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

February 26, 2016

Salvation Army Harbour Light Detox 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 o...

February 25, 2016

BC Budget 2016: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

The B.C. Liberal Government has delivered yet another of its “balanced” budgets, dressed in sleight-of-hand fiscal manoeuvering, ambiguous language, and cavalier comparisons to other provinces and jurisdictions. Sadly, and once again, the fiscal planning of our elected government puts in second place the essential public goods and services British Columbians require to lead prosperous, inclusi...

February 24, 2016

Well Being Services (CVSV) Ltd tentative renewal agreement reached

Your bargaining committee is pleased to report that a tentative renewal collective agreement has been reached on your behalf. The highlights of the deal include: Three year deal, expires April 30, 2018; Wage increase of 1.5% per year; Vacation improvements to match employment standards (15 days at 5 years) effective April 1, 2016; Wage increment steps 2 and 4 deleted from the wage grid (...

February 24, 2016

Amica at Beechwood Village bargaining committee election

Further to our membership meeting on February 22, 2016, we are pleased to announce your Bargaining Committee Members: Andrea Haftner Ron Hamilton Sam Cowles Chris Popejoy – Alternate (In the event that a Committee member is unable to attend negotiations). Andrea Haftner was elected at the meeting as the Bargaining Committee Chairperson. We congratulate the Committee members, and thank every...

February 24, 2016

Auburn Residences Tentative Collective Agreement reached – ratification meeting

Following mediation at the Labour Relations Board, the Union and the Employer were able to reach tentative agreement on a first collective agreement. Copies of the tentative collective agreement will be available at the worksite on Wednesday afternoon, February 24th. A ratification meeting will be held as follows: Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 Time: noon to 3:00 pm Where: Media Room, Auburn Re...

February 22, 2016

inSite Housing, Hospitality and Health Services tentative agreement reached

Your bargaining committee met on Friday, February 19th with the Employer and mediator appointed by the Labour Relations Board. After a full day of discussions we are please to advise you that a tentative renewal collective agreement has been reached. Highlights of the tentative deal include revising and simplifying the PTO language to make it easier to take your time off, access to PTO at any t...

February 22, 2016

Local 409 local executive update

I am pleased to advise you that Marsha Wiebe has been acclaimed as 2nd Vice Chair. I am sure that you will all join me in wishing Marsha well in her new position. Your Local Executive Officers are: Stuart Gatrell                    Local Chairperson Tracey Christianson            1st Vice Chair Marsha Wiebe                    2nd Vice Chair *Vacant                            Treasurer Renee ...

February 19, 2016

Eagle Valley Senior Citizens Housing Society bargaining committee nomination ...

The following people have been acclaimed for your Bargaining Committee:             Trudy Simpson, Bargaining Committee Chairperson             Delia Kramer, Bargaining Committee Member These members will assist with the negotiations of your 2nd Collective Agreement. Congratulations to Trudy and to Delia on being acclaimed to your Bargaining Committee. Download PDF of notice here. UNIFOR4...

February 17, 2016

Member Update - Budget 2016 Response

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith provides the union's response to the BC government's 2016 budget, which was introduced to the legislature on February 16, 2016.

February 17, 2016

BCGEU unionizes advocacy group Leadnow

Leadnow employees have organized to join the BCGEU. The organization works to promote democracy and social justice in Canada. It describes itself as: ‘an independent advocacy organization that runs campaigns on the major issues of our time, engages people in participatory decision-making, and organizes in communities across Canada.’ “We’re delighted to welcome Leadnow into the BCGEU family. T...

February 17, 2016

In-Site Housing, Kiwanis Manor worksite steward announcement

We are pleased to announce that Susan Sadler has been acclaimed as the new steward for Kiwanis Manor at In-Site Housing. If you have any questions regarding workplace issues or your collective agreement, please feel free to contact your steward. In solidarity Fateh Born Staff Representative Download PDF of notice here. UNIFOR467/MoveUP

February 17, 2016

Local 401 members meeting

DATE: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 TIME: 6:00pm PLACE: BCGEU 2994 Douglas St         2nd floor Boardroom Agenda Worksite issues In solidarity Susanne Francoeur Chairperson, Local 401 Jenny Ewing Staff Representative Download PDF of notice here. UNIFOR467/MoveUP

February 16, 2016

Increased funding for MCFD welcome news, investment overdue in other ministries

“We welcome the increased funding for the Ministry for Children and Family Development announced in today’s budget. Our union, and especially our frontline members, have worked hard to convince government that a significant increase is crucial for the ministry. Their concerns were detailed in the BCGEU report Choose Children, and these efforts have paid off. Additional frontline social workers,...

February 15, 2016

Strong mandate for a strike at Well Being Services - Comox Valley Seniors Vil...

Emotions ran high in the room on February 11, when your union representatives met with over 80 members from Well Being Services to talk about strike action. The BCGEU heard the message loud and clear: our workers deserve more than what they're being offered. Your union will be with you every step of the way. As of today, Monday February 15, the employer is offering about a quarter of a percent...

February 12, 2016

Congratulations David Vipond!

Today is a day many thought would never happen: it is BCGEU Director David Vipond’s last day on the job before retirement. For those that don’t know David, he’s been one of the behind the scenes heroes of the BCGEU throughout the last 35 years, and it’s hard to imagine what the BCGEU will be like without him. David’s history with the BCGEU began as an member, working at the B.C. Liquor Dist...

February 11, 2016

inSite Housing, Hospitality and Health Services talks break down

Your bargaining committee met with the Employer for five days on January 25th through January 29th. A number of non monetary and housekeeping changes were agreed, and agreement was reached on a revision of the PTO language. The Union tabled our monetary package on Thursday and the parties exchanged counter-proposals throughout the remainder of the week in person and via email on February 2nd an...

February 10, 2016

Amica at Beechwood Village meeting

COMPONENT: Amica at Beechwood Village             LOCAL: 401               DATE: Monday, February 22, 2016               TIME: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm             PLACE: BCGEU - Auditorium (2994 Douglas Street)   AGENDA As per the Bargaining Notice on January 6, 2016, we have received five nominations for three positions on the bargaining committee. Andrea Haftner Chris Popejoy Ron Hamilton Sa...

February 10, 2016

SafeCare BC announces a new policy template for violence prevention in contin...

Last week, employers and BCGEU Component 4 members working in continuing care were introduced to a new tool for helping to prevent violence in the workplace. SafeCare BC published a resource for worksites that either don't have a violence prevention policy or would like to improve on what they have.  You can find an explanation and a link to the full policy by clicking here: http://safecarebc....

February 10, 2016

Information on bullying and harassment

On Wednesday, February 24, 2016, we stand together to say no to bullying. The Workers Compensation Board approved three Occupational Health and Safety policies under sections 115, 116, and 117 of the Workers Compensation Act. These policies deal with workplace bullying and harassment. The policies define bullying and harassment, and explain the duties of employers, workers, and supervisors to p...

February 09, 2016

Throne speech: province to expand on Plecas’ recommendations, modernize commu...

The BCGEU is welcoming news the provincial government plans to implement and expand on the recommendations contained in the Plecas report on the Ministry for Children and Family Development. The news was announced in the throne speech this afternoon. Plecas’ report corroborated most of the findings and recommendations from BCGEU’s 2014 Choose Children report and concerns raised by B.C.'s Repres...