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 16, 2016

Have you taken your Occupational Health and Safety training?

Are you an Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) worker representative for your workplace?  If the answer is “yes”, your employer is required by law to pay for at least eight hours of annual OHS education for you (Workers Compensation Act). If you are unable to take the training yourself, you have the right to assign your eight-hour annual allotment to another worker representative.  Your co...

March 16, 2016

BC Emergency Health Services update on classification assignment under Facili...

The BCGEU continues to meet with the PHSA to discuss the job descriptions that have been submitted to the Union in accordance with the Maintenance Agreement Addendum in the Facilities Health Subsector collective agreement. Forty-six job descriptions of approximately eighty-four positions have been received. We met three times with PHSA in February 2016 to discuss the outstanding job description...

March 15, 2016

LifeLabs - Call for Nominations for Bargaining Committee

Nominations are now open for the following positions: Chairperson of the Bargaining Committee, one position Any BCGEU member can be nominated.  If more than one candidate is nominated, there will be a ballot of the entire membership. Each member will vote for one candidate.  The candidate with the most votes will be elected. Bargaining Committee member, four positions – one from each occupat...

March 15, 2016

March 16 is Dietitians Day!

As part of National Nutrition Month, the BCGEU salutes the hard work of dietitians on Dietitians Day. These professional members of our Health Services component work in a variety of health care settings including primary care homes, community health centres, home care and community care, long-term care and public health units. They generally work with populations using a community developme...

March 14, 2016

General Meeting for Campbell River and Courtenay members

DATE: April 5, 2016 TIME: 6:30 p.m. PLACE: Comfort Inn             1351 Shoppers Row             Campbell River, BC. AGENDA OH&S Concerns 37.5 Work Hour Rotation Schedules EDMP Job classifications Download PDF of notice here. UNIFOR467/MoveUP

March 14, 2016

The BCGEU celebrates National Social Work Week

This week we celebrate the hard work, commitment and accomplishments of social workers during National Social Work Week. Each year the BCGEU’s approximately 2,600 social workers provide services to about more than 150,000 children, youth and their families. “Social work is demanding and fulfilling, but too often it is also deeply frustrating,” said Doug Kinna, BCGEU vice president social, info...

March 14, 2016

Change to OHS course dates

  Labour Code OHS Scheduled Courses March - December - 2016   Courses Location Day 1   Course Type Course Name City Venue Mar 17/16   Labour Code Incident Investigations Victoria BCGEU Mar 18/16 ...

March 11, 2016

Well-Being Seniors' Services (CVSV) - Collective Agreement Ratifies

Date:    March 11, 2016 To:       All BCGEU Members at Well-Being Seniors' Services (CVSV) Re:       Collective Agreement Ratifies   Your bargaining committee is pleased to advise you that the tentative renewal collective agreement has been ratified by a vote of 81.2% in favour.   I would like to take this opportunity to thank Salli, Phil and Cherie for all their hard work through this set of...

March 10, 2016

Bill 16 - Community Care and Assisted Living Act

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) expressed cautious optimism about the introduction of Bill 16, the Community Care and Assisted Living Amendment Act, into the B.C. Legislature.  The Bill is intended to increase flexibility for B.C. residents in assisted living facilities, allowing them to delay moving into complex care, as well as increasing protection for residents and s...

March 09, 2016

North American Occupational Safety and Health Week

NAOSH week is recognized annually throughout North America to promote the prevention of injury and illness at the workplace. Organizations are encouraged to participate by planning activities during this week. The theme this year is to “make health and safety a habit”. For more information go to Worksafe BC’s website at http://www.worksafebc.com/news_room/campaigns/naosh_week/ This link will g...

March 09, 2016

Steward List for Local 402 Lifelabs

Please note the name of your Steward.  Feel free to contact her with any Union related questions or concerns that you may have. Kayla Pickup             Cliff Avenue        Courtenay Download PDF of notice here. UNIFOR467/MoveUP

March 07, 2016

Celebrate International Women's Day - March 8

In Canada and around the world, March 8 is celebrated as International Women's Day.  International Women's Day and trade unionism are historically linked. The day was initiated to commemorate the 1908 strike of women garment workers in New York, and has evolved into a world-wide movement to celebrate advances and demand improved rights for women and girls. As part of this fight for social j...

March 03, 2016

Auburn Residences ratification of collective agreement

Your Bargaining Committee is very pleased to announce that your first collective agreement was ratified March 1, 2016. The agreement was approved with a 75% vote in favour. Your Bargaining Committee would like to thank everyone who participated in the ratification vote, and all members for their support throughout this first round of collective bargaining.    In solidarity Nicole Prosser, Ba...

March 02, 2016

Local 405 By Election Results

Further results of the 2016 Local 405 Executive By-Election are as follows:    Priscilla Muir was acclaimed as Treasurer. Congratulations and welcome to the Local Executive, Priscilla! Your Local 405 Executive:             Laura Leadbetter-Fuoco, Local Chairperson             Clare Audet, 1st Vice-Chairperson             Jenny Green, 2nd Vice-Chairperson             Priscilla Muir, Treasure...

March 02, 2016

inSite Housing, Hospitality and Health Services ratification vote meetings sc...

Meetings for members to get additional information regarding the tentative collective agreement, and to cast their vote for ratification, have been scheduled as follows: Kiwanis Manor – Friday, March 11   8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Meeting held in Staff Room 959 – 21St Street West Vancouver, BC V7V 4Y3 Maeford Place – Monday, March 14   8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Meeting held in Tenant's Lounge 574 Kin...

March 02, 2016

Enhanced Stewards' training for local 403 stewards

When: Tuesday, April 5, 2016  9:00 am to 4:30 pm Where: Lower Mainland Area Office Suite #130 – 2920 Virtual Way Vancouver, BC  V5M 0C4 Agenda: This all-day training will provide you with an opportunity to refresh your skills for Step 1 meetings and gain in-depth knowledge on issues critical to our members. Have you ever wondered what medical information an Employer can and cannot ask for?  ...

March 01, 2016

B.C. $250 million over budget on health computer project, NDP says

The largest information technology project in B.C. government history is $250 million over budget, facing a new round of delays and could be reduced in scope as it faces internal turmoil, says the Opposition NDP. Read more...

February 26, 2016

Royale Peninsula nominations for Bargaining Committee Chair and two Committee...

Your collective agreement expires March 2016. A bargaining committee is required to negotiate a new collective agreement. Nominations are now open for three positions on the Bargaining Committee. Bargaining Committee Chairperson; Two bargaining committee positions The Bargaining Committee Chairperson represents all members at Royale Peninsula, participates in bargaining and is the liaison...

February 26, 2016

Salvation Army Harbour Light ARC bargaining questionnaire

Please fill out the attached bargaining questionnaire in order to help your Bargaining Committee best represent your needs during the upcoming round of bargaining with the Employer. Completed forms must be received at the Lower Mainland Area Office no later than March 8, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. via facsimile at 604-215-1410 or email at area03@bcgeu.ca. Download PDF of notice here. Download PDF of...