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

January 20, 2017

UPDATE RE: Potential Changes to the Care Aide Registry

Last fall, the provincial government announced its intentions to make changes to the Care Aide Registry. As official representatives for these workers, your union was disappointed that there was no involvement from any of the unions representing care aides on the outcome nor the rollout process. Working with other unions in the sector, the BCGEU made two submissions to the Assistant Deputy Man...

January 20, 2017

Bargaining Set to Resume February 9, 2017 for Nanaimo Seniors Village

To:    All BCGEU Members at Nanaimo Seniors Village Re:    Bargaining Set to Resume February 9, 2017   Your bargaining committee was set to resume collective agreement negotiations with the Employer on January 10th. Unfortunately a sudden winter storm occurred, which forced travel cancellations. Though disappointing, we secured another date as quickly as we could and will return for talks on ...

January 20, 2017

Health Services Providers Month

To All Health Services (Component 4) Members: As a result of Component 4 members’ efforts to mark a date of recognition for the wide variety of work performed by health services workers, the BC government has proclaimed January as Health Services Providers Month. The new proclamation, being more inclusive, recognizes duties performed in residential care, assisted living, extended health, home...

January 19, 2017

$10-a-day child care would boost B.C. economy in 3 years, report suggests

A $10-a-day child care plan in B.C. would start paying itself off in three years, according to a new report.   Read More...

January 19, 2017

Put a stake through the ❤ of pay plasma clinics

Thanks to the hard work of many of you in raising the alarm about pay for plasma Canadian Blood Services (CBS) has reversed their position, saying that the private sale of plasma is harming voluntary donations. [1] Canadian Blood Services’ warning provides an excellent opening for the federal government to outlaw pay for plasma. Can you make a quick call to Health Minister Jane Philpott lettin...

January 16, 2017

Bargaining Update for Well Being Services - Peace Portal Lodge

To:      All BCGEU Members at Well Being Services - Peace Portal Lodge Re:      Bargaining Update – Bulletin #2: Election of Bargaining Committee and Survey   The election of your Bargaining Committee is now complete, with the following members elected by acclamation:   Danielle Melin,  Bargaining Committee Chairperson Jas Randhawa, Bargaining Committee Member VACANT, Bargaining Committ...

January 16, 2017

Local 401 Meeting Revised

**REVISED**   To:           All BCGEU Local 401 members DATE:      Thursday, January 26, 2017** Revised TIME:       General Membership 6:00pm PLACE:     BCGEU 2994 Douglas St                 Auditorium A   Agenda   BCGEU Resolutions for convention Worksite issues     In solidarity   Susanne Francoeur Chairperson, Local 401 Jenny Ewing Staff Representative   Download PDF of not...

January 13, 2017

Chilliwack volunteers sought for ambitious project to interview every senior ...

Older people living in long-term care homes are often overlooked, forgotten behind the walls. An ambitious project taken on by the province's Office of the Seniors Advocate aims to change that by interviewing all 27,000 residents in 303 care homes across the province. Read More...

January 12, 2017

Retirement Concepts facilities.

As you may be aware, on November 28, 2016, the Globe and Mail reported that Anbang Insurance Group Co., Ltd., China’s second largest insurer, launched a bid to purchase Canadian-owned and operated Retirement Concepts. Retirement Concepts operates 24 assisted living and residential care facilities in Canada, mostly in B.C.   Questions have been raised about the immediate implications for the 850...