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

September 14, 2016

Members at The Wellesley (Wellbeing Senior Services) Nominations for Bargaini...

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...

September 12, 2016

BC Makes Little Progress on Public Service Diversity Gap

Visible minorities and Indigenous people are still dramatically underrepresented in the B.C. public service, according to the province’s latest report on workforce diversity. Read more...

September 12, 2016

Survey on regulating health care workers

To members of Component 4 and Component 8, The BCGEU has learned recently the three bodies that regulate nurses in B.C. are going to merge into one. We are concerned that this large organization will eventually regulate other health care workers, such as care aides and community health workers, without hearing their voices. Your union would like to be involved in developing this regulating b...

September 09, 2016

BC Federation of Labour Women's Health & Safety in the Workplace Course

To:       To all Occupational Health and Safety Committee Representatives in Area 03                and Local Chairs Re:       BC Federation of Labour Women's Health & Safety in the Workplace   The “Women’s Health and Safety in the Workplace” course will be offered at the Lower Mainland area office at Suite #130 - 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver on Wednesday October 19, 2016 from 9:00 am to 4...

September 09, 2016

Nanaimo Seniors Village - Bargaining Chair and Bargaining Dates Confirmed

The Union is pleased to advise that Karen Dalton has been selected as Chair of the BCGEU's Nanaimo Seniors Village Bargaining Committee. Karen was chosen for this important position by fellow Bargaining Committee members. Many thanks to Karen for agreeing to take on this important role. We are also pleased to let you know that bargaining is set to begin with your Employer on September 13th. Yo...

September 09, 2016

Auburn Seniors Residence - Steward Election Results

Please be advised that the steward nominations have closed. Please join me in congratulating your stewards: Nicole Prosser Raymond Matte Should you have any questions or concerns at your worksite, please contact one of the above noted stewards. If the steward is unsure of the answer to your question and/or concern, they are to call the Union on your behalf and speak to the staff represent...

September 09, 2016

LifeLabs Members - Survey Monkey – We STILL Need Your Input!

Deadline for Survey Monkey Bargaining Questionnaire extended to September 23rd. It only takes a few minutes to fill out! Have a say in what may go into your new Collective Agreement! With the election of a new Bargaining Unit Chair and Committee now complete, we need to hear from you on what you would like to see negotiated into your new Collective Agreement. In order to assist the Committee ...

September 08, 2016

Local 412 Nomination for Local Executive

To:        All BCGEU Local 412 Members Re:        Nomination for Local Executive   Nominations are now open for the following positions on the Local Executive: 2nd Vice-Chairperson Young Worker Representative The term is three years.  Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your Area Office. The deadline for nominations is: Friday October 7t...

September 04, 2016

Celebrating Labour Day 2016

As long, sunny days shorten and cooler weather begins , Labour Day offers us time to reflect on the summer that is drawing to a close. For those of us in the labour movement it’s also a time to reflect on the state of working people in our union community. Looking back on the last year, it’s amazing to see the progress BCGEU members have made since last year’s celebrations.  We’ve grown tre...

September 02, 2016

BCGEU makes a submission to the provincial Select Standing Committee on Health

At the end of July, the BCGEU made a submission to the provincial government's Select Standing Committee on Health. Parliamentary Committees request submissions periodically, and we ensure the concerns of our members are taken directly to government. In this submission, we call for "increased funding and scope for public home support, implementation of the Ombudsperson’s recommendations on seni...

August 30, 2016

Members at Baltic Properties (Cascades Inc.) Election results for Bargaining ...

Members at Baltic Properties (Cascades Inc.) - Election results for Bargaining Committee  We are pleased to report the election process is now complete. The members at Cascades will be represented by: •    Cheri McGowan – chair  •    Donna Haffenden – committee member •    Tammy Brown – committee member •    Launa Perry - alternate Thank you very much to all the candidates for accepting nomi...

August 25, 2016

Defend Public Health Care - help fight Brian Day's push for privatization

September 15, 2016 Update: The organization Sum of Us will be delivering a petition, calling for Day to stop the Charter Challenge, to the courthouse in Vancouver on Tuesday, September 20th at 11am. It would be great if there could people there to support them - they would like individuals to be there as the petition represents thousands of signatories. September 9, 2016 Update: The BC Healt...

August 22, 2016

Make your voice heard on seniors’ issues

Please join NDP Leader John Horgan and BC New Democrat MLAs for a seniors forum in Vancouver to hear concerns and issues that seniors are facing when accessing government services, programs and supports. When: August 30th, 2:00 pm Where: Polish Community Centre, 4015 Fraser St, Vancouver Who: New Democrat Leader, John Horgan, with MLAs Selina Robinson and Judy Darcy Click here for full de...