representing the Local at the 50th BCGEU Triennial Constitutional Convention. 402 Delegates Cherie Baekkelund – Comox Valley Seniors Village David Cherry – VIHA Health Science Professionals ...

March 01, 2017

BCGEU partner APSIES in El Salvador - women's empowerment

Supported through CoDevelopment Canada, APSIES is a grassroots organization that works in five rural municipalities in southeastern El Salvador to mobilize citizens to protect and enhance publicly-funded healthcare and other social services. APSIES takes a comprehensive approach to health as a human right, with a special emphasis on women?s empowerment primarily through education and capacity-b...

March 01, 2017

BC New Democrat Health Forum

Worried about seniors care? Concerned about long wait times and MSP hikes? Can’t afford to pay more out of pocket for health care? Join New Democrat MLA Judy Darcy to share your stories and discuss solutions. When: Saturday, March 11, 2:30pm to 4:00pm Where: The Little Red Church Hall, 2182 Comox Avenue, Comox BC Who: Judy Darcy, Official Opposition Health Spokesperson For more details...

March 01, 2017

March 1st Meeting – Close of Nominations for Local Convention Delegates & Ele...

DATE:    Wednesday, March 1, 2017 TIME:     General Membership – 6:00 p.m. PLACE:   Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Great Room               2200 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay, BC  V9N 2L4   A conference call line will be set up at the general meeting tonight for members out of area who are wanting or needing to attend the local meeting by phone. The conference call number that will be used is 1-...

February 28, 2017

Ratification Vote Scheduled for HRC Care Society (Westminster House)

To:       All Members, HRC Care Society (Westminster House) Re:       RATIFICATION VOTE SCHEDULED   A drop in vote has been scheduled for:   Date:            Monday, March 20, 2017 Time:            7:00 a.m. ? 4:30 p.m. Location:      Fireside Lounge                      Westminster House This is your only opportunity to vote on the tentative agreement so please make every effort to come t...

February 27, 2017

Local 0406 Enhanced Steward Training - April 6, 2017

To:     Stewards and Executive Members in Local 0406 Re:     Enhanced Steward Training MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Enhanced Steward Training Date:           Thursday, April 6, 2017 Time:           9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Location:      Cariboo Area Office of the BCGEU                    107A 1st Avenue North                    Williams Lake V2G 1Y7        Lunch will be provided.  To ensure enough fo...

February 25, 2017

Remembering Millie Canessa: July 20, 1927 - February 19, 2017

Mildred ?Millie? Irene Canessa July 20, 1927 - February 19, 2017 Long-time trade unionist and social activist Millie Canessa passed away Sunday morning. An ardent defender of human rights and social justice causes including gender equality and workers' rights, Millie dedicated most of her life to bettering her community. Millie joined the Government Employees' Association in 1967, prior to t...

February 24, 2017

“Balanced” Budget 2017 tips the scales pre-election

BC Budget 2017 This week, the BC Liberals delivered a pre-election budget with uncharacteristic commitments to new spending. In his budget speech, Finance Minister Mike de Jong boasted about the province’s ability to make service and program investments after so many years of discipline and sacrifice by British Columbians. Indeed—albeit on the heels of intense public and media pressure—there ...

February 24, 2017

HRC Care Society (Westminster House) - March 20, 2017 - Ratification Vote

To:       All Members, HRC Care Society (Westminster House) Re:       Tentative Agreement Reached Your bargaining committee met with the Employer on six days over the past two weeks and is pleased to advise you that a tentative renewal Collective Agreement has been reached. The agreement contains many language improvements, including schedules, no contracting out and casual call in as well as...

February 23, 2017

A Call for Leadership: Revolutionizing Seniors’ Care

A Call for Leadership: Revolutionizing Seniors’ Care  A forum and strategy discussion featuring guest speaker Tamara Daly, Director of York University Centre for Aging Research and Education. WHEN:     Thursday, March 2, 2017                 1:30 pm: Registration and coffee                2:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Formal program WHERE:  Glad Tidings Church, 3456 Fraser St, Vancouver                ...

February 23, 2017

OHS Courses for Direct Government OHS Committee Members in the Fraser Valley ...

"Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday, April 25 and Wednesday, April 26, 2017 and "Mitigating Workplace Violence" will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2017. These courses will be held at the Fraser Valley BCGEU office, 8555 ? 198A Avenue, Langley from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn: Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of unsa...

February 23, 2017

OHS Courses for Direct Government OHS Committee Members in the Castlegar Area

"Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Wednesday, April 19 and Thursday, April 20, 2017. This course will be held at the Prestige Lakeside Resort, 701 Lakeside Drive, Nelson, BC from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn: Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of unsafe work procedure OHS legislation Roles and responsibilities of employers,...

February 23, 2017

OHS Courses for Direct Government OHS Committee Members in the Vancouver Area

"Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday, April 11 and Wednesday, April 12, 2017. This course will be held at the Lower Mainland BCGEU office, #130 – 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn: Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of unsafe work procedure OHS legislation Roles and responsibilities of emplo...

February 23, 2017

OHS Courses for Labour Code OHS Committee Members in the Castlegar Area

"Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 and "Incident Investigations" will be held on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017. These courses will be held at the BCGEU office at 2316 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn: Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of unsafe work procedure OHS legislatio...

February 23, 2017

OHS Courses for Labour Code OHS Committee Members in the Fraser Valley Area

"Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 and "Prevention of Workplace Violence" will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. These courses will be held at the BCGEU office at 8555 – 198A Street, Langley from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn: Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of unsafe work procedure OHS legislati...

February 23, 2017

OHS Courses for Labour Code OHS Committee Members in the Terrace Area

"Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 and "Incident Investigations" will be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. These courses will be held at the BCGEU office at 102-4710 Lazelle Avenue, Terrace from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn: Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of unsafe work procedure OHS legislation ...

February 23, 2017

OHS Courses for Labour Code OHS Committee Members in the Cranbrook Area

"Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 and "Incident Investigations" will be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. These courses will be held at the BCGEU office at 46 – 7th Avenue South, Cranbrook from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn: Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of unsafe work procedure OHS legislation ...

February 21, 2017

BC Budget 2017 Response

BCGEU president gives a first-look response to the BC 2017 budget, from the budget lockup at the Victoria Convention Centre.

February 21, 2017

Bargaining Committee Members for Douglas Community Care

Further to our call for nominations in January, we are pleased to inform you that the following members have been acclaimed to serve on your Bargaining Committee: Ryan Richard – Chairperson Cindy Willison Kylie Bevan Our next step is for the Committee to meet to review your bargaining surveys and develop our bargaining proposals. For those of you who have not submitted a survey, the dead...

February 21, 2017

Budget 2017 does little to address public service deficit

The B.C. government’s election year budget sees modest increases in select public services, but does little to address the serious public service deficit stemming from more than a decade of budget cuts, says the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union. Additional funding is targeted to politically sensitive areas that have seen serious service cuts since 2001, including the Ministry of Ch...