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

April 21, 2016

Local 404 meeting

DATE: Wednesday May 11, 2016 TIME: 6 pm (General Meeting) PLACE: BCGEU, Fraser Valley Office             8555 – 198A Avenue, Langley, BC   AGENDA Introductions Adopt Agenda Adoption of previous Minutes Welcome and oath of office – new Local Executive members Enhanced Steward Training - Kevin Member to Member (M2M) CCB update Component 4 Executive Update Cross Component Report Natio...

April 20, 2016

Local 401 meeting

DATE: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 TIME: Executive Committee 5:00pm          General Membership 6:00pm PLACE: BCGEU 2994 Douglas St            2nd floor Boardroom Agenda The BCGEU Edge Program BCGEU Website: find your collective agreement Worksite issues Medical Laboratory Technicians Week In solidarity Susanne Francoeur Chairperson, Local 401 Jenny Ewing Staff Representative Download ...

April 20, 2016

Take action to stop for-profit blood plasma sales in Canada!

Despite being banned in Ontario and Quebec, a for-profit company has set up shop to pay people for their plasma donations in Saskatchewan. And the same company is planning on starting a business in B.C. Canadian Plasma Resources abandoned a planned Ontario expansion after the provincial government banned compensation for giving blood and plasma.  The Canadian Health Professionals Secretariat ...

April 20, 2016

Area 04 Local Executives, Stewards and OHS representatives evening workshop o...

The Area 04 Cross Component Committee presents an evening workshop on the duty to accommodate, medical notes and return to work. This workshop will cover general information about the employer's duty to accommodate members who, because of a disability require accommodation in their job position or duties. Date: May 10, 2016 Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Fraser Valley Area Office                 8...

April 14, 2016

Well-Being Services (GSV) Ltd. notice of election of bargaining committee

Your collective agreement expires on July 31, 2016 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 members of Well-Being Services (GSV) Ltd. The Chairperson must be elected by membership vote and the remaining seats on the committee must be elected separately.  P...

April 14, 2016

Bill 16 could have unintended consequences for seniors

When the provincial government tabled the Community Care and Assisted Living Amendment Act (Bill 16) last month, the B.C. Seniors Living Association (BCSLA) was among the first to applaud the proposed changes. Read more...

April 13, 2016

Amica at Beechwood Village tentative agreement ratified

We are pleased to advise you that the membership has ratified the tentative agreement by a high margin. We’re in the process of finalizing the collective agreement. Copies will be sent to all members, and it will also be posted on the BCGEU website for easy access. Our sincerest thanks to the Bargaining Committee for all of their hard work and dedication. In solidarity Jenny Ewing, Staff ...

April 13, 2016

Seniors Advocate Directory highlights staffing shortages in long-term care fa...

The Seniors Advocate released the Residential Care Facilities Quick Facts Directory on March 18, and a recent analysis of the 292 government-funded facilities shows that only 50 are meeting or exceeding the guideline of 3.36 hours per day of care. Given that 10 facilities have no data, that still leaves a whopping 80 per cent of facilities where seniors are not getting the minimum hours of care...

April 07, 2016

World Health Day Statement

Today is World Health Day, celebrated each year to mark the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948 and to draw attention to the importance of global public health. Today we recognize the more than 17,000 members of the BCGEU who work throughout our health system: Offering home support that allows vulnerable seniors to remain in their own homes; Providing a wide range of se...

April 07, 2016

BCGEU Occupational Health and Safety Networker Outreach

The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Networker team had their initial meeting in January. The 21 BCGEU members appointed to the team are from all areas of the province. One of their first tasks is to contact BCGEU OHS committee representatives to let them know about upcoming training opportunities.  The Networkers are also busy calling OHS representatives in their areas to determine if the...

April 06, 2016

Nanaimo Seniors Village and Comox Valley Seniors Village benefit plan change

Please be advised that we were alerted to an issue in regards to one of Retirement Concepts benefit plans – specifically Class S. Recently a change was negotiated to the evidence based drug plan into one of the Collective Agreements but unfortunately the benefit provider was directed by the Employer to change Class S, which affects more than the employees at the one location it was meant to. S...

April 06, 2016

Most senior nursing homes miss Ministry of Health staffing guideline

The Residential Care Facilities Quick Facts Directory, a report released recently by the Office of the Seniors Advocate, compiles staffing, serious incident reports and other quality of life measures for every publicly funded seniors home in B.C. in 2014/15. Read more...

April 04, 2016

Amica at Beechwood Village details of the tentative agreement and meeting rem...

As promised in our last bulletin, we have attached all of the negotiated changes to the collective agreement for your review prior to our ratification meeting and vote. Your Bargaining Committee will be on hand at the drop-in meeting to answer any questions you may have, so you can make an informed decision. Your Bargaining Committee unanimously recommends ratification of the tentative agreem...

April 04, 2016

Member Update - April, 2016

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith is joined by Community Social Services Component VP Andrea Duncan and first vice chair Pamela Pye from worksite visits in Port Coquitlam.

April 04, 2016

OHS Reps in Area 02 - BC Federation of Labour "Emergency Preparedness" Course

The “Emergency Preparedness” course will be offered at the Nanaimo area office on Monday May 2, 2016 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. This course will be facilitated by a BC Federation of Labour Health and Safety Centre facilitator. This course has been designed to provide participants with a fundamental understanding of the planning and preparations needed to assist workplaces to respond before, durin...