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

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...

November 09, 2016

The best system for non-medical marijuana sales already exists - Op-Ed The Pr...

By Stephanie Smith & Damian Kettlewell Love it or hate it, public retailing of non-medical marijuana is coming. With that in mind, the most socially responsible way to sell it in B.C. is through our existing public and private liquor stores. When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals took office in October 2015, they did so with a host of mandates from Canadians. Former prime minister...

November 08, 2016

Honouring Aboriginal Veterans

On November 8 we, as Canadians, honor and celebrate the great contributions and sacrifices that Aboriginal peoples have made in defending Canada during times of war. Aboriginal veterans have participated in all major wars since the war of 1812 and enlist at a higher proportion than any other group in Canada.    For many, enlisting presented many challenges such as learning English, leaving the...

November 08, 2016

Sienna-Baltic (Cascades) - Members Ratify Tentative Agreement

I am pleased to advise that the tentative Collective Agreement was ratified by the members on Friday, November 4th by a vote of 61% in favour. Once the agreement has been produced, proofed and signed, copies will be provided to all members at Cascades. I would like to take this opportunity to thank your bargaining committee for their work on this set of negotiations. They were vocal, determin...

November 07, 2016

HSP Nanaimo Parksville Worksite Visits

To:     All BCGEU Health Science Professionals in Oceanside Health Unit in Parksville & Barons Road, Grant Ave and Brooks Landing Mall in Nanaimo Re:     Worksite Visits   Your Local Chairperson will be in Parksville and Nanaimo on November 17, 2016 conducting worksite visits. They plan to drop by to visit your worksite and meet the Local Membership who happen to be present. If possible p...

November 07, 2016

Health Facilities at PHSA Forensic Wallace Street in Nanaimo - Worksite visits

Your Local Chairperson will be in Nanaimo on November 17, 2016 conducting worksite visits. They plan to drop by to visit your worksite and meet the Local Membership who happen to be present. If possible please arrange to be at the worksite on the date of their visit into your community. For further information on the November 17, 2016 worksite visits and the itinerary on this date, please cont...

November 07, 2016

Lifelabs Members in Nanaimo - Worksite visits

Your Local Chairperson will be in Nanaimo on November 17, 2016 conducting worksite visits. They plan to drop by to visit your worksite and meet the Local Membership who happen to be present. If possible please arrange to be at the worksite on the date of their visit into your community. For further information on the November 17, 2016 worksite visits and the itinerary on this date, please cont...

November 07, 2016

Health Science Professionals in Port Alberni - Worksite visits

Your Local Chairperson will be in Port Alberni on November 14, 2016 conducting worksite visits. They plan to drop by to visit your worksite and meet the Local Membership who happen to be present. If possible please arrange to be at the worksite on the date of their visit into your community. For further information on the November 14, 2016 worksite visits and the itinerary on this date, please...

November 07, 2016

Lifelabs Members in Port Alberni - Worksite visits

Your Local Chairperson will be in Port Alberni on November 14, 2016 conducting worksite visits. They plan to drop by to visit your worksite and meet the Local Membership who happen to be present. If possible please arrange to be at the worksite on the date of their visit into your community. For further information on the November 14, 2016 worksite visits and the itinerary on this date, please...

November 07, 2016

B.C. home support workers hurt at twice provincial average

When you think of a home support worker the image that comes to mind is someone making tea and helping a senior or someone with a disability around the house — an obviously safe place to work. Read more...

November 03, 2016

Local 405 union meeting

DATE: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2016 TIME: 5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. - Dinner           6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. - Meeting PLACE: BCGEU, 158 ORIOLE ROAD, KAMLOOPS (VALLEYVIEW)             (evening entrance at Northwest corner of building   Dinner provided:    Please RSVP to shanla@shaw.ca by November 18, 2016.    AGENDA Regular Order of Business Chair Report OH&S Appointments To attend by ...

November 01, 2016

Salvation Army (Southview Heights & Terrace) Bargaining Update

To:    All BCGEU Members at Salvation Army Southview Heights & Terrace Re:    Bargaining Update   Last week, the Bargaining Committee met to exchange proposals with the Salvation Army. Some progress has been made and the committee will meet again on December 2nd for more talks. If you have any questions please see contact a member of the Bargaining Committee.   Shabana Vakil - Chairp...

October 28, 2016

REVISED Sienna-Baltic (Cascades) Ratification Vote Scheduled

To:      All Members at Sienna-Baltic (Cascades)           (formerly Baybridge-Baltic Cascades) Re:     RATIFICATION VOTE SCHEDULED   REVISED NOTICE – CHANGED MEETING LOCATION   A drop in vote has been scheduled for: Date:            Friday, November 4, 2016 Time:            7:00 am – 3:15 pm Location:      COAST HOTELS                     45920 First Avenue, Chilliwack   This package co...

October 27, 2016

InSite's Provincial and Local Executive Worksite Visit

To:       All BCGEU Members at inSite's Mt. Ida Mews and Lakeside Manor Re:      Provincial and Local Executive Worksite Visit   BCGEU Provincial Executive members, Sherry Ogasawara, Salli Rye, and Local Chairperson, Laura Leadbetter-Fuoco will be visiting your worksites.   Friday, November 4, 2016 Mt. Ida Mews at 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Lakeside Manor at 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Please stop by and meet...