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 10, 2017

Metro Vancouver seniors' care workers face more struggles with icy streets

Volunteers and homecare workers are bracing for another tough week caring for the city's homebound seniors as temperatures are predicted to drop again Monday night.   Read more...

January 10, 2017

Icy road conditions are posing a danger to home care workers

BURNABY (NEWS1130) - Worries about injuries to homecare workers have increased dramatically in the past month as a result of icy road conditions. Read more...

January 10, 2017

Convention 2017: Guidelines for FT Officer and Exec VP Candidates' Election C...

1. No funds or assistance in kind will be contributed from the Union, Components, Locals or Cross Component Committees other than that specified in the guidelines. There will be no Component hospitality suites during Convention. 2. Declared candidates will have an opportunity to have a picture and a personal statement of no more than 1,000 words in a special election issue of The Provincial....

January 05, 2017

Nominations for Bargaining Committee Chairperson at Douglas Community Care

NOTICE of ELECTION of BARGAINING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON Nominations are open for the position of bargaining committee chairperson. No previous experience in negotiations is required to be the Chairperson of the Bargaining Committee, but you must have a signed membership application card on file with the Union in order to run or vote in an election. As the Bargaining Committee Chairperson you wi...

January 05, 2017

Nominations for Two Bargaining Committee Members at Douglas Community Care

NOTICE of ELECTION of BARGAINING COMMITTEE MEMBERS Nominations are open for the position of bargaining committee member. Two positions are open. No previous experience in negotiations is required to be a member of the Bargaining Committee, but you must have a signed membership application card on file with the Union in order to run or vote in an election. As a bargaining committee member you w...

January 03, 2017

New BCGEU Pension Plan - BC Target Benefit Pension Plan

Download PDF of BC Target Benefit Pension Plan Booklet 2017 November Newsletter

December 22, 2016

Bargaining Update for Members at Craigdarroch Care Home

Your Bargaining Committee met with your Employer representatives on November 14th, 29th, and 30th, 2016.  At our first meeting on November 14th, the Union's committee tabled our entire package of bargaining proposals for a first collective agreement. We have since made significant progress on non-monetary items. Due to unanticipated circumstances, our bargaining dates on December 12th and 13t...

December 16, 2016

Bargaining Committee at Sherwood House

To:      All BCGEU Members at Sherwood House Re:      Your Bargaining Committee   Further to the close of nominations, we are pleased to inform you that the following members have been acclaimed to serve on your Bargaining Committee: Karen Simmons, Chairperson Ashley Vigar Annette Parthenais        Many thanks to Karen, Ashley and Annette for stepping up to fill these vital roles. In...

December 16, 2016

Government’s announcement to ban asbestos: Groups express support but asbesto...

Immediate Release                                                                        December 15, 2016 Toronto – The federal government’s announcement to ban asbestos has been highly anticipated over the past few days. Groups expressed its support to the announcement but notes their expectation for additional federal work needed to fully achieve protection from asbestos for all Canadians. ...

December 14, 2016

LifeLabs - Bargaining Update!

Your Bargaining Committee resumed collective agreement negotiations with your employer during the week of December 5th. Talks were respectful, and your committee is pleased to report that significant progress was made on a number of non-monetary proposals. New updated Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) language will now form part of the LifeLabs collective agreement. Of particular importance...

December 13, 2016

Seniors Advocate report highlights serious concerns in seniors’ care

The Office of the Seniors Advocate has released its findings in its second annual Monitoring Seniors’ Services report. The report tracks trends in various areas including residential care wait times, home support hours and seniors’ housing. “We applaud the work of the Office of the Seniors Advocate in gathering this important information,” says BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. “These statistic...